36, Nampo-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
This restaurant specializes in samgye-tang (ginseng chicken soup) and has had 60 years of tradition in Nampo-dong. It has been family run for many generations.
28, Dalmaji-gil 62beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
With over 20 years in operation, Saeachim Matjip first gained popularity as its outstanding taste was covered in the media. It serves raw fish fresh off the boat and is particularly famous to Japanese visitors. Also, it was among restaurants recommended in the 88 Seoul Olympics.
10, Yonsei-ro 5da-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
Opened in 1976, Samho Bokjip specializes in food that uses puffer fish as the main ingredient. The restaurant uses fresh vegetables and savory broth to bring out the best flavors of a puffer fish.
14-1, Bosu-daero 36beon-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
Located in Bupyeong-dong, Jung-gu, Gupojip is a representative Gyeongsang-do style chueo-tang (loach soup) restaurant that has been around for a long period of time. Bracken is added to the thick broth, making the chueo-tang tastier. Their soy bean paste is also very good and added to the chueo-tang. The cabbages and bean sprouts add hearty flavor to it, too. Various vegetables remove the wild taste and make the broth gentle.
62, Chungmu-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Yangmiok takes pride in serving customers dishes prepared with only the finest ingredients. A special sauce made with soy sauce, sugar, chili powder, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger is served with beef dishes upon request.
11, Jungang-daero 990beon-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan
Boltaegijip has been recognized across the nation for 15 years for its delectable foods and tradition. It serves steamed fish, fish stew, and boiled fish cooked with one of three fish, including cod, blowfish, and loach. Daeguppol-jjim (braised codfish head) is especially popular.
10, Gold thema-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan
Wonjohalmae Nakji (Grandma's Original Octopus) is a local restaurant specializing in food cooked with fresh shrimp and small octopus purchased every day at dawn at the local Samcheonpo Port. It is prepared with other various ingredients, such as garlic, sesame oil, red pepper powder, and other spices. It is a delicious food with an appetizing reddish hue.
30, Teheran-ro 8-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
The restaurant is situated in Seoul, in the elegant marble building of a European facility, on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The restaurant is a meeting place for VIP guests, where the fish is imported daily from Jeju-do Island, Pohang, Busan, and Sokcho. This is the perfect place for family gatherings with special prices given to guests who reserve the small and large banquet rooms. Aedogin's head chef was formerly the assistant head chef at the Shilla Hotel.
273-1, Gwanganhaebyeon-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan
Silla Hoetjip serves fresh raw fish bought locally as well as chemical-free farm-grown vegetables.
3-1, Honam-ro 64beon-gil, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
Dokcheon Restaurant serves the best octopus dishes in Honam. Dishes made with long-legged octopus are excellent, also Nakji-bibimbap (octopus bibimbap) with seasoning and vegetables has more flavor due to the various seasonings and sesame oil fresh from the countryside.
264, Bomun-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon
Located in Daejeon, Rainbow Korean Restaurant offers a traditional fine dining experience of royal court cuisine. The restaurant is committed to producing authentic dishes made with locally produced fresh ingredients without any MSG.
The restaurant serves over 20 different menu items and goes way beyond standard dishes by offering delicacies such as sliced flatfish, ear shell mixed with vinegar pepper sauce, stirred turban shell, smoked duck, and steamed beef ribs. Separate rooms are available for private parties and a wide dining hall may be booked for rehearsal dinners, 60-year birthday parties, and other special events.
5-24, Insadong 4-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Stew cooked with fermented soybean paste is this restaurant's signature dish. Rice with beef soup contains pyogo mushrooms and seaweed. The ugeoji soup is also a highlight. Made from the four legs of a cow and mixed with soybean paste, it is very unique. Variations of daily side dishes are also available.