105, Daepohanghuimang-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do
Opened more than 20 years ago, Ilchulbong Hoetjip (a raw fish restaurant) has special rooms designated for the comfort of international customers on the second floor and banquet rooms on the third floor. Located near the beach, the restaurant offers a beautiful view of the East Sea from the third floor.
19, Myeongdong 8na-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Jungang Hoegwan (est. 1956) is a specialty restaurant featuring ‘Jeonju Gopdol Bibimbap,’ which is the famous Jeonju bibimbap in a hot stone pot.
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.
78, Bukchon-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Hwangsaengga Kalguksu, one of the most popular restaurants on Samcheongdong-gil, offers authentic homemade kalguksu, ‘wang mando’ (king-sized dumpling) and kongguksu (noodles in cold soybean broth).
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.
151, Gukchaebosang-ro 186-gil, Suseong-gu, Daegu
Whether it's for parties, banquets, reunions, or meetings, Atrium is a great place for those special occasions because of its classic atmosphere and friendly service. Advance reservations are recommended for the best dining experience.
26, Seoae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Most foods from the northern region are characterized by their mild taste. In particular, Pyeongyang-style cold buckwheat noodles has a milder flavor compared to Hamheung-style cold noodles. Pildong Myeonok's cold buckwheat noodles may taste bland for those who are used to stronger flavors or seasonings, but it is praised by others who prefer mild flavors. The refreshing after taste of broth and chewy noodles are enough to delight one's tastebuds.
Pyeongyang-style dumplings is another popular dish at Pildong Myeonok.
38-13, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Imun Seolnongtang has been serving its hearty seolleongtang for over a hundred years since it first opened in 1907. Even its name has a long history: the word imun comes from Imun-gol, the now-obsolete name of the restaurant’s location, and seolnongtang, an old variation of the word seolleongtang. During the Japanese colonial rule, the restaurant’s regular customers included Gijeong Son, the marathon gold-medalist at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. To make the rich seolleongtang broth, beef meat and bones are simmered for more than 15 hours. Try putting rice and minced green onion in your seolleongtang for a warm and tasty experience. Kkakttugi (diced radish kimchi), provided as a side dish, is also delicious.
29, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Myeongdong Kyoja is a noodle restaurant located near Myeongdong Cathedral that has been in business for about 40 years. The restaurant is known for their knife-cut, handmade kalguksu (noodle soup) which is its main menu item. These lovingly prepared noodles are served in a deep and flavorful broth with meat and vegetables, making for a delicious meal. Also popular are the mandu (dumplings), bibim guksu (spicy noodles), and kongguksu (noodles in cold soybean soup).
38, Eulji-ro 1-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Bugeogukjip (formerly “Teojutgol”) is a restaurant behind City Hall in Seoul that has been serving up authentic dried Pollack soup since 1968. Despite a name change, the restaurant has proudly stood in this same location for decades, earning a strong reputation for its dried Pollack soup made using traditional cooking methods.
Since the restaurant only serves one thing—dried Pollack soup—there are few preparations to be made and the meal arrives on your table in minutes. Customers are free to serve themselves basic side dishes such as kimchi and can have as many servings of rice as they’d like, allowing diners to enjoy a hearty meal at a low price. While the restaurant’s design and menu may be simple, Bugeogukjip takes pride in its long history and the careful efforts that have earned it a reputation as one of the most notable restaurants in Seoul.
377, Taepyeong-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Suhui Sikdang, in addition to delicious local cuisine, offers a wide-open view of the lower reaches of Cheonjiyeon Waterfall and the many splendors of the neighboring Seogwipo Chilsip-ri area. Must-try dishes include seafood stew made using obunjagi (blue ear shell) fresh from the sea and salted and grilled hairtail fish. The stew, though similar in looks to the bean paste stew found on the mainland, has a unique and savory taste that you won’t find anywhere else.
9-1, Jungdae-ro 27-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Busanbokjip specializes in fresh blowfish dishes. The restaurant's blowfish soup is especially popular for its deep broth made with fresh vegetables. This place gets quite busy during the winter so it is better to make reservations in advance.