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Seoul, A 24-hour City of Taste ................................................................................... 004
Hansik, The Healthy Taste of Nature ........................................................................................ 008 Top 10 Must eat Foods in Seoul ...................................................................................................... 018 Top 10 Must visit Food Alleys in Seoul .................................................................................. 024

Seoul, My Soul Food ....................................................................................................................... 030


City HallInsa-dongDongdaemun Areas ............................................................................ 032 Hongik UniversityYeouido Areas .................................................................................................. 042 ItaewonHannam-dong Areas ............................................................................................................ 050 Gangnam Area ......................................................................................................................................................... 058

Themed Epicurean Journeys in Seoul ............................................................ 070


Guide for Vegetarians .................................................................................................................................... 072 Guide to Teas & Desserts ......................................................................................................................... 080 Guide to Purchasing Food Products ........................................................................................... 092

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Restaurant Guide A to Z ............................................................................................................................. 096 Seoul Traveling Guide ................................................................................................................................... 098

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*If no closing days are indicated, restaurant is open year-round. For Public Holidays, see pg. 098.

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Welcome to Seoul! Your taste buds are in for a real treat here in a city so full of culinary diversity and vibrant flavors that youll never look at eating the same way again. There is a vast wealth of delicacies to suit all palates and so we encourage you to be bold, to experiment, and above all, to enjoy the dining experience of a lifetime!
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The already famous kimchi and galbi are only the tip of the iceberg, but through these two dishes one can see the fundamental characteristics of Korean cuisine, which are health and nutrition. The cooking methods employed in hansik, or Korean cuisine, bring out the distinct flavors of the ingredients, and the natural condiments and seasonings also enhance the rich aromas of each dish produced. This perhaps goes some way towards explaining the growing acclaim for hansik by chefs from around the world as a fresh and healthy cuisine essential for the busy fast-food driven culture of today. In addition to its efficacy, hansik is also characterized by its great diversity, and visitors to Seoul will find every aspect of Koreas regional culinary variations throughout the capital. From fresh seafood caught in the southern waters of the peninsula to aromatic mountain greens harvested from the picturesque peaks of the east, Seoul is the focal point for sampling the ingredients of the nation, as famous restaurants from around Korea have opened up branches in Seoul.

However, Seoulites also enjoy international cuisines, and so the visitor will find themselves spoiled for choice with the many thousands of restaurants available across the city. Whether it be Michelin-star French bistros, celebrated Japanese restaurants, or classy Mediterranean establishments, Seoul has it all. The number of Italian restaurants alone exceeds 7,000. Whenever youre feeling hungry, Seoul can serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The city is alive with fun and excitement literally round the clock, and you can see this in the food it offers. From fancy restaurants that are only open to reservations, to humble grilling establishments welcoming diners 24/7 Seoul is overflowing with culinary wealth. And, as unique and diverse as these establishments are, they all have one thing in common: they are all second to none when it comes to taste. Now its your turn to choose the menu. We guarantee that whatever you choose, youll love it.

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Hansik

The Healthy Taste of Nature

Food is a great motivator. And although in the primitive era gathering food was life itself, in todays world, whats more important than finding something to eat is finding something good to eat. Food goes beyond eating; it is something to be enjoyed. A big part of traveling includes foods, new foods and good tasting foods. A countrys unique food culture is a valuable intangible asset that reflects the countrys culture. The current Korean meal, which consists of grains as its staple food and vegetables and meats as side dishes, came to be in the 4th Century during the Three Kingdoms era. The Korean peninsula, made up of oceans, plains and mountains, produces a great amount of livestock, produce and marine products. Korean cuisine started to gain worldwide recognition especially once fermented foods became popular for their health properties.

By: Han Bok-jin Successor of Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 38 Royal Culinary Art of the Joseon Dynasty and professor of Korean Cuisine at Jeonju University.

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Characteristics of Hansik

Well-balanced and Nutritious


Korean meals are a careful balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fibers, fats, vitamins and minerals. Starting with rice or noodles, a typical Korean meal is enhanced with various meats, fish, vegetables, seaweeds and fruits. Animal fats are kept to a minimum, with the necessary fats and other nutrients supplemented through seeds and nuts, in particular sesame seeds, walnuts, pine nuts, and gingko nuts.

All-natural and Low in Fat


Koreas diverse climate allows for a wide array of seasonal ingredients, including field and mountain greens, mushrooms, seafood and meats. They are enjoyed not only for their distinctive flavors, but also as nutritional supplements. Side dishes are typically not fried, while other dishes including soups, stews, and meats are boiled. Meats in particular are cooked by boiling and steaming for long periods to drain off and reduce fat.

A Wealth of Condiments and Dressings


Korean dishes tend to be highly-seasoned and characteristically make use of soy sauce, sugar, green onions, garlic, sesame seeds, sesame oil, black pepper, and chili powder among other ingredients for flavoring. The predominance of these natural additives help give Korean cuisine its signature robust, sweet, and spicy tastes.

Devotion and Dedication


Ingredients found in a typical Korean dish are usually chopped, thinlysliced, shredded, or crushed during the preparation process, and the end result is frequently tender and easy to digest. Kimchi in particular requires dedicated effort during the cutting, seasoning, and fermentation stages of its ingredients.

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Jang, Kimchi, and Jeotgal Fermented Foods that are Worth the Wait

Jang, the Root of Korean Cuisine


Making jang (a sauce or paste used as a condiment) is a major annual event in a Korean household. Soy sauce ( ganjang ) and soybean paste ( doenjang ) are essential fermented condiments unique to Korea. First, a substance known as meju is created by fermenting boiled and mashed soybeans. The meju can then be used to make jang: varieties include ganjang (soy sauce), doenjang (soybean paste) and gochujang (Korean chili paste). Doenjang and gochujang are also often served as side dishes.

Jeotgal, the Epitome of Fermentation


Jeotgal is a natural preserving additive made by salting seafood. During fermentation, the proteins in the ingredients break down, resulting in a unique aroma and taste. The most widely used forms of jeotgal in kimchi production are saeujeot (salted shrimp), jogijeot (salted croaker), hwangseogeojeot (salted pollack) and myeolchijeot (salted anchovy). Salted shrimp is often used to season soups or stews, while salted anchovy is used for seasoning vegetables.

Various Types of Kimchi


Baechu Kimchi (cabbage kimchi) Kkakdugi (radish kimchi) Bossam Kimchi (wrapped kimchi) Baek kimchi (white kimchi) Oi Sobagi (cucumber kimchi) Dongchimi (radish water kimchi)

Kimchi, Providing Health to the Korean People


Kimchi is created by pickling certain types of vegetable together and seasoning them with jang and /or vinegar and other spices. Its distinctive taste derives from the sour lactic acids formed during the fermentation process and the spicy chili powderadded during preparation. The ingredients and condiments used to make kimchi vary widely according to the region, customs, and personal preference of the person making it, resulting in over 200 established varieties of the dish. Before winter begins, most households will make enough kimchi to last them through the cold season. This annual event is known as gimjang.

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Korean Table Setting

A Korean table setting consists of a main dish accompanied by various side dishes. The name of each table setting depends upon the main dish being served. If it is rice, the setting is known as bansang; if it is (rice) porridge, it is called juksang, and if the main dish comprises noodles, dumplings, or rice cake soup, the table setting is known as jangguksang. Bansang, the most common, also changes its name depending upon to whom it is being served. For example, if served to the royal court, it becomes surasang, to the upper class, jinjisang, and to the commoner, bapsang. Although the number and types of side dishes on the table have changed through the years, the main components of rice and side dishes have remained the same. The basic structure of the Korean meal consists of rice, soup, stew, kimchi and several different condiments (jang). A table with three side dishes is called a samcheop bansang, one with five side dishes is called an ocheop bansang, and so on, with Korean numerals (sam = 3; o = 5) prefixing cheop based on the number of dishes present.

Traditionally, Korean cuisine is served on a communal table. The spoon and chopsticks are placed to the right of the dinnerware, with the spoon on the outside and the chopsticks on the inside. There is also a 2-person table known as gyeomsang. The side dishes are centered on the older person, and the rice, soup, and silverware are added for the younger person. Dishes are arranged in rows, with the first row facing the most senior diner and containing a bowl of rice on the left, soup on the right and stew behind. The second row contains the soy sauce, gochujang vinaigrette and soy sauce vinaigrette, while the third and final row contains different types of kimchi (such as dongchimi or nabak) placed on the right. Braised or steamed dishes are placed behind the stew to the right of the table. The rest of the side dishes can be placed anywhere, though salty sides such as pickles (jangajji) or salted seafood ( jeotgal ) are usually located on the left, while seasoned vegetables (namul ) are placed in the center, and hot dishes such as grilled meats are placed on the right.

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kimchi

water kimchi

jeotgal grilled meat jeon raw fish dry side dishes braised dish salad namul jangajji

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Recommended Korean Dishes for International Visitors
Veteran
Daring dishes that even Koreans have a hard time trying
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Like to explore the cuisine of foreign lands? Youll find Seoul your most rewarding and adventurous culinary expedition yet! From the most elaborate court cuisine of the Korean royal palace to the humblest temple food found deep in the mountains, Seoul is the place to enjoy traditional hansik forged from ancient recipes passed down through time. Whether you are a beginner or a veteran of Korean food, here is a guide for those embarking on an epicurean journey through Seoul. Jangajji (dubu, deodeok, gochu, mumallaengi, kongip, sancho, etc.)
Pickled vegetables (tofu, deodeok, Korean chili, dried radish, bean leaf, etc.)

Salted seafood (hwangseogeojeot, saeujeot, bamjeot, etc.)

Half-dried herring or billfish

Gwamegi

Cold raw fish soup

Hongeo hoe
Raw skate

Silkworm Pupa

Beondegi

Raw octopus

Sannakji

Bugak (gajuk, gochu, gim, dasima, etc.)


Deep-fried dried vegetables or seaweeds

Tea confectionery

Dasik

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For the more adventurous crowd looking to experience the true taste of Korea

Namul

Korean sausage

Sundae

Budae jjigae

Sachal eumsik
Temple food

Blue crabs marinated in soy sauce

Ganjang gejang

Pyeongyang Naengmyeon kimchi jjigae


Kimchi stew

Pork backbone stew

Gamjatang

Royal hot pot

Sinseollo

Mugeunji

Yukpo
Beef jerky

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For those who have already tried hansik and are ready to take things to the next level.
Gimbap

Jokbal Topokki
Stir-fried rice cake

Rice porridge

Juk

Korean rolls

Dak galbi

Soybean paste stew

soybean sauce Doenjang jjigae

Noodles with black

Jjajangmyeon

Hamheung-style chilled buckwheat noodles

Hamheung Naengmyeon

Grilled short rib patties

Tteokgalbi

Ox bone soup (ox knee soup / beef bone soup)

Seolleongtang (doganitang /gomtang)

Napa wraps with pork

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For those new to both Korean culture and cuisine.

Rice topped with various vegetables and beef then mixed with Korean chili paste

Bibimbap

Noodle soup

Kalguksu

Beef bulgogi (beef ribs)

So bulgogi (so galbi )

Ginseng chicken soup

Samgyetang

Soju Samgyeopsal
Pork belly Soju

(Bindaetteok / pajeon) Korean style pancake

Jeon

Glass noodles with sauted vegetables

Japchae

Yangnyeom chicken Spicy Fried Chicken Dweji bulgogi (dweji galbi )


Pork bulgogi (pork ribs)

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Bibimbap is one of Koreas most wellknown dishes. It is a dish that is very much in line with the overall Korean food philosophy, as it is both delicious and nutritious. Depending on the ingredients used, bibimbap can be a meat-based or vegetarian dish. Regions throughout the Korean Peninsula have their own unique versions of bibimbap, but the most famous is the one from Jeonju-si in Jeollabukdo. The dish has changed over the years most notably with todays practice of using chili paste instead of soy sauce as in ancient times likely in order to better savor the taste of each individual ingredient.
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Bibimbap
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Better known as Korean pancake, jeon is as popular among tourists as is bibimbap. In Korea, people enjoy eating jeon on rainy days, and it has been shown that during the monsoon season, sales of oil and flour hit the roof. Especially popular are pajeon, green onion pancake, and kimchijeon, or kimchi pancake. Bindaetteok is a pancake comprised of pork and kimchi added to a mung bean batter. Although it is originally from the Hwanghaedo and Pyeongando regions of North Korea, it is now enjoyed throughout South Korea as well. Koreans will customarily dip jeon in soy or other sauces to improve its flavor.

Jeon (Korean Pancake)

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Koreans love meat so much so that it was even written in ancient Chinese history books that Koreans enjoy grilling meat. At one point in the Joseon Dynasty, Koreans were eating so much meat that there were not enough cows around to work the fields, and it became prohibited to kill cows used for farming. Traditionally, meat was and still is marinated in a sweet soy sauce-based marinade before grilling, but since the 1980s, lightly salted grilled beef has also become quite popular.

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Samgyeopsal (Grilled Pork Belly)

There is a strong belief in Korea that the bodys energy must be replenished during the hot months of summer. Therefore when the heat of summer is at its peak, many people will eat samgyetang, or chicken ginseng soup. Samgyetang is made by stuffing a small hen with ginseng, glutinous rice, garlic, jujubes and chestnuts then slow-cooking the ingredients until the meat is tender. The resulting broth alone, slightly bitter in taste, is considered efficacious and good for rejuvenating tired bodies. Some samgyetang restaurants in Seoul also serve diners a shot of insamju (ginseng liquor), before bringing the chicken, as it is believed that a small amount of alcohol in advance actually helps the body absorb all the nutrients from the food.

Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup)

Samgyeopsal is a cut of pork belly meat whose name literally translates to three-layered meat. Although two to three times more expensive than other pork cuts, Koreans love samgyeopsal and the demand for it is so high that it is even imported from countries such as Denmark and France. Chunky slices of samgyeopsal are typically char-grilled or cooked in a pan, then wrapped in lettuce or sesame leaf with garlic and ssamjang (soybean dipping sauce), although restaurants often also specialize in their own unique dipping sauces. However, the best accompaniment to samgyeopsal is none other than Korea's famous alcohol, soju.

Yangnyeom chicken is a uniquely Korean take on American-fried chicken, which was first introduced into the country after the Korean War and extremely popular by the 1980s. By the following decade, Korean restaurateurs began experimenting with their own versions of the dish, coating the chicken with a sweet and spicy sauce, and yangnyeom chicken was born. Since then, further variations have appeared, with soy sauce chicken being a key example. Yangnyeom is now a popular late-night snack and typically served with beer. Chi-maek, meaning chicken and maekju (beer), is a common slang used by young adults.

Yangnyeom Chicken (Spicy Fried Chicken)

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Topokki is Koreas representative street food, and carts selling the snack can be found throughout the streets of Seoul. The original topokki was made of stir-fried garaetteok (cylindrical rice cakes) and beef in soy sauce, and was served in the royal palace. After the Korean War soy sauce was substituted with chili paste, creating the topokki Koreans enjoy today. Most topokki vendors also sell eomuk (fish cakes), sundae (korean sausage) and twigim (fritters), which are also recommended

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Makgeolli is a traditional malt liquor, and when strained to a refined clear liquor becomes cheongju (literally clear liquor), or Korean sake. Makgeolli made for export needs to be sterilized, however as the process destroys amino acids and bacteria actually considered good for ones health, the reader is advised to try the original, unsterilized makgeolli during their time in Seoul. The difference in taste will be apparent. This traditional drink extremely popular in recent years goes well with most Korean foods, but it goes especially well with kimchi or pajeon (green onion pancake).

