Korean food is my number one choice during any season. But then again, I am partial. Why? Korean is refreshing and tastes delicious!
As the biggest city in Switzerland, Zürich offers a variety of choices and quite a diverse Korean cuisine. For those looking for the best Korean food in Zürich, I have put together a list of recommended Korean restaurants.
Here is my ultimate foodie guide to Korean restaurants in Zürich:
Akaraka Korean Restaurant
Akaraka is a Korean restaurant near the Selnau station. Are you curious what this name means? The linguistic meaning is "Under Music and Joy we become one." Because both directors are opera singers, they have expressed their love for music (and of course for food) in the naming.
Akaraka promises a harmony of live music and fine dining. Their lunch menu includes noodle dishes as well as the popular beef bibimbap.
In the evening, the restaurant offers a set menu along with a live music performance. The menu is available with meat, fish, or as a vegetarian option. The menu includes appetizers such as bulgogi, a spicy soup, a salad, a main dish, a serving of bibimbap, and a dessert. If you like spicy, you might get lucky if the dessert is ddeok-bok-ki, a spicy-rice cake.
From previous visits, I particularly like the Akaraka bulgogi. With variations of meat (chicken/beef/pork), you can enjoy the marinated juicy meal with a nice piece of lettuce (ssam) and rice.
+41 43 538 30 85
Mo to Fr 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM and 6 - 11 PM, Sa 6 PM - midnight. Su closed. (Last order until 10 PM.)
Were you also hooked on the Angry Birds mobile game? The pesky bird character has found a permanent home inside the Miss Miu restaurant at Europaallee. Angry Chicken is a Korean take-out specializing in fried chicken with fancy glaces: sweet lime, Korean ssam, or Angry Chili.
Good to know: the family business behind Angry Chicken has pledged to be climate-neutral. While reducing the carbon footprint of their meals to the max, including using Swiss poultry for their dishes, the remaining CO2 is being compensated with investments in green projects.
+41 44 260 55 22
Mo to Sa 11 AM - 9:30 PM, Su noon - 9:30 PM.
Bibim Shack, a Korean take-out restaurant near Hardbrücke, is a nice and quick solution to get your fix.
Bibim bab is the one and only menu: a tasty bowl of rice and vegetables with optional meat. My advice: add the spicy gochujang hot pepper sauce on top of the bowl to enjoy it properly. This sauce has been altered to Swiss tastes, but it is still a good quick grab for lunch. At the moment, they also run a pop-up restaurant at Müllerstrasse 31.
+41 044 271 54 82
Mo to Fr 11 AM - 2 PM and 5 - 9 PM , Sa and Su closed.
Koko Chicken is a fine little Korean eatery located directly at the Stadelhofen train station. Despite its name, the restaurant also serves beef and vegetarian dishes alongside chicken. One of the specialities are their marinated chicken wings served on melted cheese. The Koko Cheese meal is prepared tableside.
+41 44 251 53 00
Mo to Sa 11 AM - 2 PM and 5 - 11 PM, Su 11 AM - 2:30 PM and 5 - 10 PM.
Mi Mi Sa
Mi Mi Sa is a tiny Korean shop and restaurant in the Seebach area of Zürich. My recommendation is to try the spicy beef soup, which is very authentic. Please note that they only accept cash.
Mi Mi Sa
+41 43 299 92 67
MISOGA is one of my top choices for Korean restaurants in Zürich. Their flagship restaurant is conveniently located at Hegibachplatz. The restaurant has a comfortable yet classy vibe, and MISOGA offers traditional Korean dishes such as haemulpajeon (seafood pancake).
Bibim bab is a classic bestseller, japchae and bulgogi as well. On a rainy day, my favorite is pajeon and makguli (rice wine) - it's the best combination ever.
+41 44 422 99 90
Mo to Fr 11:30 AM - 2 PM and 6 - 10:30 PM, Sa 6 - 10:30 PM, Su closed.
Miss Miu Europaallee
Located at Europaallee near the main station, Miss Miu is one of the newest Korean restaurants in Zürich. The tastes are modern and fusion, rather than original Korean. But they are nonetheless delicious.
This spacious restaurant has a nice interior and a separate corner for Korean BBQ, which is only available during dinner. Miss Miu has diverse dishes, from appetizers to fun and Instagramable desserts. And finally, there is a secret hidden behind one of the staff doors: the Gipsy Rose Speakeasy & Burlesque Bar.
+41 44 260 55 22
Mo to Th 10 AM to 11 PM, Fr and Sa 10 AM to midnight, Su 10 AM to 11 PM.
Restaurant Shilla is a fairly new Korean restaurant at the Letzigrund Stadium. The special thing about Shilla is that the interior and service feel very original, as if you were dining in Seoul.
Restaurant Shilla is my favorite place in Zürich for Korean BBQ with galbi marinated beef. The service will cut and BBQ the meat in front of your eyes! The Korean style beef tartar is very tasty, too. As a lunch special, Shilla has bento style dishes that are easy to take out. And finally, the restaurant is spacious enough to have big group meetings.
+41 44 431 80 80
Tu to Fr noon - 2:30 PM and 6 - 10 PM (Fr until 10:30 PM), Sa 5 PM - 10:30 PM, Su 5 PM - 9:30 PM. Mo closed.