Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Mexico >
Oct 10, 2013 02:37 AM

Korean Restaurants in the Zona Rosa, Mexico City

I read a comment by Cristina on a blog that one of the best Chinese restaurants in Mexico City, Mojing, has again changed hands and has taken a turn for the worse. This is very sad and disappointing.

So maybe it's about time to try one of the Korean restaurants in the Zona Rosa. We usually stay nearby, but as we are not attracted to the ZR scene in general, we have never eaten at one.

There seems to be little updated opinion/reviews on which one would be a good choice. On our next visit, we may have a Monday afternoon or evening free, so the restaurant would have to be open that day.

There are so many attractive dining options in Roma Norte, where we stay, that we've had scant motivation to visit the ZR.


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Yes, I'd like to hear about Korean food in Mexico City too.Had no idea it existed.

    6 Replies
    1. re: hankstramm

      Hankstramm and Anonimo, we have never been to any of the several Korean restaurants located near the Zona Rosa in Mexico City, so I am useless for recommendations.

      However, hankstramm, it will interest you to know that there is a fairly large and thriving Korean community in the DF. The Korean population is estimated to be around 30,000. Quite a few Korean-owned businesses--with merchandise directed specifically at the Korean population--have sprung up in the Zona Rosa area. They're not in the more touristy sections (among the sleazy bars and sex shops), but are located on the fringes.


      1. re: cristina

        There had been some restaurants noted by Nick Gilman on his blog, Good Food In Mexico City, but that was several years ago, and it's likely that the scene has changed.

        This is an interesting topic to pursue, but as our time is limited on our one day by ourselves, we will probably eat in Colonia Roma and tried and tested restaurants. (We were very pleased with Macelleria Roma, for example, and it's easy for us to walk there. Italian, of course, not Korean.)

        1. re: Anonimo

          I'm afraid I can't be of any use either. Exploring that community of restaurants has long been on my to-do list.

          Have you been to Mog on Álvaro Obrebón? The menu is pan-Asian, which would normally be a warning sign for me, but pretty much everything I've had there has been excellent. If you have a hankering for Korean I'm sure they'll have some options.

        2. re: cristina

          I normally cook Asian food (Thai, Vietnamese and Indian) in Mexico City for friends, since there aren't many good options (as far as I've found). Korean, I've only cooked at home on a few occasions, since I live in a Korean area of San Francisco that allows me to get it whenever I want, thus have no expertise to cook it there.

          1. re: hankstramm

            Hankstramm, email me.

        3. re: hankstramm

          Many of them fled Argentina ca. 2002. I was shocked by the number of Korean signs I saw on my last trip to DF (a few years back). I'm going again in a few days and we were just talking a few days ago about trying Korean food in DF, so any recommendations (esp. around Zona Rosa) are welcome.

        4. I did go to a Korean restaurant in Zona Rosa a couple of years ago. It was fine; not memorable for either being really good or really bad. Gosh if I could remember it's name or exact location. Well, I'm not so helpful...

          Also when I was last in DF, I tried a newly opened dumpling shop in Condesa. It was quite good. I don't know if it's still there (it was in 2011). I posted about it and gave the address back then.

          If you do discover a great Asian restaurant in DF, I'd love to hear about it. Provecho!

          3 Replies
          1. re: foodinspace

            Asia Bay Chinese restaurant on Tamaulipas just south of Michoacan. Finally, real Chinese food here! Sorry to hear about was great, but its been a long time

            1. re: gueraaven

              Asia Bay, IMHO as a former professional Chinese chef, is mediocre.

          2. I've tried a couple - my usual standby is the one on the west side of Florencia with the bright peach interior, just south of the Angel. No place I've been to here is on par with LA or even NYC Korean food, but its totally fine for when you have a hankering.

            I read A whole back that a lot of the Korean immigration was from around a century ago, too.