A recommendation from the Lonely Planet guide took us to this Korean fusion restaurant just off Insadong, one of Seoul’s main tourist thoroughfares. Converted from the home of a senior minister, it had considerably less charm, style and ambience then we were expecting. However, the food was exceptionally good.
We avoided the 3 main set menus, principally because we weren’t that hungry for a five course meal and most of the starters were fish based – which is not a preference for my partner. Instead we opted for the a la carte and chose the soup of the day (potato) and the Hanwoo (similar to Japanese Kobe beef) tenderloin steak. The steak was extraordinarily good. We asked for medium/well done and, after it had arrived, I was tempted to send it back for being too pink. That would have been a serious mistake – it was perfectly cooked, had great texture and a superb flavor.
The wine list was more than reasonable in its selection, but I thought it was overpriced, so I opted for the house red (Chilean merlot, estate bottled). It was more than acceptable, we both thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was a great match for the steak.
So absolutely to be recommended for the food and wine – light on the atmosphere, but we would certainly go back on a next visit to Seoul and so would offer it as a recommendation to Trip Advisor readers.
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