The Best Korean BBQ in Atlanta

Like a patchwork quilt, Atlanta, Georgia has a culture defined by diversity. African American communities have founded world-renowned jazz festivals, soul food restaurants and historically black universities. Immigrants from Eastern Europe, Vietnam, China and Korea add their own flair to this Southern metropolis. So if you crave some Korean barbeque, you'll find grills throughout the city serving seared seafood and meats. But where are the city's smartest, savviest diners headed out to when they're seeking out the best KBBQ in Atlanta? Welcome to the Tastemaker list. Here, we've gathered information from in-the-know diners to put together a list of the best KBBQ in Atlanta. Book a table in town tonight!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Tomo, Seed Kitchen & Bar, MF Sushi- Atlanta
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Japanese, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Buckhead, Marietta, Inman Park
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Tomo

$$$$·Japanese·
Buckhead
1,013 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance

Right in the middle of Buckhead, Tomo is an upscale Asian-accented restaurant with some of the best KBBQ in Atlanta. Grab a seat in the engaging, colorful dining room to start off with the grilled kam...

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Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia

Seed Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Marietta
4,820 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch

Take a stroll down “Merchant's Walk” in East Cobb to dine on some of the best KBBQ in Atlanta at this acclaimed hot spot. One of the restaurant's signature plates is the Korean braised short rib, with...

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Contemporary American in Atlanta / Georgia

MF Sushi- Atlanta

$$$$·Japanese·
Inman Park
675 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot

A cutting-edge sushi place in Northeast Atlanta, MF Sushi features one of the best dining experiences in town. Grab a table in this sleek, engaging dining room to try some fascinating KBBQ dishes. For...

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Japanese in Atlanta / Georgia

Bar.bacoa

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Virginia Highland
595 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Tapas
  • Outdoor Eating

Tacos and tequila are the main attractions at this hip, electric place in the Virginia Highlands. As an added bonus, there are some of the best kbbq in Atlanta on the menu. Try the Korean beef tacos, ...

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Best Value in Atlanta / Georgia

ARI Korean BBQ & The Cakeshop

$$$$·Korean·
Johns Creek
195 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals

Traditional Korean style and American beef come together in prime fashion at ARI Korean Barbecue. Right in the Atlanta suburb of Johns Creek, ARI Korean barbecue is one of the liveliest restaurants in...

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Special Occasions in Atlanta / Georgia

Noona Meat & Seafood

$$$$·American·
Duluth
392 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem

One of the most colorful places in town is also one of the best spots for KBBQ in Atlanta. This American spot features a menu “inspired by the forests and seashores of Korea.” Start with the wagyu bee...

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Fit for Foodies in Northeast Atlanta

Hopstix

$$$$·Asian·
Chamblee
417 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great Beer

Beer and KBBQ are an unbeatable combination. Chamblee's Hopstix is one of the best places in Atlanta for that pairing. This acclaimed local brewpub features an engaging menu of beer and comfort-food A...

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Pacific Rim Bistro

$$$$·Pan-Asian·
Downtown
457 reviews
  • Casual
  • Lunch

In the middle of downtown Atlanta, the Pacific Rim Bistro is one of the city's top places for pan-Asian cuisine. This KBBQ standout is an engaging, lively spot with a full menu of Asian classics. Star...

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Lunch in Atlanta / Georgia

Poor Calvin's

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Midtown
5,282 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine

A colorful and engaging restaurant in Midtown Atlanta, Poor Calvin's is rich in excellent barbecue options. For the small bites menu, try the seafood spring rolls with Hoisin sauce or the buttermilk-f...

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Best Service in Atlanta / Georgia
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Nahm Thai Cuisine

$$$$·Thai·
Alpharetta
1,551 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

For fine Asian dining in the middle of Alpharetta, this comfortable and welcoming restaurant is one of the best options in town. Start with the Nahm corn fritters, with three-flavor chili sauce. Chick...

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Best Overall in Atlanta / Georgia
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Gyu-Kaku - Atlanta, GA

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
310 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions

This fun, energetic barbecue spot by Atlantic Station is one of the most colorful places in town. Stop in to enjoy some of the restaurant's shared plates and a personal grill at every table. A “chef's...

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Hot Spot in Atlanta / Georgia
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Local on North

$$$$·American·
Canton
793 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Special Occasions
  • Group Bookings

One of the highlights of the Atlanta dining scene, Local on North Northwest is an excellent place for dinner, lunch, or Sunday brunch. For a hearty main plate dinner, try the steak frites with chimich...

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Best Food in Northwest Atlanta

True Food Kitchen - Atlanta

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
1,814 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating

For healthy food and some prime KBBQ in Atlanta, the True Food Kitchen is the place to go. This eclectic restaurant with a menu full of health-forward dishes is a prime Atlanta dining destination for ...

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Healthy in Atlanta / Georgia

The Consulate

$$$$·Global, International·
Midtown
1,045 reviews
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions

A colorful and invigorating standout, The Consulate is an international restaurant with some of the best KBBQ in Atlanta. Stop in to enjoy some of the most creative dishes in the city with a truly glo...

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Best Overall in Atlanta / Georgia
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