Aucklanders love the city’s vibrant Korean restaurants. With its unique balance of flavors, Korean cuisine is absolutely unmissable. However, there are several standout spots in Auckland so here are our top picks to choose from next time you’re craving a good serving of Korean chicken.
1. Bon Ga Ne
Bon Ga N is a little slice of Seoul in Auckland. One must-try is the hot plate BBQ squid with pork, served with tantalising smokey seasoning and fresh vegetables. Check out the tender Gochujang pork belly too and wash it all down with some tasty Korean plum liquor for a real treat. What’s more, this place is completely accessible to wheelchair users.
📍6/430 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
2. Ah Ssak
Ah Ssak is a super friendly spot. Indulge in the must-try bibimbap and the invigorating kimchi fried rice. If you’re up for a feast grab yourself some marinated, barbecue pork and some crispy, spicy squid too! I mean, there are too many dishes to mention – arrive hungry.
📍472 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Pocha has garnered quite a reputation in Auckland. Positive, of course. A gathering place for friends, this restaurant offers a tantalizing selection of dishes that cater to everyone’s taste buds. The almond crunch and corn cheese are true standouts alongside the tender beef brisket soybean stew.
📍50 Kitchener Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Teolbo Korean Restaurant is really authentic spot. Check out the Korean pork soup and bring your appetite. They’re not about wasting food but they don’t skimp on portion sizes either. If you’re a fan of blood sausage then dip your spoon into the blood sausage soup (Sundaeguk) and you won’t regret it.
📍18 Beach Road, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
BannSang Korean Restaurant certainly serves up some delicious dishes. Warm your soul with the aromatic galbi soup, ideal for frosty days. Seafood lovers will savour the fish roe soup too, which comes accompanied by a generous serving of rice and four tantalizing side dishes.
📍47 High Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Hanna Korean BBQ has people coming back time and time again to enjoy the delicious dishes. Check out the buffet for literally endless deliciousness. Plus, it’s a barbecue spot so you can grill your own meat and veggies, which is super fun to enjoy with friends and family.
📍869 Dominion Road, Mount Roskill, Auckland 1041, New Zealand
Send yourself on a trip to Seoul without the airfare at these fantastic Korean restaurants in Auckland. Chopsticks at the ready – there you can dig into some of the best Korean cuisine outside of the country itself. Check out some of the spots on this list and you might just find your next favourite restaurant.