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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, […]

The Moroccan Food of Seoul
The Moroccan Food of Seoul

Moroccan cuisine has not caught on much in Korea, but that’s not to say that it doesn’t have a presence here. There are attempts. Some better than others. Here’s a round-up of 5 known Moroccan places that we picked up on our gastro radar. Although Rabat has also labeled itself as a wine restaurant, the real value […]

Devil’s Door at Seoul’s Express Bus Terminal
Devil’s Door at Seoul’s Express Bus Terminal

Not to overlook any trend that is currently gripping the Korean market, the Shinsegae Group has decided to muscle in on the craft beer craze by launching Devil’s Door, a craft beer brewery and restaurant, located by Seoul’s Express Bus Terminal and across the street from their Shinsegae Department Store at Central City. Aside from […]

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 […]

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.

New York Burger in Korea
New York Burger in Korea

New York Burger is a burger restaurant franchise with locations in Seoul, Gyeonggi, Incheon, Cheongju, and Gwangju. No English web presence, however, you can see their menu here. Specifically, their Gyeonggi locations include Guri, Anyang, Ilsan, Paju, Ansan, and Bundang. Seoul locations include the Gimpo area, Suseo, and 2 locations in Gwangjin. If anyone requires […]

Bread is Ready, Coffee is Done
Bread is Ready, Coffee is Done

BRCD, otherwise known in its full name of ‘Bread is Ready, Coffee is Done’ is perhaps the best non-misfire usage of English in Korea’s cafe brand industry. With four locations in Seoul, at areas such as Star City, another near Gangnam District Office, one in Cheongdam, and last one north of the Han in Gwanghwamun, […]