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Where to Eat Korean Food in Seattle Right Now

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Conventional wisdom in the Puget Sound dictates that Korean food gets better and more authentic the further you drive from Seattle (especially going north on Highway 99). However, we've scoured the city for some worthy under-the-radar Korean eateries that are located within city limits. We also included some fine dining Korean-inspired venues to tempt you to stretch your culinary boundaries. Yes, we tell you where to buy your kimchi. One new addition to the map this time around: Joule

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Joule

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3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-1913
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The Fremont Joule is a celebration of the Korean steakhouse. The 8 ounce short rib steak, kalbi-style served with grilled kimchi sounds particularly tantalizing.

2. BCD Tofu House

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22929 Hwy 99
Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 697-3101
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Known for their namesake dish, their piping hot soups of tofu in spicy red broth do not disappoint. Served with an array of banchan, BCD Tofu House serves a variety of tofu soups worth trying.

3. Chan Seattle

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86 Pine
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 443-5443
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Chef and owner Heong Soon Park carved out a portion of the large space occupied by his American cafe and bistro Bacco to offer up Korean fusion cuisine to Market customers. Don't be disconcerted by the fact that the banchan and kimchi are $3 extra. Try the bulgogi cam and don't skimp on the extras.

4. Haenam BBQ Restaurant

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15001 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA
(206) 367-7843
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Travel up Highway 99 and you will be rewarded. Haenam shines above the rest in an area congested with Korean restaurants. Simple, unfussy Korean food—from the crispy dolsot bibimbap to the gamjatang soup—Hae Nam does not disappoint in providing an unabashedly authentic meal.

5. Korean Tofu House

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4142 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 632-3119
Popular with hungry UW students, Korean Tofu House is known for just that: tofu soup (sundubu for you aficionados). Don’t say we didn’t warn you if you burn your tongue.

6. Revel

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403 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 547-2040
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Turning two, Revel is the darling of critics and has been universally praised for its innovative take on Korean street food by everybody. Hit up neighboring Quoin to try some amazing house-infused soju.

7. Kimchi Bistro

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219 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 323-4472
Conveniently situated on Capitol Hill, Korean food craves can be satisfied here. Kimchi Bistro serves the expected basic Korean fare, and they’re soups make for a great hangover meal.

8. Marination Station

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1401 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 860-3818
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Curious what this Korean food trend is all about but not ready to dive into the deep end of traditional cuisine? Marination Station has got you covered: they’ve got Hawaiian Korean fusion food like kimchi-fried rice and kalbi tacos. If you’re not in the neighborhood, check their Twitter feed for their roaming food truck.

9. H Mart

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3301 184th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98037
(425) 776-0858
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The secret behind every Korean household’s kimchi supply, H-Mart is the go to grocery store for Korean housewives in the Puget Sound. The food court is worth a look, but the grocery store is the real gem. For those who’ve been searching, your hunt is over: the kimchi selection here is a Korean food lover’s dream.

10. Sam Oh Jung Restaurant

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17425 Washington 99
Lynnwood, WA 98037
(425) 745-3535
Down on Highway 99, Sam Oh Jung is worth the drive with its no nonsense, traditional Korean fare. If you’re feeling adventurous, the gae jang—raw crab marinated in a soy sauce based sauce—is a dish devotees swear by.

11. Sunrice

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3513 NE 45th
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 841-2454
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One of the reasons you may not have heard about this gem is that Sunrice is located in tony, sleepy Laurelhurst and is only open for weekday lunch Monday thru Thursday from 12 to 2 p.m. UW students may have sampled Sunrice's items in the cafeteria, but even they'll be surprised by the rave-worthy chapchae and spicy tofu dishes.

12. Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky

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4437 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 935-1075
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Now every night, by reservation only, patrons who plan are rewarded with Ma'ono's immensely popular fried chicken dinner. As one of the four flavor options, the Korean style doles up crispy chicken in a tangy gochujang sauce. Aside from their chicken, the kalbi short ribs are also a tempting option.

1. Joule

3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
The Fremont Joule is a celebration of the Korean steakhouse. The 8 ounce short rib steak, kalbi-style served with grilled kimchi sounds particularly tantalizing.
3506 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

2. BCD Tofu House

22929 Hwy 99, Edmonds, WA 98020
Known for their namesake dish, their piping hot soups of tofu in spicy red broth do not disappoint. Served with an array of banchan, BCD Tofu House serves a variety of tofu soups worth trying.
22929 Hwy 99
Edmonds, WA 98020

3. Chan Seattle

86 Pine, Seattle, WA 98101
Chef and owner Heong Soon Park carved out a portion of the large space occupied by his American cafe and bistro Bacco to offer up Korean fusion cuisine to Market customers. Don't be disconcerted by the fact that the banchan and kimchi are $3 extra. Try the bulgogi cam and don't skimp on the extras.
86 Pine
Seattle, WA 98101

4. Haenam BBQ Restaurant

15001 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA
Travel up Highway 99 and you will be rewarded. Haenam shines above the rest in an area congested with Korean restaurants. Simple, unfussy Korean food—from the crispy dolsot bibimbap to the gamjatang soup—Hae Nam does not disappoint in providing an unabashedly authentic meal.
15001 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA

5. Korean Tofu House

4142 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Popular with hungry UW students, Korean Tofu House is known for just that: tofu soup (sundubu for you aficionados). Don’t say we didn’t warn you if you burn your tongue.
4142 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

6. Revel

403 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Turning two, Revel is the darling of critics and has been universally praised for its innovative take on Korean street food by everybody. Hit up neighboring Quoin to try some amazing house-infused soju.
403 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103

7. Kimchi Bistro

219 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98195
Conveniently situated on Capitol Hill, Korean food craves can be satisfied here. Kimchi Bistro serves the expected basic Korean fare, and they’re soups make for a great hangover meal.
219 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98195

8. Marination Station

1401 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Curious what this Korean food trend is all about but not ready to dive into the deep end of traditional cuisine? Marination Station has got you covered: they’ve got Hawaiian Korean fusion food like kimchi-fried rice and kalbi tacos. If you’re not in the neighborhood, check their Twitter feed for their roaming food truck.
1401 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

9. H Mart

3301 184th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037
The secret behind every Korean household’s kimchi supply, H-Mart is the go to grocery store for Korean housewives in the Puget Sound. The food court is worth a look, but the grocery store is the real gem. For those who’ve been searching, your hunt is over: the kimchi selection here is a Korean food lover’s dream.
3301 184th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98037

10. Sam Oh Jung Restaurant

17425 Washington 99, Lynnwood, WA 98037
Down on Highway 99, Sam Oh Jung is worth the drive with its no nonsense, traditional Korean fare. If you’re feeling adventurous, the gae jang—raw crab marinated in a soy sauce based sauce—is a dish devotees swear by.
17425 Washington 99
Lynnwood, WA 98037

11. Sunrice

3513 NE 45th, Seattle, WA 98105
One of the reasons you may not have heard about this gem is that Sunrice is located in tony, sleepy Laurelhurst and is only open for weekday lunch Monday thru Thursday from 12 to 2 p.m. UW students may have sampled Sunrice's items in the cafeteria, but even they'll be surprised by the rave-worthy chapchae and spicy tofu dishes.
3513 NE 45th
Seattle, WA 98105

12. Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky

4437 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Now every night, by reservation only, patrons who plan are rewarded with Ma'ono's immensely popular fried chicken dinner. As one of the four flavor options, the Korean style doles up crispy chicken in a tangy gochujang sauce. Aside from their chicken, the kalbi short ribs are also a tempting option.
4437 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

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