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Best Eats: Gather Around At Korean BBQ

Best Eats: Gather Around At Korean BBQ

Auli Cinantya
09 November 2022

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It is easy to find authentic Korean restaurants here in the capital. Here's a list of Korean BBQ restaurants in Jakarta that you should try at least once to satisfy that K-BBQ craving.

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Korean BBQ, also known as gogi-gui (고기구이), is a method of grilling marinated meat at the table. It is a one-of-a-kind dining experience that involves grilling meat and vegetables at the table. Korean BBQ restaurants typically have built-in gas or charcoal grills.

It is a popular social and dining experience that blends customs, etiquette, and cuisine. And as Jakarta is known as a melting pot of culture, it is not difficult to find authentic Korean restaurants here in the capital. Here’s a list of Korean BBQ restaurants in Jakarta that you should try at least once to satisfy that K-BBQ craving.

Korean BBQ Restaurants in Jakarta

Born Ga

Renowned Korean chef Baek Jong Won own this famous Korean chain restaurant. Serving high-quality Korean restaurants with reasonable prices, its branches spread into major cities worldwide to promote deep and various tastes of authentic Korean dishes. 

Bornga (the head family in Korean) inherits the tastes of traditional Korean dishes, as its name indicates. They serve a wide assortment of Korean dishes – different charcoal barbeques, such as the finest kkotsal (bottom sirloin triangle) and Woo-samgyup, along with several traditional stew and soup choices. 

Chan Chan

Located not far from its predecessor (Mr. Park SCBD), chef Park Seung Chan established Chan Chan Korean BBQ. Offering a more elevated dining experience. Combining traditional recipes with modern cuisine without taking away the essence of Korean food.

The restaurant boasts around 50 menus, with various meat and cuts to choose from. Classic dishes range from selections of different popular cuts like Yangyeom Galbi (Korean BBQ Short Ribs), Woo Sam Gyeop (Thinly Sliced Beef Belly), Bulgogi (Marinated Grilled Beef), and Sam Gyeop Sal (Grilled Pork Belly).

Cheongdam Garden

Cheongdam Garden is a traditional Korean grill & food restaurant. It’s a traditional Korean fare where they serve traditional Korean dishes from stew, BBQ, to Hoe (회; Korean Raw Fish).

Chung Gi Wa

Chung Gi Wa is a well-known Korean BBQ restaurant chain in Indonesia. There are several stores in Jakarta and Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, and Makassar. 

Their meat selections range from Pork to Beef; they also serve a selection of Wagyu for your BBQ. Aside from the traditional KBBQ menu, Chung Gi Wa also serves several choices of stew, rice, and noodles.

Gahyo Korean BBQ Restaurant

This restaurant, founded in 2015, offers a variety of authentic Korean BBQ selections. The restaurant uses elements from traditional Korean buildings providing an intimate atmosphere that makes it feel more authentic.

Haemaru Korean BBQ Grill & Sashimi

Located in Panglima Polim, Haemaru Korean BBQ Grill & Sashimi used to be known as Maru Gojumong. Even though the name has changed, they have maintained their food quality. With a bright contemporary grill serving classic Korean BBQ platters and side dishes, you will find many Korean ex-pats visiting this place.

SamWon House

SamWon House provides classic and traditional Korean cuisine with a distinct Korean atmosphere. Once you walk through the door, you will have the sensation of being in Korea, and we will transport you back in time to the extraordinary and elegant Ancient Korea. Aside from the usual Korean BBQ menu, you can enjoy a package of All You Can Eat BBQ here.

Tobak Korean Restaurant

TOBAK is a Korean restaurant in Jakarta where you can taste the specialties of traditional Korean food. “Tobak” is Korean for “original.” True to its name, the restaurant serves only authentic Korean dishes while preserving the true taste of Korean cuisine.

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