HEY, Une Peach readers! I updated this post with new places and included addresses and maps! Check it out here: A Garosugil To Eat There List, Updated!
I know this will come as a surprise but…I like to eat. I mean, I really like to eat. So anytime I go to an area there are a few things I try I find in this order: Coffee Shops with sandwiches and/or breakfast food, restaurants I’ve heard of but never tried or restaurants that look simply amazing at first glance, and grocery stores. It doesn’t even matter what kind of grocery store. If it’s a grocery store I’ve never been in, I’m going in.
So before my visit this weekend, I hadn’t been to Garosugil in about a year and I was ready to see what was out and about. I tried to stay off the main drag since it was Saturday and I’m not crazy.
I also make a to-eat-there list. I can’t wait. I just can’t help myself.
And here starts the restaurant-to-eat list.
The first is the other location of Le Brunchic. Although it does not look out onto a nice view (which I had hoped) and it looked quite small, I will still visit this location at one time or another.
545-1 Sinsa-dong Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 02-542-1985
SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN HOUSE
This is a coffee shop with a kick ASS design in my favorite style, Scandinavian. I will be checking this one out based purely on looks.
I was quite confused when I first looked at this. I wondered what on earth American + Chinese + Brasserie food with a weird ’50s vibe would taste like. Then I checked the menu and realized what was glaringly obvious: its American style Chinese food. In all its glory. If you are unfamiliar with American Chinese food it is as delicious as it is horribly unhealthy. Sauces are always thick and sweet. There’s more fried items than should ever be on a menu. There are crazy inventions like fortune cookies and crab Rangoon. It’s amazing and missed greatly.
Address: 525-15 Shinsadong
ELBON THE TABLE
And here is one I’d like to try on a special occasion. Elbon the Table is a gastronomic upscale joint. It looks fun, kooky and delicious. All the things I love in life stuffed into a restaurant.
UPDATE: Here is my experience at Elbon the Table!
FROST GARDEN (closed)
And here is where I decided to stop and put my feet up. It’s a cute little place but these are a dime a dozen around this area. However, the service was amazing. The two young ladies who worked there were as sweet as punch. I can’t imagine staying nice and dealing with the rude Seoulites all the time. They must be angels.
It was nice day of restaurant window shopping and scheming. I can’t wait to go back with a friend!
Website for Garosugil Street
Directions: There are a few good ways to get to Garosugil.
Sinsa Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 8.
Go straight (250m), until you see the street on the left.
Apugejeon Station Exit 5, walk straight about 15 minutes