Gangnam is famous as one of the most prosperous districts in South Korea, with many shopping places full of crowds around the year. For the tourists to love Gangnam, international brands and shopping isn’t the only thing. The food there is also globally attractive, and you cannot possibly get bored by the matchless and endless array of best restaurants that Gangnam offers.
If you are a sucker for tangy Spanish food and you are in Gangnam, the first place you should hit is Sobremesa. It is the most preferred Spanish restaurant in Gangnam, being specialists in European, Spanish, and mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisines that is surely gonna hook you to the seat. And oh! also, they are vegetarian friendly. The head chef creates the country’s traditional recipes with a bit of Spanish rooting to them that gives an excellent taste, essentially drawing huge applause from tourists worldwide. The most cherished dish is the Segovia suckling pig that is served with some sous vide potato with a roosted apple. You always need to have a reservation, especially when it’s a weekend.
This is one of the best Italian-American restaurants at the heart of Gangnam with an unmissable ambiance. It is also a favorite brunch place for the Gangnam people and draws a major crowd because of its huge array of authentic Italian and American recipes in all of Seoul. While their menu might seem utterly simple, it’s not so much dull in reality. In fact, it’s almost a shame not to taste their classics like meatballs and spaghetti when you’re in Gangnam. If you ever visit MADE, you need to try out the beef meatballs that are prepared with local Hanu and good grade quality beef.
Rated a fantastic 27th place among Asia’s 50 Best restaurants, this is the one heaven for foodies that you need to try out no matter what. You really cannot miss the 23-course signature tasting menu with many different tastes, textures, aromas, and so on and is the best incredible course meal that you might not have tasted anywhere else. The head chef Tae Hwan Ryu blends and mixes all of the different Japanese and Western culinary techniques with his Korean ingredients and serves them.
Pier 17 is primarily a Mexican restaurant but also serves several oyster continental cuisines like authentic Cajun and Creole dishes, which are a must-try if you visit this place. Plus, Pier 17 is one of the best havens for seafood dining cleverly infused with Mexican cuisines. Their top servings are the dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, boiled seafood that definitely need appreciation. The cocktail served here is the best in the town, the Shark Attack being the talk of the town wherever you go in Gangnam. It is essentially a blue margarita with a plastic shark on the top that oozes strawberry daiquiri on squeezing, a quite impressive creation of this place. This is a must-try restaurant if you are a lover of Mexican food and have a thing for cocktails.
An Asian and Korean Fusion place serving one of the best cuisines across the land is what it deserves to be described as. The Min’s Kitchen is one of the best restaurants in Gangnam that uses a lot of different types of Western cooking and plating techniques with a bit of reinvention and innovation. The must-try dishes are the Bulgalbi Salad, succulent grilled marinated rib-eye that is set atop a bed of fresh greens, and also the zucchini and fish jeon are excellent choices themselves.
Brick Oven New York Pizzeria
This is a famous Pizza restaurant located in Gangnam. The owners James Yu and Dan Cho brought this restaurant to Gangnam, Seoul, in 2012. The restaurant serves some of the best authentic pies along with pizza that is a must-try. They also have a pretty mouthful menu serving Italian sausage, pepperoni, ground beef, and many more vegetarian-friendly options.
NY B&B – Burger & Bistro
It is one of the best Hamburger restaurants if you are ever in Gangnam with different servings of the dish in both Cajun and American style. This is a gem of a restaurant that serves authentic quality food. The burgers are a must-try as they are specially hand-made with very high-quality ingredients. The classic burger here goes well with the fries with parmesan. The Bubba Gump available here is a perfectly grilled burger that is topped with the Cajun shrimp and American cheese, which gives you both the Cajun and American taste (should be on your food itinerary already!).
The Original Pancake House
As the name says, this is a Pancake house. Originally a US-based eatery, the Gangnam place serves varieties of Pancakes, each rolled with a widely differing texture, taste, and flavor. Some of the classic pancakes served here are Dollar, Banana, and French toast, too, which goes very well with Boyd’s coffee or the Daily’s Premium Bacon. This is a vegan restaurant with an American style to it. Not only the ingredients but the servings are also American-sized, so just order accordingly.
Jin Mi Pyongyang Naengmyeon
This is a very desirable place for those Korean food lovers. The restaurant was opened in 2016 by Jin Mi Pyongyang, who has had an experience for over 20 years. The cold noodles here are the dream of every Korean food lover, and it is Jin Mi’s original recipe. They also serve many other delightful dishes, such as the meat broth made from beef brisket, beef shank, and pork. The broth is a crystal clear dish, and the noodles are very well cooked and are chewy, giving that pleasant taste. This is one of Jin Mi’s many signature recipes you need to try when visiting Seoul.
This is a traditional Korean-style restaurant, and the food is very creative and contemporary. The restaurant was opened in the year 2014 April and has been impressing its customers with many local and international cuisines. The cooking is Korean style but has its inspirations from Hong Kong and Europe.
The Mingles restaurant in Gangnam is claimed to be the best restaurant in Korea 2016-21 and is in the 10th position of Asia’s 50 best restaurants. It serves a very traditional 10-course meal that is based on local fish and vegetable preps. This is an absolute must-try restaurant in the whole of South Korea. The bansang is a Korean meal with rice, soup, kimchi, and jang sauce, and this is one of the many signature meal courses being served over here.
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