The meteoric rise and spread of the K-wave has seen countless Korean restaurants popping up all over Singapore. Whether you’re a k-pop or k-drama lover, there’s something undeniably compelling when it comes to Korean culture—and food, for that matter!
For all the foodies out there who have developed a craving for Korean noodles, here’s a list of the most recommended go-to spots in Singapore!
1. Nipong Naepong
In your search for Korean noodles in Singapore, how can you miss out Nipong Naepong? Singapore’s first Korean Jjamppong specialty restaurant, Nipong Naepong serves up one-of-a-kind fusion renditions of its original noodle dish. Inspired by flavors from all around the world, new dishes are constantly added to its menu. With unique takes like the Italian-style Ro Ppong, the Tom Yum Ppong, and the locally inspired She’s Risotto (chilli crab), it’s definitely one for adventurous souls!
Company Website: https://www.facebook.com/nipongnaepongsingapore
Contact Number: +65 6262 4078
Location: JEM #01-16, 50 Jurong Gateway Road, Singapore 608549 | 313@Somerset #B3-03, 313 Orchard Road Singapore 238895
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri, 11AM-10PM | Sat-Sun 11AM-11PM
2. O-Bba Jjajang
With jjajang in its name, how could you resist trying out the jjajangmyeon in O-Bba Jjajang? Black soybean sauce ladled over springy yellow noodles makes for a one-of-a-kind rich flavor. If you’re more of a seafood lover, try a bowl of Jjamppong instead. Filled with prawns, mussels, squid and more, the spicy broth is full of an umami flavor with a kick of spice.
Company Website: https://www.facebook.com/obbajjajang
Contact Number: +65 6221 8254
Location: 77 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088498
Operating Hours: Daily 11.30AM-3AM
3. Jinjja Chicken
A Koran fast food place which specialises in chicken, some would be surprised to know that Jinjja Chicken has some great noodles as well! The spicy seafood Jjamppong is one (with clams, mussels, cuttlefish & squid), and the jjajangmyeon is another. Surprisingly enough, the jjajangmyeon is a vegetarian option that tastes almost identical to the original—so don’t hold back and get ready to dig in!
Company Website: http://www.jinjjachicken.com
Location: 249 Victoria Street Singapore 188034 |
B1-28/29 The Clementi Mall, 3155 Commonwealth Ave W, Singapore 129588 | #01-45 Northpoint City, 930 Yishun Avenue 2 Singapore 7690098
Operating Hours: Sun-Thu 11AM-10PM | Fri-Sat 11AM-10.30PM (with the exception of Clementi Outlet: Daily 11AM-9PM)
4. Chicken Up
Yet another Korean fried chicken place that has surprisingly great noodles, Chicken Up offers a wide variety of noodle dishes. Glass noodles made with sweet potato starch stir-fried with a generous amount of meat and vegetables, every single bite of japchae promises flavor. Alternatively, opt for makguksu—a cold buckwheat noodle salad with a hint of spice.
Company Website: http://www.chicken-up.com
Contact Number: +65 6327 1203
Location: 48 Tanjong Pagar Road #01-01 Singapore 088469
Operating Hours: Mon-Thu 5.30PM-2AM | Fri-Sat 5.30PM-3AM | Sun 5.30PM-12AM
5. Seoul Yummy
If you’re looking to slurp up some great-tasting Korean noodles in Singapore, Seoul Yummy is not to be missed! Various types of army stews are available to choose from, with quirky names like Legend of The Sea, Spam Over Flowers, Running Chicken and Show Me The Pork. If that’s not up your alley, try out the spicy, mouth-tingling Poong Japchae, or the savoury Black Myon.
Company Website: https://www.seoulyummy.com
Contact Number: +65 6509 6900 | +65 6219 5008 | +65 6509 4045 | +65 6694 3013 | +65 6570 2033 | +65 6747 9655 | +65 6397 6939
Location: Outlets at Bugis+, Causeway Point, ION Orchard, JEM, Junction 8, Singpost Centre & Square 2
Operating Hours: Daily 11.30AM-10PM
If you’re a long-time fan of glass noodles and have always wanted to try your hand at cooking the dish yourself, check out Guksu’s Hankook style Bulgogi Jeongol—which consists of sliced wagyu beef, vegetables and mushrooms which you can bbq on a hotplate yourself. With a team of chefs that are all Korean, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands when it comes to authentic Korean fare.
