모이 (Moi)- pronounced "moh-ee" as opposed to the way you would think Moi is pronounced in French. This original location opened up 1 year ago in Hannam-dong behind Richensia apartment, and they just had their grand opening for their new 2nd location in Itaewon a week ago. The new location took the spot of where Pier 8 used to be and has English on their menu, while the Hannam-dong menu is all in Korean.
This is a Korean cuisine restaurant you would go to for a good quality Korean style meal designed for sharing or having the food with drinks. All menu items are claimed to be MSG free and most ingredients are locally produced unless stated otherwise. They do a set course meal of things on and off their menu every night for dinner, or you can just order a la carte from the menu. The course changes every single night and they have a couple of options at different prices depending on the menu items, but the set menus ranging from 50 000won.
We ordered a few of their more popular dishes to share. I would like to go back to try some of their many other dishes we didn't try that sounded delicious - or have a set course meal sometime. I like how they also change up the menu according to what's fresh and in season.
Sorry for the random tangent - back to the food at Moi.
새우장 (SeWooJang) - Raw Prawns. My favourite dish out of them all!
생굴 (Seng Gool) - Raw Oysters
해물 백 순두부 탕 (HehMool Bek SoonDooBoo Tang) - Seafood in a white broth tofu soup.
Their famous specialty dish: 한우차돌찜 (Hanwoo Chadol Jjim) - Steamed Korean beef wraps
What? 모이 (Moi). A small quaint place with Korean cuisine with a clean taste and no MSG. Dishes designed for sharing with 2-3 or more people with set course options. If you go to the Hannam-dong location, go with someone who can read/speak Korean. Otherwise, head to the Itaewon location where the menu has English translations on it.
Who? A yuppie type crowd for eating and drinking in a more chill atmosphere.
When? Everyday from 11:30am-midnight with a break from 2:30pm-5:30pm. If you want to eat quickly and leave, go right at 5:30pm when they re-open and you should be able to be seated right away. I love eating at off-peak times!
Parking? Yes, valet.
Cards Accepted? Yes
Where? 서울특별시 용산구 한남동 30-1. 30-1 Hannam-dong
Directions: From Hangangjin Station, Exit 2, walk down towards Hannam Bridge for about 10 minutes. Cross the street and you will see Richensia Apartment on your left. Or just take a taxi and say "Richensia Aparte, Hannam Dong". Turn right between where there is a coffee shop and a bike store, keep going straight, take the next veer to the right and you will see it straight ahead of you.