Makgeolli (Traditional Korean Rice Liquor)

Kimchi

Although kimchi, Koreas signature dish, can be found almost everywhere in the world, the most authentic varieties are surely still in Korea. Kimchi is a must in a Korean meal, so much so that no restaurant in Korea will charge extra for it. There are over 200 variations of kimchi today, with both regional and seasonal variations determining which ingredients will be used. The dish is made by mixing together Korean cabbage, radish, pumpkin, onion, and other vegetables with chili powder, crushed garlic and salted seafood, which is then left to ferment. The measure of well-made kimchi is the crispness of the cabbage leaves and its taste.

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Patbingsu
(Shaved Ice with Sweetened Red Beans and Other Toppings)

Patbingsu is a life-saver on a hot and steamy summer day. This enticing dessert was originally made with shaved ice and a topping of red beans, rice cake and milk, though todays toppings also include ice cream, powdered grains, fruits, jellies, and other ingredients. The essence of patbingsu is the quality of the ice (including the water used to make the ice), followed by the quality and sweetness of the red beans and also the chewiness of the rice cake. Koreans usually mix all the ingredients together before eating it, but this makes the delicate ice flakes melt faster. Therefore, it is better to enjoy it unmixed, one scoop at a time.

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Gwangjang Market Korean Pancake Alley

A traditional market more than 100 years old, Gwangjang Market is the place to go for quick eats. The more popular treats are the finger-sized gimbap (Korean rolls) flavored with a unique wasabi dip, beef tartare, and bindaetteok (mung bean pancake). The mung beans used for the pancake are ground the traditional way (using a millstone), then kimchi and various other ingredients are added and cooked on an oiled iron grill. Both bindaetteok and gogijeon, a meat pancake, are popular favorites.
Mung Bean Pancake \4,0005,000; Meat Pancake \2,000 5-min walk from Exit 7 of Jongno

Sindang-dong Topokki Alley

5-ga Stn., Line 1 (inside Gwangjang Market)

Whether it is day or night, this topokki alley is always crowded. Here, topokki is cooked directly at your table in a large pan filled with rice cakes, fish cakes, fried dumplings, hardboiled eggs, ramen noodles, jjolmyeon noodles and various vegetables. Each restaurant has its own special sauce, so no two venues are the same. Generally however, the topokki of this area is sweeter than it is spicy. After youve eaten all the rice cake, you can mix rice and crushed laver seaweed in the remaining sauce. As most of the restaurants here are open 24 hours a day, its a great place for a late-night snack. The topokki alley is located near the Dongdaemun History & Culture Park.
Topokki \11,000 5-min walk from Exit 7 of Sindang Stn., Line 2 or 6

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Ojang-dong Hamheung-style Chilled Buckwheat Noodles Alley

When the Korean War ended in 1953, many from the North took refuge across the border, eventually settling down in Ojang-dong, a neighborhood in Central Seoul. Whenever they missed their hometown, the older generation in Ojang-dong would eat Hamheung naengmyeon. Naengmyeon, a soup of cold, chewy noodles made from sweet potato, becomes Hamheung naengmyeon with the addition of sweet and spicy gochujang (chili paste). You can offset the spiciness with a cup of beef broth. The dish is a particular favorite in the summer.
Chilled Buckwheat Noodles with Raw Fish \8,000 20-min walk from Exit 6 of Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Stn., Line 2, 4 or 5

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Jangchung-dong Pigs Trotters Alley

This is where jokbal, or steamed pigs trotters originated from. After being boiled in soy sauce, ginger and garlic for a long period of time, the meat and skin of the pigs trotters become chewy and tender. It can be dipped in saeujeot (salted shrimp), or eaten with makguksu, a spicy cold noodle dish that comes with jokbal. Jokbal is known to be a collagen rich food good for the skin.
Steamed Pigs trotters \35,000 (medium) 5-min walk from Exit 3 of Dongguk Univ. Stn., Line 3

Namdaemun Market Noodle Soup Alley and Cutlassfish Alley

The eateries inside Namdaemun Market are not only popular among shoppers, but also with nearby office workers. Especially popular are the noodle soup with oysters (kalguksu), and fresh cutlassfish braised with radish in a spicy sauce (galchi jorim). The serving size and taste of the food in the market has remained the same for many years.
Noodle Soup \4,500; Braised Cutlassfish \7,000 5-min walk from Exit 5 of

Mapo Marinated Beef & Pork Rib Alley

When dinner time arrives in Mapo, the smell of barbecued pork and beef envelops the district. Although marinated beef is the main menu item, there are also many other beef and pork dishes to tickle the palates of all, including the popular favorite, sweet and tender grilled pork ribs. For an even meatier taste, try hangjeongsal (pork neck) or moksal (pork neck bone meat).
Pork Spareribs \12,000; Marinated Beef \41,000 2-min walk from Exit 1 of Mapo Stn., Line 5

Hoehyeon (Namdaemun Market) Stn., Line 4

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Sillim-dong Sundae Town

Sundae Town, or Korean Sausage Town, is a 4-story building of about 30 restaurants. No matter how cold or hot, come rain or snow, Sundae Town is always packed with people. Most restaurants are open until 1am and some are open 24 hours a day. Korean sausage is very similar to the German blutwurst in form and ingredients. Restaurants here also serve sundae sauted with vegetables. This sweet and spicy dish will make you come back for more.
Stir-fried Korean Sausage & Tripe \14,000; White Sundae \14,000 3-min walk

Heukseok-dong Pork Rib Alley

Another good place to experience university culture, where diners sit around a barbecue grill while passing around shots of alcohol. The seven restaurants scattered along the alley serve large portions at low prices. The chief dish is pork back-bone, marinated in a special sauce and grilled over a charcoal fire. The alley, over 40 years old, frequently draws old alumni who come to remember their student days.
Premium Pork Spareribs \9,000; Pork Spareribs \7,000 10-min walk from Exit 4 of Heukseok

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Kyunghee University Green Onion Pancake Alley

Filled with many traditional pubs serving traditional liquors, this is an especially good area to experience the drinking culture of Korean university students. Of particular note are the eight pajeon (green onion pancake) restaurants lining both sides of the main street. Haemul pajeon, or seafood and green onion pancake, is the the most popular accompaniment to liquors such as makgeolli or dongdongju. These pancakes, which are dipped in a special onion sauce, are very filling and easy on the wallet. In Korea, pajeon is a favorite on rainy days.
Seafood Pancake \7,000; Assorted Pancakes \8,000 5-min walk from

Gamjatang (pork back bone soup), is one of the nations most popular dishes. It contains gamja, or pork back bone as its main ingredient along with potatoes, dried napa cabbage leaves, and various medicinal herbs, which are carefully boiled for about 5 hours. The restaurants at Eungam-dong Gamja Soup Alley are open 24 hours a day, allowing you to enjoy gamjatang whenever you feel like it. Highlyrecommended on cold winter days.
Pork Bone Stew \22,000 (for 2) 10-min walk from Exit 2 of Saejeol (Sinsa) Stn., Line 6

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The Hangang (River) runs across Seoul and divides the capital city into Gangnam, literally south of the river, and Gangbuk, or north of the river. The traditional Gangbuk region shares its history with that of the Joseon Dynasty the nations final dynastic period stretching back over 600 years, while the modern Gangnam region is a much newer addition to
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Seoul and filled with commercial skyscrapers and the latest trends. All across Seoul however, you will find filling and great-tasting food at restaurants in its many unique alleyways.

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City HallInsa-dong Dongdaemun Areas


Streets and Alleys that Preserve the History and Traditions of Seoul

The City HallInsa-dongDongdaemun Areas is a fine blend of old and new with ancient alleyways separating modern high-rises and a wealth of historic eateries just waiting to be discovered. Regulars keep coming back to these hidden gems with the knowledge that the flavors on offer are the same as those enjoyed by their ancestors, showcasing the true timelessness of authentic, down-to-earth Korean cuisine. Dont hesitate to try any of the small, crumbling restaurants you find. Order what everyone else is having and discover Gangbuk.

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1 Balwoo Gongyang MAP 2B


This restaurant specializes in temple food, made up of allnatural ingredients to improve both body and soul. The natural flavors and colors of the ingredients create a work of art on every table. This is a must visit restaurant for vegetarians.
18 Paramitas Table \27,500; 12 Dharmacakras Table \39,600; 15 Enlightenments Table \58,300 11:4013:20, 13:3015:00 & 18:0020:50 (Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Japanese English, Japanese 5-min walk from Exit 6 of Anguk Stn., Line 3 02-2031-2081

Nunnamujip
MAP 1A

The main menu item here is the cold kimchi noodles, which go well with the sweet beef rib patties or mung bean pancakes on offer. The clean and simple interior, moderate price range and delicious food keep the customers coming back for more.
Cold Kimchi Noodles \5,000; Grilled Beef Rib Patties \8,000; Mung Bean Pancake \8,000 11:0021:30 (day before and day of Chuseok & Seollal) 5-min walk from the Samcheong-dong Community Service Center 02-739-6742

Mins Club
MAP 2B

This is a quiet and peaceful restaurant set within a traditional Korean house. Mins Club serves both Western and Korean cuisine, and you can also enjoy wine or tea.
Lunch Course \29,70061,500; Dinner Course \70,00099,000 12:0014:30 & 18:0023:00 (Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Japanese, Chinese English 10-min walk from Exit 5 of Anguk Stn., Line 3 02-733-2966

Yongsusan
MAP 1A

This traditional Korean cuisine restaurant has remained in the same place for over 30 years. Most of the dishes are seafood based and taste as rich and profound as its history. There are many branches throughout Seoul, but the venue featured has the best service and interior.
Lunch Course \46,000165,000 12:0015:00 & 18:00 22:00 (day before and day of Chuseok & Seollal) English, Japanese, Chinese English, Japanese 23 min walk from the Samcheong-dong Community Service Center 02-739-5599

3 Gwanghwamun House MAP 1B


This cozy and very welcoming restaurant is well-known for its kimchi stew. The ripe kimchi and pork neck stew is spicy, yet soothing and very filling. The egg rolls are an ideal accompaniment to this dish.
Kimchi Stew with Pork \7,000; Egg Roll \5,000 09:0022:00 (some Sundays, Chuseok & Seollal day) 23 min walk from Exit 8 of Gwanghwamun (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts) Stn., Line 5 02-739-7737

7 Ujeong Octopus MAP 1B


If you like spicy foods, this is the place for you. The stir-fried octopus here is some of the spiciest youll find in Seoul. To help fan the flames, the octopus is served with bean sprouts and clam soup. At night, office workers fill the restaurant to unwind after a hard days work.
Stir-fried Octopus \16,000; Clam Soup \10,000 10:0022:30 Chinese 5-min walk from Exit 8 of Gwanghwamun (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts) Stn., Line 5 02-720-7991

Darakjeong
MAP 1A

A specialty of this restaurant is the dumpling casserole boiled in soybean broth with a lot of seafood. Other popular menu items include dumpling soup, Korean pancakes and bulgogi. Both Korean and Western tables are available.
Tojang Dumpling Casserole \10,000; Bulgogi \15,000 11:0021:30 (day before and day of Chuseok & Seollal) 5-min walk from the Samcheongdong Community Service Center 02-725-1697

Congdu
MAP 1B

This place serves various Korean dishes made of tofu such as tofu steak and tofu tiramisu. The menu only has course meals and reservations are required. It is located inside the Seoul History Museum.
Lunch Course \30,80057,200; Dinner Course \49,500110,000 11:3014:00 & 17:3022:00 English English 10-min walk from Exit 7 of Gwanghwamun (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts) Stn., Line 5 02-722-7002

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Doore
MAP 2B

This is a traditional Korean cuisine restaurant in Insa-dong. The side dishes vary each day, and the hearty rich soybean soup is a must-try. The simple interior and great tasting food have proven popular with tourists.
Korean Lunch Set Menu \27,500, \38,500 & \60,500 12:0015:00 & 18:0022:00 (Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Japanese English, Japanese 5-min walk from Exit 5 of Jongno 3-ga (Tapgol Park) Stn., Line 1, 3 or 5 02-732-2919

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Hadonggwan
MAP 2B

For over 80 years, Hadonggwan has been serving gomtang, or beef bone soup, at premium quality. Gomtang is considered a representative dish of the common people, and Hadonggwan pays special attention to the taste of the broth. The kimchi served with the soup is delicious, and some like to use it to flavor their soup.
Beef Bone Soup \10,000; Boiled Pork Slices \50,000 07:0016:30 (1st and 3rd Sundays of every month) JapaEnglish, Japanese, Chinese 5-min walk nese, Chinese from Exit 5 of Euljiro 1-ga Stn., Line 2 02-776-5656

10 Seorin Octopus

MAP 1B

14 Myeongdong Kyoja MAP 2C


This is a representative restaurant of Myeong-dong with over 50 years of history. Its main menu item is the noodle soup, which is best with the spicy kimchi that comes served with the noodles. You can also add an order of dumplings, and most importantly, the rice and noodles are bottomless.
Noodle Soup \8,000; Dumplings \8,000 10:3021:30 (Chuseok & Seollal day) Japanese English, Japanese 5-min walk from Exit 8 of Myeong-dong Stn., Line 4 02-776-5348

Those who like spicy foods should definitely try out this place. If the stir-fried octopus looks too spicy, try the Bacon Sausage, cooked on a hot plate with octopus broth. The jeon, egg roll, and clam soup are also recommended for countering the spiciness.
Stir-fried Octopus \17,000; Bacon Sausage \15,000 11:3023:00 (day before and day of Chuseok & Seollal) 5-min walk from Exit 4 of Gwanghwamun 02-735-0670 (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts) Stn., Line 5

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Tosokchon
MAP 1B

This popular ginseng chicken soup restaurant serves up a broth made of ground grains that is especially healthy and tasty. Expect to wait in line during lunch or dinner times.
Ginseng Chicken Soup \15,000 10:00 22:00 English, Chinese English 5-min walk from Exit 2 of Gyeongbokgung (Govern02ment Complex Seoul) Stn., Line 3 737-7444

15 Jinju Hoegwan MAP 1C


This place is famous for its noodles in cold soybean soup (kongguksu), one of Koreas favorite summer meals. The dough for the noodles here is also noteworthy for containing assorted nuts and potato starch. Thick and savory kongguksu is popular in the summer while winter is the season for kimchi fried-rice. Expect to wait for a table during peak hours.
Noodles in Cold Black Soybean Soup \9,500; Kimchi Fried Rice \7,000 10:00 22:00 (Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Japanese, Chinese English, Japanese, Chinese 23 min walk from Exit 9 of City Hall Stn., Line 1 or 2 02-753-5388

12 Nampo Myeonok MAP 1B


Nampo Myeonok has been a family business for 2 generations and is a representative eobokjaengban restaurant. The word refers to the process of cooking by arranging assorted meats and vegetables in a copper casserole with a beef broth. Noodles or dumplings can also be added to the casserole. The interior dcor is also quite distinctive.
Eobokjaengban \58,000 (for 3); Chilled Buckwheat Noodles \9,000 Weekdays: 11:3022:30; Weekends & holidays: 11:3021:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) Chinese English, Japanese 23 min walk from Exit 2 of Euljiro 1-ga Stn., Line 2 02-777-2269

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Ojang-dong Hamheung Naengmyeon


MAP 2B

Thin chewy buckwheat noodles in a thick beef broth, and spicy seasoned buckwheat noodles. Especially popular is the chilled buckwheat noodles (naengmyeon) with raw skate.
Naengmyeon, Naengmyeon with raw fish, Spicy Naengmeon \8,000 each, Raw Skate \10,000 (for 2) 11:00 21:30 (1st & 3rd Tuesday every month, Chuseok & Seollal holidays) Japanese, Chinese Japanese 5-min walk from Exit 8 of Euljiro 4-ga Stn., Line 2 or 5 02-22679500

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Yangmiok
MAP 2B

Yangmiok serves top quality lamb and tripe, and the grilled seasoned tripe is especially recommended. In the winter, visitors should also consider trying the casserole.
Premium Tripe \29,000; Beef Tripe \ 27,000 11:0022:00 ( Chuseok & English, Japanese 12 Seollal day) min walk from Exit 6 of Euljiro 3-ga Stn., Line 3 02-2275-8837

