Charleys Philly Steaks in HapjeongMonday, October 08, 2012
Sometimes you just want to have something greasy and full of meat. A Philly Cheese Steak fits that description and they just opened up a Charleys Philly Steaks at Mercanopolis at Hapjeong station. Cedric, the manager invited me and I brought some Seoul Eats people out to it to check out the food.
The interior is flashy and cool an it has big signs letting you know that this place is famous for steak sandwiches. Here you can get the classic, a bacon an cheese or chicken steak sandwich. You can also get a side of fries topped with cheese or cheese and bacon or cheese bacon and ranch dressing (ummm ranch dressing).
I got the classic and the bacon cheese fries. The steak was grilled and topped with melted cheese. I like my steak chopped up a bit more but they don't do it that way. The cheese was ok and it had some mayo, lettuce and tomato (if I had known about this, I would have asked for them to take them off). Overall the sandwich was large and filling. It was greasy and just what I was looking for. The cheese bacon fries were good as well. They topped it with cheese whiz-like sauce and bacon bits. They were fine as well. I mean it is nothing gourmet but its not that type of place. It is fast casual. To wash it down I had a lemonade which was refreshing.
My friend had a chicken steak and it was a tad disappointing. I mean it has a bit dry but that's what he gets for ordering a chicken steak (is that really a thing?).
The chicken salad was not very good. I think it needs chicken chunks and not shredded dry chicken. But again, a salad shouldn't be ordered at a steak restaurant (what was I thinking).
Overall, this is a good place for those looking for a Philly steak sandwich in a fast casual environment. The lemonade is a nice touch as well.
Cedric, thank you for inviting me.