Just a few years ago, it was difficult to enjoy Korean food. The only thing available was kimchi, which was and is still available in Yangon, as most of restaurants in Korea imports kimchi from China. But recently, there are better Korean restaurants in Yangon, as well as famous Korean franchises, with their famous chicken and modern-style Korean traditional foods; not to mention Korean-style ice-creams and good, tasty coffee.
Korean Association in Myanmar
Ahjumma Kitchen is the restaurant specialized in Korean food and also serving Thai & Chinese food. Located at No 23B, Nawaday Street, Dagon.
Address: 23B, Nawaday Street, Dagon, Yangon, Myanmar
Phone: +95 9 250 975 596
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Arirang is a family-run business serving delicious home-cooked Korean food. The dakgalbi grilled spicy chicken is especially good, but anything down to the side dishes is worth a try. You can find fine Shouju in this restaurant, which can be a good thing for both a business lunch or a family gathering. Quality does not come cheap though!
Signature Dish: Barbecue Set – 8300 Ks
Address: 8 Thiri Mingalar Street, Hledan, Kamaryut Township
Phone: 0949335172, 01536508
Opening Hours: 8.00 AM to 10:00 PM
Bulgogi Brothers is a casual dining restaurant most renowned for its tasty bulgogi. You will first be served with a complimentary dish, and tea with six side dishes (banchan). From there, you can choose from a variety of dishes including bibimbap, hot kimchi tofu soup and succulent variety of meat.
Signature Dishes: Koteongsim – 21,900 Ks, BB Special – 19,900 Ks
Address: G136, Building 1, SOHO Diamond Tower, Nar Nat Taw Street, Kamaryut Township
Phone: 09796307127, 0973038899
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
CAFE DEL SEOUL
Contemporary Italian and Trendy Korean Bistro serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Trendy Cocktails. Fine Dining Food at casual price! You can get various kind of food here: American (Traditional), Breakfast, Brunch, Burgers, Diners, French, Italian, Korean, Pizza and Sandwiches.
Signature Dishes: Teopokki ($13)
Address: 24/1 Pyay Road, 7 Mile, Mayangone Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Phone: 099 7199 3711
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
This small, 2-storey restaurant is perfect if you want to have nice, simple Korean food at a reasonable price. It is a go-to place with friends for a casual meal and Shouju or just alone (perhaps, also with Shouju!). The service is fast and efficient.
Signature Dishes: Korea Noodle – 3500 Ks, Topuki – 5000 Ks
Address: 1 Bawga Lane, Pyay Road, 9 Mile, Mayangone Township
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM to 10:00 AM
HAN KOOK KWAN
Han Kook Kwan distinguishes itself from other Korean restaurants with a different outdoor concept – Korean barbecue in Tiki huts. Those sitting outside are treated to the sight of cooks doing their work. Various meats come with assorted kimchi sides and are served as soon as they are grilled.
Signature Dish: Khabi Pork Rib – 8500 Ks
Address: 24B, Pyi Thu Street, 7 Mile, Pyay Road, Mayangone Township
Phone: 01662757, 0943154726
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
HAN IL KWAN
Although Hanil Kwan has changed location from its Pyay Road branch, it continues to hold a good reputation in Yangon, being one of the first restaurants to introduce Korean cuisine to local people. Their secret ingredient in the kimchi, which remains a secret, and comes highly recommended.
Signature Dishes: Pork Rib – 8000 Ks, Seafood Noodle – 8000 Ks
Address: 9.5 Mile, Okkalar Road, Mayangone Township
Phone: 01662475, 09448010594
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
HER’S KOREAN RESTAURANT
Her’s Korean Restaurant has gone from strength to strength since they opened. The restaurant is well-known for its pork products, which are sliced into bite-sized pieces, and are at their tastiest when dipped into the Korean soy paste, mixed with chilli and garlic.
Signature Dish: Pork Bulgogi – 5000 Ks
Address: 33-B1, Ayeyeiknyein, Parami Road, Mayangone Township
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
This simple Korean restaurant and bar serves easygoing Korean staples. Both tables and a counter are available and it is already becoming popular amongst Koreans and foreigners alike. The pork cutlets are delicious (8000 Ks) and a glass of Whisky will cost you 3000 Ks.