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Jingogae
MAP 2C

This place is popular for its braised beef ribs and marinated crabs. Highly-recommended are the marinated tender ribs and the crabs marinated in a sweet and spicy sauce. There are also various casseroles.
Marinated Crab Set \16,000; Braised Ribs \17,000; Bulgogi \19,000 Weekdays: 11:3021:30; Weekends: 11:3021:00 (1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday each month, Chuseok & Seollal day and day 23 min walk from after) Japanese English, Japanese Exit 6 of Chungmuro Stn., Line 3 or 4 02-2266-5689

18 Pyeongyang Myeonok MAP 3C


This is a 3rd generation naengmyeon restaurant. The restaurant also has Eobokjaengban, beef slices served in a copper dish.
Naengmyeon \10,000; Eobokjaengban \50,000 (for 2) 11:0021:30 (day before and day of Chuseok & Seollal) English, Japanese 5-min walk from Exit 5 of Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Stn., Line 2, 4 or 5 02-2267-7784

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Korea House
MAP 2C

An old Korean style house that serves as a restaurant where you can try Korean royal court cuisine. This restaurant makes its own kimchi and condiments, which are preserved in large earthen pots called jangdok. Korea House also stages traditional performances and arranges traditional weddings.
Korean Royal Cuisine \68,200250,000 12:0014:00, 17:0018:30 & 19:0020:30 English, Japanese, Chinese English, Japanese 3-min walk from Exit 3 of Chungmuro Stn., Line 3 or 4 02-2266-9101

19 Gogung MAP 2C
For over 30 years, Gogung has been serving its bibimbap in a traditional copper bowl. Toppings include seasoned vegetables, nuts, tartare and more. Other menu items such as pancakes, bulgogi and makgeolli cocktails are also served.
Jeonju-style Bibimbap \11,000; Hot Pot Bibimbap \11,000; Tartare Bibimbap \15,000 09:0022:00 (day before and day of Chuseok & Seollal ) English, Japanese, Chinese English, 3-min walk from Exit 9 of Myeong-dong Japanese, Chinese Stn., Line 4 02-776-3211

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Nutrition Chicken
MAP 1C

This place is the home of Korean-style rotisserie chicken. The outside of the chicken is crispy while the inside is moist and tender. Although good as a lunch or dinner, the chicken is also good as a side menu item for beer.
Rotisserie Chicken \13,500 (for 2); Chicken Ginseng Soup \13,500 10:3022:30 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English, Japanese, Chinese English, Japanese, Chinese 3-min walk from Exit 5 of Myeong-dong Stn., Line 4 02-776-2015

23 Dori King (Jogeum) MAP 2B


This place is popular for its Japanese style stone pot rice and udon noodles. There are three varieties of stone pot rice, of which the Jogeum Stone Pot Rice with seafood is the most popular. Dori King also has a clean Japanese style interior.
Jogeum Hot Pot Rice with Abalone \28,000; Jogeum Hot Pot Rice \15,000; Hot Pot Rice with Vegetables \15,000 11:0022:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English, Japanese, Chinese English, Japanese 3-min walk from Exit 6 of Anguk Stn., Line 3 02-734-0783

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Dugahun
MAP 1B

This French cuisine restaurant is set in a traditional Korean house. It is located in the backyard of Gallery Hyundai, so you can soak in the culture afterwards. Especially popular at Dugahun is the steak.
Steak \50,00052,000 12:0014:30 & 18:0022:00 *Tea Time: 14:3016:00; Wine Bar: 18:0024:00 English English 10-walk from Exit 3 of Anguk Stn., Line 3 02-3210-2100

28 Benigni MAP 1B
This place serves great pasta and steak. The fresh pasta spaghetti and the premium grilled steak are exceptionally good, and the restaurant also has a creditable wine list. Being located inside Olleh Square in Gwanghwamun, theres plenty to see and do afterwards.
Beef Tenderloin Steak \50,000; Pasta \21,00025,000 11:30 15:00 & 17:3022:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English English, 10-min walk from Exit 1 of Gwanghwamun (Sejong Italian Center for the Performing Arts) Stn., Line 5 02-3210-3352

25 8 steps 8 MAP 1A
8 steps is located in a traditional Korean house that was renovated and made into a restaurant with a Mediterranean-style interior. Located on Samcheong-dong Street, 8 Steps serves both Italian and French cuisines.
Pasta \ 18,00019,000; Lunch Course \ 29,000; Dinner 12:0014:30 & 18:0021:15 *Wine Bar: Course \ 70,000 18:0022:30 English, Japanese English 5-min walk from the Samcheong-dong Community Service Center 02-738-5838

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Myeongdong Tonkatsu
MAP 2C

This was the first restaurant to introduce the famous fat Japanese-style pork cutlets to Korea. With a 30year history of excellence, Myeongdong Tonkatsus cordon bleu is the most popular menu item.
Pork Cutlet \11,000; Cordon Bleu \14,000 Mon.Sat.: 11:0021:30; Sun. & national holidays: 11:0021:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day and day after) English English, Japanese 5-min walk from Exit 6 of Euljiro 1-ga Stn., Line 2 02-776-5300

26 Dal MAP 1B
Located inside a gallery, Dal offers fine Indian cuisine prepared by chefs from the homeland. Popular Indian dishes such as Tandoori chicken and curry have been slightly modified to fit the Korean palate. The dcor of the restaurant will make you feel as if you were in India.
Lamb Curry \20,000; Tandoori Chicken \22.000 12:0015:00 & 18:0022:00 (New Years day, Chuseok & Seollal day) English, Indian English 10-min walk from Exit 1 of Anguk Stn., Line 3 02-736-4627

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Din Tai Fung


MAP 1C

Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese restaurant chain, and this is the first branch to open in Korea. Their main menu item is xiaolongbao (cage-steamed buns), but you can also try various other Taiwanese dishes. Best visited on weekdays due to large crowds on Saturdays and Sundays.
Leek and Shrimp xiaoongbao \13,200; Sichuan-style 11:0022:00 English, Seafood Noodle Soup \14,000 English, Chinese 5-min walk from Japanese, Chinese Exit 5 of Myeong-dong Stn., Line 4 02-771-2778

27 The Restaurant

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This Japanese-style French restaurant is well known for its food and the interior dcor. It also offers a great view of Gyeongbokgung (Palace) and has a dessert caf.
Lunch Course \49,50099,000; Dinner Course \77,000143,000 12:0015:00 & 18:0022:00 (day before and day of Chuseok & Seollal) English, Japanese English 15-min walk from Exit 1 of Anguk Stn., Line 3 02-735-8441

Songwon
MAP 1C

This is a Japanese-style puffer fish restaurant, and its signature dish is made by boiling aged puffer fish with various types of mushrooms and Korean cabbage. You can also try various other puffer fish dishes.
Puffer Fish Stew \22,000; Puffer Fish Set Menu \35,000 11:0014:00 & 17:0021:30 (Sundays, Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Japanese English 5-min walk of Exit 7 of City Hall Stn., Line 1 or 2 02-755-3979

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These two areas are centered on the Hangang (River), a landmark of Seoul. Night and day, each has its own disparate charm. Both filled with life well into the night, one is a center of youth culture, the other a center of hard-working office workers. The hottest clubs and cultural facilities of Seoul are located in the Hongik University area, while the heart of Korean politics, finance, and corporate entertainment is to be found in Yeouido. Despite their differences, both districts share the Hangang (River) as their border, and both are awash with energy. Together, they showcase Seouls vibrant and multi-layered character.
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1 Mapo Jinjja Wonjo Choedaepo MAP 3B


This is a pork restaurant with 60 years of history and tradition, most notable in the order by which the set course should be eaten: you start with sweet marinated pork ribs, then salt grilled pork, and finally finish with chewy pig skin. The beverage of the house is soju.
Pork Rib \12,000; Salt Grill \13,000; Pig Skin \7,000 11:0024:00 Japanese English, Japanese, Chinese 12 min walk from Exit 5 of Gongdeok Stn., Line 5, 6 and A'REX 02-719-9292

Mapo-ok
MAP 3B

This is an ox bone soup restaurant with a 60year history and tradition. The ox bone soup here is very meaty and is served with many different kinds of kimchi, including cabbage kimchi, radish kimchi and green onion kimchi.
Ox Bone Soup with Brisket \11,000 07:00 22:00 English, Japanese, Chinese 5-min walk from Exit 1 of Mapo Stn., Line 5 02-716-6661

Yogi
MAP 2B

This is a representative Korean fast food restaurant of the Hongik University area. The cold kimchi noodles and fried flat dumplings in particular are worthy of note. Two people can enjoy a filling meal here for under 10,000 won.
Noodles \4,5005,500; Flat dumplings \3,000 (10) 11:3023:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) EngJapanese 23 min walk from lish, Japanese Exit 1 of Sangsu Stn., Line 6 02-3143-4248

Mapo Original Marinated Beef


MAP 3B

This grill house has a long 40-year history and serves tender beef marinated and grilled over charcoal. The sweet and juicy beef keeps customers coming back for more.
Premium Marinated Beef \35,000; Naengmyeon \8,000 11:0022:30 (New Years day, Chuseok & Seollal day) English, Japanese English, Japanese 5-min walk from Exit 1 of Mapo Stn., Line 5 02-718-3001

Taste of the Moon


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MAP 2A

This is a modern and young makgeolli house. It brews its own makgeolli so the drinks are fresh and assorted. Its menu includes many dishes that go well with makgeolli, dishes that you wont be able to find anywhere else.
Mugeunji Sweet & Sour Pork \17,000; White Kimchi & Tofu Rolls \19,000; Original Wolhyang Makgeolli \6,000 (500ml) Mon.Wed.: 12:0002:00; Thu.Sat.: 12:0004:00; Sun.: 12:0001:00 English, Japanese English, Japanese 5-min walk from Exit 7 of Hongik Univ. Stn., Line 2 and A'REX 02-332-9202

Yangmani
MAP 2C

Here, youll find the freshest and finest yang, or tripe, in Seoul. The dish is marinated in a special sauce for 24 hours and then grilled. Other cuts are also available.
Premium Tripe \27,000; Premium Sirloin \45,000 Weekdays: 11:3022:00; Weekends: 11:3021:30 English, Japanese, Chinese English, Japanese 10-min walk from Exit 1 of National Assembly Stn., Line 9 02-784-9282

4 Yeonnam Sundae Soup MAP 2A


This is a favorite among taxi drivers, known to be very picky eaters. The most popular dishes are the sundae soup, or Korean sausage soup, and the plate of sundae. Although this ordinary looking restaurant may not seem to blend in with the hip and trendy atmosphere of the area, its coziness welcomes big crowds.
Sundae Soup \7,000; Assorted Sunday \12,000 (for 2) 07:00 23:00 10-min walk from Exit 3 of Hongik Univ. Stn., Line 2 and A'REX 02-332-5268

Jushinjong
MAP 2C

This grill house is famous for its multipurpose griddle, around the rim of which, egg roll is cooked. A wide selection of leafy vegetables is also provided for beef wraps. The great taste and service of Jushinjong has garnered a loyal clientele.
Korean Set Menu \8,000 (includes bulgogi casserole); Grilled Beef \23,00032,000; Beef Rib \29,000 10:0022:00 Japanese, Chinese English, Japanese 10-min walk from Exit 5 of Yeouido Stn., Line 5 or 9 02-784-6662

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9 Jinjujip MAP 2C
This place is well known for its noodles in soybean soup. Other than the rich soybean soup noodles, there is also spicy noodles and noodle soup with chicken. Jinjujip is a favorite with nearby office workers.
Noodles in Cold Soybean Soup \9,500; Noodle Soup with Chicken \7,000; Spicy Noodles \8.000 10:0020:00 (Sundays & national holidays) Chinese English, Japanese, Chinese 5-min walk from Exit 5 of Yeouido Stn., Line 5 or 9 02-780-6108

13 The Gabriel

MAP 2A

The attention grabbling yellow exterior wall of the 2nd level, the cozy wooden interior and the cute dcor makes The Gabriel is very popular with the ladies. Its menu includes pasta, pizza, and wine.
Meokmul Shrimp Pizza \13,000; Potato Dumplings \13,500 Tue.Sat.: 11:0023:00; Sun. & national holidays: 11:3022:00 (Mondays, Chuseok & Seollal day) English English 10-min walk from Exit 3 of Hapjeong Stn., Line 2 or 6 02-332-7167

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Bulia
MAP 2A

Bulia specializes in Chinese-style hot pot made a little less spicy to suit Korean tastes. The set menu with beef, lamb and assorted vegetables is the most popular menu item.
Hot Pot Bulia Set \18,500; Seafood Set \28,000 11:3023:00 English, Chinese Chinese 12 min walk from Exit 1 of Hongik Univ. Stn., Line 2 and A'REX 02-335-6689

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Hongdae Donburi
MAP 2A

This is a traditional Japanese deopbap (meat and/ or vegetables on a bed of rice) restaurant whose regular customers have praised its menu items for their authenticity. Donburi is almost always crowded, so be prepared to wait in line for a table.
Katsudon \7,000; Rice with Salmon \9,500 11:0014:30 Japanese & 16:3021:30 (Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Japanese 10-min walk from Exit 1 of Sangsu Stn., Line 6 02-3141-8398

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Hakata Bunko
MAP 2B

The main menu item here is the tonkotsu ramen of Kyushu. The rich pork broth is the key to their ramen. The Japanese dcor and greeting staff are very unique, though the long waiting times are not.
In Ramen \7,000; Cheong Ramen \7,000 11:3014:00 & 17:0024:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English, Japanese English, 23 min walk from Exit 2 of Japanese Sangsu Stn., Line 6 02-338-5536

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Menya Sandaime
MAP 2A

This is a traditional Japanese ramen house, which closes for the day when staff run out of ingredients. Although it specializes in tonkotsu ramen, the tsukemen ramen, whereby the noodles and broth are served separately, is also recommended. Although small in size, Menya Sandaime has a very comfortable atmosphere.
Tonkotsu Ramen \7,000; Tsukemen Ramen \8,000 11:50 Until ingredients run out Japanese English, Japanese 10min walk from Exit 9 of Hongik Univ. Stn., Line 2 and A'REX 02332-4129

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Gami Udon
MAP 2A

The noodles at this udon restaurant are made on-site, and the broth is especially tasty. The fried chicken and udon set is very filling and recommended. The dcor is modern and simple.
Gake Udon \4,000; Jaru Udon \6,000; Fried Chicken Set \8,500 12:0015:00 & 17:0021:00 (Mondays, Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Japanese 5-min walk from Exit 9 of Hongik Univ. Stn., Line 2 and A'REX 02-322-3302

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Alla Torre
MAP 2A

Alla Torre has a very international list of wines. The course menu and fresh pasta dishes are recommended. The classy and sophisticated atmosphere is second to none in the Hongik University area.
Lunch Course \24,000; Dinner Course \ 58,000; Pasta \16,00020,000 11:3015:00 & 17:0023:00 English English, Italian 5-min walk from Exit 9 of Hongik Univ. Stn., Line 2 and A'REX 02-324-0978

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Castle Praha
MAP 2A

This restaurant was designed after the Prague Clock Tower Castle in the Czech Republic. You can try traditional Czech house beer and original goulash here.
Home-made Sausage \20,900; Beef Goulash \30,800 17:0002:30; Sun.: 16:0001:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) from Exit 3 of Hapjeong Stn., Line 2 or 6 02-334-2181 Mon.Thu.: 17:0002:00; Fri. & Sat.: English English 10-min walk

