Month: February 2019

Hanwoori

Hanwoori

This is a Korean restaurant in Seoul that is an institution. I would venture to say that it is over 30 plus years old. They have many branches all over Korea. They serve a lot of Korean dishes such as grilled BBQ meats but there […]

Cuisine La Cle

Cuisine La Cle

퀴진 라끌레 (경북궁) – Cuisine la Cle is a brand new Quebec-French restaurant right in the Gyeongbokgung Palace neighborhood. They’ve opened for business – soft opening – since Wednesday, February 20, 2019. We ordered the following dishes:(1) Gnocchi & blue cheese mussels stew(2) Beef Tartare(3) […]

Sushi Sio

Sushi Sio

스시시오 (신사동) – Sushi Sio has been open for 3 years now. It’s an offshoot of the uber-expensive and well-known Sushi Koji in Cheongdam Dong. W140,000 dinner omakase at Sushi Sio consisting of 24 servings of fish and other dishes. Great meal and great service.  […]

Dokkokji

Dokkokji

도꼭지 (대흥역) – Dokkokji serves up braised and broiled fishes, 솥밥(steamed rice with various fillings of vegetables and seafood), 재육볶음(stir fried spicy pork) and other seasonal Korean menu dishes. Adjacent to Dokkokji is also a very popular Japanse tonaksu restaurant – Yoon Seok. There is always a […]

Sushi Zak

Sushi Zak

스시작 (Bang-ee Dong) – This Japanese omakase restaurant, located in Bangi Dong (next to Jamsil), has been open for 2 months. The chef-owner had previously worked at sushi restaurant in Bundang before opening up his own shop in Songpa-Gu. They serve both lunch and dinner. […]

Tokibayama

Tokibayama

토키바야마 (이태원) – This place you will never find unless someone tells you to come here. It’s hidden up an alley in the back alleys of Itaewon. It’s up on the hill and to the right past Rocka Doodle (fantastic Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich shop). […]

Songwha Shanxi Noodle

Songwha Shanxi Noodle

송화산시도삭면 (건대) – One of my favorite Chinese restaurants located a few hundred meters from Konkuk University Station in an area that is known as Lamb Skewer Alley. It’s one of the many unofficial Chinatowns in Seoul. They specialize in Sichuan food and in the preparation […]

Doreuri – Episode 4

Doreuri – Episode 4

도르리 (합정동) – Doreuri is one of my favorite restaurants in Seoul because of the quality, Chef Jo’s creativity and the extremely friendly dinner price of W48,000. Tonight’s menu is Episode 4 – the 4th month since he opened up the restaurant. He changes the […]