Korean Tent Restaurant in the Sky with Makgeolli

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Makgeolli at Wang Dae Po near Olympic Bridge in Seoul
I was trying to make the title of this post sound like a bit like "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," but it has a few extra syllables. On an a magazine assignment I was tipped off about Wang Dae Po (왕대포): the King's Goblet my friend Ben Jackson of Seoul Magazine. The restaurant is styled after a Korean Tent Restaurant, but it is on the 9th and 10th floor of a highrise that overlooks  Gwangjin Bridge.

It brings in the young and the hip and the old and the hip, and the vibe in the restaurant is very optimistic and lively. It's a place that friends to to spend an evening.

The fare is nothing too adventurous: there is Kimchi and Tofu, Seafood and Kimchi Pancakes, Live Octopus, etc. They do have a few house specialities such as their very spicy chicken feet(왕대포매운닭발); Seafood, Scorched Rice Spicy Stew (해물짬뽕누릉지탕); and their Blood Sausage Beef Intestine Stir-fry(순대곱장볶음). The food is fine. It's nothing special- it's spicy, but fine.

I recommend you go there with some few friends to spend an evening overlooking the Han River and have a few drinks. It's a great night life spot.

Dan

Wang Dae Po

Seoul, Gangdong-gu Cheonho-dong 469-1 Star City Building 9th Floor

02-478-3612
Open from 6pm to 5am
Directions: Go out Cheonho Station (Subway Line 5) Exit 2. At the first intersection make a left (you’ll see a giant golf driving range across the street). Walk about two blocks and you’ll see the Star City Building on the left.

i know this is one year late.. but it's actually not overlooking the Olympic Bridge (올림픽 대교) i'm afraid.
It's at the intersection that overlooks the Gwangjin bridge(광 진 대교) which is 2 away from Olympic bridge.
(With CheongHo Bridge(천허데교) in between.) This StarCity building is opposite a local neighbourhood police station.
Also, this StarCity building is not to be confused with the bigger one in Gwangjin-gu, opposite of Konkuk University/Hospital.
Thought to post this 'cos I followed the directions and got lost, and at night. hehe
Please don't take it the wrong way Dan. :D 


Wang Dae Po near Olympic Bridge in Seoul


Wang Dae Po near Olympic Bridge in Seoul
Wang Dae Po near Olympic Bridge in Seoul
Wang Dae Po near Olympic Bridge in Seoul
Spicy Chicken's Feet at Wang Dae Po near Olympic Bridge in Seoul
Wang Dae Po near Olympic Bridge in Seoul
Wang Dae Po near Olympic Bridge in Seoul
Wang Dae Po near Olympic Bridge in Seoul

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