With the original meaning of banquet of the palace, Gung Yeon is a royal cuisine restaurant fastidiously opeated by President Han Bok-Ryeo, who is the third inheritor of Hwang Hyeo-Seong’s Family, National Intangible Cultural Property No. 38. President Han is famous for consultations of royal cuisine on the television series about Daejanggeum (royal cook). Gung Yeon reproduces royal tables, provides formal, nice tables and shows the essence of Korean traditional royal cuisine.
Gung Yeon : 82-2-3673-1104
View & Kitchen scouted Chef Yoon Jeong-Jin, who served consecutively as a chef at Gaon and Giheung Byeoldang and opened a Korean-style restaurant. Though the majority of the menu offers Korean food, fusion Korean food mixed with Chinese and/or Japanese food is also popular for food lovers. Located in Nambu Sunhwan Doro (Nambu Inner Circulation Road), View & Kitchen is filled with unique and fantastic interior decorations with bowls and other kitchen appliances. In addition, the second floor is open only for registered members.
view&kitchen : 82-2-797-3553
As the original Kalguksu restaurant, noodles, which are filled with the delicate scent of freshly harvested wheat and its chewy texture, are enough to gratify food lovers’ senses. The rich taste of meat broth, infusing chicken bones in boiled water with other secret ingredients, cannot be compared with other ordinary meat broths in any other Kalguksu restaurant.
Myeongdong Gyoja : 82-2-776-5348, 3424
Neobigyp provides steamed spicy galbijjim (braised short ribs seasoned with spicy sauce) with rice cake. In particular, spicy galbijjim is popular with Japanese visitors over in Myeongdong. Saenggalbi (raw beef ribs) and yachae jeongol (vegetable and beef hot pot in broth) as well as yukhoe (shredded raw beef) are also popular.
NoBiZib : 82-2-756-4030, 4084
Though not inexpensive, like-set-the-table-by-mother baekban (set menu with rice, soup, and side dishes) can be appreciated. In particular, the rice, which is cooked as soon as the order is completed, tastes excellent.
Mom & Mackerel : 82-2-337-0704
Seorae Yanggopchang is a relatively cheap restaurant to enjoy marinated grilled ox tripe and intestine. The shabby barrel tables provide a unique atmosphere in which to eat thick grilled lamb chops and enjoy a drink.
School Food : 82-2-3477-0234
School Food is decorated with a stylish interior design like a fancy café and provides gimbap (Korean roll), tteokbokki (rice cakes in hot sauce), sundae, and more. As its name suggests, School Food makes you remember the old school days.
school food : 82-2-511-7127
With Batgodong, Odaegam is famous for squid, small octopus, and bulgogi (sliced and seasoned barbecued beef). Marine ingredients are directly delivered from the Jumunjin Port in Donghae (East Sea). The lunch special menu items such as Ojingeo jeongol baekban (squid casserole and side dishes) and nakji-bulgogi baekban (grilled baby octopus and grilled and seasoned bbq beef with side dishes) are popular for office workers.
Odaegam : 82-2-549-7038
Opened based on the 30 years of eating out business know-how of the founder of Nolbu, Sawolae provides not only a folksy atmosphere but also well-being food.
Sawolae Boribap : 82-2-540-5292
This is a chain restaurant of the head restaurant of Gangseo Myeonok, which is located in front of City Hall. Its particular distinction from other naengmyeons is its meat broth: infusing the beef brisket in hot water with other secret ingredients and adding the juice of dongchimi into the infused broth.
Gangseo Myeonok : 82-2-3445-0092
Under the slogan, “No Cream, No Butter, and No Deep Fry,” Gorilla in the Kitchen is a healthy food restaurant. Without using butter or frying, it provides food for diet and health. In addition, using a variety of spices and unique interior decorations give it its own distinction. Because the actor Bae Yong-Jun, a central figure of the Korean Wave, has invested in this restaurant, numerous Japanese visitors come and enjoy food here.