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Ha Ha
MAP 2A

This is a traditional Chinese dumpling restaurant owned and operated by a Chinese immigrant. The dumplings here are very large, and fried dumplings, which are crispy on one side and soft and moist on the other side, are the most popular. Soups and cold platters are also available at a reasonable price.
Steamed Dumplings \5,000; King Dumplings \1,800 (each); Stir-fried Eggplant \14,000 11:3022:30 (2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month, one week during Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Japanese, Chinese Chinese 10-min walk from the Yeonnam-dong Community Service Center 02-337-0211

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Dami
MAP 2C

This is a Japanese-style fish griller, serving up fresh fish such as lightly-salted mackerel, mackerel pike, salmon and rockfish all of which go very well with a soju cocktail. The restaurant closes each day depending upon when it runs out of ingredients.
Grilled Mackerel \9,000; Grilled Salmon \12,000 11:30 14:00 & 17:0023:00 (Chuseok & Seollal holidays) 10-min walk from Exit 5 of Yeouido Stn., Line 5 or 9 02-783-5167

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Teppen
MAP 2B

You can try various hot plates here, such as teppanyaki and yakisoba. Though the dishes taste great, it is perhaps the kind and friendly staff that keep customers coming back for more.
Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki \13,000 14,000 17:0001:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) Japanese English, Japanese 5-min walk from Exit 1 of Sangsu Stn., Line 6 02336-5578

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Basak
MAP 2C

Basaks deep-fried course menu includes fried fish, shrimp, sesame leaf, sweet potato and more, all of which is accompanied by a fresh salad and rice with fish roe. The atmosphere is friendly and warm.
Lunch Set \14,000; Dinner Set \20,000 11:3014:00 & 18:0023:00 (Sundays, national holidays) English, Japanese English 5-min walk from Exit 2 of Saetgang Stn., Line 9 02-782-2251

19 Hanseongmungo MAP 1B
This is a Korean-style ramen house operated by Hakata Bunko, a Kyushu-style ramen house. Thick ramen noodles are topped with chicken, pork or fish.
In Ramen \7,000; Seoul Ramen \10,000 12:00 23:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English, Japanese English, Japanese 23 min walk from Exit 5 of Hapjeong Stn., Line 2 or 6 02-332-7900

23 Walking On The Cloud MAP 3C


Located inside 63City, Walking On The Cloud provides fine European dining. It offers a superb view of the Hangang (River), and Seoul.
Salad Bar \ 49,000; Weekday Lunch \ 62,000, \ 74,000 & \100,000; Dinner starting at \96,000 11:3015:00 & 17:3022:00 English English * Wine bar open until 01:00am on weekdays 15-min walk from Exit 4 of Yeouinaru Stn., Line 5 (inside 63City) 02789-5904

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A World of Taste and Culture on Every Street

This area includes Itaewon and Hannam-dong, where many foreign ambassadors reside, and is where youll find Seouls only mosque. For this reason, the area is filled with numerous international restaurants operated by chefs from around the world. Instead of pondering upon what youd like to eat, think instead about which country youd like to visit. Yongsan also offers many art and fashion boutiques to explore.

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Chadol House
MAP 2B

Chadol House grills its meat in hard wood charcoal. You can enjoy a fine glass of wine, and once youre done with the brisket, try the soybean stew instead of the naengmyeon.
Beef Brisket \15,000; Sirloin \19,000 11:3022:30 English English, Japanese 23 min walk from Exit 1 of Noksapyeong Stn., Line 6 02-790-0789

Tatsumizushi
MAP 1C

You can taste custom-made sushi here. Other than the unique ingredients used, a special feature of this restaurant is that the sushi chef will make whatever sushi you order. You can see and experience a whole new side of sushi.
Lunch Course \55,000; Dinner Course \145,000 11:30 14:30 & 17:3022:00 (Chuseok & Seollal holidays) Japanese English, Japanese 15-min walk from Exit 4 of Ichon (National Museum of Korea) Stn., Line 4 and Jungang Line 02-749-0712

Ocean Restaurant
MAP 3B

Also called the Johnson Stew, Oceans sausage stew is different from other varieties in that aside from the basic ingredients of meat and vegetables, it also contains cheese. Another recommendable dish is the steak and sausage grill.
Johnson Stew \18,000 (for 2); T-bone Steak \30,000 (for 1) 11:3022:00 (1st & 3rd Monday each month, Chuseok 10-min walk from Exit 1 of & Seollal holidays) Chinese Hangangjin Stn., Line 6 02-795-1317

6 Daehangak MAP 2B
This place specializes in invigorating Chinese cuisine. Its most popular menu item is wonjok, or pigs trotters cooked with various medicinal herbs. Other menu items include various cold salads, noodles and fried-rice, and the portions are very generous.
Wonjok \38,000; Rice with Tomato Omelet \7,000 11:3015:00 & 17:0022:00 (1st & 3rd Sunday of each month, Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Chinese English, Chinese 10-min walk from Exit 4 of Itaewon Stn., Line 6 02-798-9990

3 Poom Seoul MAP 2A


This is a Korean cuisine restaurant that specializes in food from the Joseon Dynasty. Poom has modified the cuisine of the Joseon upper-class to satisfy modern palates. Because it uses fresh seasonal ingredients and natural seasonings, the menu changes with the season. The grilled sirloin steak is a popular dish, and reservations are required.
Lunch Course \57,750115,500 12:0015:00 & 18:0022:00 (Sundays, New Years Day, Buddhas Birthday, Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Japanese English, Japanese 10-min walk from the Namsan Library 02-777-9007

7 The Bungalow MAP 2B


This is a unique restaurant with sandy floor. Youll feel like youre in a bungalow on the beach. You can enjoy various generously priced cocktails.
Mojito \11,00013,000; Grill Platter \35,000 (for 3) Sun.Thu.: 15:0003:00; Fri. & Sat.: 15:0006:00; open late Chuseok & Seollal day English, Japanese, French English 23 min walk from Exit 2 of Itaewon Stn., Line 6 02-793-2344

Hancook
MAP 2A

This is a Korean restaurant located inside N Seoul Tower. Its main entrees, which include bulgogi and ribs, are accompanied by a Korean-style buffet. The tables by the window offer an exceptional view of Seoul.
Bulgogi / Marinated Beef Ribs / Braised Sablefish \31,000 & \43,000 11:0016:00 & 16:0023:00 English, JapaEnglish, Japanese, Chinese 15-min bus ride (bus nese #02) from Exit 2 of Chungmuro Stn., Line 3 or 4 02-34559291, 9292

La Cucina
MAP 2B

With a sophisticated interior dcor, this is the first restaurant known to have served Italian cuisine in Korea. It is on the way to Namsan Mountain so you can enjoy the view while trying the delicious course meals on offer.
Lunch Course \38,000 & \52,000 12:0015:00 & 18:00 English, Japanese 22:00 (Sundays, Chuseok & Seollal day) English 12 min walk from the Grand Hyatt Seoul 02794-6005

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La Tavola
MAP 2B

This cozy and quiet Italian restaurant serves great pasta and steak. Clay oven pizza is also a popular side menu item for beer or wine.
Clay Oven Pizza \ 16,50027,500 12:0022:30 English, Russian English, Italian 12 min walk from Exit 2 of Itaewon Stn., Line 6 02-7936144

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Sultan Kebab
MAP 2B

An authentic Turkish-owned eatery, offering a choice of chicken or lamb kebabs. You can eat in or take out.
Turkish Chicken Kebab \5,000; Turkish Lamb Kebab \6,000; Phillip Chicken Kebab \8,000 Sun.Thu.: 10:0023:00; Fri. & Sat.: 10:0002:00 English, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish English 12 min walk from Exit 3 of Itaewon Stn., Line 6 02-749-3890

10 Le Saint-Ex MAP 2B
This is a top-rated French restaurant in Seoul. The tenderloin steak and the onion soup have been customers favorites for a long time, and popular desserts include the chocolate cake and ice cream.
Tenderloin Steak \48,000~; Onion Soup \12,000~ Sun.Thu.: 12:0015:00 & 18:0023:30; Fri. & Sat.: 12:0015:30 & 17:3022:30 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English English, French 23 min walk from Exit 1 of Itaewon Stn., Line 6 02-795-2465

14 Smokey Saloon MAP 2B


This is a homemade burger restaurant. There are various burgers to choose from, but the most popular is the Ambulance Burger, containing a hash brown, bacon, cheese, and an egg over easy.
Ambulance \10,900; Sloppy Fries \7,500 Mon.Thu.: 10:3022:00; Fri. & Sat.: 10:0006:00; Sun.: 10:0022:00 English English, Japanese 12 min walk from Exit 2 of Itaewon Stn., Line 6 02-795-9019

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Moghul
MAP 2B

This is a Pakistani restaurant where you can try lamb, beef and chicken curry and other Pakistani foods. There is also a beautiful garden.
Curry \16,50030,000; Chicken Tandoori \19,250; Steamed Lamb \66,000 12:0022:30 English, Arabic (for 2) English 23 min walk from Exit 1 of Itaewon Stn., Line 6 02-796-5501

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Yehwan
MAP 2B

This is a small and cozy Italian restaurant. The grilled squid salad and steak with fruit sauce are the two most popular menu items. The pork neck steak here is especially delicious.
Tenderloin Steak \40,000~; Pork Neck Steak \30,000~ 11:3015:00 & 17:3022:00 (Sundays, Chuseok & SeolEnglish 5-min walk from the lal holidays) Japanese Grand Hyatt Seoul 02-798-4752

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Between
MAP 2B

This is a unique Italian res-taurant. The menu includes appetizers, salads, pastas, steaks, and also brunch options.
Pasta \20,000~; Steak \40,000~ Sun.Thu.: 11:3002:00; Fri. & Sat.: 11:3004:00 English, Japanese English 23 min walk from Exit 2 of Itaewon Stn., Line 6 02-795-6164

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OKitchen
MAP 2B

This modern and spacious restaurant is operated by a Japanese husband and Korean wife. The menu includes unique and creative Japanese, French and Italian dishes.
Lunch Course \24,000; Seafood Plate \23,000; Duck Confit \22,000 12:00 14:30 & 18:0021:30 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English, Japanese, French, Italian English 23 min walk from Exit 1 of Itaewon Stn., Line 6 02-797-6420

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Jonny Dumpling
MAP 2B

The juicy, homemade dumplings here are fried or steamed, and you can choose from various assorted filings, including meat, shrimp, or even vegetarian.
Boiled Shrimp Dumplings \7,000; Fried Dumplings \7,000; Egg & Leek Dumplings \7,000 11:3022:00 (day before and day of Chuseok & Seollal) Chinese English 12 min walk from Exit 4 of Itaewon Stn., Line 6 02-790-8830

21 Macaroni Market MAP 3B


Here, you can try John Dory or St. Peters fish, a European delicacy. Other dishes include steak, pasta and sandwiches. You can also sit out on the balcony when the weather allows.
John Dory \29,000; Sirloin Steak \36,000 11:0015:00 & 17:3023:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English 5-min walk from Exit 2 of Itaewon Stn., Line 6 02-749-9181

18 Taco Chili Chili MAP 2B


Here, Mexican food has been made to satisfy Korean palates and you can choose from 4 levels of spiciness. Vegetarian tacos are also available.
Enchilada \9,000; Taco \5,000 11:0022:00 (Chuseok & Seollal days) English, Spanish English 5-min walk from Exit 2 of Noksapyeong Stn., Line 6 02-797-7219

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Muntaro
MAP 3B

This is a Japanese-style pub where you can enjoy a drink with grilled chicken and pork belly shish-kebabs.
Nagasaki-style Seafood Stew \ 18,000; Agedashi Tofu \11,000 Sun.Thu.: 18:00 03:00; Fri. & Sat.: 18:0004:30 Japanese, Chinese Japanese 10-min walk from Exit 3 of Itaewon Stn., Line 6 02-796-7232

19 Hattori Kitchen MAP 2B


This is a cozy bar-like Japanese restaurant where you can enjoy a full meal, or a quick drink. Except for the two main dishes, Hattoris menu changes every day depending on what is fresh at the market.
Salad Udon \19,800; Sea Bream Teriyaki \22,000 19:00 Japanese 10-min 02:00 (Sundays, Chuseok & Seollal day) walk from Exit 2 of Noksapyeong Stn., Line 6 02-792-1975

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Western China
MAP 3B

This is a traditional Dim Sum restaurant. If youd like to try various kinds of dim sum and other Chinese dishes, try the set menu. In addition, the salad and fruit bar buffet is open to all.
Dim Sum \5,0007,000; Lunch Course \22,000; Dim Sum Set \24,000 11:3021:30 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English English 10-min walk from Exit 1 of Hannam Stn., Jungang Line 02-795-6751

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La Bocca
MAP 3B

La Bocca is an Italian restaurant known for its fresh pasta and unique sauce. Popular dishes include lasagnas and paninis, and the restaurant also has good sandwiches and wines. It also has great tasting desserts.
Lasagna \23,000; Panini \12,00014,300 Sun.Thu: 11:0023:00; Fri. & Sat: 11:00 01:00 English English 5-min walk from Exit 2 of Itaewon Stn., Line 6 02-790-5907

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Trevia
MAP 3B

Trevia sells thin crust pizza by the slice. The most popular pizza is the Quattro Formaggi (4-cheese pizza) with gouda, cheddar, mozzarella and gorgonzola cheese.
Margherita Pizza \14,500; Quattro Formaggi \18,600 11:3022:30 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English, Japanese, French English, Italian 5-min walk from Exit 1 of Hangangjin Stn., Line 6 02-795-6004

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Dress Classy, Eat with Style

If you have dinner plans in Gangnam, the first thing to do is dress up, because its the place where trend-setting Seoulites hang out at designer shops, up-scale restaurants, and chic cafes. The trend-sensitive are always up-to-date, so dont be surprised if you spot your favorite Korean hallyu star dining next to you. Famous celebrities and socialites are often seen in Gangnam.

