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Where to Get Korean Barbecue for Takeout in San Diego

A hit list when you’re craving sizzling, marinated meats

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At its best, Korean barbecue is a communal eating experience with friends and family as you grill marinated meats over a hot grill. Since the onset of the pandemic, the experience hasn’t completely disappeared; instead, it’s been replaced with takeout from local Korean restaurants that includes the option to still do your own cooking. Here are some popular spots that will allow you to bring the joy of Korean barbecue home.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Rice Goban

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4545 La Jolla Village Dr FC 12
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 352-6559
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Westfield UTC mall is where you’ll find this eatery. They serve a multitude of Korean combos like hangsang boxes and bibimap bowls as well as Korean fried chicken. When it comes to BBQ, diners have an opportunity to do the grilling at home with their ready-to-grill meats. Bulgogi, galbi chicken and honey fried chicken come with marinade and assorted veggies. Order online for easy pickup or delivery.

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2. Buga Korean BBQ Restaurant

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5580 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 560-1010
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Ordering ahead for takeout has its advantages at Buga. The restaurant offers 20% off the entire order which includes everything from appetizers like fried dumplings and jap chae noodles to bento boxes packed with spicy pork or short ribs.

3. Manna BBQ

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4428 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 278-3300
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Manna’s new to-go menu focuses on their BBQ experience but packed into a hefty bowl. Priced at $8.99, the bowl includes your choice of protein (beef or chicken bulgogi, beef or pork belly, or brisket chadol), rice and a side.

4. Grandma Tofu & BBQ

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4425 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 277-2220
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Order takeout from Grandma Tofu and know you’ll get getting the same food as you were if you dining at the restaurant. The options including BBQ are hot and ready and include a variety of carefully packed side dishes to complete your meal.

5. Song Hak - San Diego

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4681 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 277-8625
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Song Hak made the pivot from outdoor dining to takeout with their entire menu available hot or ready-to-cook. There’s the usual variety of marinated meats to choose from, and all come with salad and ban chan on combo meals.

6. Chon Ju Jip

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4373 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 268-0835
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You won’t feel like you’re missing out since Chon Ju Jip’s entire menu is available for takeout. Choose from a selection of Korean BBQ ranging from galbi (marinated short ribs) to jeyuk-bokkeum (marinated spicy pork). All dishes come a variety of ban chan.

7. Taegukgi Korean BBQ

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7655 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #501
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 277-1554
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Taegukgi’s all-you-can-eat format still exists when dine-in is available but their new to-go menu presents all the favorites in three different packages. The pre-cooked options include a fountain drink with choice of protein, rice, kimchi and two sides. Those wanting to cook at home can also order meats and sauces.

8. Handoo Korean BBQ

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4647 Convoy St #104
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 565-0403
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More than ten options await you at Handoo, ranging from seafood pancakes to spicy tofu soup. For solely BBQ, choose from beef short ribs, beef, spicy pork, chicken bulgogi or marinated pork.

9. Woomiok

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3860 Convoy St ste 113-114
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 737-4599
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Takeout from Woomiok is as easy as visiting their website to place an order for delivery or pickup. The restaurant’s specialty is beef soup but bulgogi is also on the menu.

10. DJK Korean BBQ (Dae Jang Keum)

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7905 Engineer Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 573-2585
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DJK isn’t open for indoor dining but the entire menu is available for takeout. For a little bit of everything, consider one of the combos with bulgogi, chicken, beef brisket and boiled soybean paste soup. If you’re looking to customize your eating experience, DJK’s meats are also sold by the pound.

11. 356 Korean BBQ & Bar

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1640 Camino Del Rio N
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 260-0356
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Mission Valley’s 356 Korean BBQ has the option for ready-to-eat meals or grill-at-home feasts. If you’re craving BBQ consider the soy sauce pork belly meal served with a fried egg, salad and steamed rice. Or bring home one of a variety of 54 meats sold by the pound. Order on Tuesday or Thursday for 50% off the price of meats.

