Here is a list of recommended restaurants for your friend. There are more restaurants on my site www.seouleats.com.
- Bossam: Gung Jung Bossam has four locations across Seoul, to get to the one featured, take Subway Line 2 to Guro Digital Area, get out exit 3, and walk towards the Colon Science Billie building. Tel: 02.2025.2999
- Garmaeggisal at Galmaegi-sal Jeonmun(click on the link for Robyn Lee's Story) I remember that it wasn't far from the Jongno 3-ga stop on the 3 line.
- Bonga: It's a Korean BBQ with very thinly sliced 우삼겹 (beef with fat layers) and lots of salad and side dishes. The place is called 본가 (Bonga). If you take exit 5 of Hongdae station, turn left before Pascucci, then turn right at the first possible street. The restaurant is on the right side of this street, you need to climb the outside stairs to get to the entrance.
- Eel at Jangeorang Hongdae. 2F, Samuk Bldg., 6-137, Changjeon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul 02-333-1455 www.jangarang.com Lunch Prices: 10-15,000 won per person. Dinner Prices: 15-30,000 won per person. Hours: Open from 10am-11pm everyday. Reservations recommend for large groups. Parking is available.
- Yangmiok( BBQd intestines) in Euljiro 3gahttp://map.naver.com/local/company_view.nhn?code=11679426. Yangmiok was a favourite restaurant of Pres. Kim.
Sariwon, 1321-7 Seocho-dong, 82-2-3474-5005, www.sariwon.co.kr; 35,000 won a person.
- Hongik Sootbul Kalbi, near Hongik University, 82-2-322-4487; 15,000 won a person.
- Samwon Garden: http://www.samwongarden.com/website/company/e_com_2.asp
- The Bamboo House: the www.bamboohouse.or.kr
- Yongsusan: www.yongsusan.co.kr
- Hankukkwan for raw beef and great bbq: 02-3464-5450
- Kangkangsullai www.sullai.com 02 886-9233
- Eoullim www.eowoolim.com 02 867-9292
I hope this is helpful for your friend. If he needs someone to join him, I'd be happy to join him for a meal.