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Gangnam’s Bowling Pubs
Gangnam’s Bowling Pubs

Korea loves to come up with hybrid ways of having fun. And in this case, they’ve taken bowling alleys and mixed them with a pub atmosphere. Pierrot Strike operates in Cheongdam-dong and offers a range of food, drinks, and fun. And not just bowling fun, they also have rows of pool tables, air hockey, darts, […]

Philkyungjae, a Photogenic Landmark of Korean History and Cuisine
Philkyungjae, a Photogenic Landmark of Korean History and Cuisine

Set in a building and courtyard that dates back over 500 years and once was home to descendants of a former king, Philkyungjae is arguably Korea’s most famous traditional restaurant that serves a plentiful course menu of royal cuisine. This historical setting in East Gangnam and its traditional fare make it a favorite spot for […]

5 Korean cities, 5 All-You-Can-Eat Korean BBQ Joints
5 Korean cities, 5 All-You-Can-Eat Korean BBQ Joints

  No matter what Korean city you live in, it’s high time for getting fat. Here are 5 All-You-Can-Eat BBQ restaurants in Seoul, Daegu, Busan, Daejeon and Gwangju. 1. 송아골 by Seoul’s Gangnam Station. 송아골 is just up the hill from Exit 11 of Gangnam Station. They’ve got big deals on lunch to draw in the office crowd, […]

Platoon Kunsthalle in Seoul’s Nonhyeon-dong
Platoon Kunsthalle in Seoul’s Nonhyeon-dong

There are few places in Korea where art, restaurant, and bar have merged so inventively than at Platoon Kunsthalle, located in Gangnam’s Nonhyeong-dong. Spanning 4 stories and built out of 28 cargo containers, Platoon Kunsthalle keeps a close parallel to its sister establishment in Berlin, by serving German and Western fare, and keeps changing its […]

On The Border in Seoul and Gyeonggi
On The Border in Seoul and Gyeonggi

On The Border is a Mexican restaurant chain that has 8 locations throughout Seoul and Gyeonggi-do. Locations include Sinchon, COEX, Times Square, Apgujeong, Yeouido, Hongdae, plus 2 Gyeonggi locations in Ilsan and Anyang. More info can be found on their site. Anyone need directions, please leave us some comments below.

Tomatillo in Seoul
Tomatillo in Seoul

If Grill5 Taco is the preferred choice among Koreans who love Mexican, Tomatillo creates equal excitement among the foreign community, especially due to its menu influences from Chipotle. Tomatillo has branched out into 5 locations in Seoul, such as Gwanghwamun, Yeoksam, Euljiro, Itaewon, and Yeouido. Additional nice pics at Hisbooks blog.

Hoover Taco in Garosu-gil
Hoover Taco in Garosu-gil

Hoover Taco is a Mexican restaurant in Seoul’s Garosu-gil district in Gangnam. Not much for web presence or Facebook presence, at this point, but has a strong following among Korea food bloggers. Good pics of food and menu at Cindykid’s blog.

Banana Grill in Seoul
Banana Grill in Seoul

Banana Grill is a burger restaurant chain with locations in Itaewon (Hannam) and Seolaemaeul. Not having a major web presence, Banana Grill has a strong following among Korean foodies. Good pics of menu and food can be seen at Le Bee’s blog.