Seoul Eats

As someone who has grown up eating and cooking a healthy dose of Korean food, I think I have a pretty discerning palate when it comes to hansik, especially when I go out to eat. Throw in the fact that I always do a lengthy “search” before heading out for a meal, you might say I have an obsession of sorts to find restaurants that are really good at their respective dishes. With that said, here is my obsession in the form of restaurants that have made a huge impression on me and wouldn’t think twice about recommending them to close family and friends.

None of these reviews are paid endorsements by any of the mentioned establishments. Furthermore, this blog is not monetized and functions solely as an open source for Korean food enthusiasts. (85)

Jeon @ Wonjo Nokdu 원조녹두 (Euljiro, Seoul)

Yukgaejang @ Ahnsung Jip 안성집 (Euljiro, Seoul)

Galchi Jorim @ Joongang Sikdang 중앙식당 (Namdaemun Market, Seoul)

Saengtae Jjigae @ Saejin Sikdang 세진식당 (Euljiro, Seoul)

Soondae @ Seogyo Gourmet 서교고메 (Mangwon-dong, Seoul)

Nakji Bokkeum @ Chakhan Nakji 착한낙지 (multiple locations)

Kimchi Jjigae + Samgyeopsal @ Eunju Jeong 은주정 (Bangsan Market, Seoul) 

Cheonggukjang @ Gwangju Sikdang (Cheongnyangri, Seoul) 

Pyongyang Naengmyeon @ Eulji Myeonok (Euljiro, Seoul)

Korean-Chinese @ Shinsunggak 신성각 (Hyochang Park, Seoul)

Budae Jjigae @ Woorim Jung 우림정 (City Hall, Seoul)

Kimchi Jjigae @ Oyang Sikgwan 오양식관 (Gwanghwamun, Seoul)

Dak Gomtang @ Seopyeong Gisa Sikdang 서평기사식당 (Gangnam, Seoul)

Youngyang Dolsot Bap @ Jeonju Okdol Jung 전주옥돌정 (Dongdaemun, Seoul)

Ggori Gomtang @ Youngchun Ok 영춘옥 (Jongro, Seoul)

Saengsun Gui @ Hanil Sikdang 한일식당 (Jongro, Seoul)

Ggori Gomtang @ Jinju Jip 진주집 (Namdaemun, Seoul)

Dakgangjeong @ Kkaetnip Dakgangjeong 깻잎닭강정 (Jongro, Seoul)

Haejang Guk @ Umeoni Daesung Jip 어머니대성집 (Dongdaemun, Seoul)

Bbyeo Haejang Guk @ Ildeung Sikdang 일등식당 (Mangwon-dong, Seoul)

Mapo Dubu+ Mandu @ King Sujae Mandu 킹수제만두 (Sinseol-dong, Seoul)

Japchae Hotteok @ Myungmool Hotteok 명물호떡 (Namdaemun, Seoul)

Kimchi Jjigae Baekban @ Suryun Jip 수런집 (Jongro, Seoul)

Haejangguk @ Woonam Sikdang 우남식당 (Dongdaemun, Seoul)

Juk @ Songjuk 송죽 (Chungmuro, Seoul)

Jokbal @ Hongneung Jokbal 홍능족발 (Cheongnyangri, Seoul)

Donkkaseu @ Hansung Donkkaseu 한성돈까스 (Gangnam, Seoul)

Kalguksu @ Hyesung Kalguksu 혜성칼국수 (Cheongnyangri, Seoul)

Bossam @ Popeye Gisa Sikdang 뽀빠이 기사식당 (Gunja-dong, Seoul)

Donkkaseu @ That Udon Place 그집우동 (Yongsan, Seoul)

Dakbokkeumtang @ Gyerim 계림 (Euljiro, Seoul)

Bokkeumbap @ Songlim Sikdang 송림식당 (Konkuk Univ, Seoul)

Hanwoo BBQ @ Daedo Sikdang 대도식당 (Wangsimni, Seoul)

Bunsik @ Gogi Twigim 고기튀김 (Dongmyo, Seoul)

Doganitang @ Daesung Jip 대성집 (Jongro, Seoul)

Bulbaek @ Hyungjae Gisa Sikdang 형제기사식당 (Gangdong-gu, Seoul)

Kimchi Jjigae @ Kimchi Doga 김치도가 (Songpa, Seoul)

Galmaegisal @ Mi Galmaegisal 미갈매기살 (Jongro, Seoul)

Kalguksu @ Sarang Bang Kalguksu 사랑방칼국수 (Chungmuro, Seoul)

