Korean culture has been a big influence in Thai lifestyle. Everything from K-pop and K-drama to food, fashion and nightlife has been making waves in Thailand.

If you are a person who enjoys Korean food and drinks, there is no need to go all the way to Seoul or other South Korean cities for an authentic experience.

Just in Bangkok, you can encounter everything Korean from restaurants and bars to supermarkets and an entire building dedicated to Korean establishments.

Korean Town

Korean Town or K Town is a community space for all things Korean. It is a lively 3-storey shopping complex on the corner of Sukhumvit Soi12.

Built over 20 years ago, K Town feels quite authentic with its visual appeal and everything that it has to offer. Here you will find Korean restaurants, bars, cafes, salon and even a supermarket. It is a perfect start if you don’t know where to go to find Korean products, food or drinks.

Some notable shops include:

Xoxo Bar –a stylish Korean restaurant & bar. Great place to dance, party and drink.

Dong E –  go for authentic Korean cuisine

Arirang – most popular restaurant in Korea Town. It’s one of the largest restaurants in the complex and offers a la carte and BBQ items. Come for the experience of cooking on a charcoal grill.

Myeong Ga– high quality food at affordable prices. Very popular with locals and expat Koreans.

Doorae – specialty Korean BBQ restaurant.

Hobak - family-friendly street-style K-restaurant with hot pots, BBQ, and unique Korean dishes.

Sangki Supermarket

You can spend entire day or a few days trying out all the different places here at Korean Town.

Address: Sukhumvit Plaza Building, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok

Korean Restaurants

As mentioned before, there are plenty of restaurants to tryout at Korean Town. However, if you are looking for more options, here are some other places to try out in Bangkok.

Bornga –authentic Korean menu that includes BBQ and grilled meats. You also get iconic dishes like Bibimbap here. Located at 39 Boulevard Tower, 2nd Floor, Soi Sukhumvit 39.

Kiani – nestled in Fifty fifth Thonglor Building, this is a very cozy Korean restaurant serving traditional dishes.

Kongju Korean Restaurant – this local favorite has been around for quite a while and is located inside Pathumwan Princess Hotel. They serve Korean à la carte and buffet food.

There are plenty more Korean restaurants in Bangkok. Too many to name in fact but you can see some of them on Timeout and BK Magazine.

Korean Bars

Soju is a big craze in Bangkok these days but there are plenty of other Korean alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks that are worth trying.

For the best drinks and K-vibes, check out some of these bars around town.

Kiki Korean Bar - an authentic Korean bar experience. It’s Seoul brought to Bangkok.

Overseoul– visit if you like neon lights, live bands and fusion menu.

Super Seoul Café – known for their tropical soju cocktails and fusion Korean food.

Korean Marts

As a Korean expat, tourist or simply someone who enjoys Korean food, it is important to find supermarkets that have Korean ingredients. Luckily there are quite a few Korean supermarkets around Bangkok.

Here are some of them.


K-Goodmart is a convenience store and mart filled with Korean ingredients, snacks, fresh produce and goodies. It is especially useful for the many expats living in and around the Sukhumvit Living Town condo.

Open 7:30 am – 9:30 pm

Address: Sukhumvit Living Town, Sukhumvit 21

Sangki Supermarket

Located within Korean Town, this supermarket sells Korean and Japanese products. Here you will find instant noodles, sauces, seaweeds, kimchi, and more. You can also get your items delivered to your doorstep using Happy Fresh.

Open 9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Address: Korea Town, Sukhumvit Plaza Tower

JidubanG Market

A popular Korean supermarket, JidubanG market can be found next to Esplanade Cineplex near the Thailand Cultural Center MRT station.

It is a coffee shop and a small supermarket filled with snacks and ingredients. Besides coffee, the shop also serves a number of hot, fresh Korean snacks and fast food items.

There is even a small home goods and cosmetics section. If you can’t make your way there, you can easily register on their website and order the products to your home.

Open 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Address: 99/26-28 Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400

There are other markets as well such as LPK-Store and Bora Korean Mart, which has both Sukhumvit and Sathon branches.


There is no doubt that Korean culture is here to stay in Thailand. Thais love it, Koreans are delighted and quite frankly, so are we.

So next time you feel like dining and drinking like a Korean, remember, there are many options in Bangkok.

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