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9 Best Korean BBQ Spots in Charlotte

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Explore the vibrant and delicious world of Korean BBQ as we take you on a savory journey around City’s bustling cityscape. A number of Korean BBQ restaurants in Charlotte have added to the city’s culinary scene by offering an immersive eating experience. With their marinated meats and searing grills, these restaurants encapsulate the spirit of Korean cuisine. We want to take you on a culinary journey around Charlotte’s neighborhoods with this guide, revealing the top Korean BBQ restaurants that combine traditional cooking methods with contemporary styling. Whether you enjoy tabletop grilling with friends or are a connoisseur of bulgogi and galbi, City’s Korean BBQ scene is a sensory extravaganza. Prepare to enjoy the rich tastes and lively atmosphere that define Korean BBQ.


Bulgogi Box

1750 Camden Rd Ste G, Charlotte, NC 28203
980-218-9056
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Bulgogi Box Charlotte
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The first Korean BBQ spot on this list is Bulgogi Box. Bulgogi Box is on the corner of Camden rd and West Blvd in the South End neighborhood of Charlotte. This delightful Korean spot is several blocks from Latta Park and the Dowd YMCA. Bulgogi Box serves outstanding Korean BBQ and so much more. They have exceptional bowls and some of the best chicken wings in Charlotte. The atmosphere at Bulgogi Box is casual, and the staff is friendly. The décor is sleek and modern, with dark wood floors and white walls.


Let’s Meat Kbbq

1400 S Church St B, Charlotte, NC 28203
980-299-4389
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Let’s Meat Kbbq Charlotte
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Let’s Meat Kbbq is not far from the Bulgogi box. You can smell the marinated meats from this restaurant throughout the Wilmore neighborhood. You can find Let’s Meat Kbbq on the corner of W Bland St and S Church St. It is within walking distance from Bank of America Stadium and the Dowd YMCA. I came to Let’s Meat Kbbq for the all-you-can-eat Korean bbq. The meats are all high-quality, and the service is fantastic. The ribeye steak is delicious. If you have questions about what meat to order or how to cook it, don’t hesitate to talk to the staff.


Seoul Food Meat Company

1400 S Church St a, Charlotte, NC 28203
980-299-5143
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Seoul Food Meat Company Charlotte
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Located next door to Let’s Meat Kbbq, Soul Food Meat Company is undoubtedly some of the best Korean BBQ in Charlotte. The restaurant is in the same building as Let’s Meat Kbbq, on the corner of W Bland St and S Church St. The first time I came to Seoul Food Meat Company, I was blown away by the quality of the food. The meats are all incredibly well-marinated, and the flavors are outstanding. Don’t forget to try their bao buns or mac and cheese. Both sides are credible. If you are in a singing mood, Seoul Food has karaoke night.

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Korean Restaurant

7323 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28227
704-536-5848

Korean Restaurant
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Some of the best Korean food I have ever had is served in Korean grocery stores. The ingredients come straight from the grocery store and the number of Koreans happily eating there is always a good sign that you are in for some good food. Korean Restaurant is just off Margaret Wallace Rd. in the East Forest neighborhood. When you walk in and check out the hot bar, several dishes are always ready to eat. I also highly recommend bibimbap and the hotpot. Also, don’t forget to pick up some Korean goods from the grocery store on your way out.


MOA Korean BBQ

128 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
704-503-9412
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MOA Korean BBQ

MOA Korean BBQ is in Uptown Charlotte on the corner of S Tryon St and W 4th St. It is across from the EpiCentre and a few blocks from the Spectrum Center. MOA has an extensive menu with something for everyone. They have a wide selection of meats, seafood, and vegetarian options. But the kimchi fried rice is my favorite dish. The service is attentive, and the decor is modern and sleek.


Iron Dish Korean BBQ

9605 N Tryon St Suite H, Charlotte, NC 28262
Phone: 980-225-7378
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Iron Dish Korean BBQ Charlotte
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Iron Dish Korean BBQ is in the University area of Charlotte on the corner of N Tryon St and Barton Creek Dr. It is close to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and several shopping centers. This restaurant is all about meat, so it’s always one of my go-to places to eat in Charlotte. They have a wide selection of meats, both traditional and marinated. The meats are cooked to perfection, and the flavors are incredible. I recommend the brisket. Iron Dish also has some of the best dumplings in Charlotte.


704 Korean BBQ

8320 Pineville-Matthews Rd #607, Charlotte, NC 28226
980-938-5368
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704 Korean BBQ Charlotte
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704 Korean BBQ is in the Mcalpine area of Charlotte on Pineville-Matthews Rd. It is close to several shopping centers and restaurants. 704 Korean BBQ has a wide selection of meats, seafood, and vegetarian options. 704 also offers an all-you-can-eat option which is a great value. In addition to the Korean BBQ, I recommend the corn cheese and the cake. These sides are delicious.


Bonchon

Multiple locations
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Bonchon Charlotte
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Bonchon is a Korean fried chicken chain with several locations in Charlotte. Bonchon has become so popular that locations are now all over the east coast. Bonchon is all about the chicken. The chicken is double-fried and incredibly juicy, and the flavors are out of this world. Bonchon also serves up Korean BBQ and bulgogi. Everything on the menu is delicious, and I recommend you come back multiple times to try it all.

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Choi’s Korean & Wing

808 E Arrowood Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
704-643-1212
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Choi's Korean & Wing Charlotte
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Choi’s Korean & Wing is in the Starmount area of Charlotte on E Arrowood Rd. It is close to several restaurants and some fun bars and is a short drive from Park Road Park. Choi’s is a great place to come for Korean BBQ and wings. The Korean BBQ is some of the best in Charlotte. I think the spicy meat at Choi’s is the best in Charlotte. The wings are some of the biggest and juiciest I’ve ever had. The service is always friendly, and the prices are reasonable. I also highly recommend fried rice and squid. If you are in a rush, Choi’s also offers to-go orders.

Why Trust Us?

When it comes to local restaurant recommendations, we pride ourselves on being a reliable and trustworthy resource. Our suggestions are not just based on our personal experiences, ensuring a more authentic and well-rounded perspective, but also on extensive online research. We diligently searched the internet and reviewed 6 credible sites and blogs, including Charlotteobserver.com and Charlotte.axios.com. 

We compiled all the findings in one location and sorted them by the frequency of mentions to ensure you receive top-notch recommendations. We strive to present you with a curated list of establishments that truly stand out, allowing you to enjoy the best dining experiences possible. 

Interested in the sources we consulted? Check out the list of all 6 sites we referenced below this paragraph, offering transparency and an opportunity for our readers to explore further. Our commitment is to deliver trustworthy and unparalleled recommendations, helping you make informed decisions on your culinary journeys.

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

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