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18th Feb 2019

Korean restaurants in Dublin – Six of the best spots to get some food for the Seoul

James Fenton

If you’re yet to experience a night at a Korean restaurant in Dublin, you’re missing out on all sorts of tantalising tastes and flavours.

When you visit a Korean restaurant in Dublin, you’ll learn that it’s all about sharing so the next time you’re planning a group get together, these are the places to start.

What can be more fun than barbecuing your own grub in the middle of a bustling city centre restaurant? Kick back with a few shots of Korean soju, something which must accompany every meal.

From bibimbap to bulgogi, and all the kimchi, soups, meat and rice dishes you can wish for, take your pick from the following:

1. Arisu – one of the most famous Korean restaurants in Dublin

This Capel Street eatery is a must-visit if you’re heading out in this part of town. Here, you can get some of the finest mandu (Korean dumplings) in the city.

The bulgogi dup-bap (marinated beef in a bowl of rice) is great for sharing and it can all be washed down with a fresh bottle of Kloud, a popular beer in the Land Of The Morning Calm.

2. Chimac

Anyone who has been to Korea knows that they love their fried chicken and Chimac delivers just that right in the heart of Aungier Street. The menu contains a wide range of delicious chicken sambos and for Sunday brunch you can get things like chicken and waffles, Chimac avocado toast and vegan tofu sandwiches. We’ve written more about what Chimac has to offer here.

3. Brother’s Dosirak

You’re probably starting to see a Capel Street trend by now.

Affordable meals with reasonable portions with most dishes under a tenner.

This place is located at the back of a fish market so it might not be easy to find right away but when you do it’s a real hidden gem.


4. Han Sung

This lovely little spot can be found near the Jervis Street shopping centre on Great Strand Street.

The lunch deal really is so cheap with three items plus rice for just €5.50. Well worth trying if you’re at a loose end in the city.

5. Drunken Fish

A welcome addition to the restaurant scene at the IFSC.

The chilled atmosphere is ideal to forget about the stresses of work. Try the Korean bento box with heaps of kimchi and other healthy veggies thrown in for good measure.

6. And lastly Kimchi Hop House, one of the original Korean restaurants in Dublin

It has to be authentic if it’s got ‘kimchi’ in its name.

If you’ve never had kimchi before, this Parnell Street joint is the place to try it. There’s also a bar where you can prop yourself up as you wait for your meal or just take in some authentic Korean surroundings.

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