105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
A casual restaurant situated in the N Seoul Tower, The Place Dining welcomes all guests with the utmost friendliness, and provides a comfortable atmosphere. The beautiful rooftop garden terrace and sky promenade offer a spectacular view overlooking the N Seoul Tower area. The pasta and pizza are made to order, serving the genuine tastes of Italy. The Place Dining only uses the finest ingredients for all of its dishes, including healthy salads and soups.
8, Gwangnam-ro 120beon-gil, Suyeong-gu, Busan
Located in Gwangan 2-dong, Suyeong-gu, Busan, Halmae (meaning "grandmother" in Busan dialect) Jaecheopguk has a long history of selling jaecheopguk (clear shellfish soup)
made with jaecheop, or shellfish, caught from the nearby Gupo area to people who sought refuge in Busan during the Korean War.
Each bowl of cool tasting broth has abundant amounts of jaecheop. Jaecheop has long been widely used as an ingredient to help in relieving hangover symptoms.
123-12, Osan-ro, Osan-si, Gyeonggi-do
Choujeong offers fresh beef delivered from Hoengseong in Gangwon-do for the best taste of short ribs. A professional chef with 40 years of experience strictly manages all the dish.
7, Geumgang-ro 62beon-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
Myeongdong 1 Beonji Dakgalbi is located on the famous Chuncheon Myeongdong Dakgalbi Street in the lake city of Chuncheon. The restaurant’s main menu is makguksu (cold buckwheat noodles) and dakgalbi, both specialties of Chuncheon that are hearty and delicious!
The chopped chicken used to make dakgalbi is 100% domestically produced and is served with fresh vegetables and the restaurant’s signature seasoning. Makguksu, another well-known local specialty, is buckwheat noodles served in cold broth with seasoning on top.
17, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro 209beonna-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Haeundae beach has shallow waters and the difference between high and low tides is small. The facilities are also well maintained, making this first rate beach a popular summer holiday destination. Donbaekseom Hoetjip is a nearby gourmet restaurant. It is a three story white building with a curved glass front on the second floor. The hearty modeum-hoe (assorted sliced raw fish) is the flagship dish of this restaurant. The portion is quite filling, despite the deceptively low price. You can enjoy the fresh raw fish of Busan, or any of the other dishes such as hoe-deopbap (raw fish bibimbap) and maeun-tang (spicy fish stew) which are also tasty.
25, Gwandeong-ro 15(sibo)-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
‘Dombe Meat,’ whose name stems from Jeju dialect and means ‘steamed and sliced pork served on chopping board,’ is a widely popular traditional Jeju Island dish.
Dombedon restaurant, introduced in a MBC program, only uses meat from black pigs raised on Jeju Island. The meat is not only tasty, but is also low in fat, high in nutrition, and is said to be beneficial for health and beauty purposes—making it especially popular among women.
To preserve local flavor and taste, the restaurant prepares its meat using traditional cooking methods, as opposed to simply grilling the meat like many restaurants in the downtown area do. Thanks to these traditional cooking methods and the power of word-of-mouth, Dombedon has become a must-visit attraction of the region. In addition to the famous dombe meat, the restaurant offers an array of dishes including grilled black-skinned pork, dolsot bibimbap, and chef’s cold noodle.
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.
151, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Wang Thai serves authentic Thai food with over 100 menus by professional Thai chefs. The restaurant offers about 80 seats with Thai decorations, giving off an exotic atmosphere. The restaurant earned the Thai Select, a certificate of authentic Thai cuisine given out by the Thailand Government.
30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Momoyama is a Japanese restaurant that serves high quality sushi and kaiseki (tasting menu of small, intricate dishes). In addition, the restaurant features a collection of 80 different types of sake along with a sake somelier. The restaurant is also equipped with several private rooms of varying sizes.
33, Tapdong-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Located in Samdo 2-dong on Jeju Island, Haenyeo Hoetjip serves fresh seafood caught by haenyeo, female divers who gather various seafood and seaweed from the ocean floor without using any diving equipment. The restaurant’s top-grade certified chef makes the best effort to satisfy customers. Side dishes such as pajeon (green onion pancakes), sora (horned turbans) and dubu (bean curd) come with each order of sliced raw fish. From the restaurant, you can also enjoy beautiful views of nature.
287, Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
The King’s is a premium buffet offering live music and top-quality, fresh dishes. Serving up “à la minute” cuisine in which food is cooked fresh to order, the restaurant is particularly known for its live seafood. In addition to the live seafood corner, The King’s buffet boasts 150 international foods in 10 different sections, including a Chinese food corner with dim sum, grilled Peking duck, stir-fry, and other authentic Chinese dishes prepared by Chinese chefs.
337, Cheonjam-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
Located in Jeonju Hanok Village, Goong serves rich, flavorful royal dishes using quality ingredients and natural seasoning from the Honam region. The distinguishable recipes Goong uses came from the late Hwang Hae-seong, who was the master of Korean royal cuisine. These special recipes have been passed down and added to with the local taste of Jeonju. All cuisines are served in quality brassware made by Lee Bong-ju (Important Intangible Cultural Property holder) who was appointed as one of the country's great cultural assets.