Korean Food In Ipoh

Is there good Korean food in Ipoh?

You’ll be glad to know that we don’t have to travel all the way to South Korea to get a taste of authentic Korean cuisine.

And yes, you can find delicious Korean food even in a small city such as Ipoh. Check out this list for the best Korean food in Ipoh!

1. Da Ohn Da Korean BBQ

One of the best Korean restaurants in Ipoh, Da Ohn Da Korean BBQ is a cosy, family-friendly restaurant located behind Lotus’s Ipoh Garden.

Interior Of Da Ohn Da Korean BBQ
Interior Of Da Ohn Da Korean BBQ – Photo by Travelswithsun
Side Dishes At Hot Pot At Da Ohn Da Korean BBQ, Ipoh
Side Dishes At Hot Pot At Da Ohn Da Korean BBQ, Ipoh – Photo credits to fionn_wen (Instagram)

The restaurant is run by a pleasant Malaysian although the food is prepared by a Korean chef. So you can be assured of authentic-tasting Korean food here!

Kimchi Tofu Soup At Da Ohn Da Korean BBQ
Kimchi Tofu Soup At Da Ohn Da Korean BBQ – Photo by Travelswithsun

First-time patrons will return for the ample side dishes and wonderful main courses that come in generous portions. Some of the must-try dishes at Da Ohn Da Korean BBQ are the seafood and kimchi pancake.

Side Dishes, Korean Pancake, Bibimbap And Kimchi Tofu Stew At Da Ohn Da Korean BBQ
Side Dishes, Korean Pancake, Bibimbap And Kimchi Tofu Stew At Da Ohn Da Korean BBQ – Photo by Travelswithsun
Set Menu at Da Ohn Da Korean BBQ, Ipoh
Set Menu at Da Ohn Da Korean BBQ, Ipoh – Photo credits to sman_0114 (Instagram)

The food is reasonably priced as well, and the side dishes are refillable. Thus, they can get quite busy during peak hours.

2. Daorae Korean BBQ

Set Menu at Daorae BBQ, Ipoh
Set Menu at Daorae BBQ, Ipoh – Photo credits to foodieblog28 (Instagram)

Considering how Daorae is one of the longest running Korean BBQ restaurant chain stores in Malaysia, it’s not a surprise that it’s one of the places to head to for Korean food in Ipoh.

After great success with several branches in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, many Korean food enthusiasts were naturally excited when Daorae decided to open the first branch in Ipoh.

Korean Green Onion Pancake at Daorae Korean BBQ, Ipoh
Korean Green Onion Pancake at Daorae Korean BBQ, Ipoh – Photo credits to foodieblog28 (Instagram)

Although, that was a considerable while ago and the restaurant is a bit run down now. A renovation is sorely due to update some of their facilities.

However, large groups can look forward to a diverse range of food since there is a huge menu comprising of set menus, ala carte barbeque ingredients and other genuine Korean dishes.

3. Korean BBQ Restaurant “Seoul Maru”

Located in the same area as Da Ohn Da Korean BBQ, head over to Korean BBQ Restaurant “Seoul Maru” for a delicious and fulfilling lunch or dinner.

Their value for money BBQ set menu that is suitable for 2-3 pax is a must-have – complete with pork BBQ, dakgalbi (chicken) and choice of soup.

Additionally, side dishes, dessert and steamed egg are provided for free.

Assorted Korean Food At Korean BBQ Restaurant, Ipoh
Assorted Korean Food At Korean BBQ Restaurant, Ipoh – Photo credits to hchian915 (Instagram)

Or you can opt for the samgye-tang (ginseng chicken soup) that can feed 1-2pax. It’s a famous dish that is eaten during the summer in South Korea as it is believed to cool down the body.

The menu at this Korean restaurant is relatively limited as they do not serve beef. But it still makes a good place for gathering together with family and friends.

4. L’s Fusion Café

A small but welcoming café with a surprising twist, patrons have nothing but praises for this cafe that serves Korean food along with local, Japanese, and Western dishes.

Delicious Chicken Chop At L_s Fusion Cafe, Ipoh
Delicious Chicken Chop At L_s Fusion Cafe, Ipoh – Photo credits to lsfusioncafe (Instagram)

The extensive menu even includes plenty of choices in their drink selection.

Prices are reasonable too, dishes are presented in such an aesthetic manner that you will not be able to resist taking some pictures for your Instagram!

But most importantly, the food tastes good!

Set Menu at L_s Fusion Cafe, Ipoh
Set Menu at L_s Fusion Cafe, Ipoh – Photo credits to lsfusioncafe (Instagram)

Some of the Korean dishes that you must try at L’s Fusion Cafe include Korean-style toast, Kimchi fries and special fried chicken wings. You will likely be back for more.

Take note that the café is usually busy preparing takeaway orders, so you might want to head there during non-peak hours.

5. Nunkkock Korean Dessert Cafe

With a name that translates to snow flower, Nunkkock Korean Dessert Café offers soft, flaky shaved ice desserts called bingsu.

Oreo Flavored Bingsu At Nunkkock Korean Dessert Cafe, Ipoh
Oreo Flavored Bingsu At Nunkkock Korean Dessert Cafe, Ipoh – Photo credits to nunkkockdessertcafe (Instagram)

There are various flavors, fruit, and toppings to choose from and a huge bowl of Korean shaved ice will immediately cool you down on a hot day.

Other delicious desserts on the menu include signature toast and ice-cream waffles and yummy Korean cheesy bread that was quite the hype in South Korea a while back.

Injeolmi Toast At Nunkkock Korean Dessert Cafe, Ipoh
Injeolmi Toast At Nunkkock Korean Dessert Cafe, Ipoh – Photo credits to eat.drk.ply.fun (Instagram)

You can also enjoy trendy beverages such as fruity yogurt drinks and flower teas in their Instagram-worthy seating area.

No doubt, Nunkkock Korean Dessert Café is a great place for couples to go on a date or for friends to meet up.

However, some people feel that the pricing is on the high side, although the portions make up for it.

Conclusion

These are some of the best places to find Korean food in Ipoh!

If you are looking for affordable and authentic Korean cuisine, head over to the Medan Bestari area where you can find two of the best Korean restaurants in Ipoh.

For larger groups of people and a more extensive menu, Daorae would make the perfect venue.

On the other hand, L’s Fusion Café offers quality Korean food at affordable prices while Nunkkock Korean Dessert Café is the place to go to savour delicious Korean desserts.

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