Starting from Vancouver, we loved going to Japanese Izakayas. It's hard to find something as good here in Seoul, but would love to know any if you have a favourite! Our go-to is this Muntaro in Itaewon. It has been consistently good over the years. There is a strip of a few Japanese izakaya's on the lower half of Itaewon (just down beside the Cheil building), but always end up coming back to this one.
They are known for their skewers, nagakaski jjambong and great cold asahi beer - on draft! Their deep fried oysters are great too.
What? Japanese tapas place specialising in bbq skewers - known for having fresh, non-frozen meats and ice-cold draft Asahi beer.
Who? Adults and people who may not mind their clothes maybe smelling like bbq smoke if you sit upstairs. The upstairs has bar/stool seating around the grill and a few tables. Downstairs has the same set-up but the open kitchen is in the back side. If you don't get a table, you may have to sit next to other customers at the table that goes around the middle so it can feel tight if you are used to your personal space.
When? Dinner and evening for drinking and eating. Open 5:30pm-3am.
Parking? No, but there is street and lot parking nearby.
Cards Accepted? Yes
Where? 서울 용산구 한남동 683-124. Seoul Yongsan-gu Hannam-dong 683-124
Directions: Closest subway station - Itaewon, exit 3. Keep walking down towards lower Itaewon until you pass the Cheil building. Cross the intersection and it is 4-5 restaurants on your right hand side down. (Across the street from Cafe Bene).