Dweji Galbi @ Gyeongsangdo Jip 경상도집 (Euljiro, Seoul)

Soondubu Jjigae @ Ttukbaegi Jip 뚝배기집 (Jongro, Seoul)

Kimchi Jjigae @ Jangdokdae Kimchi Jjigae (Cheongdam-dong, Seoul)

Dweji Bulbaek @ Yeongdong Snack Car 영동스낵카 (Gangnam, Seoul)

Bossam @ Jangsu Bossam 장수보쌈 (Jongro, Seoul)

Dakgalbi @ Hwagaeok 화계옥 (Cheonho-dong, Seoul)

Pyeongyang Naengmyeon @ Wooraeok 우래옥 (Jugyo-dong, Seoul)

Bulgogi @ Bogunok 보건옥 (Euljiro, Seoul)

Kimchi Jjim @ Hanok Jip 한옥집 (Seodaemun, Seoul)

Memil Guksu @ Mijin 미진 (Gwanghwamun, Seoul)

Godeungeo Baekban @ Daewon Sikdang 대원식당 (Yongsan-gu, Seoul)

Chadolbaki @ Bugenae 버그네 (Mapo-gu, Seoul)

Japchae Kimbap @ Gwangjang Market 광장시장 (Jongro-gu, Seoul)

Yukgaejang @ Papa Yookkal 파파육칼 (Mapo-gu, Seoul)

Dweji Bulbaek @ Munrae Dweji Bulbak 문래돼지불백 (Mapo-gu, Seoul)

Noryangjin Fish Market 노량진수산물도매시장 (Dongjak-gu, Seoul)

Baekban @ Honam Sikdang 호남식당 (Sogang University, Seoul)

Janchi Guksu @ “Delicious Feast Noodles” 맛있는 잔치국수 (Yongsan-gu, Seoul)

Siraegi Guk @ Soonnam SIraegi 순남 시래기 (Mapo-gu, Seoul)

Dweji Kalbi @ Yongmun Kalbi Jip 용문갈비집 (Yongsan-gu, Seoul)

Kimchi Jjigae @ Guldari Sikdang 굴다리 식당 (Mapo-gu, Seoul)

Donkassue @ Seoyang Sikdang 서양식당 (Yeongdeungpo, Seoul)

Makgeolli + Yang Gochi @ Sookmyung University District (Chungpa-dong, Seoul)

Seo Galbi 서서갈비 (Shinchon, Seoul) 

Makgeolli & Anju @ Damotori (다모토리 (Itaewon, Haebangchon, Seoul)

Kimchi Jjigae @ Hyundae Jungyuk Sikdan 현대정육식당 (Cheongdam-dong, Seoul)

Guksu & Bunshik @ Yogi Guksu 요기국수 (Hongdae, Seoul)

Seolleungtang (Beef Bone Soup) @ Dawoori Seolleungtang 더우리 설렁탕 (Hongdae, Seoul)

Jeju Traditional Cuisine @ Tamra Sikdang (Hongdae, Seoul)

Korean BBQ @ Donko Bossam (Hongdae, Seoul)

Healthy Jeongsik @ Rice Store (Apgujeong, Seoul)

Jajang Myun @ Yetnal Jajang (Hongdae, Seoul)

Naengmyun & Jukumi @ Paldang Naengmyun (Hongdae, Seoul)

Vegetarian Jeongsik @ Cafe Slobbie (Hongdae, Seoul)

Haemul Kalguksu @ Chanyang Jip (Jongro, Seoul)

Tonkatsu @ Iki Roll Donkaas (Hongdae, Seoul)

Shabu Shabu @ Sodam Chon (West Side of Seoul)

Guksu & Bunsik @ Yogi Guksu (Hongdae, Seoul)

Korean BBQ @ Somunan Baekjung (Hongdae, Seoul)

Tonkatsu @ Samonim Donkaas (Hongdae, Seoul)

Grilled Jukumi @ Heeya’s Jukumi & Bindaetteok (Hongdae, Seoul)

Kimbab @ King Kong Midas Kimbab (Hongdae, Seoul)

Korean-Japanese Teppanyaki @ Hankki  (Itaewon, Seoul)

North Korean Cuisine @ Neungla Babsang (Jongro, Seoul)

Korean BBQ @ Choi Dae Gam Nae (Insa-dong, Seoul)

Korean Anju @ Hannam-dong Gejip (Hannam-dong, Seoul, Korea)

Dak Kang Jung @ Kang Jung Box (Hannam-dong, Seoul, Korea)

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