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Where to Get Korean Food in Jakarta

Foodies Corner | 21 August 2016

Everything about Korea seems appealing to young Indonesians these days. From the enchanting traditional arts to modern entertainment like tear-jerking dramas or the famous K-Pop, Korean culture undeniably has stormed the world over the past few years, and Korean food is no exception.

Korean BBQ meat on wooden background Korean cuisine has made its way into our hearts with its stimulating flavours and healthy ingredients, this can be seen from the increased number of Korean eateries that have sprung up in Jakarta these in recent times. Just like in Indonesia, dining is an important part of Korean culture as people tend to eat with their families and friends to share not only food but also intimate moments and laughs! This means a relaxing atmosphere is crucial in every Korean restaurant so diners can enjoy their meal casually and have a good time there. Especially for this Korean section, we’ve rounded up several Korean eateries for you to check out. Each restaurant promises authentic delicacies that will satisfy your desire for real Korean dishes. Gahyo Restaurant Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 52-53 Lot.6, Senayan Kawasan SCBD, Kebayoran Baru, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta T : +62 21 91272262 Opening Hours :11.00-11pm [caption id="attachment_33712" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Gahyo Restaurant Image:[/caption] Established in 2005, Gahyo has more than ten years experience in serving authentic Korean barbecue, so the restaurant has been touted as one the best Korean restaurants in the city for years. Gahyo is popularly known for their grilled beef offal like daechang (beef intestine) and teukyang (beef tripes), as well as their delicious bulgabi (ribs). Since Gahyo is always packed during lunch and dinner time, prior reservation is highly recommended. Myeong-ga Myeon-ok Jl. Cipaku 1 No.14 Senopati T : +62 21 275 10800 Opening Hours : 11am - 12am [caption id="attachment_33714" align="aligncenter" width="737"]Myeong-ga Myeon-ok Image:[/caption] Myeong-ga Myeon-ok means “a famous place for family to gather and eat” in English. As the name suggests, this cosy restaurant aims to bring authentic Korean dining experience for curious diners. The highlights here are Usamgyeop, Galbitang, Sogalbichim and Mulnengmyun, the cold noodle served with ice. Gojumong Jl. Panglima Polim IX No. 7 - 9, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta T : +62 21 72796708 Opening Hours : Mon-Sun, 11.30-10pm [caption id="attachment_33713" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Gojumong Image:[/caption] Situated in the serene Panglima Polim neighbourhood, Gojumong offers a wide selection of distinctive Korean barbecue favorites, from meats to duck, to eels and offals. Among Gojumong’s other signature dishes are Kkot Sal (boneless short ribs), Dwae Ji Gal Bi (Grilled seasoned pork ribs) and Dol Sot Bibimbap. Tobak Jl. Woltermonginsidi No. 30 - Jakarta Selatan T : +62 21  7251135 Opening hours : 11am - 10pm [caption id="attachment_33715" align="aligncenter" width="590"]Tobak Image:[/caption] While many Korean eateries in Jakarta choose to tweak their recipes to cater for the Indonesian palate, Tobak is committed to only presenting the true flavours of South Korean cuisine by maintaining the originality of each dish. Don’t miss their famous Gwangyang Bulgogi, the thinly-sliced beef roasted on a charcoal burner; Hemul Sundubu Chige, a pot stew with soft tofu and seafood, as well as Doinjang Ttukbaegi, a pot stew with soybean paste Bibigo Pacific Place 4th floor T : +62 21 5797 3011 Opening Hours : 10am - 10pm [caption id="attachment_33711" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Bibigo Image:[/caption] Bibigo is all about bibimbap, the famous Korean rice bowl topped with seasoned vegetables, raw or fried egg, slices of beef, chilli pepper as well as soybean paste. Bibigo is one of the largest Korean food chain with franchise in several countries including America, Japan, China and Indonesia. Try Bibigo’s signatures like Janjorim Dolsot Bibimbap, Hot Stone Bibimbap or Cheoplan Dakgogi Gui. Jjang Korean Noodle & Grill Jalan Wolter Monginsidi No. 39, Lt. 2, Kebayoran Baru T : +62 21 7229749 Opening Hours : 11am - 11pm [caption id="attachment_33710" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Jjang Korean Noodle & Grill Image:[/caption] As the name implies, Jjang Korean Noodle & Grill aims to introduce the different types of Korean noodles to Indonesian public. All noodles here are homemade and using only fresh ingredients to ensure their premium quality. Opened its door to public earlier this year, Jjang Korean Noodle & Grill is always packed with visitors who are ready to try their famous noodles like Jjajangmyeon, Budae Jjigae, Jjamppong, or Naengmyeon.