Best Korean BBQ Spots in Dubai

The Top Korean BBQ Spots in Dubai

K-pop, K-drama, Korean BBQ –  we guess it’s safe to say that Korean culture is taking over the world (and in a good way) – and yes, Dubai is no exception.

Now we have already talked about the best Korean restaurants in Dubai. But if you ask us what a quintessential Korean meal should be like, we’d instantly say Korean BBQ!

So, if you’re ready to start grilling those meats, devouring those banchans and sipping those soups, here’s our list of the best Korean BBQ spots in Dubai.   

Shogun Restaurant

Address: 3rd Floor – Al Ghurair Center Tower 2 – Al Rigga Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 228 5568

Operating hours:

  • 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM daily for lunch
  • 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM daily for dinner


  • Approx. AED 180 for two people

Shogun Restaurant is authentic Korean BBQ in Dubai in every sense of the word. With two branches in the city – Al Rigga and Dubai Media City – you know this spot is a hit among locals and tourists.

With interiors and an ambiance reminiscent of those local restaurants back in Korea, Shogun easily transports you to the streets of Seoul.

But the aroma of grilled meats and the colorful banchans or “side dishes” will invite you to dig in and enjoy a great Korean meal that’s best shared with family or friends.

And dig in you should because the restaurant offers unlimited BBQ with your choice of meat including ribeye, beef bulgogi, striploin and the traditional chadolbagi or thinly sliced beef brisket.

If you’re a bit adventurous, go for the ox tongue and beef tripe, which we say may surprise you at first. But we promise you’ll love them just as much as your regular meats.

Your meats will come with a bunch of side dishes including different types of kimchi, bean sprouts, stir-fried zucchini, Korean spinach and a lot more.

Pro tip:
While you’re in the restaurant, you shouldn’t miss trying some classic dishes to go with your BBQ. Our recommendations include japchae, seafood pancake, kimchi jigae, tteokbokki and of course, kimchi fried rice.

Romantic Baka Korean Restaurant

Address: Al Ghurair Center – Ground Floor Shop 7 near Entrance 1 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 591 4247

Operating hours:

  • 10:30 AM to 10:30 PM daily


  • Approx. AED 149 for two people

Romantic Baka doesn’t exactly sound Korean, but this Filipino-owned Korean BBQ spot in Dubai promises to give you the same authentic Korean dining experience.

From the owners of the famous Dampa Seafood Grill, Romantic Baka combines traditional Korean BBQ with Southeast Asian classics in an industrial setting.

In fact, you won’t guess this is a Korean BBQ restaurant from the outside because of its high ceilings, bright red pipes and concrete floors. But once your table is set up with all those colorful banchans, you’ll know you’re in for a treat – a Korean BBQ treat that is. 

A meal for two people only costs AED 149 and that already includes five types of meats, unlimited side dishes, a hefty serving of rice and a refillable Pepsi drink.

You have the option to choose between plain and seasoned slices of chicken and beef to suit your taste and just like an authentic Korean BBQ meal, you can mix and match everything according to what you like.

Banchans at Romantic Baka include a trio of condiments consisting of vinegar, garlic and chili, and gochujang or chili sauce, tofu, marble potatoes, broccoli, spinach and kimchi.

Of course, there’s a generous serving of lettuce that you can use to build your own lettuce cups with the meats, side dishes and condiments that you want.

Pro tip:
Upgrade your Korean BBQ meal by ordering the special prime cut grill set where you get to choose two from the ribeye, short ribs galbi, baby ribs and striploin, and one from the seafood menu with mussels, shrimp or baby squid. 

Sumibiya Korean BBQ


Address: Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek Baniyas – Banyias Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 205 7033

Operating hours:

  • 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM from Monday to Friday
  • 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM for lunch, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM for dinner from Saturday to Sunday


  • Approx. AED 360 for two people

Sumibiya is a popular Korean BBQ restaurant in Dubai located at the chic Radisson Blu Hotel in Deira. It’s the first Korean yakiniku-style restaurant in the city where you get to enjoy an interactive dining experience, making it unique from other Korean BBQ spots.

At Sumibiya, you have the option between an open individual table or semi-private booth that allows you to interact with your friends while grilling your food.

The restaurant also encourages you to be creative with your food where you get to choose your ingredients from the bar, take them to your table and start grilling.

You also get to create your own salad using a wide range of fresh greens, vegetables, condiments and the sauces of your choice.

There’s even a live gimbap station where you see chefs creating different types of sushi-like rolls that you’ll surely love.

You can also choose from different hot dishes on rotation. We especially love the Korean spicy fried chicken, Korean spicy tofu or potato, japchae or Korean stir-fried noodles and Korean fish stew.

Pro tip:
While you’re in Deira, discover the rest of what this part of town has to offer including the Deira Clock Tower.

The SKY Korean Restaurant and Bar

Address: 1st Floor Golden Tulip Al Thanyah – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 448 9833

Operating hours:

  • 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM for lunch, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM daily for dinner


  • Approx. AED 200 for two people

The SKY Korean Restaurant and Bar is a Korean BBQ spot in Dubai that serves both BBQ favorites and hotpots for the quintessential meal.

Aside from its different types of meats, the restaurant also has a bar filled with an impressive selection of traditional and more modern side dishes that will help elevate your meal to the next level.

Of course, you can’t miss ordering the other classics on the menu including the oyster pancake, sizzling stone pot bibimbap, spicy mixed buckwheat noodles and seafood with braised short ribs.

Pro tip:
Want to try something new? Order the pig’s trotters, which are pig’s feet cooked in a spiced soy sauce that we know you’ll surely love.

Sonamu Restaurant


Address: Mezzanine Floor – Asiana Hotel – Salahuddin Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Contact details: +971 4 238 7777

Operating hours:

  • 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM for breakfast, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM for lunch, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM for dinner daily


  • Approx. AED 500 for two people

Sonamu Korean Restaurant is where you go if you want an elevated Korean BBQ dining experience in Dubai. And here, you get to enjoy good Korean food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Executive Chef James Kang has designed this restaurant to be both classy and cozy with interiors making you feel like being in an upscale restaurant.

But it’s the selection of food that really takes your experience to the next level with familiar flavors and fresh offerings.

Sonamu offers unlimited Korean BBQ with your selection of premium meats and side dishes along with dishes like beef bean paste hotpot, seafood and green onion pancake and grilled a la carte meats.

But you also get to enjoy popular Asian dishes like different types of skewers, assorted tempura, maki, sushi and sashimi.

If you prefer to skip the Korean BBQ or pair it with something hot and warm, go for the jungol or hotpot for two. We especially love their seafood jungol and octopus and pork belly jungol.

Pro tip:
If you’re dining with a large group, we suggest you try the restaurant’s sharing options with favorites like braised spicy ebef short rib, steamed Korean sausage, stir fried baby octopus with noodles and pan fried porkbelly with soy ginger.
You can also go for Sonamu’s meal sets including its grilled beltfish set, galbi set, sushi set and galbijimi set.