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Home from Gui

Home from Gui

홈프롬귀 – Home from Gui (Sangsu Station) – Excellent gastropub in Sangsu Station in Mapo. Chef Gui is always innovating and preparing new dishes to change up the menu. Dishes ordered:1️⃣ 우럭 – Fried Rockfish2️⃣ Meatball Mapa Tofu Style – 🌶 SPICY 🥵 The white […]

Snack Bar Saige

Snack Bar Saige

This is the 2nd location of an izakaya in 연신내역 (Yeonsinnae Station) a block from each other – 심야식당세이지. It’s super value priced and very delicious. This establishment is a MUST visit IF you are you in the Eunpyeong-Gu area, in particular, Yeonsinnae Station 🚉 […]

Sushi Chowu

Sushi Chowu

스시쵸우 – Sushi Chowu (Hannam Dong) – A very quaint, intimate space with only 8 counter seats. A large number and variety of fresh sushi being presented in front of you. Decent value (W70,000 for dinner) and excellent service. When our green tea or miso […]

Best Omakase in Seoul under W90,000

Best Omakase in Seoul under W90,000

Best Japanese Omakase in Seoul Under W90,000 There are so many Japanese omakases in Seoul ranging from KRW 45,000 neighborhood omakase to the Michelin 2-star Kojima omakase costing KRW 380,000. The most expensive omakase that I have eaten at was Sushi Koji in Cheongdam at […]

Nackwon Lamb Skewers

Nackwon Lamb Skewers

낙원양꼬치 – Nackwon Lamb Skewers. This Chinese restaurant is one of two in my authentic Chinese cuisine dining rotation. The other one being 하얼빈 가정식 – Harbin in Seolleung Station (Gangnam). Nackwon is a 25 minute subway ride from my home – i.e., the travel […]

Naegogi

Naegogi

내고기 – Naegogi This neighborhood eatery located in the back alley way of Mangwon Dong has been open for 4 years. It’s a one-man show. That is how he can keep his costs down to serve 1+ Hanwoo beef🥩. He doesn’t serve it one charcoal […]

Neighborhood Pizza

Neighborhood Pizza

This pizza eatery + brewery in Shinchon is one of my favorite pizza joints. There are 8 – 9 go-to pizza places in Seoul. However, when it comes to value per pie, there are only two and Neighborhood Pizza is one of them. It’s so […]

Salon de Joo

Salon de Joo

살롱드쥬 – Salon de Joo Came here Friday cause Chef Emilio Broso recently procured fresh zucchini flowers otherwise known as squash blossoms. It’s a seasonal item. He deep fries it with ricotta cheese inside. Our first time trying it. Delicious. If you go now, it […]

Harbin

Harbin

This Chinese restaurant right behind Seolleung Station is authentic. I now only go to 2 Chinese restaurants – this place and Nackwon Lamb Skewers in Shindaebang. When the owner, wait staff and cooks speak Chinese, you know it’s the real deal. EVERY dish was delicious.So […]

Sazanka

Sazanka

사잔카 – Sazanka This is a new izakaya that opened in December 2018. Menu consists of 3 omakase sets. There is a drinking anju omakase set for W39,000 and then there is the full dinner omakase at W69,000. It’s not a sushi omakase dinner but […]

Ida

Ida

(이다 – 서순라길 / 종로맛집 / 익선동맛집) This Ikseon Dong restaurant is 2 months old. They are in the soft opening phase trying out new menu dishes. They haven’t done any advertising yet. In fact, the store front sign isn’t even up yet. The owner-chef […]

Nikubar Shiya

Nikubar Shiya

니꾸바시야 – Nikubar Shiya (Songpa Gu – Bangi Dong) This is an omakase bar for meat lovers🥩. KRW 59,000 ($50) for an assortment of Hanwoo beef where you are given tongs and cook it at your table on the hot charcoal pit. The omakase restaurant […]