Riverside Korean Restaurant

Authentic Korean Cuisine //

Come experience our award-winning, authentic Korean cuisine in our newly renovated Covington restaurant and bar! We’re a family-owned restaurant that makes Korean food the way it’s supposed to be made. From appetizers to entrees to drinks, we’ve curated a menu of authentic dishes that have passed our own taste test for Korean authenticity. Come taste the Riverside Korean difference.


Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Friday 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Thursday 5:00 PM –  9:00 PM
Friday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sunday 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM




512 Madison Ave
Covington KY 41011-1506


People are talking

More than 500 customers have given us an average rating of nearly 5 Stars on Google. Check out their comments, suggestions, photos and more!


Since 2001

Consistently Korean //

Chef Bruce Kim has tasted and handcrafted every sauce, soup, and marinade to ensure it would meet his mother’s taste test for freshness, balance of flavors, and authentic Korean style. Our modern, elegant, and cozy environment offers traditional American seating as well as Korean-style floor tables. We make Korean food the way it’s supposed to be served.

Dae Ji Bul Go Gi
Ja Jang Myun Home

Delicately Crafted

Our authentic recipes, flavors, spices, and menu items are not “Americanized.” We stick to our roots and culture and create Korean food the way our family loves it: authentic, delicious, and fresh.

Casual Dining at Riverside Korean Restaurant & Bar

Modern Environment

In 2020, we opened the newest addition to Riverside Korean Restaurant. We purchased both sides of our building and expanded with an all-new bar and tiger-themed design. Our modern environment is warm and welcoming for all groups.

Tradition Korean Dining

Built With Passion

After living in the Korean restaurant hub of Chicago, Chef Bruce Kim worked his way from the bottom to head chef of Riverside Korean Restaurant. Together with his wife, Yujin, the pair now fully own and operate the restaurant. 


Award Winning

#1 Korean Restaurant in the City //

Riverside Korean Restaurant has earned the title of being the best in the city for authentic Korean cuisine. Since 2010, we’ve earned the honor of being voted the #1 Korean Restaurant in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. We highly value our customers, and we love creating loyal fans of our food and service.

Ready For All Occasions

Family night out, a special dinner, or just a casual bite to eat — we are here for you! Riverside Korean Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner throughout the week. Call to make a reservation today!

Lunch, Dinner, Yum

Don’t settle for food that doesn’t make your mouth water in anticipation. From stir fry to noodles to stews and soups, our menu is as diverse as our customers. We offer vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free options, and kids meals to ensure everyone can find something delicious to eat!


Power your workday with our convenient lunch options. We have lunch boxes, entrees, and a full selection of noodles, stir fry, and stews/soups. You can eat in our restaurant, pick up, or have your food delivered with Uber Eats and DoorDash.


Order our fan-favorite Hot Pot dinners for two, dine on a specialty from the grill, or order a selection of appetizers. Dinner specials come with six ban chan (side dishes). Come for a bite or stay for the whole night!


What We’re Known For //

Dol Sot Bi Bim Bab

Rice cooked in a hot stone bowl with bean spouts, spinach, carrot, cabbage, zucchini, pickled radish, lettuce and topped with sunny side up egg and your choice of beef, chicken or tofu.

Dol Sot Bi Bim Bab

Hot Pot Dinners for Two

Delicious soups made for sharing: Bu Dae Zhi Gae, Hae Mul Jun Gol, Bul Go Gi Jun Gol.

Hot Pot Dinner For 2

Dak Bok Um

Spicy stir fried chicken with cabbage, mushroom, zucchini, carrot, onion and green onion.

Dak Bok Um

We Can't Wait to See You!



Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Friday 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 PM -  9:00 PM
Friday 5:00 PM = 10:00 PM
Saturday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM