29, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Myeongdong Kyoja is a noodle restaurant located near Myeongdong Cathedral that has been in business for more than 50 years. The restaurant is known for their knife-cut, handmade kalguksu (noodle soup) which is its main menu item. These lovingly prepared noodles are served in a deep and flavorful broth with meat and vegetables, making for a delicious meal. Also popular are the mandu (dumplings), bibim guksu (spicy noodles), and kongguksu (noodles in cold soybean soup).
38-13, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Imun Seolnongtang has been serving its hearty seolleongtang for over a hundred years since it first opened in 1907. Even its name has a long history: the word imun comes from Imun-gol, the now-obsolete name of the restaurant’s location, and seolnongtang, an old variation of the word seolleongtang. During the Japanese colonial rule, the restaurant’s regular customers included Gijeong Son, the marathon gold-medalist at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. To make the rich seolleongtang broth, beef meat and bones are simmered for more than 15 hours. Try putting rice and minced green onion in your seolleongtang for a warm and tasty experience. Kkakttugi (diced radish kimchi), provided as a side dish, is also delicious.
19, Samcheong-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Châtaigne is a French restaurant housed in a charming hanok (traditional Korean house) that was remodelled to accommodate dining tables and chairs. Châtaigne uses seasonal ingredients to create a simple and unique French course meal.
9, Insadong, 8-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
A store with over 35 years’ experience that sells Hwanghaedo-style dumplings. The best menu at this restaurant is dumpling hot pot. This Korean dishes restaurant is located in Jongno-gu, Seoul.
69, Yeomunmunhwa-gil, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do
A restaurant that’s well-known among residents in Yeosu and tourists. The best menu at this restaurant is grilled Fish. This seafood restaurant is located in Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do.
22, Seobudu-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Haejin Sliced Raw Fish Restaurant strongly appeals to diners for two main reasons; it offers a prime selection of raw fish and a fantastic, wide-open view of the ocean as seen through the floor-to-ceiling windows on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Taking advantage its seaside location, the restaurant serves up a wide variety of fresh fish such as saw-edged perch, red sea bream, parrot fish, hairtail, and mackerel.
127, Dongdaegu-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu
Jageumseong is in a building designed like an ancient Chinese palace, serving rare Chinese dishes in a great atmosphere. The authentic dishes are made of carefully selected ingredients and served by friendly staff. The unique recipes from different regions of China are combined with those of Korea. The restaurant won the Presidential Award in October 2007 on Tourism Day. It also obtained the ISO certification. The restaurant only uses olive and canola oil to make healthy dishes.
29, Ewhayeodae-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
Chikibaitu opened its doors in December 2010,
and allows guests to chow down on some fried chicken alongside their meals. They
even reproduced the famous chicken comic character as a mascot of sorts. Also,
they provide special finger gloves called "finger-naps" that make
the experience more fun. You will never get bored with its unique fried chicken
taste and set menu items. Also, while waiting for your food to be served, you can try
your hand at the board game Othello, one of which is placed at every table.
The restaurant serves standard meals, fried chicken, and drinks from noon to midnight. Another interesting thing about this restaurant is it sells homemade sikhye (sweet rice drink), which is said to aid digestion. All menu items are available for take-out. If it's raining when you leave, staff at Chikibaitu will lend you a free umbrella and offer a discount for returning it on your next visit.
66, Centum jungang-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Located near Centum City in Haeundae-gu, the center of business and culture of Busan, Jangbaksa Yanggopchang is a designated exemplary restaurant. Only the most strictly selected ingredients and 100% Korean beef tripe are used as the main ingredients. The premium tripe has outstanding texture and is highly nutritious. It is tender at first but the more you chew, the more you will enjoy the crunchy texture and plain but deeply pleasing taste. The lunch special at this restaurant is hanu yang gopchang jeongol (Korean beef tripe and intestine hot pot). Tasty chewy Korean beef tripe is served in a thick broth along with spicy seasonings.
824, Seolleung-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Once In A Blue Moon is a jazz club offering live performances by top jazz musicians, a wide range of menus, and over 130 types of wine. Frequented by world-renown musicians, the club is also a popular shooting location for films, TV shows, and commercials.
22-5, Sejong-daero 14-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Masan Place is located in a famous food alley near Seoul City Hall. The restaurant has been in operation for over 40 years, being most well known for their soegogi gukbap (beef rice soup) and modeum jeon (assorted pancakes). The latter comes with pan-fried oysters, seafood, and other ingredients. This dish goes particularly well with alcohol.
Masan Place is known for being frequented visited by Former President Roh Moo-hyun. Since the establishment opened, the same cook has prepared its delicious meals. The restaurant was named after the proprietor from Masan.
11, Jungang-daero 990beon-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan
Boltaegijip has been recognized across the nation for 15 years for its delectable foods and tradition. It serves steamed fish, fish stew, and boiled fish cooked with one of three fish, including cod, blowfish, and loach. Daeguppol-jjim (braised codfish head) is especially popular.