There is no shortage of Korean BBQ in Seoul - however, sometimes it can be hard to figure out which one to choose! If you are looking for soft and tender marinated beef, old school bento rice boxes, bubbling stews and steamed egg for service (for free!), along with delicious sides - all for an extremely reasonable price...this is the place for you! Oh yes, it's also 24 hours so you can go for some amazing K-BBQ breakfast.
Cooked to medium-rare perfection with a pot of garlic sizzling in sesame seed oil on the grill. Make sure to ask for that if they don't have it on the table for you. There is a light soy-sauce with white onions and jalapeño dipping sauce for the meat too.
The 됀장찌개 (Dwenjang Jiggae - bean paste soup) with potatoes, zucchini, onions, tofu and mushrooms comes served still boiling in the pop! The 계란찜 (Gehran Jjim - Steamed Egg) has tiny bits of carrot, green onion in it, but overall is just a very airy, fluffy pot of soft egg. Not only delicious - but these two beauties come free with any order of meat! In Korea, they call it 서비스 (Suh Bee Se - service) which essentially means "free"!
Old school "bento" box style rice. White rice with stir-fried kimchi, spam, fried egg, and seasoned/salted seaweed. You are supposed to keep the lid on and shake it all up! If that fails, then just take your spoon and mix it up "bibimbap" style. 3000won per rice box.
Their 물냉명 (Mool Neng Myun - cold buckwheat noodles in an ice vinegar soup). Koreans eat this after their rounds of meat as their "meal". I don't know how one has stomach space for a whole bowl of this after all the meat! I usually eat just these noodles as a meal alone. It's one of my favourite summer dishes. However, I don't really love the noodles here. I've only ordered it once here before, and but have not again. I recommend just getting the meat and eating the other good stuff here. Save the noodles for a different place (recommendation to come).
What? Fantastic Korean BBQ beef, stews and sides.
Who? All ages. Train the kids early to not touch the hot grill! They even had high-chairs and kid fork/spoons so they must be used to having children customers!
When? Anytime! Open 24 hours!
Parking? Yes, valet! Only 2000won.
Cards Accepted? Yes
Where? 용산구 한남동 657-85 (한남점)
657-85 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Call: +82 2-798-7905
Directions: Hangangjin Station, Exit 2, walk down towards the Hannam Bridge for about 10 minutes. On your right, you will see a gas station. Veer right, and then you will see the restaurant on your right hand side. It's right behind Chicago Dentist, Pizza Hut and the Sentinal Crossfit gym.