3, Insadong 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Insadong Geujip, located in the famous neighbourhood of Insadong, is a Korean fusion restaurant that is particularly well known for its traditional, yet unique interior. Along with “Insadong Seafood Rice,” and “Insadong Geujip On Rice”, diners can find a range of delicacies including Hanbang
Bossam (Herbal Napa Wraps with Pork), Savory Seafood & Spring Onion Pancake, and Kimchi Parae Pancake on the menu.
The restaurant's specialty, Geujip On Rice, a sort of Bibimbab made with a variety of seafood, vegetables and edible flowers and mixed together with rice and a red pepper paste called gochujang. The basic serving size is large enough to feed two.
The restaurant is housed in an old hanok (Korean traditional house) and has been carefully renovated to preserve the house’s traditional feel. Indoor lights wrapped with hanji, Korean traditional paper, shine a soft glow over the entire dining area and add to the overall ambience.
20-15, Nakdong-daero 1530beon-gil, Sasang-gu, Busan
"Halmae Jaecheop-guk" is a restaurant featuring Jaecheop-guk’(marsh clam soup). Since its opening 28 years ago in the food village beside Nakdong River, its reputation has spread by word of mouth. Jaecheop-guk is long been famous as a good hangover cure. The restaurant cooks the soup over a wood fire to give it a special flavor.
70, Wausan-ro 27-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Shanti is an Indian, Nepalese restaurant with cuisine prepared by chef with over 15 years of experience.
10, Gudeok-ro 34beon-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
Seoul Kakdugi Restaurant has been serving seolleongtang (ox bone soup) since the 1950's. With long history and simple interior that can accommodate up to 300 people, the restaurant is a great place to try Korea's favorite ox bone soup that goes particularly well with kkakdugi (radish kimchi).
18, Jong-ro 40ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Jinokhwa Halmae Wonjo Dakhanmari first opened its doors in 1978 and has continued to be a much-loved restaurant on Jongno 5-ga for the past 30 years. The restaurant only uses fresh young chickens, which are about 35 days old, and minimal seasoning to allow diners to fully enjoy the tenderness of the meat. Dip your chicken in the special marinade sauce and couple it with a helping of Kalguksu (a noodle dish) for a perfect meal combination.
51, Junggyo-ro, Jung-gu, Daejeon
Guibin Dolsotbap is one of the top restaurants in Daejeon and one of the very first to offer dolsotbap (rice in sizzling stone bowl) meals. The restaurant was first opened in Daeheung-dong and later moved to the current location. Tables are set with 17 types of different side dishes. This restaurant serves vegetarian dishes cooked in traditional Jeonju style. All the dishes have mild flavors and are not spicy, so they are suitable for children, seniors, and foreigners. The dining halls on the first floor to the third floor are also appropriate for important gatherings or dining occasions.
606, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Conerstone (Cucina Italiana), a restaurant located in Park Hyatt Seoul, serves Italian home-style cuisine with a modern ambience. Using seasonal ingredients of Korea and Italy, the dishes are mainly inspired by southern Italia, Mezzogiorno. In addition, wine, beer and grappa (alcohol after meal) are also available. More than 70% of the wines available on their wine list (about 500 types in total) are from Italy. Besides, its private dining room fits various needs of purpose like meeting, family gathering, proposing day and others alike.
115, Seongbuk-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
In business for more than 40 years, Seongbukdong Dwaejigalbijip has become a local legend thanks to its simple but savory menu. Pork served at the restaurant is marinated overnight in a special sauce, which infuses the meat with rich flavors that are released when the meat is grilled and the fat drips off. The restaurant’s main dishes include dwaeji galbi (grilled pork ribs) and dwaeji bulgogi baekban (set meal with bulgogi meat grilled over the fire).
1, Yonsei-ro 5ga-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
This Dakgalbi restaurant is located in Sinchon, an area surrounded by universities and populated by students. Chuncheonjip Dakgalbi Makguksu’s most popular dish is Dakgalbi, which is prepared by marinating boneless chicken in spicy red pepper paste and stir-frying it with various ingredients in a large cast iron pan. For an extra tasty treat, try adding an assortment of noodles to the chicken as it cooks. After you’ve finished eating your Dakgalbi, don’t forget to order rice to stir-fry in the pan to soak up the extra, flavorful sauce!
The restaurant offers a simple Dakgalbi menu at an affordable price. Thanks to the restaurant’s delicious food, reasonable prices, and casual atmosphere, the restaurant is always full of people.
521, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Table 34 is a restaurant which serves traditional French cuisine with a modern twist. Far from your typical restaurant, Table 34 has an extensive wine cellar housing 1,000 fine wines and several practiced sommeliers at the ready to provide excellent service and make suggestions regarding your wine choice. Executive Sous Chef Nicolas De Visch has worked at Michelin star restaurants in Europe for 20 years and has created a distinguished and prestigious menu to tickle the taste buds of even the pickiest epicurean. As if all this wasn’t enough, Table 34 also boasts a striking interior designed by New York’s acclaimed restaurant designer Toni Chi.
11, Seolleung-ro 158-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Jungsik is a Korean restaurant launched by a chef who studied and worked in the U.S. and Spain. The restaurant introduces a new concept of Korean cuisine, offering new items that break away from the stereotypes of Korean cooking with avant-garde presentation and cooking methods and ingredients that are a mixture of Korean and Western styles. The restaurant offers a five-course lunch and a 9-course dinner for a unique Korean fine dining experience. Also worth a try are the new dishes that are introduced on a regular basis. Group reservations are available for up to 50 people.
49, Duteopbawi-ro 60-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Poom Seoul is a Korean restaurant serving traditional banga cuisine (cuisine of the royal or noble class) with a modern twist. The restaurant offers a different menu every season, using only the highest quality seasonal ingredients and placing priority on food safety, quality producers, and high meat grades. Diners can feel the care taken by the chef by the exquisite beauty and flavor of each dish that is served as part of the course meal.
Vegetarian course meals are also available and private rooms can be reserved for groups of 6 to 16 people. Diners must make their reservation and place their orders at least one day prior to visit.