21, Sejong-daero 23-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
At Samjeon Hoejeon Chobap, you can sit back and relax as fresh sushi dishes such as eel sushi, tuna sushi, salmon sushi, and shrimp sushi come by you on the conveyor belt. The system allows you to avoid waiting for food and pick and choose your favorite dishes. Sushi dishes are made of fresh fish delivered daily so you can rest assured that you’re eating only top quality sushi.
The restaurant is conveniently located in central Seoul in the Gwanghwamun area near major landmarks such as City Hall, the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, and Cheonggyecheon, making the restaurant a convenient stopover during a busy day of touring.
101-1, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Get off the subway at Gyeongbokgung Station (Subway Line 3), follow the wall of the Gyeongbokgung Palace and you'll find yourself facing a street with majestic trees whose foliage changes every season. This street leads directly to Samcheong-dong. As you enter Samcheong-dong and walk towards the Samchong-dong Tunnel, you'll come across Samcheongdong Sujebi, located right next to the Prime Minister Legation.
Samcheongdong Sujebi became a hit among Japanese tourists, after being featured in a popular Japanese magazine. The main dish here is, of course, sujebi (a traditional Korean soup consisting of chunks of dough and various vegetables). It comes in a pot full of sliced pumpkin, clams, and potatoes. This delicious soup is so tasty that there's almost always people lined up outside the restaurant. Other popular items include dongdongju (traditional Korean liquor) and gamjajeon (a Korean potato pancake that uses only potato starch and no other ingredients).
5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Located near Gyeongbokgung Station, the restaurant was also frequented by late President Roh Moo-hyun. It produces their ingredients like Tojongdak (Korean chicken), 4-years ginseng, chest nut, jujube, garlics, ginger, adlay, perilla seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seed, nuts, pine nut, black sesame, and etc.
Even though one has to wait to enter during lunch time, do not worry about long wait as the restaurant is spacious. Besides Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup), it serves Ogol-samgyetang, otdak, pajeon (green onion pancake), Rotisserie chicken, and other menus.
30-13, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Founded and opened by Monk Jeongsan,
Sanchon is a
vegan-friendly restaurant that mainly serves temple foods. The
dishes found here are a results of Kim Yun-sik, who was inspired
by the simple, clean and healthy diet that a Buddhist practitioner taught
him years ago. Now, being a top authority on vegetarian
food in Korea, Kim Yun-sik helped perfect the standard and quality of
The dishes are made with all natural ingredients such as vegetables and mountain herbs, and are cooked without chemical additives. The actual dishes served vary by season, and in order to meet the tastes of the general public, the restaurant includes "five spices" (garlic, shallots, mountain leeks, etc.), which monks are typically not allowed to eat. Those who would like their food without these ingredients are asked to make their request at least one day prior to visiting.
32-1, Sejong-daero 14-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Well-known among both Koreans and foreigners, this restaurant has been specializing in traditional Korean dishes for more than 50 years. Its gopdol bibimbap is patented and also the most popular dish in the restaurant.
41, Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Copacabana Grill in Itaewon is a Brazilian restaurant named after the internationally renowned ‘Copacabana Beach’ in Brazil. At the restaurant, customers can enjoy unlimited skewers of sirloin steak, tenderloin, chicken, pork, or sausage. What makes the dining experience especially unique is that the grilled skewers are brought to the table by native Brazilian chefs and sliced right in front of diners.
26, Myeongdong 8ga-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Located near Myeongdong Station, Wangbijib is a Korean restaurant specializing in grilled meat. A second branch of the well-known restaurant opened in Myeongdong in November 2009 followed by a third branch, which opened in nearby Jongno in August 2011.
280, Hwarang-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
The various menus are impressive and are developed to meet the customer’s needs. The cabbage seafood rolls are especially delicious and wonderful, utilizing the harmony of fresh hoe (sliced raw fish) and crispy cabbage.
18-7, Mapo-daero 14ga-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Andongguksi serves noodles made from soybean flour dough in beef brisket broth and nokdujeon (pan fried mung bean) with green bean sprouts and seasoned pork. The restaurant uses vegetables grown in their own garden.
110-32, Poseok-ro, Naenam-myeon, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Surime is surrounded by Gyeongju Namsan Mountain, a designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Surime serves royal cuisine from the Joseon Dynasty, prepared by royal cuisine expert Park Misuk. All dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients grown in the Surime garden for a pure, natural taste. In addition to being a restaurant, guests can also participate in various food programs.
7-1, Gwangbok-ro 37beon-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
Located in Nampo-dong, Dolsotbapjip is a restaurant that has been serving dolsotbap (hot-pot rice) with a consistent taste for more than 30 years. The only dishes on the menu are doenjang jjigae (soybean paste stew) and sundubu jjigae (soft tofu stew). Both are served with bibimbap in a hot stone pot. After eating the rice, you can also enjoy sungnyung, made by pouring water in the hot pot after you have scooped the rice out. This restaurant, with its long history, has become famous through word of mouth among Japanese tourists.
101, Sangmujungang-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju
Songhak Hanjeongsik is a Korean restaurant with a history of over 20 years. The spacious interior makes it a perfect venue for hosting large events. Moreover, the restaurant was recognized for "The Most Delicious Food" by the Gwangju Metroplitan City for two consecutive years.