*List created by Seoung (Chow Down Detroit) & Virginia Lee
Hey Guys! You knew this list was bound to happen soon! Here are some of our top places where you can find a diverse menu offering fresh ingredients and marvelous food that hits just the spot. Whether you are craving something spicy, soupy, or deep-fried, this list is for you. As always, feel free to send us your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add to this list. Let’s get started!
Sammi Korean Restaurant | Troy
If you have a couple of hungry friends that are down to chow some delicious Korean food, check out Sammi Korean Restaurant. They have great Korean cafe dishes and even hotpot options! The appetizers and small plates are a great palate teaser for the main courses. We recommend their Tteokbokk (Rice cakes in sweet & spicy sauce).
Pro Tip: Add ramen to Tteokbokki for more tasty carbs!
Chung Ki Wa | Sterling Heights
Wow, you can hear and smell the sizzling onions and beef kalbi cooking on the grill. They use to be called Seoul Garden many years ago. It’s one of the oldest Korean restaurants in the area and they still do BBQ very well! Enjoy a classic Korean BBQ here and add some variety with their seafood pancake or seafood noodle soup. Get a BBQ combo so you can try variety of meats!
Tofu House | Farmington
Tofu House is the place to go for Korean stews. Soon Dubu Chigae (spicy soft tofu stew) is their specialty. Also try their Dolsot Bibimbap, a hot stone rice bowl of assorted veggies and meat with a perfectly cooked egg on top. Don’t forget to drizzle some of that gochujang sauce to add some color and spice! Tofu House also offers classic Japanese dishes since they own the Sushi House next door!
H-Mart Food Court | Troy
H-Mart is known for their fresh produce and seafood, Korean snacks, endless varieties of ramen packs, and frozen goods. But before you go grocery shopping, grab a bite at their food court, which offers the classic Korean comfort food and street foods. We recommend Jjampong (Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup), Tteokkboki (Spicy & Sweet Rice Cakes), Jja Jjang Myun (Black Bean Sauce Noodles), and Dolsot Bibimbap (Mixed Rice in Hot Stone Bowl).
Korea Palace | Sterling Heights
Please arrive famished when you decide to have dinner at Korea Palace. Their most popular BBQ Combo A comes with Marinated Beef Short Ribs, Bulgogi, Chicken, Shrimp, Homemade Kimchi, Salads, and plenty of side dishes to share. Korea Palace uses an infrared grill for less smoke to get on your clothes. You can order traditional Korean BBQ items like Kalbi and Sliced Pork Belly. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Bibimbab | Novi
One of their most popular entrees is the vegetarian dolsot bibimbap and Kalbi beef. Of course, if you want to add more substance, go for their Sun Du Bu Chigae, which is their bubbling tofu and seafood hotpot that has ramen in there. As always, there will plenty of leftovers to save for lunch and dinner!
Hankuk Oriental Market & Restaurant | Clinton Township
Do you like fried Chicken Wings? Then you need to upgrade and check out these Korean Fried Chicken Wings from Hankuk. They’re extra crispy and they pack a bunch of flavor in each bite. The pan-fried pot-stickers, stir-fried Jap Chae, and jars of homemade Kimchi side dish make this local Korean joint another must-try!
Soora |West Bloomfield
Soora’s grand menu will require you to pick and choose your items wisely. There are so many options! You can order the prawns with chili sauce, Korean Egg Casserole, Spicy Fried Chicken, tender Kalbi, or even Chicken Fried Rice. The complimentary picked veggies and Kimchi will keep you company in the meantime.
Gangnam Chicken | Royal Oak
The ultimate place for Korean Fried Chicken! Gangnam Chicken offers a selection of sauces, from Spicy to Soy Garlic, or half and half. Gems on their menu is their Grilled Rice Ball (that’s stuffed with cheese) and Kimchi Fries (fries topped with kimchi, onions, cheese, sour cream, and spicy mayo). Just a warning the service can be slow because the chef takes his time preparing it when ordered.
Kimchi | Canton
Explore some Korean cuisine by visiting Kimchi. This name might look familiar from our ‘Top Places To Chow Down Canton” List! The staff are welcoming and informative so you can pick out several dishes that will be savory, sweet, spicy, crunchy, and soupy. Give it a try!
Dae Jang Keum | Troy
Another classic Korean BBQ gem you can add to the list. Dae Jang Keum changes their grill depending on the meat you order! One of the only Korean BBQ places that has this accommodation. If you have a birthday, reunion, or any occasion for a big group, this is the place for you. Very spacious!
Well, there you have it! Which place are you guys stopping by first? Are you craving crispy Korean Fried Chicken, sizzling Bibimbap, savory Tofu & Seafood Hot Pot or all the above? Plan it out and you’ll be able to enjoy everything on this list. Did we miss a place that you need to give a shout out to? Hit us up on email@example.com. Enjoy!