19-4, Gyochonan-gil, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Named after Silla King Muyeol's daughter, Princess Yoseok, Yosokkoong serves traditional Korean food. The resturant is run by the Choi family, who settled on the site of Princess Yoseok's house in the Joseon Dynasty, and has passed on the restaurant and family recipes through 12 generations. All the foods served are made with organic ingredients, for a healthy taste that cannot be found anywhere else.
12, Dosan-daero 100-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Sushi Kaisin is a luxurious sushi restaruant owned by Japanese Chef Kyousuke Sato. Chef Sato gained much knowledge about seafood through his working experience at fisheries market and two years of experience as a fisher. After building his career as a chef by working at top-notch sushi restaurants and five-star hotels in Japan, Chef Sato opened his very own sushi restaurant in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul in 2017. Fresh ingredients carefully selected and brought in from Jeju Island are prepared into an authentic Edomae sushi through Chef Sato's unique techniques. Although the restaurant is small, allowing up to only six customers at the counter table, Chef Sato ensures that the excellent food and service quality remain consistent as the chef personally tends to every aspect of the restaurant, from selection of ingredients and food preparation to customer service. Chef Sato is able to provide menu explanations and engage in friendly conversations with customers in fluent Japanese, Korean, and English due to his broad experience and expertise from traveling and working over the past years. Reservation is advised due to limited seating.
29, Dalmaji-gil 117beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
OPERA Restaurant is located at Dalmaji Hill in Haeundae. The five-story building with a terrace on each floor resembles the balcony section of a performance hall. There's 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 the patrons 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.
6, Gubong-ro, Dong-gu, Busan
Seoul Samgyetang has branched out to include locations in Busan, such as this shop in Choryang, Dong-gu, Busan. The restaurant specializes in samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup) but also serves ori baeksuk (whole duck soup with rice), oribokkeumtang (spicy duck stew), agu jjim (spicy stewed monkfish) and others.
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.
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.
265, High 1-gil, Sabuk-eup, Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do
Located inside a Gwangwon-do Province resort, Unamjeong is an upscale Korean restaurant that features traditional dishes served in many different styles such as ilpum (main individual dishes), hanjeongsik (set dishes), natgoetsang (lunch) consisting of banga dishes (noble class cooking style), sikgaek (gourmet) bansang, sura jeongsik (royal court meal) and jineobyeol manchan (feast). The restaurant is largely divided into Bongwan (main restaurant), Daryegwan (tea house), Hwangjeonggwan and Sikgaekgwan (separate guest rooms), and Suratgan (kitchen), and has Unamji Pond and Unmaru Pavilion in its yard. Thanks to its authentic traditional meals and charming ambiance, Unamjeong is widely sought after by many for family gatherings and other occasions, including filming of Korean drama Sikgaek starring Kim Jeong-eun and Jin Gu.
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.
9, Nunmaeul-gil, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
The restaurant opened in 1999 with 76 seats, but after it was remodeled in 2008 and the number of seats was increased to 126, among which 40 are Western style seating to accommodate the needs of international guests and elderly people.
The interior is decorated with photos taken by the restaurant owner to add to the unique atmosphere. The owner turned the traditional Korean dish of gondeurebap (steamed rice with seasoned cirsium) into something new, serving it in a dolsot (hot stone bowl). The restaurant serves more than 20 different types of side dishes to satisfy customers' various tastes.
7-1, Gwangbok-ro 37beon-gil, Jung-gu, Busan
Located in Nampo-dong, Dolsotbapjip is a restaurant that has been serving dolsotbap (hot-pot rice) with a consistent taste for more than 30 years. The only dishes on the menu are doenjang jjigae (soybean paste stew) and sundubu jjigae (soft tofu stew). Both are served with bibimbap in a hot stone pot. After eating the rice, you can also enjoy sungnyung, made by pouring water in the hot pot after you have scooped the rice out. This restaurant, with its long history, has become famous through word of mouth among Japanese tourists, so they frequently visit this restaurant.
835, Eonju-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Large enough to accommodate up to 1,200 guests, Samwon Garden offers an impressive selection of delicious entrees. The bulgogi and the ribs are the establishment’s signatures dishes. In addition to its traditional dining atmosphere, the restaurant is famous for the thick woods and beautiful natural scenery that surrounds its.