Would You Like Some Korean Classics with Your Barbecue? Find Them at the Best Korean Restaurants in Miami

October 22, 2020
Food & Drink
jason wolfe

Miami isn’t very well known for its Korean food. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find any restaurants in the city that feature menus of Korean cuisine and Korean cuisine, alone. That being said, it’s not impossible to find some delicious, homemade Korean food in the city. It’ll probably just be mixed in to some of the local Asian fusion restaurants. You just have to know where to look - and that’s where we come in. Below, you’ll find some of the best Korean restaurants in Miami.

The Best Korean Restaurants in Miami

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Sushi Cafe & Shilla Korean BBQ

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Website: sushicafemiami.com

Address: 7917 NW 2nd St, Miami, FL 33126

Neighborhood: Fontainebleau

Most Korean restaurants in Miami won’t actually allude to having Korean cuisine on their menu in the restaurant’s name, but a few will. Sushi Cafe & Shilla Korean BBQ just so happens to be one of the ones that will, and we must say, the BBQ is delicious.

As a self-proclaimed pan-Asian restaurant, this is one of those restaurants that won’t feature a ton of Korean-specific cuisine, but what they do have is some of the best in the city. Even if you have some friends who aren’t huge Korean food fans, you can bring them along to this restaurant and they’ll still be able to find something they like.

Sushi Cafe & Shilla Korean BBQ first opened its doors in 2002, and it is definitely what we like to call a family affair. When they were growing up, brothers Harry Jr. and Manyi always knew their father working in restaurants to help put food on the table at home. When they grew up, they took that same work ethic with them and opened up a restaurant of their own.

“Best authentic Korean restaurant. You would never know it looking at the place from the outside. The food came out so quick. Portions are a good size. If you like galbi... you will definitely like this place.” - Yelp Review

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KYU

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Website: kyurestaurants.com

Address: 251 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127

Neighborhood: Wynwood

If you’re looking for a place with some true Korean food fusion, look no further than KYU. While their Korean fried chicken is pretty much all they have to offer in terms of Korean food, we will say that it’s some of the best in the city. 

Whether you’re stopping by for brunch or another meal of the day, their Korean fried chicken is always available for you to enjoy. And the best part of this being a fusion restaurant? You don’t have to order only Korean food!

Pair your Korean fried chicken with a side from any one of the other cuisines they feature, such as their Thai coconut creamed spinach or their Japanese sweet potato for a diverse dining experience that you can truly say is unlike any you’ve ever had before.

“Kyu is one of my favorite restaurants in Miami, both for brunch and dinner. Their fusion of Korean, Thai, Chinese, French, and New American is beautifully executed.” - Yelp Review

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FINKA Table & Tap

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Website: finkarestaurant.com

Address: 14690 SW 26th St, Miami, FL 33175

Neighborhood: Tamiami

The best restaurants featuring Korean cuisine always include a couple different options to make sure that people with dietary restrictions can still enjoy what’s on the menu. Though it is also a fusion restaurant, FINKA Table & Tap is definitely doing something right when it comes to their menu.

They, of course, have some pretty delicious Korean fried chicken on the menu, but for the pescatarians (or perhaps vegetarians, if you’d like to order it without the scallops), they also have Korean style brussels sprouts, which you can order with or without the bacon!

You’ll find flavorful dishes all around here at FINKA, and we’re pretty sure they’ll have you crawling back for more in no time at all. They try to make their dishes as farm-to-table as possible, so keep an eye on this place if you like fresh food.

“This place NEVER FAILS TO BE AMAZING!!!! During quarantine, they have a tent outside with plenty of fans. Make a reservation because it'll be packed. As always, their servers, food, and drink are on point.” - Yelp Review

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KOMODO

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Website: komodomiami.com

Address: 801 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Neighborhood: Brickell

Hoping to find a Korean restaurant in Miami that’s just as beautiful as its food is delicious? You’re definitely going to want to prepare yourself for a trip to the Brickell neighborhood favorite, KOMODO.

With a dining space taking up three stories and traversing through both indoor and outdoor spaces, the ambiance of this restaurant is just as lovely and modern as the flavors they’ve brought to their southeast Asian fusion cuisine.

Their Korean fried chicken is to die for, and if you pair it with the blend of wokked Asian vegetables, you might just find yourself ascending to a temporary, blissful afterlife that would be 100% worth it.

“Whoa, another big winner for Dave Grutman (the man behind LIV and story nightclubs, Planta, OTL, etc etc)!   This glamorous Southeast Asian fusion restaurant is well worth braving the incredible Brickell weekend traffic to get there.” - Yelp Review

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Hoshi & Sushi Asian Cuisine

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Website: hoshiandsushi.com

Address: 4501 Collins Ave, Carriage House Condominiums, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Neighborhood: Miami Beach

Some of the most common Korean dishes featured in menus across the Miami restaurant scene are Korean fried chicken and Korean BBQ. If you’re hoping to get your hands on something that’s a little outside of the box but still authentically Korean, however, you’ll definitely want to check out Hoshi & Sushi Asian Cuisine.

As another one of Miami’s famous Asian fusion restaurants there are plenty of different cuisines to try in this single restaurant, but one of their signature Korean dishes is actually something called Bulgogi.

If you aren’t already aware, this quite literally translates to “fire meat,” and it is one of the most delicious dishes you’ll find in southeast Asia. You can order your Bulgogi on its own or have it folded up into a Korean taco if that’s what you’re in the mood for.

“We enjoyed the Gangnam Style , Geisha and the special that was not on the menu . We had it for dinner one night and CAME BACK for lunch the next day. Thanks Yelp for the free miso soup.” - Yelp Review

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Drunken Dragon

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Website: drunkendragon.com

Address: 1424 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Neighborhood: Miami Beach

Are you someone who’s very particular about how you like your meat to be cooked? Do you often find yourself frustrated with restaurants who don’t seem to understand just how pink something cooked medium should be?

Well at Drunken Dragon, you are in complete control of how your Korean barbecue is cooked because they actually give you the opportunity to cook it yourself via their tableside grilling method.

Simply tell them what you’re hoping to cook, they’ll bring the meat out for you, and you can cook it to your heart’s content right at your table! As a self-proclaimed late night Asian gastropub and cocktail bar, the good times are always rolling here at Drunken Dragon, and the food is always spot on, as well. Stop by for one of the best nights out in Miami!

“What a terrific find!  Great food (homemade by you), great ambience and great service.  Korean BBQ you grill yourself. It's very low-key outside (there's not even an obvious clear sign) but intensely fun inside.” - Yelp Review

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Just because exclusively Korean restaurants are hard to come by here in Miami, that doesn’t necessarily mean that Korean food in and of itself is hard to come by. These are some of our favorite restaurants in the city featuring Korean cuisine. Let us know which restaurant has your favorite eats in the comments below!

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