Bulgogi, banchan and more: Where to get Korean BBQ in Charlotte

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Charred ribs. Bulgogi. Banchan sides. Korean barbecue is where it’s at, and there’s plenty of great spots to find it in Charlotte.

And bonus: There’s a new place to enjoy the cuisine on the way. Seoul Food Meat Co. is working with Cluck Design Collaborative on a new NoDa location. (Check back for more details in the future.)

For now, here are some of the best restaurants in Charlotte to chow down on Korean barbecue:

704 Korean BBQ

Location: 8320 Pineville-Matthews Rd #607, Charlotte, NC 28226

Neighborhood: South Charlotte/Pineville area

Menu

What to try: This is an all-you-can-eat spot, so you’ll want to taste a variety of things, like thinly sliced pork belly and beef bulgogi. Adults are $35, and kids 4-10 are $15.

What to know: Order in person, and reservations are available.

Bulgogi Box

Location: 1750 Camden Rd Ste G, Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: South End

Menu

What to order: The spicy pork bulgogi box, served with white rice and Asian coleslaw, $17.50.

What to know: Order in person, or you can order online for pickup or delivery.

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Iron Dish Korean BBQ

Location: 9605 N Tryon St., Suite H, Charlotte, NC 28262

Neighborhood: University City North

Menu

What to try: This all-you-can-eat spot offers all the options you’re craving, including beef, chicken and pork bulgogi, and banchan sides such as kimchi, miso soup, spicy rice cakes and more. Adults are $30, and children are $12.

What to know: Dine in person.

Let’s Meat

Location: 1400 S Church St B, Charlotte, NC 28203

Neighborhood: South End

Menu

What to try: This all-you-can-eat KBBQ restaurant is buffet-style dining, so you’ll want to sample a few things such as curry pork belly and chili shrimp. Adults are $38.47, and kids are $12.47.

What to know: Hours are limited, so check before you go. Call (980) 299-4389.

Matt Hooker and Matt Moore, along with Tucker Sward, created the mural at Let’s Meat.
Matt Hooker and Matt Moore, along with Tucker Sward, created the mural at Let’s Meat.

MOA Korean BBQ

Location: 128 S Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28202

Neighborhood: Third Ward/Uptown

Menu

What to try: The Braised Short Rib which comes with four banchan sides and white rice for $32.

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 704-503-9412. Open Tuesday to Sunday.

MOA Korean BBQ offers DYI tableside cooking.
MOA Korean BBQ offers DYI tableside cooking.

Pepero Korean Reastaurant

Location: 10920 Monroe Rd, Matthews, NC 28105

Neighborhood: Matthews

Menu

What to try: The Gai Bi, a Korean BBQ-style beef rib ($23.99).

What to know: Order in person at this restaurant, tucked inside a Korean supermarket, call 704-845-2107 or order online.

Seoul Food Meat Company

Location: 421 E 26th St., Charlotte, NC 28205 (coming soon)

Neighborhood: NoDa

Location: 1400 S Church St., STE A, Charlotte NC 28203

Neighborhood South End

Menu

What to try: In addition to soy pork spare ribs ($14/$27) and smoked beef brisket ($16/$29), you’ll want to try the kimchi fries. They come in chicken or beef for $8.

What to know: Order in person, order online or call 980-299-5143. You can also reserve a room for karaoke and make a night of it.

Courtesy of Seoul Food Meat Company
Courtesy of Seoul Food Meat Company
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