Best of Boston

BEST Korean Restaurant

2014 BEST Korean Restaurant

Kaju Tofu House

Allston

Choosing Boston’s best “overall” Korean restaurant is a tricky proposition. The city’s long on specialists, but short on generalists able to muster worthy renditions of the hit parade. For example, is it unfair to dock a bibimbap shop for its… read more»

2013 BEST Korean Restaurant

Kaju Tofu House

Allston

Korean cuisine is about more than just barbecue. The signature dish at this tiny Allston joint is sundubu, a roiling crock of silken tofu stew that’s enriched with a fresh egg and potent ingredients like briny oysters and funky kimchi…. read more»

2012 BEST Korean Restaurant

Manna House

Arlington

For years we lamented the lack of quality Korean dining in this town. Once Manna House opened its doors, those complaints thankfully came to an end. Now we can dig into tender bulgogi beef and sesame-oil-slicked jop-chae (sweet potato noodles),… read more»

2011 BEST Korean Restaurant

Yasu

Brookline

Nothing sinks the heart of a Korean food aficionado more than seeing steamed broccoli as one of the panchan side dishes of a restaurant’s every meal. That won’t happen at Yasu, where the kimchi and all variations thereof are abundant… read more»

2008 BEST Korean Restaurant
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Suishaya

Boston

The ok dol bibimbop still has our mouths watering: a bed of rice, crispy at the bottom where it meets the hot stone serving pot; heaps of beef and vegetables; a golden egg yolk that works its way onto everything… read more»

2006 BEST Korean Restaurant
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Koreana

Cambridge

Seoul-food fans looking for a little say in how dinner turns out can’t do better than Koreana, where tabletop barbecues offer patrons a hands-on experience. Grill-it-yourself pork and beef dishes create lively dinner conversation and are especially good slathered in… read more»

1999 BEST Korean Restaurant

Koreana

Cambridge

We scoured the city in search of a worthy contender, but for the second year running, Koreana is the undisputed champion for dishes like kalbi (barbecued short ribs), dolsot bibimibap (stone-pot-cooked-beef and vegetable rice dish), and chigae (an open-flame-cooked stew)…. read more»

1998 BEST Korean Restaurant

Koreana

Cambridge

“Bibimbop” yourself to where every stone pot runneth over with savory dishes starring rice, fish, the freshest veggies, or practically the whole darn cow (from tongue to blood to feet). Novices can find Korean food inedibly strange, but Koreana’s savory… read more»