Korean food in Singapore is always a delight, and there are plenty of different methods in which you can enjoy the food from below the 38th Parallel. Whether your tastes are for the hearty fare of bibimbap and bindaetteok to sharing favourites like Korean barbecue and banchans, teas like Korean ginseng – Woorinara is the only restaurant in Singapore that sells it – and the sweet treats of bingsu and injeolmi. One lesser spotted, but equally as tasty, is Korean fried chicken, unbattered but double dunked in hot oil, to ensure a skin that is crispy but not greasy, and then coated in sauces that range from salty to sour and sweet and unbelievably, mouth-meltingly spicy. Woorinara on Lorong Kilat in Bukit Timah is the perfect place to pick some up in the north of the city, so if you’re looking for the best Korean fried chicken in Singapore, then look no further. Book a table now and head on over to try out something new.
Asian food in Singapore is characterised by the coming together of sweet and sour, salty and spicy, and whether you take your brimstone from pho, Sichuan peppercorns, Thai bird’s eye chillies or the nasal passage clearing wasabi from Japan, you can find fire that fills up your soul. If, indeed, Seoul food is what you’re after, then you need to be taking their spice test. One of the great ways to deliver chillies to your mouth in Singapore is via Korean fried chicken, and one of the finest places to pick it up in the city is at Woorinara on Lorong Kilat in Bukit Timah. Take the MTR train to King Albert Park and wander up the hill to try them out – let us talk you through some of the specialities that they offer.
While the fried chicken on offer is the obvious option, the sauces are where Woorinara comes into its own. They take their chicken from the fryer and toss them liberally in a sweet and spicy yumyum sauce, soy sauce or garlic sauce to your choice of heat, with your pick of bone in or boneless bird. There are other Korean classics on offer as well, from bibimbap to Korean barbecue, hot plate chicken or pork, smoked duck or kimchi pancake. Did we mention that Woorinara is the only restaurant in Singapore that sells Korean ginseng? We could go on, but we’ll not delay your trip to Lorong Kilat and Woorinara. Reserve your table now.
As always, love their army stew! And fried chicken! Homely ambiance, do make reservation as they can be full house most of the time.
Nice and authentic Korean food with free flow banchan! Very busy during dinner time. Would recommend the kimchi pancake! Avg price around $25-$30 per pax.
Pretty good food at affordable prices. Love the seafood pancake and fried glass noodles the most. Hope to give the hotpot and BBQ a try next time!
Able to book it last minute, good apps and this place provides good experience, good food and nice environment. Highly recommended to visit and try out all their food!!
Arrived late by 30min after the timing stated on the reservation, the lady owner who served us wasn't mad at us (we also apologised). She was very helpful, we ordered Budae Jigae (Army Stew) which was served on a portable gas stove, so the fire had to be adjusted every once in a while to either warm or boil the stew. She helped adjust the fire when she walked past my table (about 3 times) while serving others, and I also noticed her helping tables who ordered the BBQ to grill and cut the meat pieces. Overall, food is good, ambiance is good, pricing is good, service is good, I would visit again to try some of the other dishes :)
My second visit to Woorinara. Food standard is still well maintained. Delicious food, many choices on menu and good service. Alcoholic drinks are sold on higher price. Nevertheless, I will be back to this place again.
We went there for our V day dinner and is our 1st time there. Reservation was at 7pm, but we were late and reached at 715pm. Few people were waiting outside the restaurant and the lady boss was kind enough to make piority for us. This is a plus point. Our review: Korean Ginseng Soup ($25) - taste was bland and ginseng taste not strong. 1/5 Their much raved about - fried korean chicken (boneless $17) - 3.5/5 Ricecake ($10) - 2.5/5 Seafood ramen - 3/5 Side dishes 6 pcs - not much variety,compared with other korean restaurant we had tried 1.5/5 Restaurant was very packed and service we observed from other patrons was very very slow and few patrons enquired abt waiting time and food. Overall, probably is Vday thats dishes not that fantastic and service aint that good. Wont patronise this restaurant again as we had eated ither authentic korean restaurants that is so much better.
When you eat at Woorinara, remember to try the Military hotpot. Go for the Yum Yum Chicken as well. Awesome and will definitely return again.
The food was delicious. We ordered quite a number of dishes such as chicken, sam gye tang and sun du bu jji gae. The dishes also came along with some side dishes. The service was good and the food did not take very long time to be served.
Been visiting them for 5 years. I'd always go for their Yum Yum Chicken, Kimchi Pancake and Army Stew! Tried some other flavours for their fried chicken, but still preferred Yum Yum best 👍🏼 And they have super delicious banchan (side dishes)! Recommend to make a reservation ahead of your visit! 😊