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Ijeuri
MAP 2B

This is a grill house that uses hardwood charcoal. The charcoal grilled meat tastes perfect with their special sauce. Ijeuri serves both pork and beef, and provides a cozy atmosphere.
Pork Neck \18,000; Beef Brisket \28,000 11:00 14:30 & 17:0022:30 (Sundays & national holidays) Eng5-min walk from lish, Chinese English, Japanese Exit 10 of Hak-dong Stn., Line 7 02-514-4587

5 Black Pig Korea (Heukdonga) MAP 3B


Headquartered in Jeju-do Island, this restaurant specializes in black pork. Black pork is chunkier and meatier than regular pork. Black pork at Heukdonga is dipped in a special Jejudo-style salted anchovy sauce.
Pork Grill \16,000; Marinated Pork \16,000, Pork Belly \16,000 Mon.Sat.: 11:0005:00; Sun.: 11:0022:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English, Chinese, Japanese English, Japanese 15min walk from Exit 5 of Samseong (World Trade Center Seoul) Stn., Line 2 02-2051-0008

2 Gomehome MAP 3B
This restaurant specializes in dishes prepared with medicinal ingredients. Proud of its refined and healthy menu, most of Gomehomes food is either steamed or grilled. Because the kimchi here is made with neither salted seafood nor chili powder, it is recommended for those who havent yet tried Korean food.
Wangdogo Course Meal \28,250; Jin Course Meal \62,150 10:0022:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day and day after) English, Japanese 10-min walk from Exit 1 of Seolleung Stn., Line 2 and Bundang Line 02-568-4595

Philkyungjae
MAP 3C

This Korean set menu restaurant exudes the history of Seoul, occupying a traditional Korean house with a beautiful garden. Seating however is in the Western style, and taking ones shoes off is not required. The traditional Korean cuisine at Philkyungjae has been applauded by many.
Mi Set Menu \54,000 (Lunch); Gukhwa Set Menu \102,000; Sura Set Menu \240,000 12:0015:00 & 18:0022:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English, Japanese English, Japanese, Chinese 10-min walk from Exit 1 of Suseo Stn., Line 3 02-445-2115

3 Gwangyang Bulgogi MAP 3B


Thinly sliced premium beef is marinated then cooked on a copper grill over a charcoal fire. Youll have to try it to believe the sweet and savory taste of this bulgogi. Most other restaurants serve chilled buckwheat noodles (naengmyeon) afterwards, but here, they serve Busanstyle wheat noodles (milmyeon).
Gwangyang-style Bulgogi \35,000 (200g) 10:0022:00 Chinese English 10-min walk from Exit 3 of Samseong (World Trade Center Seoul) Stn., Line 2 02-567-8494

Hanmiri MAP 3B

7 Gamjabawoo MAP 2A
Here you can try more traditional and old-fashioned Korean food. A healthy table centered on vegetables and traditional condiments (jang) is served at a reasonable price. They have a very assorted menu, so it is best to come in a large group and try a little bit of everything.
Lunch Set Menu \18,00058,000; Gamja (Potato) Set Menu \38,000 58,000 11:3022:00 (Chuseok & Seollal holidays) Japanese, Chinese 10-min walk from Exit 2 of Apgujeong Stn., Line 3 02-517-1160

This restaurant serves traditional court cuisine at various price ranges. The food here is mildly seasoned and ideal for those who have never tried Korean cuisine. There is also a childrens menu.
Hanmiri Dinner \65,000; Royal Dinner \88,000 12:00 15:00 & 18:0022:00 (Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Japanese, Chinese English, Japanese 10-min walk from Exit 3 of Samseong (World Trade Center Seoul) Stn., Line 2 02-556-8480

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Gaehwaok
MAP 2A

This restaurant has re-interpreted traditional Korean cuisine into a more modern and stylish cuisine. Although its main menu item is bulgogi, Gaehwaok serves many other delicious dishes such as grilled vegetables and soybean noodles. The traditional Korean dinnerware the food is served in also adds to the overall taste and atmosphere.
Gaehwaok Bulgogi \29,700 (200g); Napa Wraps with Pork (Bossam) \38,500; Beef Brisket \38,500; Soybean Noodles \7,700 24 hours Japanese English, Japanese, Chinese 23 min walk from Exit 6 of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-549-1459

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MuiMui
MAP 2A

This place serves great makgeolli and fusion side dishes. MuiMui has an assorted menu and is an ideal restaurant for sharing a few drinks over dinner with friends. The high windows on the 2nd floor afford magnificent views.
Pork Belly Steak Salad \29,700; Soybean Bibimbap \18,700 11:0002:00 (Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English English 5-min walk from Exit 5 of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-515-3981

Kumsu Bokguk
MAP 2A

The original Kumsu Bokguk in Busan became so popular and well known that it opened a branch restaurant here. Bokguk, a delicious puffer fish soup, is the main menu item, with a number of other puffer fish dishes also available.
Brown-backed Puffer Stew \11,000; Green Rough-backed Puffer Bulgogi on a Hot Plate \33,000 24 hours English, Japanese, Chinese English, Japanese 10-min walk from Exit 3 of Apgujeong Stn., Line 3 02-3448-5488

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Mins Kitchen
MAP 2A

This is a modern Korean restaurant. Mins serves a fantastic course meal as well as individual dishes. The beef rib salad and barbecue combination, as well as the yellow corvina (croaker) and scorched rice combination are especially noteworthy. There is also a great selection of wines.
Beef Rib Salad \39,500; Home-style Barbecue with Pickled Vegetables \52,000; Lunch Course \38,500 93,500 11:3015:00 & 17:3022:00 (Sundays, Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Japanese English, Japa15-min walk from Exit 5 of Apgujeong Rodeo nese Stn., Bundang Line 02-544-1007

10 Dure Noodles MAP 2A


The great tasting noodles and large serving sizes at Dure will make anyone come back for seconds. Here, noodles and mushrooms are served in a rich beef broth, and then garnished with beef. Expect long lines at lunch times.
Noodles \7,000; Beef & Vegetable Casserole 10:0021:00 (Sundays & national holidays) Japanese 10-min walk from Exit 3 of Apgujeong Stn., Line 3 02-3444-1421
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Sawore Boribap is known for its barley rice and bulgogi. It promises to use only the freshest of ingredients, and serves filling portions. This casual restaurant provides both Korean and Western-style tables.
Barley Rice with Cirsium \8,500; Bassak Bulgogi \18,000 11:3022:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English, Japanese, Chinese English, Japanese, Chinese 12 min walk from Exit 3 of Apgujeong Stn., Line 3 02-540-5292

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This restaurant has served great ribs for the past 30 years. State dinners are often held here due to the beautiful traditional Korean house (hanok) exterior and private rooms available.
Marinated Ribs \39,000; Bulgogi \33,000 11:5022:00 English, Japanese, English, Japanese, Chinese 10-min walk from Exit 3 of Apgujeong Stn., Line Chinese 3 02-548-3030

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This place is well known for its barbecued beef, especially the rib eye. Top quality beef is served with many side dishes, and the chilled buckwheat noodles (naengmyeon) served afterward are also delicious.
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Beef Ribs \48,000; Marinated Rib Eye \46,000; Ox Bone Soup Mon.Sat.: 24 hours; Sundays until 22:00 English, 10-min walk from Exit 4 of GangChinese English, Japanese 02-518-4001 nam-gu Office, Line 7 and Bundang Line

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Sandang
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The table setting at Sandang is a work of art, most probably because the chef is a painter. Here you can try unique Korean dishes cooked with no artificial additives. The chef only uses Korean ingredients to produce a tasty fusion dish.
Course \50,000220,000 12:0022:00 (Mondays, Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Japanese, Chinese 10-min walk from Exit 3 of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-542-3959

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This is a chilled buckwheat noodles (naengmyeon) restaurant well known for its sweet and spicy sauce. The dish is so popular that long lines at lunchtimes are the norm. The dumplings and bulgogi are also recommended.
Naengmyeon \9,000; Naengmyeon with Raw Fish \9,500; Beef SirEnglish, loin Bulgogi \35,000 11:0022:00 Japanese, Chinese 10-min walk from Exit 5 of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Japanese, Chinese Bundang Line 02-518-7228

19 Soobul MAP 1B
This is the most popular Korean-style pub in Seorae Village. The food here is tasty enough to satisfy any palate, but especially good are the Black Sesame Chicken and the Gochujang Steak. The pub has a modern and simple interior.
Black Sesame Chicken \20,000; Gochujang Steak \28,000 Mon. Sat.: 11:3015:00; 18:0024:00; Sun.: 17:0024:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English, Japanese English 5-min walk from Pangbae Middle School 02-3478-0886

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The main menu item here is fried chicken, although Han Chu is especially crowded at dinnertimes by people wanting a cool beer after a long day at work. Although the fried chicken and seasoned chicken are the most popular, the spicy fried peppers are also highly recommended.
Fried Chicken \17,000; Fried Peppers \15,000 17:00 03:00 (Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Chinese English 10-min walk from Exit 4 of Apgujeong Stn., Line 3 02-541-0969

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MAP 3B

Here you can try traditional sushi made by a Japanese sushi chef, who guarantees the best and freshest ingredients. The food here looks good and tastes even greater, and there are private rooms for groups who need peace and quiet.
Assorted Sushi \80,000 (Large) 11:3014:30 & 17:30 22:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English, Japanese, Chinese English, Japanese 5-min walk from Exit 3 of Samseong (World Trade Center Seoul) Stn., Line 2 02-553-7870

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LAmitie
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This is a Chinese-style bistro with an atmosphere similar to that found in Hong Kong or a typical Chinatown in the U.S. There are various course menus and Dim Sum varieties to choose from. The restaurant is especially popular among women.
Lunch Course \23,000 & \35,000 10:0012:30 & 17:3022:00 (day before and day of Chuseok & Seollal) Chinese English 12 min walk from Exit 1 of Cheongdam Stn., Line 7 02-3446-2678

The chef personally takes orders at this small restaurant, which only has a few tables overall. LAmitie is especially well-known for its foie gras and offers many other traditional French dishes, depending upon the available ingredients.
Lunch Course \110,000; Dinner Course 12:0015:00 & 18:0022:00 (Sundays, Chuseok & Seollal holidays) EngEnglish 5-min walk from Exit 5 lish of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-546-9621
\165,000

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This modern restaurant specializes in buckwheat dishes. The mild tasting foods have no artificial seasoning or flavorings added. You can try dishes like buckwheat pancake, buckwheat soup, buckwheat rice cake soup and many other buckwheat dishes.
Buckwheat Noodle Soup \13,000; Chilled Buck09:3003:00 & wheat Soba Noodles \ 11,000 17:0021:30 (day before and day of Chuseok & Seollal) English 5-min walk from Exit 6 of Cheongdam Stn., Line 7 02-518-9077

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Buona Sera
MAP 2A

This distinguished Italian restaurant serves great food, service and atmosphere. Comprised of 4 floors, it is ideal for special occasions.
Lunch Course \30,000, \40,000 & \50,000; Dinner Course \65,000, \80,000 & \120,000 12:0015:00 & 18:0023:00 (Chuseok & SeolEnglish, Italian lal day) English, Japanese 15-min walk from Exit 5 of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-543-8373

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Ganga
MAP 2A

Experience the best of India at this authentic curry restaurant. Although Ganga has various branches throughout Seoul, the main Apgujeong restaurant is the highest-rated.
Curry \10,00020,000; Tandoori Chicken \25,000 11:3015:00 & 17:3022:00 English, Indian English 12 min walk 02from Exit 3 of Apgujeong Stn., Line 3 3444-3610

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If you are interested in the latest trends in Seoul, you must visit this place. This is a hip Milano-esque cafstyle casual dining and dessert restaurant. Originally a designer boutique, the 10 Corso Como Caf also operates a shop on the side that carries fashion and make-up.
Bottarga \24,000; Truffle Rissoto \58,000 Sun.Thu.: 11:00 23:00; Fri. & Sat.: 11:0024:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English, Japanese English 23 min walk from Exit 3 of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-547-3010

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Gourmet Eo
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Gourmet Eo shares the same building as the Italian fine dining bistro, Ristorante Eo. Both restaurants are noted for their quality flavors and service. Gourmet Eo also sells cheeses, oils, and teas, and the wine bar and balcony offer a romantic atmosphere.
Lunch Course \36,300~; Dinner Course \72,600~ 12:0015:00 & 18:0023:00 (Sundays, Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Italian English, Italian 10-min walk from Exit 3 of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-3443-0717

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LEspoir du Hibou
MAP 2A

Here you can taste true French cuisine. The Duck Confit and Onion Soup are specially recommended by the chef. Half bottles of wine are available, and there is also a delicious dessert menu.
Lunch Course \44,000 12:00 15:00 & 18:0022:30 (Sundays & national holidays) English English, 8-min walk from Exit 4 of French Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-517-6034

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At this modern restaurant, you can try both Korean and Western-style grills. This is one of the very few restaurants where you can order both steak and marinated ribs. The naengmyeon served afterwards (choose from beef, pheasant or dongchimi broth) is also worthwhile. A buffet is available on weekends.
Steak \ 55,000 (Large); Rib Eye Steak \59,000 (Large) 11:3015:00 & 18:0022:00 English English 10min walk from Exit 4 of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-3446-5547

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Bistro de Yountville
MAP 2A

This is a casual French bistro. The course menu is a little pricy, but comes with a dessert of your choice. Individual dishes are reasonably priced.
Frisee Salad \16,500; Foie Gras 12:0015:00 & 18:00 22:00 (Sundays & national holidays) English English, French 5-min walk from Exit 4 of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-541-1550
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29 Tutto Bene MAP 3A


This is an Italian restaurant famous for its Roe Pasta. Although not very spacious, the casual atmosphere and friendly service is highly praised.
Pasta \25,00032,000 Mon.Sat.: 12:0015:00 & 18:0023:00; Sundays & national holidays: 18:0023:00 English English, Italian 10-min walk from Exit 2 of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-546-1489

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This is a cozy, yet elegant French restaurant that uses fresh Korean ingredients and serves only the best dishes made with quality ingredients like snail, sea bream and premium beef tenderloin.
Lunch Course \40,00065,000; Dinner Course \80,000105,000 12:0015:00 & 18:0022:30; Sundays closed at 21:00 Eng(Chuseok & Seollal day) English 5-min walk from Pangbae Middle lish 02-534-9544 School

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As different as people are, so are their tastes and eating preferences. Theres no better place to satisfy each taste and preference than Seoul. Thats because Seoul has everything from Western to Eastern cuisines, traditional to modern tastes, and cheap street foods to expensive gourmet delicacies. No matter what your tastes are, Seoul is the place to go.
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Korean cuisine is very tasty, healthy and vegetarianfriendly. Below is a list of recommended dishes and restaurants for vegetarians.
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Korean Pancakes
Kimchi pancakes, green onion pancakes and mung bean pancakes - these are a few of the many Korean pancake variations. Theyre crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside, and you can choose what to put in the pancake. These pancakes taste best when shared with friends, so order a few pancakes with friends, and dont forget to order makgeolli.

Recommended Korean Foods for Vegetarians

Wild Vegetable Bibimbap


Bibimbap is a representative Korean dish that pleases both the eye and mouth. An assortment of aromatic wild vegetables are arranged on top of steamed rice and mixed with Korean chili paste (gochujang). Although the original bibimbap has beef, there are many variations like the wild vegetable bibimbap (sanchae bibimbap).

seasoned with soy sauce. This is the most common japchae, but there is also burdock japchae, bean sprout japchae and leek japchae.

Jelly
This is a savory jelly, which takes many forms and colors depending upon the ingredients used. Acorn jelly, for example, is brown while mung bean jelly has an opaque whiteness. It is very filling, yet extremely low in calories and hence ideal for those on a diet. It is typically dipped in soy sauce or mixed with crown daisies, cucumber, carrots and other vegetables and seasoned like a salad.

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Tofu Dishes
Soft tofu is a common side dish ingredient on the Korean table. To make tofu, beans soaked in water are ground, then solidified with salt water. Popular tofu dishes include tofu simmered in soy sauce, tofu and kimchi, soft tofu stew, and more. Koreans call beans the beef of the fields, hence they are a great protein food for vegetarians.

Temple food is good for the mind and the body. It avoids meats and strongly scented ingredients such as garlic, wild rocambole, green onions, and the like. Most ingredients are gathered from the slopes of mountains instead of the supermarket and seasonal vegetables are naturally flavored.

