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This restaurant is in 망리단길 (Mangwonnidan-Gil). The name is reminiscent of Gyeongnidan-gil Road (경리단길) near Itaewon. Each new area of Seoul that is popping up with new restaurants and bars and trying to become a destination is trying to play off existing destinations – Sharosugil –> Garosugil.
We ventured to Mangwonnidan on our way to a makgeolli bar/restuarant. It was closed (복덕방) but the owner got married and is away on his honeymoon. In the taxi on the way to 복덕방, we passed by O-Bok Fish Market which had a full house so we stopped by to check it out. This appears to be one location of many.
Instead of ordering the sashimi combo (tuna, salmon, 광어 – the olive flounder commonly known as the Korean flatfish), we decided to go with other seafood dishes. Every sushi / fish restaurant has the standard cuts of combination of sushi. It’s nothing special. Once you’re had at one restaurant, you’ve had it at other restaurants.
We went with the shrimp and 고노와다 (gonowatda) which is the sea cucumber’s intestine. Recommend this dish. The shrimp and sea cucumber intestine was fresh.
The crab intestine with miso was also a recommend. It is heated on top of a small chafing porcelain pot.
We ordered the 우럭 +청어 소금구이 which are two types of fish grilled. Another recommend.
All of the three dishes that we ordered were great and cheap. We capped off the night with a seafood ramen.
The restaurant has a sign that says maximum seating time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. I guess people come here for 2nd round and order a dish or two and just chit chat away.
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Cheap, delicious and fresh fish market.