Company Website: https://www.facebook.com/guksu1945
Contact Number: +65 6334 7950
Location: #02-385, Suntec City Convention Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 11AM-10.30PM (break from 3PM-5PM) | Sat-Sun 11AM-10.30PM
7. The Cup
Noodles in a cup—how convenient is that? At The Cup, choose from a wide selection of noodles such as the spicy samgyeop noodles, bulgogi fried noodles or the kimchi udon. If you’re a foodie always on the lookout for tasty fusion noodles, check out their Korean spice cream pasta, bulgogi pasta or bulgogi japchae.
Company Website: http://www.thecupfood.sg/index.html
Contact Number: +65 6837 0636
Location: #01-05 PoMo Mall, 1 Selegie Rd Singapore 188306
Opening Hours: Daily 10AM-8PM
8. Big Mama
Offering authentic Korean-style home cooking, Big Mama serves one of the best dakgalbi in town. With six complimentary refillable side dishes—kimchi, lotus roots, spinach, water chestnut cake, ikan bilis and delicious japchae—it’s certainly not to be missed! Made with love and strictly without MSG, you can dig in without worrying too much about your health!
Company Website: https://www.bigmama.sg
Contact Number: +65 6270 7704
Location: 2 Kim Tian Road, Singapore 169244
Opening Hours: Daily 11.30AM-11PM (Break from 3PM-5.30PM)
Noodles in cups sure seem to have become a thing, but who’s complaining? Pick a protein, a base, and choose five sides to go with some chewy buckwheat noodles. Once you’re done, shake the cup with all your might and stir it well before eating. Since Dosirak avoids frying or grilling, it’s a wonderful guilt-free option for the health-conscious!
Company Website: https://dosirak.com.sg
Contact Number: +65 6536 6034
Location: OUE Downtown Gallery 6A Shenton Way #01-44 Singapore 068815 | 313@Somerset #B2-15 Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11AM-8PM | Sat 11AM-2.30PM (Closed on Sun, PH) | Daily 10AM-10PM (Open on PH)
10. Twins Restaurant
Owned by twin Korean chefs, Twins Restaurant offers a variety of noodle dishes. Army soup, jjambbong soup, jajangmyeon—you name it, they’ve got it! What’s more, only the freshest ingredients are used and the sauces are even homemade for guaranteed taste. Try out Woo Jae’s spicy seafood noodles for flavorful umami—with a light and springy texture, every mouthful is sure to be a delight.
Company Website: https://www.facebook.com/Twins.Korean.Restaurant
Contact Number: +65 6221 5205 | +65 9006 3875
Location: 7 Craig Road Singapore 089667
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11.30AM-12AM (Break from 3PM-5PM) | Sun 5PM-11PM
Don’t let the name fool you into thinking that it’s just a dessert place. With an endless variety of army stews to choose from, it’s a must-try for all foodies. This includes tteokbokki jjigae, budae jjigae, mandu jjigae, Twi Gim jjigae, Haemut jjigae and jjim-dak jjigae. Of course, let’s not forget the traditional japchae—stir-fried with meat and vegetables, with a side of deliciously crisp fried pork belly.
Company Website: https://www.patbingsoo.com.sg
Contact Number: +65 9181 3038 | +65 9169 5817 | +65 9169 5835 | 9187 0372
Location: Plaza Singapura #B2-47 68 Orchard Rd | Jurong Point JP2 #03-56 63 Jurong West Central 3 | Northpoint City South Wing #B1-181 930 Yishun Ave 2 | VivoCity #B2-27 1 Harbourfront Walk
Opening Hours: Daily 11.30AM-10PM (with the exception of Plaza Singapura outlet: Sun-Thurs 11.30AM-10PM | Fri-Sat, Eve of PH 11.30AM-11PM)