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Restaurants with a Vegetarian Menu

The vegetable broth here is made by simmering vegetables, mushrooms, and a zanthozylum powder in a large pot. The result is a soup that is as rich and hearty as any meat broth. The dishes differ by the season because the restaurant uses seasonal ingredients. Reservations required.
Dam Set Menu \45,000 11:3015:00 & 18:0022:00 (Chuseok & Seollal 10-min walk from Exit 3 of holidays) English, Japanese, Chinese English 02-555-9173 Samseong (World Trade Center Seoul) Stn., Line 2

This is a traditional Korean vegetarian cuisine restaurant where organic vegetables and homemade Korean condiments such as gochujang (Korean chili paste), doenjang (soybean paste) and ganjang (soy sauce) are the principal ingredients. Hangwachae does not use any artificial seasonings, and their kimchi does not contain salted seafood.
Buffet \12,000 11:3014:30 & 17:0020:00 (Sundays, Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English 10-min walk from Exit 6 of Anguk Stn., Line 3 02-720-2802

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Gamnodang

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Nwijo

The dishes here are as colorful as they are delicious. Gamnodang specializes in healthy dishes made of cactus and mountain greens. All the dishes are served as a course meal.
Course Meal \26,000110,000 12:0015:00 & 18:0021:30 (New Year's Day, Buddhas Birthday, Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Chinese, French English, 5-min walk from Exit 4 of Gyeongbokgung (Government Complex Japanese, Chinese 02-3210-3397 Seoul) Stn., Line 3

This restaurant specializes in medicinal foods made with wild vegetables and natural seasonings. Recommended dishes include geunchaessam, or vegetables wrapped in potato slices marinated with enzymes, and bburi beombeok, ground lotus root, sweet potato and pumpkin wrapped in mulberry leaf.
Vegetarian Korean Set Menu \27,500 & \38,500 11:3016:00 & 17:0022:00 (New Years Day, and the day before and day of Chuseok & Seollal ) English, Japa5-min walk from Exit 6 of Anguk Stn., Line 3 nese, Chinese English, Japanese 02-730-9301

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Aseungji
Here, you can try aromatic hijiki rice and rice with seasoned cirsium (thistle). The lunch-only menu is half set and half buffet, and reservations are required.
Korean Full Course Meal \18,000 12:00 English, 15:00 (Weekends & national holidays) 23 min walk from the Singil 4-dong Japanese 02-836-8442 Community Service Center

Restaurants with a Vegetarian Menu

Jirisan

This is a traditional Korean cuisine restaurant with vegetarian dishes. The Jirisan Set Menu includes over 30 side dishes such as assorted seasoned vegetables, pureed soybean, tofu with stir-fried kimchi, pickled chili peppers and braised burdock.
Vegetarian Korean Cuisine \15,000 & \20,000 12:3022:00 English, Japanese, Chinese English, (Chuseok & Seollal day) 23 min walk from Exit 6 of Anguk Stn., Line 3 Japanese, Chinese 02-723-4696

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1 When ordering, ask if there is a vegetarian menu. 2 When ordering set menus, check to make sure that meats, seafood, eggs and salted seafood werent used as minor ingredients. 3 Koreans usually use beef, anchovies, or dried shrimp as a soup base. Make sure it is a vegetable based broth. 4 Salted seafood is a condiment used in most kimchis. Ask for kimchi with no added salted seafood (jeotgal), or ask for white kimchi or nabak kimchi. 5 Breads and cookies may contain butter and eggs in the dough. 6 The common bibimbap is topped with beef and an egg. Ask for these to be left out when ordering. In some cases beef broth is used in making rice, so be sure to check. 7 Ramen, noodles, dumplings and other dishes that claim to be meat-less may not be vegetarian. 8 If you are at a barbecue restaurant, you can ask for a bowl of rice and eat the vegetable side dishes. 9 The broth for chilled buckwheat noodles (naengmyeon) is meat based, as is the sauce for the spicy buckwheat noodles. 10 Soybean stew, kimchi stew and soft tofu stew usually contain seafood or other meats. 11 Even if its a vegetable pizza, it may still contain some animal products.

Recommended Restaurants for Vegetarians

Restaurants with a Vegetarian Menu

Namaste

This is an Indian / Nepalese restaurant that is generally cheaper than other Indian restaurants. The Veggie Lunch includes a vegetable curry or palak paneer.
Veggie Lunch \12,000 & \18,000; Curry \8,000, \9,000 & \12,000 11:00 12 min walk from Exit 5 of Dongmyo Stn., Line 1 or 6 0222:30 English 2232-2286

Restaurants with a Vegetarian Menu

Kyotofu
As the name implies, Kyotofu is a Japanese restaurant dedicated to bean curd. The sweet tofu pudding is especially recommended.
Vegan Brownie \9,000 Weekdays: 11:3022:30; Weekends: 11:0023:00 (Mondays, Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English English 5-min walk from 02Exit 3 of Hangangjin Stn., Line 6 749-1488

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From sweet chocolates and cakes to aromatic teas and coffees, Seoul is a haven for uniquely themed and excellent-tasting desserts.

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6 Osulloc [Traditional Teas & Rice Cakes] MAP 2B


If you like green tea, this is the place to enjoy it. Here, you can have green tea, green tea cake, green tea ice cream, and anything else made of green tea. You can also buy green tea, teacups, and other souvenirs.
Green tea latte \6,500; Green tea roll cake \4,500 & \15,000 Sun.Thu: 09:0022:30; Fri.Sat: 09:0023:00 English, English, Japanese, Chinese 5-min walk from Japanese Exit 5 of Euljiro 1-ga Stn., Line 2 02-774-5460

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This is a fusion teahouse that combines modernity and tradition. Especially popular here are the slow brewed organic teas and traditional Korean drinks such as sweet rice drink (sikhye) and cinnamon punch (sujeonggwa). Visitors can also see on display traditional arts and crafts.
Assorted Korean cookies \6,000; traditional teas \6,00012,000; sweet red bean por09:3023:00 English, Japanese English, Japanese, Chinese 10ridge \9,000 min walk from Exit 6 of Anguk Stn., Line 3 02-738-4525

Enjoy a soothing traditional tea at a cozy teahouse filled with the traditional flavors and atmosphere of Old Korea. Also recommended are the sweet steamed rice cakes made on the premises.
Traditional teas & herb teas \7,00025,000; steamed 10:3022:00 (Chuseok & Seolpumpkin rice cake \8,000 English, Japanese 15-min walk from Exit 1 of lal day) 02-722-7006 Anguk Stn., Line 3

2 Haap [Traditional Teas & Rice Cakes] MAP 2B


This place has developed new cooking methods and rice cake flavors to fit modern trends. The poached pears and citron tea complement the rice cakes well.
Jeungpyeon (leavened rice cake) \2,000; Gaeseong Juak (sweet rice doughnut) \2,000; 12:0021:00 (Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English 10-min poached pear \4,000 walk from Exit 6 of Anguk Stn., Line 3 070-4209-0819

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[Traditional Teas & Rice Cakes] MAP 2B

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This is a dessert haven located within the Shinsegae Department Store in Myeong-dong. Although a little pricy, the macaroons, cakes and sandwiches are worth the extra cost.
Pastry \8,800; macaroons \1,5002,500; sandwiches \15,40019,800 Mon.Thu.: 10:3020:00; Fri.Sun.: 10:30 English 5-min walk 20:30 (same as Dept. Store) English from Exit 5 of Myeong-dong Stn., Line 4 (inside Shinsegae Dept. Store) 02-310-1980

Here, you can enjoy a soothing cup of tea with green tea rice cakes - the most popular rice cakes on the menu - in an elegant hanok (traditional Korean house). The museum also exhibits various implements traditionally used to make tea.
Homemade drinks \8,00010,000; Rice cake \5,0007,000 10:3021:50 (Chuseok & Seollal day) English English, Japanese 5-min walk from Exit 3-1 of Jonggak Stn., Line 1 02735-6678

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[Traditional Teas & Rice Cakes] MAP 1A

This traditional teahouse is more popular for its sweet red bean porridge than its teas. The sweet red bean porridge, with sweet rice cakes, chestnuts and gingko nuts, is very filling. Be sure to try the healthy traditional teas during your visit.
Ginger & Jujube tea \4,500; sweet rice drink \4,500; sweet red bean porridge \6,000 12:0021:00 (New Years Day & Seollal holidays) Japanese, Chinese 3-min walk from the Samcheong-dong Community Service Center 02-734-5302

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[Teas & Coffees] MAP 1A

This is one of the most popular coffee shops in Buamdong. The wooden interior gives Club Espresso a cozy feel, and the coffee is of a high standard.
Hand-drip coffee \6,000~ 09:0023:00 (Chuseok & Seollal English 23 min walk from the Buam-dong day) English Community Service Center 02-764-8719

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Snob is a cozy caf on the 2 floor of a remodeled private home. Everything about this caf is simple and minimal, including its dcor and the ingredients used in the kitchen. Snob also sells chocolates, caramels, and Japanese-style desserts.
Strawberry tarts \5,500; cakes \4,0005,800; cookies \8001,000 11:0023:00 English 5-min walk from Exit 1 of Sangsu (Chuseok & Seollal holidays) Japanese Stn., Line 6 02-325-5770
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4 Cacao Boom [Chocolate] MAP 2A


Here, you can try real Belgian chocolates. Rich homemade chocolate and chocolate drinks are Cacao Boom's specialties, and there are many flavors to choose from.
Chocolate \1,5002,500; chocolate drinks \5,0007,000; 09:0022:00 English English coffee \5,0006,000 10-min walk from Exit 8 of Hongik Univ. Stn., Line 2 and A'REX 02-3141-4663

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[Bakeries & Cake Shops] MAP 3C

This bakery is popular for its naturally leavened French breads. A natural liquid leaven is used and the dough is fermented at a low temperature. This produces a great tasting and aromatic bread. Eric Kaysers baguettes, which are moist on the inside and crusty on the outside, are especially popular purchases here.
Baguette Monge \3,300; ciabatta olive \3,500; brioche \3,700 07:0022:00 English, Japanese French 15min walk from Exit 4 of Yeouinaru Stn., Line 5 (inside 63City) 02-789-5687

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This is a museum caf with a furniture showroom on the 1st floor. You can enjoy delicious desserts in this spacious antique caf.
Caf Americano \5,000; Cake \5,500; clay oven pizza \13,00015,000 12:00 English, Japanese English 5-min walk from Exit 1 of 00:30 (Chuseok & Seollal day) Sangsu Stn., Line 6 02-3143-7312

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[Bakeries & Cake Shops] MAP 2A

This is a European-style bakery popular for its breads and dinner rolls. The fewest ingredients possible are used in order to leaven the bread slowly. You can sample breads before buying.
Baguettes \4,000; croissants \2,500 12:0019:00 (Sundays, 1st Monday every month, Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, Japanese English 5-min walk from Exit 9 of Hongik Univ. Stn., Line 2 and A'REX 02-333-0185

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The most popular item on their menu is the oven baked chocolate fondant. They open at 2 in the afternoon, but the place fills up very quickly.
Chocolate cake \5,0008,000; coffee \4,500~ 14:0023:00 English English 10-min walk from Exit 8 of Hongik Univ. Stn., Line 2 and A'REX 02-3142-0306

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Dongbingo makes great-tasting traditional patbingsu using only milk, red beans and rice cake. Many find the rather chunky and sweet red bean sauce to be very addictive.
Patbingsu \6,500 10:3023:00 Japanese 5-min walk from Ichon Hyundai Apartments 02794-7171

3 Neals Yard [Brunch] MAP 2B


Similar to Neals in London, the youthful and chic interior stands out as soon as you enter. The brunch menu, with waffles, sausages and a salad, is very tasty and filling.
Waffles \8,50014,500 11:0023:00 (Chuseok & Seollal English English 5-min walk from Exit 1 of Itaeday) 02-794-7278 won Stn., Line 6

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This is a take-out coffee shop famed for its great coffee beans. Standing Coffees blue lemonade, made with blue curacao syrup, is a popular drink with customers during the summer.
Espresso \2,000; caf latte \3,300; lemonade \5,000 Weekdays: 07:0024:00; Weekends & national holidays: English 5-min walk from Exit 2 11:0024:00 English of Noksapyeong Stn., Line 6

2 Coffee Mihak [Teas & Coffees] MAP 1C


This antique coffee shop knows its coffee. The espresso and house blend coffee are very popular here and you can also enjoy medicinal teas.
Flannel drip coffee \6,000~ 11:0022:00 (Chuseok & Seollal holidays) English, English 15-min walk from Exit 3-1 of Ichon (National Museum of Korea) Japanese 02-3785-0723 Stn., Line 4 and Jungang Line

4 The Lucy Pie Kitchen


[Bakeries & Cake Shops] MAP 1C

This is a traditional American pie bakery whose homemade pies include pumpkin, banana and sweet potato. The most popular however are the Scream Pie, so-named because it is considered so good it will make you scream, and the Chocolate Mud Pie. There are also specially packaged cookies.
Chocolate mud pie \6,000; banana cream pie \5,500; pecan Mon.Sat.: 10:3022:00; Sun.: 10:3023:00 pie \6,000 English, Japanese English (Chuseok & Seollal holidays) 13-min walk from Exit 4 of Ichon (National Museum of Korea) Stn., Line 4 and Jungang Line 02-790-7779

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6 Tartine [Bakeries & Cake Shops] MAP 2B


Tartines Chef Garrett makes American-style pies and tarts using recipes passed down by his mother. Although a little pricy, the pies here are larger than elsewhere. The Rhubarb pie is a particular specialty here that you wont be able to find anywhere else in Korea.
Pecan pie \7,700; blueberry pie \7,700 10:0022:30 5-min walk from Exit 1 of Itaewon Stn., Line 6 Japanese, Chinese English English, 02-3785-3400

7 May Bell Bakery [Bakeries & Cake Shops] MAP 3B


This bakery is known for its leavened breads. May Bell supplies bread to many of the restaurants in the area. Prices are reasonable and portions generous.
Baguette \2,000; rye bread \1,0005,000 11:0018:00 (Sundays, Chuseok & English 10-min walk from Exit 2 of Itaewon Stn., Line 6 Seollal holidays) English 02-792-5561

8 Lynns Cupcakes [Bakeries & Cake Shops] MAP 3B


Lynn sells reasonably priced cupcakes that are attractive, colorful, and not too sweet. The red velvet cupcakes are especially popular.
Red velvet cupcakes \4,000; tiramisu \4,500; chocolate cupcakes \3,500 Mon.Sat.: 10:0022:00; Sun.: 10:0020:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day and day after) English, Japanese English 15-min walk from Exit 1 of Hannam Stn., Jungang Line 02-792-0804

9 Passion 5 [Brunch] MAP 3B


This is a landmark of the Hannam-dong region. Although a bit expensive, the luxurious interior and great tasting desserts will make up for it.
Cakes \6,5008,000; macaroons \2,200 07:3022:00 English, Japanese English 5-min walk from Exit 3 of Hangangjin Stn., Line 6 02-2071-9505

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1 Take Urban [Brunch] MAP 2B


Take Urban has a wide selection of delicious desserts and teas. If you order a drink in the morning, you can have all the bread you want for an additional 1,000 to 1,500 won.
Coffee \4,0005,000; organic bread \3,0005,000 08:0024:30 nese English Exit 3 of Sinnonhyeon Stn., Line 9 02-519-0001 English, Japa-

4 Boulangerie Le Alaska
[Bakeries & Cake Shops] MAP 2A

7 Ceci Cela [Bakeries & Cake Shops] MAP 2A


This orange-colored Mediterranean-style bakery has a great variety of pastries and cakes. You can also enjoy a relaxing brunch of Belgian waffles and pancakes. The carrot cake, with lots of cream cheese and fresh cream, is the most popular item on the menu.
Carrot cake / Crepe cake / Tim Tam chocolate cake \8,800 11:0023:00 English 15-min walk from Exit 5 of Apgu02-3448-7100 jeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line

This place sells over 40 different French breads and pastries. Especially popular is the Tri-nut, a threenut bun, and the Choco Bas, a pastry covered in almond cream, chocolate and caramel syrup.
Croissants \2,800; Chocolate pastries \3,200 09:0022:00 English, Japanese, French English 10-min walk from Exit 5 of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-516-5871

2 Patissier Kim Youngmo [Bakeries & Cake Shops] MAP 3C


Operated by Korean confectionery master Kim Youngmo for over 30 years, this is one of the few private bakeries left to this day. Especially delicious is the Mont Blanc, a type of rolled cake that melts in your mouth.
Mont Blanc \4,700 & \6,700; Baguette 08:0022:30 EngSandwiches \6,000 10-min walk from Exit 4 of lish English Maebong Stn., Line 3 02-3460-2005

5 Bon Nuvel [Bakeries & Cake Shops] MAP 2A


This bakery specializes in breads made with natural enzymes, but also popular are the handmade chocolates and cakes. The inaka, a Japanese raisin bread, is especially recommended.
Baguettes \3,800; melon bread \2,300; olive ciabatta \3,500; Inaka \7,000 Mon.Sat.: 08:0023:30; Sun.: 08:00 23:00 English, Japanese English 10-min walk from Exit 6 of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-549-7055

