When the Korean Embassy sends you a brochure they’ve put out listing all the Korean restaurants in town and their specialties, you can be pretty sure that the information is accurate and worth sharing!
You can download the full PDF brochure (French) here, or browse the brief translations below.
(If you’re new to Korean cuisine, you may want to check out this site.).
Mamelles N°12, Dakar
Tel: 77 637 90 00
Open daily noon to 3pm / 6pm to 10:30pm
Delivery available, English spoken
Located on the Mamelles roundabout. The owner is passionate about nature and fishing and uses no chemical ingredients in his recipes. While the menu may be more limited than other Korean restaurants in Dakar, you will find a nice selection of raw fish-based dishes such as sashimi and sushi. In addition, enjoy a beautiful view from the terrace which overlooks the lighthouse and ocean and is particularly lovely at sunset.
Route de Meridien, zone 5 (50 meters before King Fahd Hotel, turn right)
Tel: 33 820 83 80
Open daily 11am – 11om, closed Mondays.
Shabat opened recently in Dakar and distinguishes itself from others with its special buffets available on order and deliveries/catering for all events. The spacious restaurant can accommodate up to 100 people. The menu is varied and includes the ten Korean dishes most-appreciated by expats. Brochures are available to help you discover Korean cuisine.
Villa 283, Gibraltar 2
Tel: 33 821 29 96
Open daliy 11:30am-3pm / 6pm-10pm, closed Sunday lunch
Like many restaurants, Boosan Galby offers a variety of dishes but it is particularly known for its Korean BBQ. It’s also a good place to go if you want to eat both Korean and Chinese specialties.
Chez Fatou Kim
Routes des Almadies, near the surf shacks
Tel: 33 820 92 80
Open daily 11:30am-3pm / 6pm-11pm
Owned by a Korean, hence the name, Chez Fatou Kim offers a lovely setting on the ocean. It’s not your average Senegalese or Korean restaurant, but the dishes are delicious and very reasonably priced. Note that octopus is prepared very well here.
75 Rue Amadou Assane NDoye
(Across from hotel Ganale)
Tel: 33 822 90 00
Open 11:30am – 3pm / 6pm – 10:30pm
Le Séoul restaurant downtown is very welcoming and great for families and groups. Its pool and terrace make a lovely setting for enjoying Korean specialties that are delicious and range from BBQ to bibimbap as well as Asian dishes such as sashimi and sushi.
137 rue carnot, after Presse Café
Tel: 33 842 00 58
Open noon – 3pm / 6pm – 10:30pm
The first Korean restaurant to open in Dakar, Arirang offers a very raffined cuisine that reflects its years of experience. Located near the Japanese Embassy, this restaurant offers not only Korean cuisine (Naengmyun, Kalbi BBQ to name a few) but also sushi that is very appreciated by Japanese diners.
Thank you for the brochure, DJ! Any other Embassies want to share their best restaurants with us?
Every since I left Virginia I have longed for Korean food, thanks for the guide