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Caron Caron is a charming Macaron Atelier that is hidden away down a side street in the Itaewon neighborhood of Seoul. These Parisian treats have long been synonymous with luxury and are notoriously hard to perfect, yet perfection is precisely what you will find here. Choose from a selection of 15 varieties that range from the usual raspberry and chocolate, to wasabi infused varieties that are sure to please those with a more adventurous palate. A single bite is all it will take to put a smile on your face. Coffee and tea are served as well, although you won't want to wash the flavor of these scrumptious treats off your tongue. If you'd like to give macaron making a try, stop by for one of Caron Caron's very popular baking classes, held every weekend from 10a to 1p at the shop.
Established in the year 1981, Korea House is a popular city landmark equally known for its food, architecture and cultural acts. The restaurant occupies a traditional Korean-inspired hanok structure and invites guests to savor cuisine served in the Korean emperor's palaces in the bygone era. Pick a fixed-priced menu of your choice and immerse yourself in some well-curated folk performances and theatrical presentations by the local troupes. The on-site gift store sells up an array of souvenirs like knots, ceramics and pottery items made by Korean artisans.
While one section of Everything but the hero reflects an edgy industrial setting, the other is an expression in wooden decor. Brick-lined walls and a battered looking ceiling well complement the elegant wooden-finish furnishings and counters that make up this chic bistro in the heart of Seoul's Yongsan-gu neighborhood. Known for the legendary hand-dripped coffee, Everything but the hero also serves other delicious brews like dutch latte, Caramel macchiato, lime tea and homemade chocolate cookies and pastries that are a sure bet to appease one's sweet tooth.
Experience the essence of traditional Korean dining, with its delicate service and sincere hospitality. Kayarang offers the perfect first-meal-in-Korea for foreign guests. Opened in 1982, the restaurant is renowned for its cuisine, and it also presents Korean folk songs and dances. Try Jungsik (rice with various side dishes) among others. The decor features both modern and traditional elements, and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. This is an ideal meeting place both for casual gatherings of family and friends, and also for more formal business meetings.
J.J. Deli at the Grand Hyatt Seoul, is a fine choice for a relaxed meal with family, friends and colleagues. As you sip on a glass of wine and await the arrival of your meal, watch as the talented chefs work at their stations within the open kitchen, or take a seat at one of the tables outside and admire the view. Choose from a sampling of Italian cuisine, including pastas, salads, sandwiches and scrumptious seafood mains. Although casual and relaxed, the ambiance is nonetheless refined, in keeping with the usual Grand Hyatt style.
Give your palate a break from the regular and head to Guilty Pleasure for a shot at some scintillating American food. One of the lesser known restaurants in the city, its rustic ambiance, mismatched furniture and lively atmosphere makes it a hit amongst locals and tourists alike. On the menu are a scrumptious variety of classic American favorites, from chicken wings and friend chicken, to burgers and mac & cheese. Along with its impressive food, the restaurant is also known for its innovative cocktails and American spirits.