8 5Cijung [Brunch] MAP 2A


5CiJungs distinctive name is an abbreviation of the Korean phrase soul (jung, or jeong) that writes five poems (ci, or si ). Everything here is homemade, and the scones served with any tea you order are especially popular.
Caf latte \6,500; cheese cake \8,300; fondant chocolate \8,300 11:3023:00 English English 15-min walk from Exit 8 of Sinsa Stn., Line 3 02-512-6508

3 Deux Cremes [Bakeries & Cake Shops] MAP 2A


This tart shop has a great assortment of tarts including cheese tarts, chocolate tarts, black sesame tarts, sweet potato tarts and tiramisu tarts. There are also tasty drinks that go well with the tarts, but especially recommended is the Deep Chocolate, which as the name implies is very chocolaty, yet not too sweet.
Tarts \7,000~ 02-545-7931 11:0023:00 English 10-min walk from Exit 8 of Sinsa Stn., Line 3

6 Pain de Papa [Bakeries & Cake Shops] MAP 2A


This place is known for its assortment of baguettes. The breads here are grainy and not very sweet. Healthy breads that have no sugar, butter, eggs or milk added are also available.
Whole wheat bread \4,500; rye bread \9,000 09:00 1021:00 (Sundays, Chuseok & Seollal holidays) Japanese min walk from Exit 4 of Apgujeong Stn., Line 3 02-543-5232

9 Paper Garden [Brunch] MAP 2A


Principally a coffee shop, Paper Garden also serves entrees such as pasta and fried-rice. The ecofriendly design is very appealing, and the 2nd floor is used as a gallery.
Coffee \ 7,7008,800; pasta \ 17,00019,000; wine \42,000380,000 11:0024:00 English English 10min walk from Exit 5 of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 023443-8880

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10 Mealtop [Shaved Ice] MAP 2A


Mealtop is located inside the Hyundai Department Store. Unlike many patbingsu parlors, this place uses frozen milk that literally melts in your mouth as you eat.
Shaved milk ice \7,000 10:3022:00 (same as Dept. Store) Apgujeong Stn., Line 3 (inside Hyundai Dept. St.) 02-547-6800 English Exit 6 of

14 Cakehouse Wien
[Bakeries & Cake Shops] MAP 3A

16 Paris Croissant (Banpo Seorae Branch)


() [Bakeries & Cake Shops] MAP 1B

This bakery is over 20 years old and sells old-style Korean breads. A popular menu item is the monaka ice cream sandwich, originally from Japan.
Cake \4,3004,800 09:0022:00 (Chuseok & Seollal English 3-min walk from Exit 8 of Cheongdam holidays) Stn., Line 7 02-546-1585

11 Heo Hyeong-mans Apgujeong Coffee House


[Teas & Coffees] MAP 2A

Although a franchise bakery, the Banpo Seorae branch is notable for having its own French pastry chef. This branch is also said to have the best tasting breads and cakes of all the Paris Croissants. The chewy, moist baguettes are especially popular.
Baguette \3,800; ciabatta \2,200; croissant \2,200 07:0023:00 English 10-min walk from Pangbae Mid02-3478-9139 dle School

This is one of the best coffee houses in Korea. Here, you can taste coffee made by the famous roaster, Heo Hyeong-man.
Hand-drip coffee \5,000; espresso \3,000; caf latte \4,000 08:3019:00 (National holidays) English 10-min walk from Exit 6 of Apgujeong Stn., Line 3 02-511-5078

15 Damjang Yeope Gukhwakkot


(Chrysanthemum by the Fence)
[Traditional Teas & Rice Cakes] MAP 1B

17 Red Bean Flowering Tree House


[Shaved Ice] MAP 1B

12 Guilaume [Bakeries & Cake Shops] MAP 2A


This is a traditional French bakery well known for its baguettes, macaroons, meringues and clairs. The first floor was designed like a typical country home, while the 2nd floor is styled after a luxury French apartment.
Baguettes \2,900; macaroons \2,500 Weekdays: 10:0024:00; Weekends: English 8-min walk from Exit 4 10:0001:00 ( Chuseok & Seollal day) English of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-512-6701

13 Caf t t [Brunch] MAP 2A


The entire caf has floor-to-ceiling windows, providing an open and relaxing atmosphere. The menu includes dishes like salads, pancakes, pastas and rice dishes, so you can have lunch or dinner at Caf t.
Coffee \8,00011,000; Honey bread \14,00018,000; shaved ice \14,000 10:00 English, Japanese 10-min walk from 24:00 (day before and day of Chuseok & Seollal ) Exit 4 of Apgujeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-517-0255

This rice cake store has various traditional teas that go well with rice cake, but rice cake with coffee is also a surprisingly good combination you should try. There are traditional rice cakes such as chapssal tteok and songpyeon, and also fusion rice cakes, most notably the chocolate brownie rice cake. Also recommended is the roasted injeolmi rice cake with nuts and grain syrup.
Chapssal tteok (Sweet Rice Cake) \1,800; Injeolmi \6,000; Weekdays: 09:0023:00; sweet red bean porridge \7,000 Weekends: 10:0023:00 (New year's Day,Chuseok & Seollal English, Japanese 10-min walk from the Seoul holidays) 02-517-1157 Palace Hotel

Like Mealtop, the Red Bean Flowering Tree House makes their patbingsu with frozen milk instead of water ice. The patbingsu here has an especially sweet taste. The parlor is located within the food court of the Shinsegae Department Store in Apgujeong-dong.
Patbingsu \7,000 Mon.Thu.: 10:3020:00; Fri.Sun.: 10:3020:30 (same as Dept. Store) English, Japanese Exit 8 of Express Bus Terminal Stn., Line 3, 7 or 9 (inside Shinsegae Dept. St.) 02-3479-1664

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Food Products
There are many foodstuffs in Korea that you may purchase as souvenirs. You can visit a modern day supermarket or a traditional marketplace and experience the warmth of the Korean people.
Lotte Department Store in Myeong-dong
Myeong-dong is a major shopping district for tourists, with the foods section of the local Lotte Department Store selling various traditional Korean side dishes. Blue crabs marinated in soy sauce, various salted seafoods, seasoned vegetables and other side dishes popular among foreign tourists can be found here in convenient packaging. There is also roasted laver (type of seaweed) and delicious Korean pancakes among other items, and on the 9th floor, there is a souvenir and duty free shop.
Popular Buys Salted seafood, braised foods, seasoned foods, marinated crabs, pickles, laver 10:3020:00 Connected from Exit 7 of Euljiro 1-ga Stn., Line 2 02-771-2500

Shinsegae Department Store in Gangnam


This place is popular even among Koreans for its assorted and great tasting take-out menus. From wild vegetable dishes to Korean rolls, topokki, and Korean salads, there are many dishes to choose from and opportunities to discover Korean food culture. The store is connected to the Express Terminal and is also very close to the Central City Terminal.
Popular Buys Traditional breads, Korean cookies, wild vegetable dishes, ginseng extract, Korean rolls, porridge, Korean pancakes, Korean salad, traditional teas, etc. 10:3020:00 Underground level of Express Bus Terminal Stn., Line 3, 7 or 9 1588-1234

Shinsegae SSG Food Market in Cheongdam


The 1st underground level houses a fresh produce store, as well as a variety of restaurants, while the 1st above ground level has a wine shop, a boutique and a Japanese restaurant. The produce shop guarantees the best and freshest products from around the world.
Popular Buys Fresh ingredients directly from the farm, also wines, bakeries, fashion, cosmetics, furniture, and more. 10:3022:00 20-min walk from Exit 4 of Gangnam-gu Office, Line 7 and Bundang Line 1588-1234

Galleria Gourmet 494 in Apgujeong


This place is very strict and careful in selecting its wares. It is the only place in Seoul where you can pick and buy leafy vegetables directly from its onsite garden. Complementary services include washing and prepping fruits and vegetables, and providing baked potatoes. You can also buy side dishes at Dammi, the side dish section, which has a 40-year history of excellence in the craft.
Popular Buys Vegetables, fruits, meats, fisheries, side dishes, etc. jeong Rodeo Stn., Bundang Line 02-410-7114 10:3021:00 Apgu-

Lotte Mart in Seoul Station


This branch of Lotte Mart is located within the KTX Seoul Station complex, which is a major transportation hub for Korea. The supermarket has a wide selection of cookies and other packaged goods suitable for gifts. To better serve international customers, there is an information desk for foreigners and international shipping is also available.
Popular Buys Kimchi, laver, traditional condiments (eg - Korean chili paste, soybean paste, etc), seasonings (sesame seeds and oils), traditional teas (green tea. citron tea, etc), instant 2nd level of noodles, cookies, and more. 09:0024:00 (2nd & 4th Sunday of every month) Seoul Stn., Line 1, 4 and A'REX 02-390-2500

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Jungbu Market
This is a dried fisheries market with over 900 stores. Items popular with tourists such as flavored laver (kimchi, wasabi, sweet flavors, etc) and others are available in easy-to-carry servings. Prices here are about 20 to 30% lower than in other places.
Popular Buys Laver, seaweed, anchovies, dried Pollack, dried yellow corvina, dried veg03:0018:00 5-min walk from Exit 8 of Euljiro etables, Korean cookies, nuts, etc. 02-2273-0006 4-ga Stn., Line 2 or 5

Noryangjin Fish Market


This is the largest fisheries market in Korea and handles all marine products caught in Korean waters. A seafood auction is held from 1 to 4 in the morning, and during the rest of the day the market is crowded by shoppers. Here, you can buy fish and take it to a nearby restaurant to have it cooked or served as sashimi.
Popular Buys Fisheries Year round Noryangjin Stn., Line 1 or 9 02-815-2000

Seoul Yangnyeong Market


This is the largest medicinal herb market in Korea. Various types of ginseng, honey, mushrooms, and herbs can be purchased here at low prices. There are also many fun attractions including exhibits, experience programs and events. The medicinal herb museum, which is closed on Mondays, is definitely worth a visit.
Popular Buys Ginseng, over 250 kinds of medicinal herbs 09:0019:00 (Sundays) 7-min walk from Exit 2 of Jegi-dong Stn., Line 1 02-969-4793

Namdaemun Market
This is the oldest market in Seoul, making it an ideal place to discover Korean tradition and culture. Wholesalers and retailers keep the market brightly lit at night, though whenever you visit, youll be able to find everything from kitchenware and regional specialties to agricultural products, general goods, imported goods and much more. Popular foods at the market include braised cutlassfish, noodle soup and pigs trotters.
Popular Buys Laver, seaweed, anchovies, dried Pollack, dried yellow corvina, dried vegweekdays: 12:0005:00 5-min etables, Korean cookies, nuts, etc. Laver, ginseng walk from Exit 5 of Hoehyeon (Namdaemun Market) Stn., Line 4 02-753-2805

Tongin Market
Located near Gyeongbokgung (Palace), popular snacks here include topokki, Korean rolls, pancakes, rice cakes, traditional cookies and other Korean treats. Everything can be packaged for take-out, and there is the Dosirak (lunchbox) Caf where you can pick and eat the side dishes you want in your meal.
Popular Buys Korean fast foods, pancakes, rice cakes, vegetables, fruits, side dishes, etc. 09:0020:00 (3rd Sunday of every month) Exit 2 of Gyeongbokgung (Government Complex Seoul) Stn., Line 3 02-722-0911

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Here are a few tips to help you find your way around restaurants in Seoul, from ordering and paying the bill to identifying quality venues and useful phrases that will make the dining experience easier.
FINDING A GOOD RESTAURANT
Finding reliable restaurants There are many more restaurants in Seoul than the ones listed in this book. If youre not ready for an adventurous meal time, look for Good Restaurant, Blue Ribbon, or ZAGAT signs by the entrance of the restaurant. These certifications will assure sanitation, service, and taste.  Break time In recent years, many restaurants in Seoul have been taking breaks in between lunch and dinner, normally between 3 and 5 oclock.

PAYING
The Bill  The bill is usually left on the table. When you are done with your meal, bring the bill to the register and pay there.  At some restaurants, you can ask for the bill and pay at your table. Tax and Gratuity  As of 2013, the City of Seoul requires all businesses to include tax and gratuity to be included in the final billing amount.

 There is no additional tax or gratuity other than that stated on the bill. Paying with a Credit Card  Almost all restaurants in Seoul accept credit cards. Street vendors and traditional markets do not accept cards. Paying with Cash If you require a receipt for a cash payment, just ask.

ORDERING
 Korean set menus

USEFUL PHRASES AT RESTAURANTS Can I see the menu, please?


.

A Korean set menu will typically include an appetizer, main dish, side dishes, and tea / coffee. Small, medium or large? Foods like casseroles, stews or soups come in different sizes. Normally a small order is for 2, the medium for 3 to 4 people, and large for more than 4 people. Free Refill Water and side dishes are refillable at no additional charge. Meat Portions Meat portions are usually indicated by grams. Generally one serving of meat is 250 to 300 grams. To Go Except for soups, stews and grilled dishes, almost everything in Korea can be made to go. In the case of popular restaurants with long lines, you may want to make your order to go. Leftovers can also be packaged to go.

Can you take out the meat, please?


.

[Menu-pan eul boyeojuseyo.]

[Gogineun bbaejuseyo.]

Is there a/an (English) menu?


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Dont make it spicy, please.


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[(Yeongeo) menu-pan eun eopnayo?]

[Maepji anke haejuseyo.]

Can I have some water, please?


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How much is it?


?

[Mul jom juseyo.]

[Eolma imnikka?]

Can I have a wet towel, please?


.

Do you take credit cards?


?

[Multishyu juseyo.]

[Cadeu dwemnikka?]

Ill have (Name of food).


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Seoul Traveling Guide


USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS
Information on Seoul: Dasan Call Center: 02-120 Phone interpretation service: Interpretation service BBB (Before Babel Brigade): 1588-5644 Emergency medical service: Emergency Medical Information Center: 1339 Lost articles: Lost and Found Center at Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency: 02-2299-1282 Tourist information: KTO's Travel Hotline: 1330 Tourist complaint report: Dasan Call Center: 02-120 Tourist Complaint Center at Korea Tourism Organization: 1330

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTERS


Site Gyeongbokgung (Palace) Gwanghwamun Gwanghui Market Namdaemun Market Naminsa Dongdaemun Mapo Myeong-dong Myeong-dong (M Plaza 5F) Bukinsa Samilgyo Seoul Station Sinchon Station (National Railroad) Yeongdeungpo Station Yongsan Station Itaewon Itaewon Station 2013 Jan.1 (Tue.) 2014 Jan.1 (Wed.) Incheon Intl Airport Jamsil Jeongdok Public Library Coex Hongik Univ. (Hongdae) Phone
02-738-9171

BUSINESS HOURS (Major Organizations and Buildings)


Organizations and Buildings Bank Department Store Foreign Public and Government Offices Post Office Private Company Public and Government Offices Weekdays 09:0016:00 10:3020:30 09:0017:00 09:0018:00 09:0018:00 09:0018:00 Saturdays Closed 10:3020:30 Closed 09:0013:00 Closed Closed Sundays and Holidays Closed 10:3020:30 (once a month, closed on a weekday) Closed Closed Closed Closed

Korea Tourism Organization 02-729-9497~9


02-735-8688 02-2233-2370 02-752-1913 02-737-7885 02-2236-9135~6 02-334-7878 02-774-3238 02-3789-7961~3 02-734-0222 02-720-0872 02-3149-3333 02-363-7833 02-2639-3320 02-3780-5115 02-794-5579 02-3785-0942, 2514 032-743-3270, 3272 02-2143-7007

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Subway: Seoul's subway system has nine routes from Line 1 to Line 9. These nine lines, in combination with the Jungang Line, Bundang Line and Gyeongui Line, form the metropolitan railroad network. Each line has its own designated color, which is used on subway maps and signs in subway stations to enable not only Seoul citizens but also foreign visitors to navigate without difficulty.
<Single journey ticket for subway> If you dont have a T-money or Seoul Citypass, you should purchase a single journey ticket every time you use the subway. If you insert a deposit of \500 and your fare into the vending machine installed at each subway station, a ticket is dispensed. After you arrive at the destination, you can return the ticket using the Deposit Refund Device and have the \500 deposit refunded.

