9 New Korean Restaurants to Check Out in Calgary

If you love Korean barbecue, fried chicken, noodle dishes and soju, these new Calgary eateries have you covered.

Gogi Korean Barbeque


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This restaurant offers all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue, which includes a variety of appetizers, a salad bar full of banchan sides and 10 meat options cooked in classic Korean barbecue fashion at the table. There are also combo options, which includes your choice of appetizers, meat and soup for up to six people. Goji also recently opened a meat shop in the restaurant where you can buy assorted marinated meats to take home for your own barbecue party.

4608 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-452-3272, gogikoreanbbq.ca


Korilla Korean BBQ

Korilla Korean BBQ is a new concept from the team behind Korean street-food brand Hankki, serving traditional Korean barbecue made with high-quality ingredients. Expect classic items like pork belly and jowl or thin-sliced beef brisket, and even items like galbi-marinated Impossible meat for vegetarians. You can order by the dish or get a shareable platter and sides for the table. Korilla also offers karaoke and a rooftop patio.

1410 17 Ave S.W., 825-540-1410, korilla.ca


Oneway Seoul Pocha


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From Green Bottle Korean Kitchen & Soju and Nanta Karaoke & Bar, Oneway Seoul Pocha’s interior is inspired by Korean food stalls, with a menu of street food favourites to match. The menu includes smoked pork bulgogi, rolled omelette, Korean chicken feet and more. This place is all about the vibe, so bring along a few friends to experience it, too.

1, 512 6 St. S.W., 368-993-3377, onewayseoulpocha.ca


Onion Korean Noodle & Kitchen

This new restaurant in Aspen Woods offers exactly what its name suggests, with an emphasis on stir-fried and soup noodle dishes like samsun jjampong (a spicy seafood noodle soup) and jjajangmyun, the black bean sauce noodle dish synonymous with hearty, homestyle Korean cooking. There are also a variety of rice dishes and stir-fried meat options.

10 Aspen Stone Blvd. S.W., 825-509-5090, @onion_aspen


Oppa BBQ


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Oppa BBQ is a new all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue joint serving up street food and cocktails in a casual setting. For $35, you get access to the all-you-can-eat menu, which includes a selection of meats like pork belly, bulgogi marinated beef and spicy chicken dakgalbi, as well as sides like tteok-bokki, ramen and do-it-yourself rice balls. On top of all that, Oppa BBQ also has a great selection of Korean bottled spirits and cocktails to accompany your meal.

1715 Centre St N.W., 825-513-5284, @oppabbq.yyc


Seoul Fried Chicken

A popular Edmonton eatery, Seoul Fried Chicken recently made the move south to open its first Calgary location in Mission. Choose from seven fried chicken flavours ranging from the garlic soy to grana padano cheese.

7, 2100 4 St. S.W., 403-453-0822, seoulfried.com


Soul Pocha

Soul Pocha is a new late-night spot in downtown Calgary, serving Korean street food and drinks. Choose from a variety of soups, Korean barbecue-style grilled meats and more. You can wash it all down with sips of soju, cocktails, beer and makgeolli, a sparkling Korean rice wine.

937 6 Ave. S.W., 403-452-2196, @soul_pocha


Tiger K

From the team behind Bincho Izakaya, Tiger K is a new restaurant and cocktail bar in Kensington serving classic homestyle Korean dishes with a modern twist, like sous vide short ribs ssam style or seafood pancakes with a soy dipping sauce. The cocktail menu pays homage to the classics, but uses Korean ingredients and flavours.

Read more: Tiger K Brings Korean Soul Food with Cocktail Bar Vibes to Calgary

217 10 St. N.W., @tigerkyyc


Wow Chicken


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Wow Chicken has opened a fourth Calgary location in Lake Bonavista. Stop by this fast-casual restaurant for Korean fried chicken, seasoned fries, fried chicken burgers and more.

610, 12100 Macleod Tr., wowchicken.ca

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