Korean restaurants you'll love
Top Korean restaurants
If you've ever tried kimchi, you already have a good idea of what distinguishes Korean food from other cooking traditions in Asia. But generally, Korean food is similar to Japanese food if you were to turn up the spiciness and add BBQ-style pork to the list of protein sources.
Fermentation also plays a significant role in Korean cuisine to the point where Koreans include it as a side in every meal. It's such a staple of traditional Korean food that it comes in many variations, and serving food with more than one kind is common.
Usually, Korean cuisine is more family-style than formal. Many restaurants stick to this tradition by offering shareable dishes like samgyeopsal, grilled pork belly with garlic, and chili paste. If a spicy Korean dish piques your curiosity, jjigae – a hot chili seafood stew – is a must-try, or you can go for a simple Korean ox bone soup and never forget to add the kimchi.
Los Angeles's best Korean restaurants
Boston's best Korean restaurants
Ginger Exchange & MasterPies Pizza
1181 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington
DUMPLINGS • KOREAN BBQ • BBQ • NOODLES
Bab Korean Bistro
1374 Beacon St, Brookline
Washington, D.C.'s best Korean restaurants
Denver's best Korean restaurants
Mono Mono 2
9719 West Coal Mine Avenue, Ken Caryl
New York's best Korean restaurants
San Francisco's best Korean restaurants
Mochinut - San Mateo
250 S B ST., SAN MATEO
Seoul Korean BBQ
1610 El Camino Real, San Bruno