When the K-wave came, it drowned us with wanting the best Han-U and samgyupsal at BBQ places.
Trouble is, it seems that now, there are too many to choose from. Which is the best? With everyone asking the same question, we sought an insider opinion about the 5 best places to eat Korean BBQ in Seoul.
Place: Seocho-dong (서초동)
Address: Seoul, Seocho-gu, Seocho-dong 1557-7
Famous for: Galbi jjim (갈비찜) Beef short rib steamed with carrots and potatoes and a whole lotta gravy.
Maple Tree House Itaewon
Address: 116-1 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Famous for: Being foreigner friendly (no more trying to pronounce dishes in Korean), it’s also a decent and clean atmosphere. Great for group gatherings and the like.
Address: Gangnam-gu Cheongdam-dong 129-10
Tel: +82 2 546 5739
Famous for: The ultimate after-hour place. The place to see and be seen in the posh cheongdamdong area. Open 24 hrs, it’s pretty famous amongst the locals, too!
Heungboogol (흥부골 돼지갈비)
Address: Sindang-dong 393-2
Famous for: Daeji galbi (pork BBQ). Great quality, affordable pork. Samgyupsal fans unite!
Address: 177 Walkerhill-ro, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Famous for: Being upscale, serving the highest quality charbroiled beef money can buy.