25, Samsan-ro 77-beon-gil, Nam-gu, Ulsan
Ijo Hanjeongsik seeks to serve varied dishes each season and can package up any leftovers. A clean ambience with its special Yeongeok snow crab add more taste to the appetite. Visitors are able to enjoy Han-jeongsik dishes blended with meat and seafood that are well-matched to Ulsan's regional features.
52, Myeongdong 2-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Myeongdong Yeongyang Center is a 52 year-old specialty restaurant in Myeongdong. It specializes in samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup) and tongdak (roasted chicken). In 1960, Yeongyang Center has started to sell tongdak roasted on an electric rotisserie. Since then, the crisp and not-at-all greasy taste has attracted popularity among local Koreans and it has become a must-visit restaurant among foreign tourists.
They use chickens provided by directly owned chicken farm and the owner of the restaurant thoroughly manages all the process of cooking even from the ingredients preparation level.
Their main menus are samgyetang and tongdak. The Samgyetang features its tender meat and thick broth after boiling for 2 hours and the tongdak features crispy and not-fatty taste of the well-drained chicken. Among the menus, sansam Samgyetang stuffed with wild ginseng powder is the most be-loved menu.
1845, Geumgang-ro, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do
The owner of The Neulbom is able to distinguish the quality of meat just by looking at the color, based on 20-years of experience in wholesale of livestock products. With this ability, the restaurant is able to offer the highest quality of meat as a strict rule to obtain soft and better taste.
Touist attractions Gwangneung Forest and Bears Town are located just 5 minutes and 15 minutes away respectively. Ildong Yuhwang Oncheon is also just 20 minutes away.
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.
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.