"A Traveler's Want-to-Eat-List" Part 2: Korean Barbecue by Pakinam Magdy

This post is by guest blogger Pakinam on places she wants to eat when she comes to Korea she formed this list from the Seoul Eats Facebook Group. Part 1 on Soy Crabs and Samgyetang can be found here. And if you would like to help feed Seoul by contributing, feel free to contact me at seouleats at gmail dot com.

Bio: Pakinam Magdy A Architect who gets really pissed if you take away her sweets. I am very passionate about trying out and discovering new yummy for the tummy eats and places. Have travelled to exotic locations before and lately Korean culture/food has sparked an immense curiosity in me which got me researching loads of Korean related matters. I am not in Korea yet but I have compiled a list of amazing restaurants accumulated from Seoul eats group and Korean food blogs for when I get the chance to visit.
Hobak Shikdang by Seoul Foodie See More here
Barbecue Galbi:
Beef galbi
1-    호박색당 (Hobak Shikdang)
The marinated beef is so soft and tender once cooked. Best deal for great tasting BBQ in Seoul! Only 10 000won per portion! The 됀장찌개 (Dwenjang Jiggae - bean paste soup) and The 계란찜 (Gehran Jjim - Steamed Egg) - these two beauties come free with any order of meat! In Korea, they call it 서비스 (Suh Bee Se - service) which essentially means "free"!

Address:용산구 한남동 657-85 (한남점)
657-85 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 
Call: +82 2-798-7905

2-    The name is 호박불고기(pumpkin meat house/bbq)-Howard Kim
Haven't posted here before, but as my first post I'd like to share my favorite 'all you can eat' yakiniku restaurant. Its tucked in a basement near Yeoksam Station.
They serve wagyu beef for 23,000 or 28,000 won for the higher quality cuts.
Address: 202-3 Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone:+82 2-543-6999

Mapo Sutbul Galbi by Whtkwkd85
3-    Mapo Sutbul Galbi (마포숯불갈비) in Nonhyun-dong (논현동)
Their specialty, 왕생갈비 (wang-seng-galbi) king rib, which goes for 30,000 won a person.

Phone number: 02-516-1522
서울시 강남구 논현동 62-6
(Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Nonhyeon-dong 62-6)
Closest subway station:
압구정역 (Apgujeong Station – line number 3)

Sutbul Mapo galbi Picture by Buppy01
4-      Sutbul Mapo Galbi (숯불마포갈비) near Shincheon Station (신천역)              This Korean galbi restaurant different is the special marinade they use. Rather than using the typical seasonings of other Korean galbi recipes, they add plums in the marinade. 26,000 won for 1 serving of marinated beef galbi.

Phone number: 02-3431-9411
서울시 송파구 잠실동 188-11
(Seoul, Songpa-gu, Jamsil-dong 188-11)
Closest subway station:  
신천역 (Shincheon Station – line number 2)

5-     Bonga 본가
It's a Korean BBQ with very thinly sliced 우삼겹 (beef with fat layers). Price : 11,000 won.

Address: Hongdae/Gangnam/chain restaurant

Korean Beef Hanwoo Galbi: 
Dally So Picture by Lacrymamosa

1-    Dally So

Apparently the Assorted beef (39000 for 1.2kg) & half Assorted (29000 for 600gr) are the most popular. They also offer Sirloin (20000/400gr), Ribs (20000/400gr), Outside skirt (26000/400gr) and Marbled beef (20000/400gr). Pork & chicken menus sound pretty uninspiring so I am not going to talk about it (passive-agressive behavior on my part, I know). The yukhoe (raw beef; 10000/100gr) is the highlight of the side menu. If you fancy mixing raw egg with raw beef and eating them raw, I’d say go ahead. The only downside is that we each have to pay 2000 for the banchan (side dishes) which we didn’t even eat.

Read more at: https://lacrymamosa.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/eat-1-2kg-of-beef-at-dally-so-hongdae-seoul-need-i-say-more/#more-1968


Address: 100m away from Hongdae station.
At Hongdae station, Exit 9. Turn left, walk straight pass KFC, cross 2 small roads, Dally So
하회마을시즌투 will be on your left hand side
Han6gam. Picture by Daniel Gray

2-    Han6Gam High-End Korean Beef BBQ at Seoul Gran Mall

 Their Korean beef is pristine, very high quality, dry-aged, and marbled like snowflakes. It’s not cheap. A portion for one will start at 35,000 won and can go up to hundreds of thousands for something like their massive Bone-in Rib Eye Platter. The fresh cut and aged beef are great. I had their marinated beef ribs (38,000). I don't recommend you get these. For this, specialty dish, I recommend Hong Neung Galbi.

Read more at: http://www.seouleats.com/2015/02/review-han6gam-high-end-korean-beef-bbq.html 

                     (GS GRAN SEOUL B1) Chunjin-Dong, Jongro 33 Jongro-Gu Seoul, KOREA
                     Tel: 82-2-2158-7933

3-    명인등심 has a few locations and its pretty good- Paul Kang
(wagyu) also has quail egg in soy sause

Phone number: 02-541-7781
Address: 56-1 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

4-    Woomigak in gangnam dokokdong 5,4000 per person- Joon Kim
Maple Tree House picture by Daniel Gray

5-    Maple Tree house The menu is reasonable, not cheap, but for an upscale BBQ restaurant it is ok. Hanwoo grade 1++ starts at 35,500 and American USDA Prime starts at 31,000 won (10% VAT not included).  There is Woo Sam Gyup which is supposed to be a "beef bacon" and they have marinated short ribs (which I was warned against by a fellow foodie).

116-1 itaewon-dong, yongsan-gu, seoul

6-    Chosim han-u- Amanda Glidden
1021 Unjung-dong Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do

7-    Samwon Garden
We had the Galbi/Kalbi set lunch for 25,000 krw. It was very good w/ lots of good side salads and kimchi dishes. It also came with a soup which was a choice of cold noodles seasoned to your liking (you add things to it) or a hot soy bean paste soup, very tasty. A good value for the ambience and service. I recommend this place for a nice business lunch or a treat.

Address: 623-5 Shinsa, Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Phone: +82 2-548-3030

8-    Byeokje Galbi (벽제갈비)-
They only use hanwoo  for all their dishes. dishes start at 30,000 won for bulgogi and go upwards of 75,000 won for Beef Galbi. Regular joes can come eat other galbi-based dishes (i.e. galbi tang, gom tang, naengmyun, etc.) at prices starting from 9,000.

 Phone number: 02-415-5522, Address: 서울시 송파구 방이동 205-8
(Seoul, Songpa-gu, Bangi-dong 205-8)

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