38 Dining Spots To Try In Chicago’s ‘New Koreatown’

38 Dining Spots To Try In Chicago’s ‘New Koreatown’
Korean tabletop barbecue with samgyeopsal (pork belly sliced thick and thin) plus banchan (small side dishes) at Jang Choong Dong restaurant in the village of Niles, in the new Koreatown area in the north suburbs of Chicago. Louisa Chu / Chicago Tribune
38 Dining Spots To Try In Chicago’s ‘New Koreatown’
Korean tabletop barbecue with samgyeopsal (pork belly sliced thick and thin) plus banchan (small side dishes) at Jang Choong Dong restaurant in the village of Niles, in the new Koreatown area in the north suburbs of Chicago. Louisa Chu / Chicago Tribune

38 Dining Spots To Try In Chicago’s ‘New Koreatown’

Traces of Chicago’s Koreatown can be found in Albany Park and Wrigleyville neighborhoods, where early immigrants settled in the 1970s.

But by the 1990s, most families moved to the city’s northwest suburbs — like Glenview, Niles and Morton Grove. This area is now dubbed “New Koreatown.” And thanks to Chicago Tribune, you can navigate the area's food scene with the first-ever comprehensive dining guide to New Koreatown.

The reporters who created the guide join Morning Shift to talk about the 38 spots featured in the list and the origins of Koreatown. 

GUESTS: Louisa Chu, Chicago Tribune food and dining reporter

Grace Wong, Chicago Tribune food and dining reporter

Nick Kindelsperger, Chicago Tribune food and dining reporter

LEARN MORE: Chicago's New Koreatown dining guide: 38 restaurants, stalls, bakeries plus must-try orders at each (Chicago Tribune 3/19/19)