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10 Best Places to Eat Bibimbap Around Minneapolis

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There are few dishes in the world that inspire more love than bibimbap. While the name may sound confusing the dish is in fact simple. A bed of rice is topped with fresh vegetables, meat, and a cooked or raw egg. The dish can be served hot in a stone bowl, known as dolsot, or cold and feel more like a salad than fried rice. Either way, squirts of a spicy red chilli sauce help round off this taste-bud exploding and nutritional bowl of goodness. While the Twin Cities may not be hotbed of Korean culture, enjoying bibimbap around town is nearly as simple as the dish itself. So, we present to you, 10 of the best spots around Mpls/St. Paul to try bibimbap.

-Theresa Swaney

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Dong Yang Oriental Foods

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735 45th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55421
For authenticity seeking foodies, a visit to Dong Yang Oriental Foods is a golden nugget covered in dirt: delicious and dubious. Located in the back of a Korean grocery story way up in Columbia Heights, Dong Yang’s crunchy, moist rice with crisp raw vegetables, including seaweed, is sure to satisfy all anyone’s dolsot bibimbap needs. [Photo: Larissa R/Yelp]

2. Cook St. Paul

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1124 Payne Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55130
A St. Paul newbie, Cook serves a unique mix of Korean-inspired American diner food, including a cold bibimbap. Heavy on the fresh pickled vegetables, this bibimbap comes with a fried rice ball, poached egg and your choice of tofu or braised short rib, all on a bed of romaine hearts. This isn’t your traditional bibimbap, but is it perfect for a hot summer day. [Photo: Diana D/Yelp]

3. King's Restaurant

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1051 Moore Lake Dr E
Minneapolis, MN 55432
(651) 433-6129
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When the desire for traditional dolsot bibimbap strikes, look no further than King’s Korean Restaurant in Fridley. Served in a hot stone bowl with a raw egg, King’s keeps their rice fluffy, their veggies raw, and their beef marinated. Don’t forget to add a few squirts of spicy red chilli sauce before mixing up this bowl of happiness. [Photo: Samnag B./Yelp]

4. The Rabbit Hole

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920 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 208-0428
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At The Rabbit Hole, bibimbap has its own section on the menu. Affectionately called bop bowls, these cold bibimbaps come with rice, spicy red chili sauce, assorted pickles, kimchi and a poached egg. Choose from veggies, fried chicken, pork belly, and beef brisket, but be sure to wash it down with a house cocktail or bottle of soju. [Photo: Vince R./Yelp]

5. Sole Cafe

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684 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 644-2068
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Hidden amongst the sidewalk trees of Snelling Ave, Sole Cafe is jewel of all things Korean. More community meeting place than restaurant, the television is always on the and service is always friendly. During summer their dolsot bibimbap is loaded with farmers-market produce, and served with their house-made spicy red chili sauce, which they sell in bottles to go. [Photo: Jonathan E./Yelp]

6. Tofu House

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307 Oak St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 331-1112
While they are really known for tofu soup, this 24-seat eatery in Dinkytown also serves up a simple but beautiful bowls of cold bibimbap. With an emphasis on the fresh vegetables, including shiitake mushrooms, it is worth veering from the menu mainstay here. Better yet, order a bowl to share with the table, at $8.99, it is well worth the investment. [Photo: Sue S./Yelp]

7. World Street Kitchen

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2743 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 424-8855
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World Street Kitchen’s Yum Yum Rice bowls aren’t a classical bibimbap, but they have a Korean soul just below the spicy red chili sauce. Dig into the rice and you will find everything from kimchi to Korean BBQ short ribs, pickled daikons and of course the indispensable soft-cooked egg. The modern take on bibimbap matches the restaurant's brushed steel and fast casual atmosphere. [Photo: Erin G./Yelp]

8. Mirror Of Korea

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761 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 647-9004
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Mirror of Korea’s bibimbap is worth trying on its own (especially the dolsot variety), but it also presents a golden opportunity for DIYers. Mirror of Korea has some of the best banchan (Korean side dishes) in town, so embrace the spirit of bibimbap and throw those tasty morsels right in the bowl. [Photo: Erin G./Yelp]

9. Dong Hae Korean Grill & Sushi

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251 1st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 333-1999
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The downtown lunch and dinner crowd has a Korean fare and sushi option at Dong Hae. Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the restaurants offers variations of the dish but the most popular is the dulsot bibimbap served piping hot in an earthenware pot. [Photo: Carl B./Yelp]

