웃사브 (Hongdae / Sangsu Station) – The interiors of this place are an absolute visual treat – be prepared to get used to people walking around just to take selfies and pictures of the location. A well-lit, well planned and well decorated layout – they have a mini pond right in the center of the restaurant, which blends very well into the overall interiors of the restaurant. With very old interiors reminiscent of ethnic Indian Art, you will find some Ellora carvings right next to the mini artificial pond – many heavy wood / teak doors – that have been decorated on the walls all around the restaurant – these were definitely imported from a Southern Indian state, an absolute visual delight. It takes a good 30 minutes for one to just get a feel of the entire surroundings. The one downside being – the background music: its loud and club music – all you need is nature theme music… soothing and relaxing: One would just pay these guys just to spend an hour in peace and tranquility.
Now to the more serious topic – here’s the little secret that we bring to you – Utsav serves a buffet lunch during weekdays. That’s an absolute ‘pysa vasool’ (absolute value for money in hindi ?) you get close to 40 varieties including salads, soft drinks (lassi included), 2 vegetarian and 2 non vegetarian options – rotis, rice items and an Kheer!
At what price: KRW 13,500!!! – this by-far is the best Indian buffet lunch you can get under KRW 15,000 across Seoul! Did I mention they have an espresso machine as well included in the buffet price? Yup.. that’s included in it as well.
Located a short walk from Exit 1 of Sangsu Station (Line 6).
Open everyday till Midnight. Buffet time: 11 AM – 4 PM.
Valet Parking (W3,000) available.