Restaurant Awards 2024: The Best Korean Restaurants in Vancouver

Korean options abound for Vancouverites—here are five award-winning restaurants to try.

The Best Korean Restaurants in Vancouver (and Beyond) 2024

Gold: Jejudo

This may be Jejudo’s very first year on our list, but this cozy Korean spot didn’t need beginner’s luck to earn its gold: it was the raw marinated crab, spicy braised monkfish, beef tartar stone pot rice and high-quality Korean BBQ dishes that impressed our judges.

4501 North Rd., Burnaby

Jejudo. Photo by Leila Kwok.

Silver: Zoomak

Lunch hero Zoomak (the 12-course tasting tray almost always sells out) gets silver: the spicy-sweet KFC, indulgent Korean pancake and fresh and fun lettuce wraps consistently delight.

52 Alexander St.

a dish from Zoomak restaurant

Bronze: Hanwoori

Bronze goes to Hanwoori for delicious banchan, kimchi stew and ggorigom tang (oxtail and bone marrow broth with noodles); “Make sure to have a group big enough for both BBQing and hot pot at the same time,” advised one judge.

5740 Imperial St., Burnaby


Honourable Mentions: Jess’ and Sura

Shiny and soulful Jess’ in Kerrisdale and bibimbap star Sura on Robson each get the honourable mention nod.

Jess’ 2179 W 41st Ave.,
Sura  1518 Robson St.,

Find more of the best Vancouver restaurants on our list of 2024 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Award winners.