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.
237, Hadang-ro, Mokpo-si, Jeollanam-do
Wonjo Idong Galbi has been specializing in Idong galbi for 35 years. The restaurant is conveniently located next to E-Mart and has a large parking lot, making it a great place for group dining.
140, Yuryang-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
This traditional Korean restaurant has a history of 20 years and includes facilities suitable for special occasions like 1st and 60th birthday parties. It has a large parking lot and rooms of different sizes where you can dine comfortably in private.
14, Umuk-gil 74beon-gil, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
Since opening in 1999, the owner of Jasmine has been the talk of the town because of his good nature. He provided food to neighbors in need and offered scholarship money to students from poor families (Gangwondomin Ilbo July 2002, Gangwon Ilbo December 2004, etc.) with the belief that people should share even in general tough times.
The owner is very enthusiastic about serving customers the right way. He even hired a Chinese cook for tourists from China and Taiwan who came to Chuncheon because of Hallyu, or the Korean wave. In addition to authentic Chinese dishes for Chinese customers, the restaurant also serves other types of Chinese dishes that suit the tastes of Koreans. With the management philosophy that fresh ingredients are a must in bringing out the best flavor, the restaurant owner uses seafood from Mokpo and vegetables from Chuncheon in preparing delicious Chinese dishes for customers. The owner even holds a meeting every morning with the staff to provide better dishes and service.
22-5, Sejong-daero 14-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Masan Place is located in a famous food alley near Seoul City Hall. The restaurant has been in operation for over 40 years, being most well known for their soegogi gukbap (beef rice soup) and modeum jeon (assorted pancakes). The latter comes with pan-fried oysters, seafood, and other ingredients. This dish goes particularly well with alcohol.
Masan Place is known for being frequented visited by Former President Roh Moo-hyun. Since the establishment opened, the same cook has prepared its delicious meals. The restaurant was named after the proprietor from Masan.
10, Yudong 1-gil, Suncheon-si, Jeollanam-do
Simonggwan Hanjeongsik is located in Suncheon, a city that holds on to it's traditions through attractions such as Nagakeupseong Fortress, Songgwangsa Temple and Seonamsa Temple. Simonggwang Hanjeongsik serves Korean table d'hote, offering tourists the chance to enjoy a traditional meal fit for kings. All dishes are made with the freshest ingredients and prepared with the best traditional Korean food chefs in the city.
29, Dalmaji-gil 117beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
OPERA Restaurant is located on Dalmaji Hill in Haeundae. The five-story building with a terrace on each floor resembles the balcony section of a performance hall. There is a karaoke on the first floor, a wine and whiskey bar on the second floor, a restaurant on the third floor, and a cafe on the fourth and fifth floors. The location also gives visitors a good view of the sea.
161, Daepo-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Located in Daepohang Hoe Town, an area where ‘hoe’ (sliced raw fish) restaurants are gathered, is Keun Gaetmul Hoetjip, a two-story modern restaurant with a large parking space and a great view of the ocean.
The exceptionally hygienic condition of the restaurant and the kitchen is quite impressive.
108, Gipung-ro, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
Migayoun is a Korean restaurant specializing in dishes made of buckwheat and buckwheat sprouts, which are known for their high vitamin P content. Pyeongchang, where Migayoun is located, is particularly famous for buckwheat, the sprouts of which are clinically proven to be good for diabetes, geriatric diseases, and weight control.
28, Oncheoncheon-ro 339beon-gil, Dongnae-gu, Busan
Laila Cafe, operated by a Moroccan woman and her husband, serves authentic Moroccan and French teas. The cafe features the best equipment for serving these teas true to their origins. The cafe was invited to operate a Moroccan tea booth at the 2017 Hadong International Tea Festival as well as at the 2017 BEXCO Tea Culture Special Hall.
In addition to teas, Laila Cafe also serves traditional desserts and dishes from Morocco and France, using flour and chocolate from France and other European countries.
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.
111, Jeongja 1-gil, Buk-gu, Ulsan
Badabaragi is a restaurant with an ocean view in the Buk-gu district of Ulsan, specializing in snow crabs and fresh raw fish. Featuring elegant exterior and interior designs, the restaurant also offers some light meal options in addition to sliced raw fish and snow crab dishes. Only the freshest fish caught and delivered each day are served. The restaurant also operates a snow crab market, thereby offers snow crab dishes at affordable prices. A variety of side dishes made with fresh seafood accompany the main dishes. Abalone or conch porridge is available for young children who cannot eat raw fish or snow crab. A popular menu item is jjambbong mulhoe (mixed sliced raw fish with water and spicy sauce).