Moving in: The growing popularity of Korean cuisine will continue to benefit industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Korean Restaurants market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Korean restaurants have leveraged their growing popularity and increasingly presented high-end offerings
  • The return to high-end dining has helped bolster industry profitability over the past five years
  • The popularity of Korean flavors at food trucks and in “foodie” media have set the stage for growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Korean Restaurants industry is currently growing faster than the overall economy thanks to a growing popularity in Korean cuisine. As this type of food becomes more ingrained in high-end dining, industry revenue is expected to grow over the five years to 2017. This trend is expected to continue and even accelerate in the five years to 2022...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry's barriers are low, since an operator can lease premises, equipment, furniture and fittings, lowering initial capital costs, outlays and borrowings. In particular, industry concentration is low, as the top four players combined account for less than 5.0% of the industry in 2017. This low concentration indicates the small-business and fragmented nature of this industry.

    There is significant competition among restaurants to obtain suitable sites, which has increased the cost of many prime locations. To minimize location costs, operators can also enter the industry via purchase of an existing business or closed restaurant operation. However, some refurbishment costs may be associated with this method. Whi..

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    Additional Insights for the Korean Restaurants Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Korean Restaurants Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Agricultural price index in the Korean Restaurants industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Korean Restaurants Industry?

    This industry includes restaurants that prepare and serve Korean food and offer table (waiter) service. Food can be prepared to either be eaten on the premises at restaurant locations or for take-out.

    Industry Products
    Sit-down restaurant sales
    Take-out restaurant sales
    Beverage sales
    Industry Activities
    Preparing and serving Korean food (for on-premises eating)
    Preparing and serving Korean food (for take-out)
    Preparing and serving Korean beverages

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Agricultural price index
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • Urban population

  • Current Performance
  • Sector-wide trends
  • Kimchi rising
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • The effects of the upscale market
  • Profit and landscape
  • Table: Korean Restaurants Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Korean Restaurants Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef & Pork Wholesaling
  • Beer Wholesaling
  • Egg & Poultry Wholesaling
  • Fish & Seafood Wholesaling
  • Flour Milling
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Restaurant & Hotel Equipment Wholesaling
  • Seasoning, Sauce and Condiment Production
  • Wine & Spirits Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Sit-down restaurant sales
  • Beverage sales
  • Take-out restaurant sales
  • Chart: Korean Restaurants Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Demographic trends
  • Health consciousness
  • Convenience

  • Major Markets
  • Highest quintile of incomes
  • Fourth quintile of incomes
  • Middle quintile of incomes
  • Second quinitile of incomes
  • Lowest quinitile of incomes
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Korean Restaurants Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Korean Restaurants

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Korean Restaurants Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Korean Restaurants Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Korean Restaurants Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Consumer spending (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Sliced beef that has been marinated in a combination of soy sauce, sugar and garlic before being grilled.
  • Galbi
  • A variety of marinated, grilled Korean beef or pork dishes.
  • Kimchi
  • A sour, spicy Korean side dish, traditionally made of fermented cabbage or radishes.
  • Table Service
  • Food service brought to the customers’ tables by servers (also known as waiters and waitresses).
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