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The 10 Best Korean Restaurants in Berkeley

Updated: February 26, 2021

Looking for the best Korean food in Berkeley? To get you the definitive list of the top Korean restaurants, we analyzed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Explore everything you need to know about the finest Korean restaurants in Berkeley below.

Find the perfect Korean restaurant

Spoon Korean Bistro

Korean · $8 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Pyeong Chang Tofu - Berkeley

Korean · $28 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Mad Seoul

Korean · $11 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Lucky Bird

Asian · $12 avg. main dish
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Berkeley Social Club

Korean
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

BopShop Korean Kitchen

Korean
Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Bonchon Berkeley

Asian · $15 avg. main dish
Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Steve’s Bar-B-Que

Korean · $6 avg. main dish
Berkeley
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Kimchi Garden

Korean
Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Bears Ramen House

Korean
Berkeley
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Korean restaurants in Berkeley. We analyzed 1539 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline, Thrillist and Eater, 31320 Berkeley restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 1095134 reviews – all with some Feastfox magic to make sense of the madness. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Hoodline - The 5 best Korean spots in Berkeley, Thrillist - The Best Korean Food in the East Bay and Eater - Where to Find the East Bay’s Most Succulent Chicken Wings. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy Seattle’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level match for pajeon

    Experts suggest pairing a pajeon with a glass of Grüner Veltliner, a popular white wine.


Did you know?

  • A long-held tradition

    One of the most popular dishes in Korea is kimchi, often prepared with fermented vegetables.

Parking tips

Parking in Berkeley can be a challenge. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Korean spot.

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