382, Geojejungang-ro, Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
Nojasan Mountain extends from Geojae-eup to Hakdong, and right at the base of the Nojasan Natural Forest, a delightful restaurant made of lumberwood stands happily serving all customers. The restaurant doesn't stand out too much from its natural forest surroundings, as it takes on the same natural look as its environment. The restaurant is furnished with pulpwood, while the roomy interior is only sectioned off by paper sliding doors. On one side, the restaurant has a live stage, bringing a contemporary feel to the dining experience as well. Sanmaru vowed to provide food for all of its wayfaring visitors with Western and Korean menus such as pork cutlets, hamburg steaks, patbingsu (shaved ice with red bean topping), and their specialty, the teungmi doenjang ttukbaegi (special soybean paste stew in a hot pot). Unlike the regularly sold doenjang jjigae, the teungmi doenjang ttukbaegi dish is an excellent blend of Jeju's obunjagi tang and doenjang jjigae. This specialty has a sweet, savory taste without any unpleasant aftertaste.
265, High 1-gil, Sabuk-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do
Located inside a Gangwon-do resort, Unamjeong is an upscale Korean restaurant that features traditional dishes served in many different styles such as ilpum (main individual dishes), hanjeongsik (set dishes), natgoetsang (lunch) consisting of banga dishes (noble class cooking style), sikgaek (gourmet) bansang, sura jeongsik (royal court meal) and jineobyeol manchan (feast). The restaurant is largely divided into Bongwan (main restaurant), Daryegwan (tea house), Hwangjeonggwan and Sikgaekgwan (separate guest rooms), and Suratgan (kitchen), and has Unamji Pond and Unamnu Pavilion in its yard. Thanks to its authentic traditional meals and charming ambiance, Unamjeong is widely sought after by many for family gatherings and other occasions, including filming of Korean drama Sikgaek starring Kim Jeong-eun and Jin Gu.
667, Toegye-dong, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
Since opening in 1999, the owner of Jasmine has been the talk of the town because of his good nature. He provided food to neighbors in need and offered scholarship money to students from poor families (Gangwondomin Ilbo July 2002, Gangwon Ilbo December 2004, etc…) with the belief that people should share even in general tough times.
The owner is very enthusiastic about serving customers the right way. He even hired a Chinese cook for tourists from China and Taiwan who came to Chuncheon because of Hallyu, or the Korean wave. In addition to authentic Chinese dishes for Chinese customers, the restaurant also serves other types of Chinese dishes that suit the tastes of Koreans. With the management philosophy that fresh ingredients are a must in bringing out the best flavor, the restaurant owner uses seafood from Mokpo and vegetables from Chuncheon in preparing delicious Chinese dishes for customers. The owner even holds a meeting every morning with the staff to provide better dishes and service.
58, Jangsahanghaean-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
Odaeyang Hoetjip, located in Jangsahang Port is sure to satisfy the most discriminating of customers. It’s located conveniently close to Seoraksan Mountain, Waterpia, and other great tourist destinations.
452-4, Nohak-dong, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
Hansongjeong Garden is owned by a first-rate chef who only uses carefully selected ingredients. The owner-chef won the Grand Prize in the SIFE Seoul International Culinary Competition 2007 and received a bronze medal for his work at the Gangwon Tour Service Competition. He also has a patent on Eolgari Nangmyeon (Cold Buckwheat Noodles with Eolgari Kimchi).
179, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Ho Lee Chow was established in 1998 at a small shop in the streets of Itaewon. At Ho Lee Chow, visitors can enjoy various Chinese dishes that were once only available in Chinatown. There is a wide variety: main dishes such as stir-fried noodles, stir-fried seafood, and fried rice, as well as dim sum. Most are quickly cooked in a Chinese pan called a wok.
123, Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Founded in 1998, Ho Lee Chow has grown to become one of Seoul's most popular Chinese restaurants. Their dishes replicate the food of the Chinese that was developed when they first immigrated to America 200 years ago. Ho Lee Chow serves Chinese American food, a specialty that has developed over time in America.
23-6, Jungang-daero 1235beon-gil, Yeonje-gu, Busan
Gukje Milmyeon is a Korean restaurant specializing in wheat noodle dishes. Even though the restaurant is not that big, all of the staff aim to offer quality service to customers, even to the extent of wearing uniforms. Not only are the wheat noodles famous, the meat broth served is just as delicious as the noodles.
60, Geomacheon-ro, Yangyang-eup, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do
Nogwon Galbi is a restaurant specializing in galbi (grilled pork ribs). The restaurant serves only the freshest pork ribs, coming in regular and marinated in a special seasoning made in-house. The meal comes accompanied by eight tasty side dishes and doenjangjjigae (soy bean paste soup) made from housemade soy bean paste.
5, Toegye-ro 18-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
With four floors, Namsan Donboseong is the largest Chinese restaurant in Myeong-dong. It’s a great place for group dining since it has separate rooms in addition to the main hall.
It serves a wide variety of course meals as well as simple lunch specials.
- It’s located near Namsan Hiking Trail, Namdaemun Market, and Myeong-dong.
19-4, Gyochonan-gil, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Named after Silla King Muyeol's daughter, Princess Yoseok, Yosokkoong serves traditional Korean food. The resturant is run by the Choi family, who settled on the site of Princess Yoseok's house in the Joseon Dynasty, and has passed on the restaurant and family recipes through 12 generations. All the foods served are made with organic ingredients, for a healthy taste that cannot be found anywhere else.
10, Toegye-ro 36-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Located in the center of Seoul, The Korea House is a must-visit tourism spot as a multi-cultural place offering royal cuisine as well as traditional art performance, traditional cultural experience, traditional wedding ceremony, and other activities through which tourists can feel Korea's beauty. Royal cuisine of The Korea House is supervised by Han Bok-ryo who is an Intangible Asset of Royal Cuisine and prepared by a professional cooking team.