Favorite Austin Restaurants For Korean Cuisine
The number of Korean
restaurants in Austin
has risen dramatically in the last few years as the population has grown. We’ve
uncovered some small, privately-run places that have the best food. Here are
some current favorites. As the area continues to grow, there will undoubtedly be new additions.
Korea House Restaurant & Sushi Bar
2700 W. Anderson Ln., Austin TX 78757
Inconspicuously located in a small shopping mall next to an Alamo Draft House, Korea House is sparsely decorated but serves consistently good Korean food at a reasonable price. Tasty pork and chicken bulgogi. Grilled items are also good, as is the sushi. An excellent value for the price. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Bi Bim Bop (raw egg on raw beef). Friendly, if not always attentive, waitstaff.
Manna Korean Restaurant
6808 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin TX 78757
Located on a main Austin thoroughfare next to a Korean grocery store. Tasty, good quality Korean dining. Good place for a quick, tasty, satisfying, low-priced meal. Menu includes beef, pork, fish, rice, and noodles dishes and soup. Beef short ribs, teriyaki chicken, Asian noodles, and sashimi are on the menu. Can get crowded on weekends, in which case there may be a long wait for service.
10901 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin TX 78753
Small, quiet restaurant in a convenient northwest location with a super-friendly, family-like atmosphere. Staff is very warm and attentive; some people come just for that. But the food is excellent too, and reasonably priced. Some consider it the best Korean food in Austin. Bulgogi is especially good - chicken, beef, pork, and seafood kinds are available. All of the side dishes have been good.
Chi'Lantro BBQ / Coreanos
These are central Austin food trucks that serve Korean and Mexican fast food, modeled after the food trucks famous throughout Southern California. Both are very popular for light meals or snacks. Chi'Lantro was one of the first such trucks opened here in Austin. Its spicy tacos, spicy pork, and kimchee fries are particularly favored. Although Chi'Lantro was the original, many say Coreanos is better. Their specialty is the OG Burrito: Korean bbq beef short ribs, crispy fries, and kimchee for $7. Also very popular is the three wise fries (fries and onions, combined with chicken, beef, and pork, and spicy mayonnaise). Tacos are also recommended, including the short rib taco and spicy marinated chicken taco.
6613 Airport Blvd., Austin TX 78752
If you want to try cooking Korean dishes in your own kitchen, Mom’s Taste is for you. Not a restaurant, it’s instead a supermarket of prepackaged Korean dishes, ready to take out and cook at home. Sort of like a Papa Murphy’s for Korean food. All the items are labeled in English with ingredients listed, so it’s easy to make. The quality of the entrees, soups, and side dishes is top notch. They also do catering.
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View the map below for other Korean restaurant choices in and around Austin.
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Austin Korean Restaurant News
ChiLantro makes waves with Korean fusion dishes
Chi'Lantro, a popular food truck serving Tex-Mex-Korean fusion dishes, is known for its innovative cuisine like Korean tacos. Owner Jae Kim, who now runs five trucks in Austin and Houston, is the inventor of kimchee fries - a pile of caramelized kimchi, bulgogi, chopped grilled onions, cheese, and cilantro on a bed of French fries. Kim sells 6,000 pounds of fries a month and the dish has been featured such outlets as The Food Network, Travel Channel, and Food & Wine magazine.
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