Austin may not be known for having a lot of Korean restaurants, so sometimes it's hard to know where to find them. Follow this guide to eating Korean in Austin to be more prepared for the next time you're in the mood for Korean food.
When it's all about the kimchi fries: Chi'lantro
Kimchi is on the rise on becoming the next "it" food. When you need your kimchi fix, Chi'lantro is the obvious choice. You can find their food trucks downtown or visit their brick and mortar on Lamar to satisfy both your Korean and fast food cravings.
When it's really just about the sides: Together
Together proves that it is indeed possible to get full from banchan (side dishes) alone. Aside from their unique selection of sides that you won't find at any other Korean restaurant in Austin, the rest of their menu is standard, but reliable.
When you're on a budget: Yoree
This cafeteria-style spot located inside Hana World market serves practically any Korean dish you could want for cheap. Their prices include tax, so what you see is what you pay, which is usually around 8 bucks. So bring cash and get yourself a big bowl of bibimbap or your favorite Korean soup.
When you're in a group: Korea House
For a good old family-style meal, bring your friends to Korea House, where rice is served by the platter and there are plenty of options to keep everyone satisfied. Located in a cute little plaza on Anderson, this spot is also perfect for taking photos by the pond or for a cup of coffee at Epoch afterwards.
When you're on campus: K-Bop
What used to be the home of Emo's Kitchen is now this Korean bistro that serves up delicious food your Snapchat and Instagram needs. From soups, rice bowls, and noodles to bubble tea drinks, K-Bop has a little of everything.
When you want it to-go: Korean Komfort
Whether you're eating in the truck lot or taking it home, Korean Komfort is definitely convenient. Be careful though, their kimchi fried rice is spicy.
When you want to cook at home: Mom's Taste
Nothing's better than mom's cooking, so bring home some of the best Korean comfort food, made fresh by the owners of Mom's Taste. Here, you can purchase items that are all ready-to-cook, making it just that easy to assemble yourself a quick and easy meal at home.
For stocking up on groceries: Han Yang Market
Whether you're just really craving honey butter chips or ready to commit to a giant jar of kimchi, Hanyang has you covered.
When you're craving Korean BBQ: Chosun Galbi
When it comes to Korean barbeque, Chosun is chosen by most. Bring your appetite and be ready to master your skills in grilling meat. It is a bit pricey, but you're paying for the experience, right?
When you're with bae: O'daku Sushi
For a more intimate and aesthetic setting, impress your date with O'daku Sushi. In addition to sushi, they serve Korean barbecue and a variety of other Korean dishes, including a curry tonkatsu that may even last you two meals.
For some late night fun: College RoadhouseKimchi fries, fried chicken, drinks, and the occasional live performance all make College Roadhouse the best Korean restaurant/bar for your late-night cravings.
When you can't decide: Arirang
For the times you don't really have a specific reason besides a craving for Korean food, Arirang never disappoints. Good for groups both large or small and with a wide selection, there's something for everyone here.