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The 8 Best Korean Restaurants in San Mateo

Updated: March 13, 2021

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

Find the perfect Korean restaurant

Koja Kitchen

Asian
San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0

Bonchon San Mateo

Korean
San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Spicy Factory

Korean · $14 avg. main dish
Burlingame
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Sesame Korean Cuisine

Korean · $16 avg. main dish
Burlingame
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

I Love Sushi & Tofu

Asian · $26 avg. main dish
Burlingame
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 4.0

Mom’s Tofu House

Asian
Millbrae
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Soon’s Tofu and Korean BBQ

Korean · $17 avg. main dish
Foster City, Boats
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Kaya BBQ & Tofu

Korean · $26 avg. main dish
San Carlos
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

How does it work?

Finding the best Korean restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We analyzed 28738 San Mateo restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 San Mateo restaurant reviews, and 1899 lists and articles – looking closely at what had to say – and applied our Feastfox magic. These top contenders have appeared in . If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Feastfox gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Vouvray

    When ordering japchae, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Vouvray, a popular white wine.

Interesting facts

  • A classic meal

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional dishes in Korea, kimchi has long been prepared with fermented vegetables.

Parking information

Finding parking in San Mateo can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. 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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