We've pulled together our list of the best Korean eateries in the city centre.

If you're looking for somewhere to celebrate, or just want to tuck in to some delicious Korean food, look no further than these delicious eateries in the heart of the city.

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No.1 Pancake | Lorne Street & Wellesley Street

On the corner of Wellesley and Lorne Streets, this small kiosk often has a queue of people waiting to grab the cheap yet filling Korean style pancakes.

Our food pick: Red bean cheese pancake, $5.

Mighty Hotdog

Mighty Hotdog | 47 Chancery Street

Located on Chancery Square, Mighty Hotdog serves super delicious and creative Korean-style deep-fried hotdogs. 

Our food pick: Mighty Potato Hotdog (sausage & potato), $7.50.

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Gochu | 7/21 Queen Street, Commercial Bay

Fresh, flavour-filled Korean Cuisine, modern wines, cocktails and good times, Gochu draws on authentic Korean cuisines and flavours to bring you a new, New Zealand Korean experience like no other.

Our food pick: Korean fried chicken coated in Jason’s (the chef) secret sauce, $19.

Kimchi Project

The Kimchi Project | 20 Lorne Street

Experience some great tasting 'Asian-infused' culinary delights on Lorne Street. 

Our food pick: Korean BBQ Pork Rice (GF), $21.00.

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Faro | 5 Lorne Street

Faro was established in 2009 and since then has attained a reputation for quality Korean cuisine in the heart of Auckland. 

Our food pick: Bul Dak, stir fried chicken with hot hot hot sauce served with 6 side dishes, salad and rice, $34.

 

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Hello Beasty | 5-97 Customs Street West

Serving up contemporary cuisine inspired by regions of Japan, Korea and China, Hello Beasty is a cult eatery on Auckland's waterfront. 

Our food pick: KFC Korean fried cauliflower with spicy gochujang glaze and roasted sesame seeds, $18.

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Seoul Night | 16 Fort Street

You can't miss this hidden gem located on Fort Street. With its neon light sign, Seoul Night takes you right to the spirit of Seoul's nightlife.

Our food pick: Kimchi stew - slow-cooked fermented kimchi stew with braised pork belly, $38.

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Hansik

Hansik restaurant & bar | 19 Drake Street

Hansik on Drake Street offers delicious and authentic Korean BBQ. 

Our food pick: Bulgogi Sizzled - stir-fried marinated meat with onion, capsicum, carrot, green bean and bok choy, $27.

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Red Pig | 2 Kitchener Street

Head to Red Pig for mouthwatering Korean BBQ in the city centre's Aotea Arts Quarter.

Our food pick: Korean-style marinated beef short ribs, $32.

Pocha

Pocha restaurant | 2A / 48 Courthouse Lane

Pocha in Chancery Square caters to any occasion - whether you are winding down after a hard day's work, or preparing for a big night out.

Our food pick: Pocha bimbimbab, $21.

Nol Bu Ne

Nol Bu Ne | 10 Wellesley Street East

Nol Bu Ne is a favourite amongst city centre locals with authentic Korean food at affordable prices. 

Our food pick: Kimchi pancake, $16.

Last updated: 31 May 2021

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