The Best Korean Barbecue Restaurants In Busan, South Korea

Korean BBQ | © Thomas sauzedde / Flickr
Korean BBQ | © Thomas sauzedde / Flickr
Photo of Lavanya Nair
9 February 2017

Every country possesses its own signature dish that is enthusiastically enjoyed, particularly on special occasions. South Korea is known for its samgyeopsal (barbecue) and has a wealth of restaurants dedicated to it. Discover it for yourself at one of these top Korean barbecue restaurant in Busan.


Restaurant, Korean, $$$
Kimchi | © Chloe Lim Flickr
Eat at your own pace and tailor your food to your preferences at Anga, one of the most visited barbecue joints in Busan. Within semi-private wooden booths, each table is fitted with a cutting edge grill, a typical feature of a Korean BBQ restaurant. Here you’ll cook cuts of samgyeopsal meats enveloped in leafy pockets of sang-chu lettuce and pungent gochu jang (red pepper paste); wash down with potent shots of soju.

Ilpum Hanwoo

Restaurant, Korean, $$$

Devour Korean classics in the comfort of locals’ favorite Ilpum Hanwoo, an upscale restaurant that prides itself on presenting a fine selection of much-loved staples, from seafood to Korean barbecue. Each dish is lovingly imbued with typical spices and fragrances and the sociable atmosphere is enhanced by the trendy centerpiece, constructed from bricks and wood and laden with photo frames to give a homey vibe.

The Gui

The Gui will satisfy meat cravings and voracious appetites in its contemporary, fast-paced setting. Within minutes you’ll be tucking into a divine feast comprising of the freshest cuts of beef and pork along with less commercial favorites such as a tangy bean paste soup. More functional than opulent, the Gui allows you to appreciate one of the most renowned dishes in Korea in a down-to-earth setting.

9, Jungang-daero 680beonga-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan, South Korea, +82 51-808-1373


Restaurant, Korean, $$$
Though not a specialist restaurant, Yeyije invites to you taste all the beloved classics that make South Korea so rich in culture and tradition. The ideal venue to host large groups celebrating any occasion, this restaurant entices with steamy pots of tofu jiggaes (stew) and pungent abalone along with ready made barbecue shreds drizzled with a zesty salad to give it a finishing touch. The interiors are conventional ones of the kind found in the more rural areas of South Korea and Japan. Rustic wooden tables combined with floor seating, truly augment the authenticity of Yeyije.

Tong Maru

Tong Maru is a sociable backdrop to a night enjoying Korea’s definition of fast food. Chill and grill at your own pace in the company of friends and family in the comfort of this cozy restaurant. A mouthwatering portion of samgyeopsal comes with heaped bowls of steamed white rice and tangy slices of kimchi; a superb introduction to Korean barbecue.

2, Gwangbokjungang-ro, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea, +82 51-245-8503

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