19-3, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Near both Myeong-dong Station and Euljiro 1(il)-ga Station, Gomkuksizib has been cooking the best noodle dishes in town for more than 40 years. Ever since its opened in 1976, the restaurant has continued the tradition of serving delicious guksu jeongol and gomkuksi. Charbroiled premium hanu Korean beef is another famous dish popular among the neigberhood’s office workers. Gomkuksizib also added grilled Wagyu to the menu for a milder taste in order to appeal to the growing number of foreign visitors.
161-8, Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Tuk Tuk Noodle Thai in Seoul specializes in Thai cuisine. Main menu items include Tem Kai Yang and Tom Yum Goong.
10, Sicheong-ro 20beon-gil, Seo-gu, Gwangju
Jonggajip Seolleongtang is the first traditional Seoul-style seolleongtang restaurant in Gwangju. All the dishes are made of 100% pure beef bone stock and top quality ingredients for the best taste and nutrition.
9, Deulan-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu
Yongjibong Restaurant serves champum hanu (Korean beef) certified by the government of Gyeongsangbuk-do and jointly developed by Yeungnam University and Gyeongsangbuk-do Livestock Cooperative. The traditional Korean course meal and champum hanu course meal are particularly delicious.
2-1, Jong-ro 51ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Nepal is located in the southcentral region of the Himalayan Mountains between India and Tibet, accounting for its diverse mixture of both country's cultures. Restaurant Everest allows guests to enter this culturally diverse world by offering cuisine from Nepal, India, and Tibet. In addition, Everest is operated by a Nepali owner, serving affordable food to tourists and students interested in the culture of Nepal. Customers can learn of the traditional food and culture of Nepal while listening to Nepali music and watching movies. The restaurant also provides a seminar area for various meetings.
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.
3, Sin-daero 13-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
This Chinese restaurant is run by a family for two generations and has been in business on Jeju Island for about 50 years. It’s particularly popular among Taiwanese and Chinese tourists visiting Jeju Island.
359, Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Baba India is a traditional Indian cuisine restaurant, served by a veteran cook who has over 10 years of working experience in hotels in India. Tandoori chicken, one of the signature dishes, along with 20 other variation of curries, as well as nan, the famous Indian bread, can be found in their menu.
174-1, Jungang-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju
1960 Cheongwonmomil is a popular restaurant on Chungjang-ro Street, serving buckwheat noodles since 1960. It features white tables along with bright lighting. The representative menu is momil guksu, attracting people's appetite. Also, they offer kkakdugi (diced radish kimchi) made in-house.
8-16, Baekjegobun-ro 7-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Haeju Naengmyeon, a restaurant with over 20 years of history, only serves two things: mul-naengmyeon and bibim-naengmyeon (types of chilled buckwheat noodle soup).
Of the two types of soup, the restaurants is most well known for its bibim-naengmyeon, a dish so spicy that beads of sweat appear on the foreheads of customers as they savor their noodles. Ten different ingredients (chili peppers, garlic, and onions, etc.) are used to prepare this spicy dish and there’s even some extra chili seasoning at each table for those who can’t get enough spice.
If you’re trying the bibim-naengmyeon you only need to add a small amount of sugar, mustard, and vinegar to the dish. If you’re eating the mul-naengmyeon, add a little bit of sugar and an ample amount of mustard and vinegar.
Known for its cheap prices, generous servings, and delicious food, Haeju Naengmyeon is always full of people (particularly at peak hours). Due to the bustling crowds, water and beef broth are self-serve as the restaurant's staff tends to be very busy.
30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Peninsula is an authentic Italian restaurant & bar. It serves upscale Middle Italian Tuscan cuisine with a modern twist, enabling customers to taste a variety of Italian delicacies. Pastas and pizzas made from organic flour and fresh seasonal ingredients are offered along with a collection of 500 wines. Professional sommeliers offer suggestions on fantastic food and wine pairings.
46, Banpo-daero 39-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Soigné is chef Lee Jun’s first restaurant featuring creative cuisines of Korean dishes motivated by France, Italy, America and other countries. "Soigné" is named after the French word, meaning "Well-made," or "Well-groomed."