Life in (and around) Brussels…

Random tips on things to do and places to go in Brussels and beyond


Korean food in Brussels

UPDATE: Apparently Arirang is now closed. No indication of whether this is permanent or not. (February 2010)

In the past few days, people have been visiting this blog searching for Korean restaurants in Brussels, specifically in the Saint Boniface area. Indeed, there is a Japanese-Korean restaurant called Hana, which is on Rue Saint Boniface 21 (tel: +32 2 502 52 41). I cannot comment on it as I have not been yet… but other reviewers say the food is good and authentic and that it attracts expat Koreans in Brussels.

However, if you are looking for authentic Korean food in Brussels, go to Arirang, which is a bit further away on Avenue Louise. As mentioned in a previous post, Arirang is a Korean BBQ in nice setting that attracts many Korean businessmen, which already says a lot for the quality and authenticity of the food. The restaurant is run by a Korean lady and serves fresh, authentic Korean fare. Most likely the best place in Brussels if you are looking for real Korean food. Reservations: 02/ 649 22 43. Address: Avenue Louise 337.

Tip: Avoid the Korean Barbecue restaurant on rue Capitain Crespel, near Porte de Namur.

If you are looking for a Korean grocery store, venture out of Brussels to go to Shilla, a Korean Japanese supermarket in Overijse with a good selection of food and also some household items. Shilla, Brusselsesteenweg 410, 3090 Overijse, tel: +32 2 767 20 93. There is also a smaller store in Uccle, on Chaussee de Waterloo 1021.