1. Rice Goban

4545 La Jolla Village Dr FC 12, San Diego, CA 92122
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Westfield UTC mall is where you’ll find this eatery. They serve a multitude of Korean combos like hangsang boxes and bibimap bowls as well as Korean fried chicken. When it comes to BBQ, diners have an opportunity to do the grilling at home with their ready-to-grill meats. Bulgogi, galbi chicken and honey fried chicken come with marinade and assorted veggies. Order online for easy pickup or delivery.

4545 La Jolla Village Dr FC 12
San Diego, CA 92122

2. Buga Korean BBQ Restaurant

5580 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

Ordering ahead for takeout has its advantages at Buga. The restaurant offers 20% off the entire order which includes everything from appetizers like fried dumplings and jap chae noodles to bento boxes packed with spicy pork or short ribs.

5580 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117

3. Manna BBQ

4428 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111

Manna’s new to-go menu focuses on their BBQ experience but packed into a hefty bowl. Priced at $8.99, the bowl includes your choice of protein (beef or chicken bulgogi, beef or pork belly, or brisket chadol), rice and a side.

4428 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111

4. Grandma Tofu & BBQ

4425 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111

Order takeout from Grandma Tofu and know you’ll get getting the same food as you were if you dining at the restaurant. The options including BBQ are hot and ready and include a variety of carefully packed side dishes to complete your meal.

4425 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111

5. Song Hak - San Diego

4681 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111

Song Hak made the pivot from outdoor dining to takeout with their entire menu available hot or ready-to-cook. There’s the usual variety of marinated meats to choose from, and all come with salad and ban chan on combo meals.

4681 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111

6. Chon Ju Jip

4373 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111

You won’t feel like you’re missing out since Chon Ju Jip’s entire menu is available for takeout. Choose from a selection of Korean BBQ ranging from galbi (marinated short ribs) to jeyuk-bokkeum (marinated spicy pork). All dishes come a variety of ban chan.

4373 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111

7. Taegukgi Korean BBQ

7655 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #501, San Diego, CA 92111

Taegukgi’s all-you-can-eat format still exists when dine-in is available but their new to-go menu presents all the favorites in three different packages. The pre-cooked options include a fountain drink with choice of protein, rice, kimchi and two sides. Those wanting to cook at home can also order meats and sauces.

7655 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #501
San Diego, CA 92111

8. Handoo Korean BBQ

4647 Convoy St #104, San Diego, CA 92111

More than ten options await you at Handoo, ranging from seafood pancakes to spicy tofu soup. For solely BBQ, choose from beef short ribs, beef, spicy pork, chicken bulgogi or marinated pork.

4647 Convoy St #104
San Diego, CA 92111

9. Woomiok

3860 Convoy St ste 113-114, San Diego, CA 92111

Takeout from Woomiok is as easy as visiting their website to place an order for delivery or pickup. The restaurant’s specialty is beef soup but bulgogi is also on the menu.

3860 Convoy St ste 113-114
San Diego, CA 92111

10. DJK Korean BBQ (Dae Jang Keum)

7905 Engineer Rd, San Diego, CA 92111

DJK isn’t open for indoor dining but the entire menu is available for takeout. For a little bit of everything, consider one of the combos with bulgogi, chicken, beef brisket and boiled soybean paste soup. If you’re looking to customize your eating experience, DJK’s meats are also sold by the pound.

7905 Engineer Rd
San Diego, CA 92111

11. 356 Korean BBQ & Bar

1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108

Mission Valley’s 356 Korean BBQ has the option for ready-to-eat meals or grill-at-home feasts. If you’re craving BBQ consider the soy sauce pork belly meal served with a fried egg, salad and steamed rice. Or bring home one of a variety of 54 meats sold by the pound. Order on Tuesday or Thursday for 50% off the price of meats.

1640 Camino Del Rio N
San Diego, CA 92108

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