List of Seoul Food Restaurants in Korea
It was not until recently that this ten-seat counter restaurant became popular in Korea. This restaurant was opened by chef Dongsik Ok, a former executive chef at a local hotel. He has made his restaurant popular with his signature meal known as the “pork going.” The original traditional beef dish known as gomtang, chef Ok, boils the Berkshire port for three days to produce a flavor-packed broth. If you want to have a taste of this meal, you have to line up early morning as chef Ok serves just 100 bowls of the meal each day.
Address: 385-6 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu
If you are a coffee lover, then this breakfast stop-point is for you. They offer the best coffee in Korea and show their artistry and experience in their coffee. One coffee flavor you can look out for is the “hell drip” technique, where Yo-stop Kwon (a Korean Barista Championship winner and first-wave barista) uses a woolen coffee filter to make the coffee flavor more pronounced. You can also enjoy a heart-melting cappuccino.
Address: 238-43 Bogwang-dong, Yongsan-gu
This restaurant serves one of the best jobs (a delicious meal made of a pig’s trotter dipped in soy sauce) in Korea. This dish is one of Korea’s best traditional dishes, and they enjoy it anywhere and anytime. You can find this meal at jokbal street in the Jangchoong-dong district. The Pyeongando Jokbaljip is found down the alley in this 50-years old street. Visit to enjoy this meal which you can wrap with lettuce and other condiments, can be enjoyed with a glass of soju.
Address: 62-16 Jangchungdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu
This restaurant is located inside the Shilla Hotel in Seoul. This spot is more of an afternoon tea and lunch destination where delicious desserts are served. One of their special dishes is a bowl of apple mango bingsu, also called shaved ice. The prices of dishes here may be higher due to the luxurious nature of the place, but they also live up to that by having lovely dishes on their menu. Their desserts are one of the best in Korea.
Address: 202 Jangchung-dong, Jung-gu
This restaurant has been in existence for the past 50 years and has made its specialty the Kong-guksu. The popular bean noodle served with cold soy milk broth might be a seasonal delicacy but is served here all year round. This dish is made from freshly ground soybean is irresistible, and even though you have to wait in a long queue, it is worth it in the end.
Address: 120-35 Seosomun-dong, Jung-gu
This restaurant is located in the Shilla Seoul Hotel on the 23rd floor, with a lovely view of the city of Seoul. The restaurant is a three-star receptor of the Michelin Guide, and they are well known for their version of Korean cuisines cooked with modern techniques and optimal perfection. This has taken Korean delicacies to an all-time high. They offer excellent services and the best flavors. One of the meals on the menu includes steamed red snapper with red-pepper sauce.
Address: South Korea, Seoul, Jung-gu, Jangchungdong 2(i)-ga – Dongho-ro, 249
This lovely Korean traditional house which passes as a restaurant is located close to the entrance of the cable cars that go to Nam Mountain (the highest point of Namsan). The name is derived from the old name of the region (Namsan) that is Mokmeoksan. Their special delicacy is the bibimbap, known as one of the city’s best. This meal is a bowl of rice decorated with eggs, meat, and ingredients freshly collected from farmers everywhere.
Address: 산5-6 Pil-dong, Jung-gu