10. Hoban Korean Restaurant

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1989 Silver Bell Rd
Eagan, MN 55122
(651) 688-3447
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The suburban spot might fall off your radar if you tend to look past strip mall dining surrounded by outlet malls. The Korean restaurant has some of the best, authentic bap in the Twin Cities plus private karaoke rooms. [Photo: Hoban]

1. Dong Yang Oriental Foods

735 45th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55421
For authenticity seeking foodies, a visit to Dong Yang Oriental Foods is a golden nugget covered in dirt: delicious and dubious. Located in the back of a Korean grocery story way up in Columbia Heights, Dong Yang’s crunchy, moist rice with crisp raw vegetables, including seaweed, is sure to satisfy all anyone’s dolsot bibimbap needs. [Photo: Larissa R/Yelp]
735 45th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55421

2. Cook St. Paul

1124 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130
A St. Paul newbie, Cook serves a unique mix of Korean-inspired American diner food, including a cold bibimbap. Heavy on the fresh pickled vegetables, this bibimbap comes with a fried rice ball, poached egg and your choice of tofu or braised short rib, all on a bed of romaine hearts. This isn’t your traditional bibimbap, but is it perfect for a hot summer day. [Photo: Diana D/Yelp]
1124 Payne Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55130

3. King's Restaurant

1051 Moore Lake Dr E, Minneapolis, MN 55432
When the desire for traditional dolsot bibimbap strikes, look no further than King’s Korean Restaurant in Fridley. Served in a hot stone bowl with a raw egg, King’s keeps their rice fluffy, their veggies raw, and their beef marinated. Don’t forget to add a few squirts of spicy red chilli sauce before mixing up this bowl of happiness. [Photo: Samnag B./Yelp]
1051 Moore Lake Dr E
Minneapolis, MN 55432

4. The Rabbit Hole

920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
At The Rabbit Hole, bibimbap has its own section on the menu. Affectionately called bop bowls, these cold bibimbaps come with rice, spicy red chili sauce, assorted pickles, kimchi and a poached egg. Choose from veggies, fried chicken, pork belly, and beef brisket, but be sure to wash it down with a house cocktail or bottle of soju. [Photo: Vince R./Yelp]
920 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407

5. Sole Cafe

684 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Hidden amongst the sidewalk trees of Snelling Ave, Sole Cafe is jewel of all things Korean. More community meeting place than restaurant, the television is always on the and service is always friendly. During summer their dolsot bibimbap is loaded with farmers-market produce, and served with their house-made spicy red chili sauce, which they sell in bottles to go. [Photo: Jonathan E./Yelp]
684 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55104

6. Tofu House

307 Oak St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
While they are really known for tofu soup, this 24-seat eatery in Dinkytown also serves up a simple but beautiful bowls of cold bibimbap. With an emphasis on the fresh vegetables, including shiitake mushrooms, it is worth veering from the menu mainstay here. Better yet, order a bowl to share with the table, at $8.99, it is well worth the investment. [Photo: Sue S./Yelp]
307 Oak St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

7. World Street Kitchen

2743 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
World Street Kitchen’s Yum Yum Rice bowls aren’t a classical bibimbap, but they have a Korean soul just below the spicy red chili sauce. Dig into the rice and you will find everything from kimchi to Korean BBQ short ribs, pickled daikons and of course the indispensable soft-cooked egg. The modern take on bibimbap matches the restaurant's brushed steel and fast casual atmosphere. [Photo: Erin G./Yelp]
2743 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

8. Mirror Of Korea

761 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Mirror of Korea’s bibimbap is worth trying on its own (especially the dolsot variety), but it also presents a golden opportunity for DIYers. Mirror of Korea has some of the best banchan (Korean side dishes) in town, so embrace the spirit of bibimbap and throw those tasty morsels right in the bowl. [Photo: Erin G./Yelp]
761 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55104

9. Dong Hae Korean Grill & Sushi

251 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
The downtown lunch and dinner crowd has a Korean fare and sushi option at Dong Hae. Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, the restaurants offers variations of the dish but the most popular is the dulsot bibimbap served piping hot in an earthenware pot. [Photo: Carl B./Yelp]
251 1st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

10. Hoban Korean Restaurant

1989 Silver Bell Rd, Eagan, MN 55122
The suburban spot might fall off your radar if you tend to look past strip mall dining surrounded by outlet malls. The Korean restaurant has some of the best, authentic bap in the Twin Cities plus private karaoke rooms. [Photo: Hoban]
1989 Silver Bell Rd
Eagan, MN 55122

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