TRANSPORTATION CARDS AVAILABLE IN SEoUL


T-money: T-money is a transportation smart card that can be used on buses and at subway stations in Seoul and the metropolitan area. Simply swipe your T-money card across the turnstile reader both when you board and alight to pay fares at a discounted rate. Fare \2,500 to purchase a regular card plus fare charge fees of \1,000 and up Seoul Citypass: With this transportation card, visitors can use the metropolitan subway lines and Seoul city buses up to 20 times per day. In addition, they can use the Seoul City Tour Bus, which runs through the downtown area, unrestricted. Where to buy CU and Ministop convenience stores in the arrival area of Incheon Intl Airport, tourist information centers in Dongdaemun, Gwanghwamun, Itaewon, Gimpo Intl Airport, Samilgyo, Namdaemun and Jamsil Fare 1-day pass \15,000, 2-day pass \25,000, 3-day pass \35,000 *Cannot be used on express buses between Seoul and the metropolitan area (Red buses). Seoul Citypass Plus: The card combines T-money and a discount service for designated performances, exhibitions, tourist attractions and restaurants. You will also receive a 5% discount when using the Seoul City Tour Bus. Where to buy GS25 convenience stores, tourist information centers, and train stations Fare \3,000 for the purchase of the card

FOOD MUSEUMS
Tteok Museum: 10:0017:00 (Chuseok & Seollal day) 10-min walk from Exit 8 of Jongno 3-ga (Tapgol Park) Stn., Line 1, 3 or 5 02-741-5447 Kimchi Museum: 10:0018:00 (Mondays, Christmas, New Years Day, Chuseok & Seollal holidays) Exit 5 or 6 of Samseong (World Trade Center Seoul) Stn., Line 2 (inside Coex Mall) 02-6002-6456

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Classification New Years Day (Jan.1 by the solar calendar) Lunar New Years Day (Jan.1 by the lunar calendar) Independence Movement Day Childrens Day Buddhas Birthday (Apr. 8 by the lunar calendar) Memorial Day National Liberation Day National Foundation Day of Korea Hangeul Day (Korean Alphabet Day) Christmas the solar calendar.

Jaedong Elementary School 02-2148-4160 Feb.10 (Sun.) Jan.31 (Fri.) Mar.1 (Fri.) May 5 (Sun.) May 17 (Fri.) Jun.6 (Thu.) Mar.1 (Sat.) May 5 (Mon.) May 6 (Thu.) Jun.6 (Fri.)
02-2148-4161 02-6000-8225 02-323-2240

Buses: Seoul city buses can be distinguished by their colors. Blue buses cover long distance routes within Seoul, green buses run shortdistance routes within the city, yellow buses run circular routes in central Seoul, and red buses run express routes between Seoul and key suburban areas in nearby Gyeonggi-do and Incheon.

Aug.15 (Thu.) Aug.15 (Fri.) Oct.3 (Thu.) Oct.9 (Wed.) Oct.3 (Fri.) Oct.9 (Thu.)

Chuseok (Aug. 15 by the lunar calendar) Sep.19 (Thu.) Sep.8 (Mon.)

Dec.25 (Wed.) Dec.25 (Thu.)

 holidays based on the lunar calendar whose dates change each year in

 Tourist Information Centers opening in 2013 (planned): Gangnam-gu Travel Information Center, Seongbuk-gu Tourist Information Center, Jongno-gu Bukchon Tourist Information Center.  Tourist information centers are operated with a focus on tourists who visit the centers in person. For detailed information on tourist spots, please call 120 for Dasan Call Center or 1330 for KTO's Travel Hotline.  Hours for guided tours in foreign languages other than English are not fixed.

Taxis: Taxi stands are located in numerous corners around Seoul,


and you can catch a taxi anywhere on the streets by holding out your hand. There are regular taxis, deluxe taxis and van taxis. <International taxis> These taxis have been prepared for the convenient transportation of foreign tourists who visit Korea and are operated by drivers who can speak foreign languages. They are operated exclusively on an advance reservation system and you can make reservations 24 hours a day at the International Taxi Call Center. 1644-2255

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Cultural Heritage 1 Gyeongbokgung (Palace) [B2] 2 Changgyeonggung (Palace) [B2] 3 Changdeokgung (Palace) [B2] 4 Deoksugung (Palace) [B2] 5 Gyeonghuigung (Palace) [B2] 6 Unhyeongung (Palace) [B2] 7 Jongmyo (Royal Shrine) [B2] 8 Seonjeongneung (Royal Tombs) [C3] 9 Heonilleung (Royal Tombs) [C3] 10 Uireung (Royal Tomb) [C1] 11 Jeongneung (Royal Tomb) [B1] 12 Taegangneung (Royal Tombs) [C1] 13 Yeonsangunmyo [B1] 14 Hayang Doseong (Fortress Wall) [B1] Landmarks 15 N Seoul Tower [B2] 16 63City [A3] 17 Lotte World [C3] 18 Former Seoul Railway Station [B2] 19 Gwanghwamun Square [B2] 20 Cheonggyecheon (Stream) [B2] 21 Sungnyemun (Gate) [B2] 22 World Cup Park [A2] 23 Cheongwadae (Blue House) [B1] 24 Seoul City Hall Building [B2] Experience Traditional Culture 25 Namsangol Hanok Village [B2] 26 Bukchon Hanok Village [B2] 27 Korea House [B2] 28 Samcheonggak [B1] 29 Kukkiwon [B3] 30 Korea Cultural House [C3] 31 Jogyesa (Temple) [B2] 32 Bongeunsa (Temple) [C3] Shopping 33 Times Square [A3] 34 Central City [B3] 35 I'PARK Mall [B2] 36 Yongsan Electronics Shopping Mall [B2] 37 BITPLEX [B2] 38 D-cube city [A3] 39 Garden 5 [C3] 40 Coex Mall [C3] 41 Namdaemun Market [B2]
42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58

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Seoul Folk Flea Market [B2] KwangJang Market [B2] Seoul Yangnyeong Market [B2] The Galleria Luxury Hall [B2,C2] Lotte Dept. Store [B2] Shinsegae Dept. Store [B2] Lotte Duty Free Shop [B2] Shilla Duty Free Shop [B2] Donghwa Duty Free Shop [B2] Walkerhill Duty Free Shop [C2] Lotte World Duty Free Shop [C3] Lotte Gimpo Airport Duty Free Shop [A2] Myeong-dong Street [B2] Pyounghwa Clothing Market [B2] Dongdaemun Shopping Complex Itaewon Antique Street [B2]
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Gangbuk-gu
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Choansan (Mt.)

Yeonsinnae

Gye ong chu nL ine

Cheonggyecheon Museum [B2] Space*c [B3] 82 Kimchi Museum [C3] 83 Kansong Art Museum [B1] 84 Gallery Street [B3] 85 Simone Handbag Museum Bagstage [B3]
80 81

Train Station Tunnel Ferry Boat Quay no. Experience Traditional Culture Swimming Pools no. Shopping Water Taxi Stop no. Museums and Galleries University no. Entertainment Hotel no. Hangang Tour Others Bus Terminal
no. Cultural Heritage no. Landmarks

Nowon-gu Eunpyeong-gu
Bukhansan National Park

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Mia (Seoul Cyber Univ)


Dream Forest

Royal Tomb Museum of the Joseon Dynasty

Seokgye Bulgwang 76

Taereung

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Park 112

Lotte City

Seo gan gda (Brid ge) egyo

Gangseo-gu
Seonyudo Kkachisan
Mok-dong Stadium Mok-dong Rodeo Street

Gongdeok
36

Namsan Park 37 Seoul Grand Hyatt

Seoul Forest 38
Seongsudaeg (Bridge) yo

Seongsu 39

Museums and Galleries 64 National Museum of Korea [B3] 65 National Palace Museum of Korea [B2] 66 The National Folk Museum of Korea [B2] 67 Seoul Museum of History [B2] 68 Hanseong Museum of History [C3] Hangang Tour 69 Seodaemun Prison History Hall [B2] 108 Riverview 8th Avenue [C2] 70 The War Memorial of Korea [B2] 109 Riverview Bom Cafe [C3] 71 Hangaram Art Museum at Seoul 110 Mapo Sunset Observatory [A2] Arts Center [B3] 111 Cafe Aritaum Yanghwa [A2] 72 Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art [B2] 112 Cafe Aritaum Seonyu [A2] 73 Seoul Museum of Art [B2] 113 Hannam Saemal Cafe [B2] 74 Cheongwadae Sarangchae [B2] 114 Nodeul Gyeonu Cafe [B3] 75 Sagan-dong Gallery Street [B2] 115 Nodeul Jiknyeo Cafe [B3] 76 Pyeongchang-dong Museum Street [B1] 116 Dongjak Noeul Cafe [B3] 77 Janghanpyeong Antique Furniture Street [C2] 117 Dongjak Gureum Cafe [B3] 78 Insa-dong Antique Street [B2] 118 Seoul Marina Club & Yacht [A2] 79 The Story of King SejongThe Story of 119 Yeouido Floating Stage [A2] [B2] Admiral Yi Sun-shin

111

Dangsan

National 119 Assembly The Lexington Yeouido Park

36

Samgakji

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Best Western Premier Seoul Garden

72 70 Itaewon 57
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Yeongdeungpo-gu Office
Courtyard Marriott Seoul Times Square

Marriott Executive Apartments Yeouido Park Centre - Seoul

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Noryangjin Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market Chungang University

Ichon (National Museum of Korea) Hangang (River)

64 Yongsan Park
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Apgujeong 58 45 45 113 Sinsa-dong 81 42 59 84 85 63


Garosu-gil Dosan Park

43

Ellui

Gangnam-gu Office Cheongdam Cheongdam Imperial 32


Palace 102106
46

109

Olympic Park

Jamsil Sports Complex

Jamsil Jamsil (Songpa-gu Office) 52 Lotte 17 Seokchon Lake 61

68

44

Yeongdeungpo-gu

116 117 107

Incheon International Airport

Express Bus Terminal 34


JW Marriot Seoul Palace

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Guro-gu
Daerim (Guro-gu Office) Gasan Digital Complex
Boramae Park

Dongjak-gu

Dongjak Dongjak (Seoul National Cemetery)


Seoul National Seoul National Cemetery Memorial Board
48

Seocho-gu

Chongshin Univ. (Isu)


Geumcheon Fashion Town Best Western Premier Guro

89 40 47 SportsComplex Complex Sports 82 Samseong 30 Samseong Songpa-gu (World Trade Center Seoul) Songpa-gu 87 Seolleung Express Bus The Ritz-Carlton Tanc 29 heon Seokchon-dong Terminal Renaissance (Stre Baekje-era Seoul am) Ancient Gangnam-gu Stone Mound Tombs Provista 107 Gangnam Gangnam 62 Garak Market 49 50 51 Seoul Nat'l Univ. ofof Education Seoul Nat'l Univ. Dogok 3 Education Dogok (Court & Public Prosecutor'sOffice) ine )
45

Best Western Premier Gangnam

Ramada Seoul

Line 8

Apgujeong Rodeo Street [B2] 59 Cheongdam-dong Street [C2] 60 Ewha Universitys Street You Want to Visit[B2] 61 Jamsil Shopping Town [C1] 62 Gangnam Station Underground Shopping Center [B3] 63 Sinsadong Garosu-gil [B3]

Entertainment 86 Seoul Arts Center [B3] 87 LG Arts Center [B3] 88 Chungmu Art Hall [B2] 89 Coex Artium [C3] 90 Namsan Traditional Theater [B2] 91 National Theater of Korea [B2] 92 NANTA Theater [A2] 93 Chongdong Theater [B2] 94 Jump Theater [B2] 95 SACHOOM Theater [B2] 96 Drawing Show Hero [B2] 97 Bibap [B2] 98 Drum Cat [B2] 99 World Beat Binari [B2] 100 The Ballerina that Loved a B-Boy [B2] 101 Daehangno Theater Street [B2] 102 Seven Luck Casino (Gangnam) [C3] 103 Seven Luck Casino (Millennium Seoul Hilton) [B2] 104 Paradise Walkerhill Casino [C2] 105 Hongik Univ. (Hongdae) clubs [A2] 106 Coex Aquarium [C3] 107 Clubs around Gangnam Station [B3]

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Nakseongdae Park

Chongshin Univ.(Isu) Sadang

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K325 Pungsan K324 Baengma

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413 Ssangmun 14

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332 Dongguk Univ.

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630

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147

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142

141 Guro

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Heukseok (Chung-Ang Univ.) 919

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Nonhyeon 732 Sinnonhyeon 925

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215 Jamsillaru

812 Gangdong-gu Office

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748

747

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379 Express Bus Terminal

K214 Seonjeongneung

Gwangmyeong

P143 Doksan

Yeoksam 221

219 218 Samseong Sports Complex (World Trade Center Seoul) K216 Hanti

Seolleung 2B

813 Mongchontoseong (World Peace Gate) 217 Sincheon 2 8 Jamsil (Songpa-gu Office) 815 Seokchon 816 Songpa 347

4
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231

230

229

228

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161

160

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158 Jemulpo

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14 442 Geumjeong

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441

440

439

438

437

454 Singil Oncheon

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So ng do Ye on su
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436 Seoul Racecourse Park

Mi ge um

Ju kje on

Je on gja

I127

Se oh yeo n

Munhak Sports Complex

Inc he on

K253 Soraepogu

Ye on gto ng Ch eo ng my eo ng Sa ng ga l

157 Dohwa

Be om gye

Incheon BusTerminal

P147 Anyang P148

23 Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Education (Court & Public Prosecutor'sOffice)

341

3D

343

3B Dogok

Daechi 345

Sil lim

Sa da ng

Hangnyeoul
346

Daecheong
348

3 8 Garak Market 818 Munjeong 819 Jangil 3B Suseo 8 B Bokjeong

Irwon

Myeonghak

435 Seonbawi

Yangjae Citizens' Forest D09

Cheonggyesan
D10

K218

Guryong

Gaepo-dong

Daemosan
K220

K219 D11 Pangyo

Gachon Univ. Taepyeong K224


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310

311

312

313

314

3G Daegok

316

317

318

319

320

36 611

36

323

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324 325

Hansung Univ. 419 (Samseongyo)

Hwarangdae 118 Wolgye 715 Hagye (Seoul Women's Univ.) 119 Kwangwoon Univ. 716 Gongneung (Seoul National 646 Univ. of Technology) Seokgye 6 7 Taereung 16

Jic hu k

Ho ng je

Bonghwasan 647

P136 Baegyang-ri P137 Gangchon P138 Gimyujeong P139 Namchuncheon P140 Chuncheon

Gyeongchun

5
553 Sangil-dong 552 Godeok

810 Amsa

551 Myeongil 550 Gubeundari (Gangdong Community Center) 549 Gil-dong

58 548 Gangdong Cheonho (Pungnaptoseong) P549 Dunchon-dong P550 Olympic Park (Korea National Sport Univ.) P551 Bangi

Nation Police Hospital 351

3 5 Ogeum P553 Gaerong P554 Geoyeo P555 Macheon

5
821 Sanseong

K223

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K241

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K233

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Seoul Dining

Soul Food of Seoul: A DELICIOUS EPICUREAN JOURNEY


Publishing Date Feb., 2013 | Published by Seoul Metropolitan Government, Tourism Business Division | Planning & Production Design SOOMOKWON * For further information on Seoul Tourism, visit our website (www.visitseoul.net) or mobile application i Tour Seoul. The restaurants and menus recommended in this guide book have been carefully selected by a panel of experts and consultants in the field. Copyrights to content and images in this book belong to Seoul Metropolitan Government and pertaining organizations and individuals. This book may not be reproduced in part or in whole without the express permission of the copyright owners.

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