Want to munch through moreish slabs of meat and succulent seafood, all cooked on a hot plate at your table or grabbed from a bottomless buffet? Of course you do. Whether all you can eat spreads or sprawling set menus are more your thing, these charcoal-grilled goodies are sure to satisfy. Check out our low-down on 8 restaurants for the best Korean BBQ in Manchester.
OKitchen Bar And Restaurant
OKitchen Bar And Restaurant is a Didsbury mainstay dishing out Japanese and Korean classics, while also shaking up cocktails to wash them down. The boneless flat beef rib or spicy squid and pork are must-picks for the barbecue, each coming with bulgogi sauce, two types of pickles and wrapping lettuce. Get kimchi on the side and classic, sticky fried chicken starters for the full experience.
Azuma is hailed for pocket-friendly Korean BBQ buffet in Manchester, as the all you can eat experience comes in at under £25 per person. You'll have two hours to munch through a never-ending stream of meats, veggies, seafood and sauces that you cook on your hot plate, from juicy, bone-in beef to pork belly. Our recommendation? The king prawns and chicken hearts.
To have authentic Korean street food in Manchester alongside your bulgogi, Seoul Kimchi is where to go. From gimbap (rice rolls) to jeon pancakes or small plates of sweet and sour chicken, there's plenty to eat in addition to your barbecue dish, which already comes with rice and soup to boot. What a spread.
Ban Di Bul
A Korean restaurant near Manchester Piccadilly that serves BBQ, Ban Di Bul is Chinatown's only eatery from the country. Whether you go for fresh squid in seasoned soy or sliced pork belly with pepper and sesame, the food here is sure to get your mouth watering. Although, we'd definitely suggest grabbing the assorted seafood and meat bulgogi to share as a group.
You can find Annyeong Manchester tucked away on Chapel Walks, delving out set Korean BBQ menus that include fried pancakes, ox tongue, marbled beef and more for your tabletop grill. Plus, the welcoming space here is decked out with blossom trees and pretty blue accents, so you can be sure of ambience too.
Another all you can eat choice? Emoji is a Manchester Korean BBQ restaurant where you pick your meats, sides and sauces from a bottomless food bar. Nab the classic selection for £24.99 per person or upgrade to the seafood-packed premier package by spending an extra fiver - both have you chowing down on unlimited dishes.
Koreana Restaurant is a central favourite for flame-grilled, marinated meats straight from the hot plate. There's tasty seafood and chicken to choose between if you're after halal Korean BBQ in Manchester, alongside beef or pork for other diners too. In other words, everyone will leave this joint full and happy.
If you fancy cooking your dinner over smouldering charcoal, then Stockport's Baekdu is a top choice. Pair moreish beef rib on the bone with seasoned pork chop, spicy chicken and the classic side salad. Hot pot and stir-fried squid also come highly recommended, as does the steaming hot pot when you want to share a range of delicacies with a group.