This is one of the most famous restaurants in Seoul. It is nestled close to the National Theater, which makes it a popular hangout for the art enthusiasts. The chef prepares authentic Korean cuisine and doles out a colorful arrangement of meats and vegetables in the Joseon Dynasty Royal style.
When it opened in 1904, it created history by being the first of its kind to apply officially for a restaurant license in the country. Imun Seolleongtang has managed to create yet another history by being South Korea's oldest eatery and also for continuously serving diners for over a century now. This non-frills space is known for its hearty ox bone soup (Seolleongtang). The beef shank bones are simmered for 17 hours to reach its milky white texture. In the meantime other beef cuts are added to add more flavor. You will only find this dish in Seoul. They also serve Doganitang (ox knee soup) and suyuk (thinly sliced beef meat).
Itaewon's premier Italian restaurant is conveniently located just below the Grand Hyatt Hotel. A wide central hall and lighted terrace seats give this upscale establishment its own character. Fine arts on the wall and orchid displays reflect the aesthetic sensibilities of the owner. Among the many recommended dishes here, one should mention the fettuccine and the lasagna. Beers, wines and other drinks are available in quantity and variety.
A taste of Germany in Korea! Decorated to resemble a traditional German beer hall, this has been a popular spot since its establishment in 1984. Comfortable chairs and large windows create an appealing ambiance, while historic 300 to 400 year old pictures contribute a touch of class. Although the flavor of the food has been slightly adjusted to suit Korean tastes, the restaurant is also frequented by foreigners. German appetizers, such as Sausage or Pig's feet with Paprika, are popular. Other meat choices include Robenbroi, Bex and Boddam. The less bold can always enjoy Cream Soup or a ham and cheese sandwich.
This is a very good place for non-Koreans to experience exquisite Korean food and enjoy the local culture. You can hear Korean traditional music and see a dance concert in the evening . The married couple who own and run the restaurant are themselves traditional Korean entertainers. Most of the food served here is traditional Korean fare. Although prices may be considered to be on the expensive side, they are well worth paying.
Maharaja originally opened its doors to Indian and Pakistani immigrants looking for a slice of home in Seoul. Today, this cozy restaurant occupying the corner of a red building is a popular local favorite as well. Mughlai cuisine is known for its richness and spices, and the flavors and aromas featured here are as authentic, minus the tweaking to suit the Korean palate. Indulge in curries, naans, Biryani and kebabs, among a host of comfort food. The ambiance is warm and welcoming and minarets carved onto the walls add a unique charm.
The Granum Dining Lounge at the Banyan Tree Club serves up a lavish breakfast buffet each morning for the club's members and hotel guests. For lunch and dinner an a la carte menu id offered alongside set menus. Peruse though a varied selection of Pan-Asian and international dishes as you drink in the sumptuous and elegant decor of restaurant. Contemporary in design with just a hint of tradition, the Granum Dining Lounge is a fine choice for just about any occasion.
The Best Burger in Seoul is quite what its name suggests, a top-notch burger joint in the heart of the Korean capital. Housed withing the N Seoul Tower, it offers delicious hand-crafted burgers that bounce off the flavors and ingredients of early 20th-century America. Headed by a skilled chef who enjoys a Michelin rating, The Burger in Seoul is one of the must-visit spots for all lovers of the wholesome bun.
Brera is the place to be when you're looking to tease your taste-buds with some scintillating Italian food. Always filled with smiling faces and a lively atmosphere, this place is perfect for a laid-back meal on a busy day. Specialists in Italian cuisine, it features a scrumptious variety of classic favorites as well as modern, regional delicacies. From their delectable pizzas and pastas, to the panini and risotto, everything on the menu packs a hefty dose of flavor that leaves a mark on your palate.
Palsun is a fine Chinese restaurant located at the Hotel Shilla in Seoul. This beautiful fine-dining restaurant has a soothing ambiance. If you are looking for a private corner to enjoy your get together with friends or family, then you can step into the cozy private chamber. Notching up some of the best Chinese food you will come across in Seoul, the restaurant serves of the best in contemporary Cantonese food. Try out the Shark Fin Soup with Abalone, Braised Sea Cucumber Stuffed with Minced Shrimp, King Crab with Pine Mushrooms and the Peking Style Roasted Duck during a visit here. Do experiment with the restaurant's specialty the "Buldojang" which is loaded with protein and calcium and is tasty too!
A meal at BRUTUS is sure to be anything but boring. This charming Itaewon restaurant offers a menu that is inspired by seasonal, top-quality ingredients, with no allegiance to a specific cuisine. The decor is simple, pleasant and contemporary in design, with book shelves, framed posters and other quaint touches that will make you feel like you are visiting the abode of a home who just happens to be a chef. The counter seats near the open kitchen are the most coveted, although a seat by the window is the best option for an intimate meal with family and friends. Sample boutique wine and beer alongside cuts of hanwoo beef, pasta, crisp salads and other delights from the menu.