Best of Boston

BEST Korean Restaurant

2017 BEST Korean Restaurant



When Alex Kim went into business with his parents last year—his mother is a former partner at Bibim—the millennial decided it was time to give Bostonians a taste of Los Angeles-style Korean-Mexican fare. So far, it’s been a hit: The… read more»

2016 BEST Korean Restaurant

Buk Kyung


Homestyle hospitality is the draw at this Union Square mainstay, with gratis accompaniments like crunchy daikon, spicy kimchi, and pickled cucumbers complementing huge platters of ddukbokki, tender kalbi, and bibimbap. The restaurant also serves up Chinese-influenced house specialties (Buk Kyung… read more»

2015 BEST Korean Restaurant



When it comes to Korean cuisine, it’s all about texture—the springy bite of puffy, cheese-smothered ddeokbokki rice cakes; the crisp bottom layer of rice on a hot stone bowl of bibimbap; the tenderness of long-marinated pork bulgogi. These classics shine… read more»

2014 BEST Korean Restaurant

Kaju Tofu House


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


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


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



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



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



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



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»