Signature Dish: KimBap – 3500 Ks
Address: Shwe Ong Pin Housing, 39th Building Rm.2, Yan Shin Street, Yankin Township
Phone: 09263040126, 09263131119
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM to 10:00PM
KPC KOREAN FOOD
KPC is a small restaurant, particularly renowned for the freshness of its food – the
owner raises his own chickens and pigs! Try the samgyetang-chicken ginseng soup to get
an idea of how tasty fresh ingredients really are. It’s a place to go with family and friends to
have a delicious time out.
Signature Dish: Bubaekyigae – 19,500 Ks
Address: 49 Nagar Yone Street, Mayangone Township
Phone: 0932237833, 0973139053
Opening Hours: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Owned by the same lady as Green Mile, but with a different concept: it is a high-end restaurant
with many private rooms. Ideal for a business lunch or for a date! The Mok Sal is particularly delectable. Recommended: Sam Gyeop Sal (grilled pork belly), BulGoGi, Chicken KalGukSu (noodle soup with chicken).
Signature Dish: Mok Sal (Grilled Pork Neck) – 8000 Ks
Address: 725 Botayza Street, 10 Mile
Phone: 0943192000 (Reservation Required)
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
One of Yangon’s quirkiest Korean restaurants, it is also the city’s only place to sample North
Korean cuisine. The food is not to be confused with that from the South, where there are
many accompanying side dishes. Dishes include kimchi, hot pots, soups and curries. There
is a quirky North Korean cultural performance.
Signature Dish: Korean Traditional Hotpot – 35000 Ks (For 4 Persons)
Address: A5, Saya San Road, Bahan Township
Phone: 0943110809, 0973104544
Opening Hours: 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
This is currently very popular due to the quality of the imported ingredients and the family
style of cooking. It very much feels like dining at a friend’s house and the side dishes are to die
for. The pork rib (13,000 Ks) and the Sam Gyeop Sal (grilled pork belly, 9000 Ks) are real delights!
Signature Dish: So Gal Bi Gui (Grilled Beef Ribs) – 30,000 Ks
Address: 4/1 Thirimingalar Street. Mayangone Township
Opening Hours: 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
The owners are originally from Jeonra-Do, famous for its refined gastronomy. If you like spicy food, try the seafood soup. It’s a big dish that can be shared between 3 to 4 people, it is a real must. For those who would rather go for a safe option, the Gal Bi Tang (Short Rib Soup – 8500 Ks), is deliciously mild.
Signature Dish: Hae Mul Tang (Spicy Seafood Soup) – 35,000 Ks
Address: 7 Masin Street. Yankin Township
Phone: 09798508535, 09250954699
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sorabol is offering the best Kimchi soup in town and it has a cozy atmosphere with real taste of Korean food.
Address: No.15, Kan Baw Za Road, Golden Valley Ward (2), Bahan Township, Yangon
Phone: 09785888999, 09784425297, 09784425296, 09261593866 .
Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
At The Seoul, you will enjoy dining in a quiet atmosphere as well as friendly and professional
service. The English-speaking staff are very efficient. This venue is in fact very good for business meetings (VIP rooms are available) but can also be a good option for a family or
birthday gathering. The bulgogi is one of their best dishes.
Signature Dish: Moondun Soondae – 18,000 Ks
Address: 142 Parami Road, opposite Parami Bus Station, South Okkalapa Township
Phone: 01579624, 0949284 888, 09421177524
Opening Hours:10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Established in 1981, Yoogane was one of the most popular chicken galbi restaurants in
Busan, Korea. In Korean language, guests are seated to a table with a huge hot plate in the
middle, provided with individual bib/apron and upon choosing your menu, have the staff
do the cooking for you. It is a family restaurant, with a concept of sharing your food, so it naturally attracts couples and big groups. The prices are very reasonable compared to other established Korean restaurants.
Signature Dish: Chicken Galbi – 7800 Ks
Address: Pearl Condominium, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road,Bahan Township
Yoogane Junction Mawtin Branch
Address: 4th Floor, Mawtin Junction Centre, Lanmadaw Township
Yoogane new Branch
Address: Junction 8, Kyaik Waing Pagoda Road, 8 Mile
Phone: 0942117 6800
Opening Hours: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM