Menupan’s Top 10 Restaurants as of Wednesday, July 8th

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1. Cipolla Rossa. It’s in Samseongdong by the Coex. It’s an Italian Trattoria. They make their own pasta and their other speciality seems to be steak. Signature dishes include Onion stuffed with Garlic Cheese and Sweet Cream Cranberry Pizza.
2. Lochef. It’s near Hwehwa. It looks like French Style Korean food on white tablecloth. You can get their PIX E Pasta if you want Fusilli in a fried Tortilla and Tortilla pizza on the side. (I’m being sarcastic. Would you want to eat that?)
3. Gazen. It’s near Gangnam Station. It’s got Japanese style food. Signature dishes include Okonomiyaki (10,400) and the Tuna and Avocado Maki Roll (8,400). I’ve actually been here and it’s not bad.
4. Agra. It’s in Itaewon under the Burger King. I have no respect for Menupan because they have put this awful restaurant on the list. The environment is stylish, but the food is overpriced and cheap. I ordered Palak Paneer- my favorite Indian Dish- and they put 2 pieces of paneer in the dish and tried to substitute potatoes in it’s place! Boo! But hey, maybe this is what you can get if you pay to advertise on Menupan.
5. Crazy Ocean. It’s in Mapo-gu near Hongdae or Hapjeong Station. It’s a seafood buffet.
6. Sodam Hanjeong-shik. It’s in Incheon and the only way you can get there is to take a special bus or drive. Their specialty dishes are hanjeong-shik and Korean food. Now this restaurant doesn’t make sense because it’s really far out of the way and yet it has made it’s way into the top 10. Most of the other restaurants are in high traffic areas.
7. Primo Bacio Baci. It’s in Hongdae and I’ve been to this place and it’s quite good. Their signature dishes are: cream pasta in a bread bowl (Pane-11,000) and Al Forno Manzo (Steak and Pasta 16,000.) They have a decent wine selection and it’s not over priced. I had a decent bottle of Rancho Zapato there for 30,000 won. This is a restaurant that deserves to be on the list.
8. The Crab House. It’s in Apgujeong and I’ve heard decent reviews about this place, but it’s not as good as the Singapore original. Their specialty is crab.
9. Buono Pasta. It’s near Hongdae’s front gate and they have pasta and western food.
10. Bouchon. It’s near Hongdae as well and it is a wine bar with Caprese salads, sausage and chicken, and other dishes in a stylish atmosphere.

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  • Anonymous

    You said it right.. Agra is THE worst South Asian eatery in Seoul.. I am using "South Asian" since the chef looks to be from either West Bengal state of India or from Bangaldesh… The first thing about Palak Paneer(PP) is that it should not be spicy…seems like that chef is fresh out of "Curry School"..and he added lots of curry powder..
    ofcourse there were more potatoes than Paneer… Bengalis eat lots of potatoes… Infact Fish-Potatoes are the staple diet in Bengal. Nodoubt Bengal was the first state to be occupied by the Fish & Chips eating British. (in 1757).
    I had PP in almost all Indian restaurants in Seoul.. but I think the best PP is to buy "ready to cook" PP of MTR from Foreign Food Mart in Itaewon, microwave it and eat it with Basmati rice & with dry papad or onion/tomato raita in sides.
    Finally, I feel that the best place to eat PP in the world is: PAHAR GUNJ locality of New Delhi… very cheap & tasty.(less than 1000 won).

  • Lawrence

    I recently went to Agra and my experience was so bad that it made me proactively search for a blog where I could post my comments about how overrated Agra really is. First off, I will say that I am by no means a food connoisseur or even that familiar with Indian food. I will clarify that I am commenting on Agra as a restaurant as a whole, regardless of its cuisine.

    First of all, the service was terrible. We had a party of 12. When we arrived we did not have an adequate amount of chairs and if you've ever been to Agra, you will know their chairs are not exactly light. Also, the orders were so terribly managed that it looked like they were just making food in the kitchen and hoping that they got someone's order right. The atmosphere is the ONLY plus. I will give it that. The food was overpriced and not worth the money. It took forever for our food to come out and when it did, for the amount of time it took to prepare, the servings were minuscule. For my Chicken Makhani, it looked like they had ran out to McDonald's, purchased a Kids' Meal Chicken McNuggets, and covered it in cream sauce. (that would have been better actually because the McNuggets would have been larger). Needless to say, I will not be returning.

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