List of recommended Korean restaurants
Cheong Jin Ok
Cheong Jin Ok restaurant is synonymous with the Haejangguk, also known as the “hangover cure soup” served in the mornings. After a bustling night out in the city of Seoul, you can help cure your hangover with this special soup. This soup is gotten when you simmer brisket, intestines, and beef bone for a day, then adding cow blood and cabbage.
Address: South Korea, Seoul, Jongno-gu – Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(a), (종로1가 24번지 르메이에르 1층)
Mingles restaurant is owned and managed by chef Mingoo Kang one of Asia’s most valuable chefs. This restaurant has been operational since 2014 and has come to be well known locally and internationally. The restaurant has been recognized as a fast-growing restaurant by the Michelin Guide and featured in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. The chef is well known for preparing dishes that combine the Korean local dishes with elements worldwide. You will get to enjoy delicious dishes like creme brulee served with three types of fermented pastes and foie gras torchon wrapped in white kimchi. Be sure to make your reservations beforehand; this restaurant can be occupied all year. 부산 맛집
Address: 94-9 Nonhyeon 2(i)-dong, Gangnam-gu
Talking about the history of restaurants in Seoul, this restaurant is the first licensed restaurant in the city, dating as far back as 1904. The specialty of this restaurant is the seolleongtang, also known as beef bone soup. This dish speaks of Korean rich history and has come to be one of the people’s favorites.
Address: 38-13 Ujeongguk-ro, Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu
Jungsik restaurant is considered the birthplace of modern Korean recipes because its owner and manager, Chef Jungsik Yim, is one of the first chefs in Korea to mix Korean flavors and ingredients with European recipes, evident in its appearance and taste. This restaurant represents Korea’s impact in the world of delicacies and has stood out over the years. One of his best dishes is the crispy octopus with gochujang aioli. There is also the Jungsik bar on the first floor to enjoy the best wine list on the menu with an a la carte menu.
Address: 11 Seolleung-ro 158-gil, Gangnam-gu
The Wooraeok restaurant has been in existence since 1946 and is known to serve a very delicious Korean barbecue. Also on their menu is the Pyongyang naengmyeon (a cold buckwheat noodle dish as in the Pyongyang style. This restaurant’s version of the meal is meatier, and the flavor is pronounced so that first-timers can enjoy every bit of it.
Address: 62-29 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jung-gu
This restaurant is located in the Myeongdong district and has served their special bowl of wheat flour noodles (also known as kalguksu) for more than 50 years. This noodle is served with a delicious chicken broth and dumpling on the sides. Eat till you have your fill after a hectic shopping activity in the area.
Address: 33-4 Myeong-dong, Jung-gu
Hadongkwan restaurant has been operational since 1939 and is well known for its special soup called the gomtang. This Korean beef soup was once served to the king but is now made more special as it can be customized based on your choices. You can make your order with different cuts of meat, and even when it is served a bit bland (in its original nature), you can use the salt and kimchi on your table to make it up to taste. This meal can serve as breakfast or lunch.
Address: South Korea, Seoul, Jung-gu, Myeongdong 1(il)-ga – Myeongdong 9-Gil, 12