CCM Cuisine Tour :: Korean Restaurants in Collin County

When my younger brothers, who are half-Korean, visit us here in Texas from Hawaii, our culinary adventures range from barbecue and burritos to bulgogi and bimibap.

We teach them that there is, in fact, a difference between Mexican and TexMex cuisine, and they teach us that there’s a big difference between the heat level indicators of hot sauce and kimchi. (Be warned!)

Over the years, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed the wide variety of Korean restaurants in Collin County. Some have great banchan—family style side dishes—and others have the most delicious fish cakes. Some cook the food for you right on the table, and others let you cook for yourself if you’d like!

Next time they visit, we’re definitely taking them to the new K-Town in Carrollton. I recently explored the area during a Collin County Moms Night Out, shopping for goodies at TONYMOLY and stopping for dinner at Gui-Rock where we enjoyed a delicious meal cooked right at our table. The servers are friendly and more than willing to help you navigate the menu to make the best meal choice! We chose “Plan A” with pork, bulgogi, chicken teriyaki and shrimp. You pay by the person, and trust me, there’s more than enough for everyone to enjoy!

There are so many stores, offering delights from Korean BBQ to sweet treats to groceries and housewares. It will take multiple visits to explore them all, and I can’t wait!

More Korean restaurants in Collin County

Frank Seoul Korean Fried Snack Café | Frisco

Frank Seoul has more than 50 restaurants in South Korea and recently opened its first U.S. location in Frisco. Not only do they have tasty variations on the corndog that rival anything you can get at the Texas State Fair, but my teenage daughter loved the auth,entic store vibe. Enjoy Korean fried snack food while watching K-Pop music videos on a large screen tv. So fun. And yummy!

LA Burger | Multiple locations

Their motto is “Ab-Seoul-ute Perfection” and my brother Sam agreed! He tried their famous K Town burger which features kimchi, pickled jalapenos with a bulgogi glaze, and an egg on top. He loved it!

Jin Korean BBQ | Plano

This all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant has something for everyone including the popular Kalbi to Chadol (thin sliced brisket), Samgyusal (pork belly), Bulgogi, Black Angus Ribeye and much more.

Dawon | Allen

My daughter and I ordered dinner to go. The portions were generous, the presentation was picture-perfect, and the meal was super tasty.

Koshi | McKinney

Offering a variety of healthy Japanese and Korean dishes with an emphasis on fresh fish, vegetables, and meats cooked professionally and deliciously.

Bop Joa | Sachse

They offer a unique dining experience of Korean fusion dishes such as dumplings & pancakes in “easygoing digs.”

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and the perfect time to celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans by discovering more about the food, flavors, and friendliness that make up the culture!

Alisa’s 15 minutes of fame was as a news reporter just after college. These days, she embraces multiple roles – a mom of three (one teenager and two who are #adulting), a writing consultant, and a college application coach. When she’s not in a Zoom session, you can find her in her backyard with a chiminea fire. She loves indie movies, eclectic music, random road trips, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, her family "bubble", and her cat Jack Jack (although not necessarily in that order). She grew up as a military brat, residing in four countries and eleven states before settling in the Dallas area. After 20 years here, and with the help of her Aggie daughter, she can seamlessly use “y’all” and “howdy” in a sentence like a true Texan.