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Kongju Korean Restaurant

#531 of 9,553 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Siam
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444 MBK Center, Phayathai Road | Wangmai, Pathumwan, Pathumwan Princess Hotel, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
+66 2 216 3700
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11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this restaurant in the hotel complex is very good, nice food and good service, not all the food is what you'd expect

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Thank Gail O
Bangkok, Thailand
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visit here more than 5 times, would love to go again and again. The quality of food is very good although a little high price. good for a small family or friend party.

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Thank aranyap2015
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to Korea a few times and the food at the Kongju restaurant in pathumwan princess hotel Thailand really does hold up to expectations. Very authentic Korean food for lovers of Kimchi! Staff are accommodating and friendly and take very good care of you. Very fortunate to have such a great restaurant inside the hotel we stayed at, will... More 

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Thank micah_sides
PathumwanPrincess, Director of Food & Beverage at Kongju Korean Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for visiting our Asian food avenue at Pathumwan Princess Hotel It's delightful to hear our restaurant drew parallels with other authentic Korean restaurants you have came to experience on your travels. I will most definitely share your thoughts with our service and culinary team, we will have a special serving of Kimchi ready for your... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We had pork galbi-jjim, chicken bulgogi and prawn bulgogi. The main dishes were excellent. The side dishes were also fresh and tasty, and the staff were very kind and attentive. We liked the decorations as well. It's a quiet, ambient restaurant. I'd recommend it.

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Thank Alexis A
PathumwanPrincess, Director of Food & Beverage at Kongju Korean Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for visiting our Asian food avenue at Pathumwan Princess Hotel It appears your favorite dish turned out to be 'Bulgogi' , one of my personal favorites and where delighted you enjoyed them. We also appreciate your kind remarks towards the restaurant decor with our Korean aesthetic influences helping cap off a memorable experience. We look... More 

Hobart, Tasmania
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264 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Located in the Pathumwan Princess Hotel on 2nd floor this brilliant restaurant was excellent in all ways. Food is lovely and you can choice from A La Carte Menu or have the BBQ option where you select the food you would like and it is cooked at your table. The food was lovely, service very good, nice relaxing atmosphere and... More 

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Thank Loveagreathotel
PathumwanPrincess, Director of Food & Beverage at Kongju Korean Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for visiting our Asian food Avenue at Pathumwan Princess Hotel. Myself and the team are absolutely thrilled you enjoyed the varied food selection and all other aspects of your visit to Kongju restaurant. We look forward to the next opportunity of welcoming you again. Kamsahamnida & kind regards Samuel Ashworth Director of Food & Beverage More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Wide choice of meats on BBQ buffet. Very efficient and friendly staff. Reasonable price for an outstanding buffet dinner. Had a lovely evening, thanks.

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Thank ants59
PathumwanPrincess, Director of Food & Beverage at Kongju Korean Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing in to us! On behalf of the entire team thank you for your greatly received feedback. We're delighted you enjoyed the wide range of BBQ delicacies and found the price to be reasonable and of good value. We look forward to welcome you back again in the New Year 2017 together with our new... More 

Soderkoping, Sweden
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Conveniently placed by skytrain and MBK shopping center, this luxurious Korean restaurant serves best BBQ around! Impeccable service and attention to detail it´s well worth your baht. A little old school maybe, but for a business dinner just perfect with possibility for privacy.

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Thank Jogah
PathumwanPrincess, Director of Food & Beverage at Kongju Korean Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for visiting our famous Kongju restauant We are extremely delighted to learn you came to enjoy all aspects of your experience and found it exceptional value for money. I have already taken the liberty of sharing your remarks with our team whom are equally grateful. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again when... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Had the buffet dinner here one night and was impressed with the bbq at the table. The waiter cooked the food in front of us which was a bit unique. May not appeal to people who want a bit more privacy to enjoy their meal though. We didn't manage to get all the way through the menu and would challenge... More 

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Thank andyroo2016
PathumwanPrincess, Director of Food & Beverage at Kongju Korean Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for stopping by our Trip Advisor page. Myself and the team are delighted you enjoyed your experience at our famous Kongju restaurant. Our Charcoal BBQ is often revered as the one of the very best in the city with our personalized table service & traditional decor contributing to a handful of many special elements. We hope... More 

Northallerton, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This was the first time I had eaten Korean food and I was really impressed. We ate from a la carte menu as I was not feeling too well and my wife is a vegetarian. Everything we had was excellent and really well cooked. Service was attentive and efficient. The only downside was that the restaurant was empty which always... More 

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Thank Hepatacyte
PathumwanPrincess, Director of Food & Beverage at Kongju Korean Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hepatacyte Thank you for writing in Myself and the team are delighted to hear we were able to facilitate your requests for vegetarian food and most importantly knowing all tastes hit the right notes. Sad you visited however on a quiet period which contrasts to the usual. Hopefully on your next visit you can experience more energy in the... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

One of the traditional Korean restaurant in Bangkok. On 2nd floor of Pratumwan Princess hotel. We went there for lunch, they also offer the buffet in special price on weekday. The food all are good quality , delicious and clean. The service are excellence. They always ask for more food to serve all the time. Should try for the buffet... More 

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Thank napasornbee
PathumwanPrincess, Director of Food & Beverage at Kongju Korean Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for writing in to us We're delighted you enjoyed our traditional royal Korean cuisine in addition to the excellent service. I will take great satisfaction sharing your views with the rest of the team whom will be moved by your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Kongju and Pathumwan... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 444 MBK Center, Phayathai Road | Wangmai, Pathumwan, Pathumwan Princess Hotel, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok>  > Siam
  • Neighbourhood: Siam
  • Phone Number: +66 2 216 3700
Description
Proud winner of the Prestigious 'BEST HOTEL RESTAURANT' in it's category, at the 'WORLD LUXURY HOTEL AWARDS' of 2013, and voted Bangkok's favorite Korean restaurant 13 years running by Thailand Tatler Magazine, Kongju continues to set the standard in Fine Korean Barbeque Charcoal Cuisine. Unsurpassed since it's opening in 1996, Kongju boasts an exquisite selection of truly authentic Korean dishes. Using only the finest 'hand picked' combination of local and fully imported ingredients, all of Kogju's sauces marinades and condiments are hand made .Our resident Korean Chefs go to painstaking lengths to ensure the most authentic of dining experiences. The restaurant underwent several aesthetic improvements in late 2013, thus entering a new Dynasty of unparalleled culinary brilliance.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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