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“Crab sashimi at Korea's best.”

Pro Ganjang Gejang Sinsa
Ranked #80 of 122,671 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $77
Cuisines: Korean, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Crab sashimi at Korea's best.”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Have you ever had Korean soy crab sashimi? If not and you are willing and like trying new food I recommend this restaurant. Koreans and Japanese alike find that this is the best restaurant for Ganjang (soy sauce) Gejang (crab sashimi). Japanese love this restaurant so much that Pro Ganjang Gejang has opened up a chain store in Japan.

There is a trick to eating this delicacy, I would order the biggest size you can afford and one order. This dish is called the rice thief because each bite is salty, but balanced perfectly when added to a spoon of rice. The top shell will be given to you have to take a chopstick to get all the bits out of the corners of the shell where it is pointed. All this orange and yellow bits on the top shell pool in the middle of your natural plate and you spoon in as much rice as you want and eat out of the shell. This is supposed to be the delicacy part of the menu. If you don't want to do the work they have a crab rice that you can order as well.

After that attack the crab from hind quarters first since it has the most meat and break the crab into sections. Suck the meat out of the crab and eat with rice. Goes great with a beer.

This is Korean food done in Korea at it's best. Don't get confused with Pro-Kalbi restaurant, since the restaurant is so famous there are a number of signs with Pro in near by restaurants. You will know when you see the crab tank in the store front window and if you come from the main street it will be at the left corner after you enter the small side street.

  • Visited April 2013
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UK
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Pretty good but take care when ordering”
Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Decided to treat ourselves to a nice meal for our final night in Seoul and selected this place given its reputation.

Was a little hard to find as the name seems to be different from the name on this review.

We arrived and were directed to the third floor.

We ordered crab and were a little taken aback that it was raw. The restaurant was very understanding and changed it to a steamed crab. It was very tasty but nothing special.

We also had the spicy crabbie rice. This was delicious but be warned that the egg on top is raw. (It was delicious by the way and I had no ill effects).

The side dishes were delicious and plentiful.

Some of the things other people were eating looked amazing. Particularly a spicy crab soup that was kept warm on a burner at the table.

Would visit again but probably seek some local advice on the menu. Could be consideriled quite adventurous food for a Western traveller.

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Seoul
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fantastic taste”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

If you are soy sauce lover like me and happen to enjoy crab meat, this exquisite Korean cuisine ("ganjang gejang") is definitely worth a try. Chunks of small crabs have been fermented in soy sauce and the resulting meat is fresh and succulent. Now this is something you can try only in Korea, nowhere else, including Southeast Asia.

PROS

1. TASTE, TASTE, TASTE

Quite an experience for a foreigner. A taste that you will remember for a very long time.

2. SIDE DISHES

Korean restaurants offer something called 'side dishes' - complimentary small dishes of condiments such as Kimchi and salad. Japanese have these as well, but not as many in number or quantities. The overall quality of this shop's side dishes is quite exceptional. If you run out of them, you can always ask for more.

CONS

1. ATMOSPHERE

This is not the type of restaurant you go dressed up, but still the overall interior leaves much to be desired. Very very humble place. You would not want to visit here on your first date.

2. PRICE

The price is certainly not cheap - $50 for a crab dish. It is one-of-a-kind experience though.

CONCLUSION

I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to taste a very unique Korean crab dish. Although not for everyday experience, it is certainly worth a try.

  • Visited October 2012
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