Top Choice Korean in Mokpo & Around


Mokpo is known for its octopus, particularly for its nakji tangtangi (chopped live octopus). This is the best place in town to try it, and if you're not quite up for the challenge of eating it still wriggling, the n…
Top Choice Korean in Duryunsan Provincial Park

Wonjo Jangsu Tongdak

Hungry? Come here to feast on tongdak (통닭), chicken served in two courses. First comes a tabletop stir-fry of chicken marinated in a tangy, spicy sauce, followed by the rest of the bird and mung-bean rice porridge. …
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Bari E

Local fashionistas flock to this earthy corner cafe/restaurant to dig into thin-crust pizzas, pastas and healthy salads whilst flicking through fashion magazines. There’s a wide range of drinks including coffee, jui…
Korean in Gwangju


There's a whole string of restaurants specialising in oritang (오리탕; duck stew) along the aptly named Duck St, but this 80-year-old joint, which seasons its stew with ginseng and jujube, is the most famous. It's pric…
Korean in Around Gwangju

Bakmulgwan Ap-jip

Damyang's signature dish is daetongbap (대통밥), rice and nuts cooked inside a bamboo stem. Try it here, across the street from the Korea Bamboo Museum. The spread of side dishes is huge.
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Mae Hwa Gang San

Lovers of red meat will have reason to rejoice at this friendly, family-run, Korean barbecue restaurant serving such favourites as bulgogi and galbi. It's along the waterfront in Hak-dong.
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Gubaek Sikdang

Seodae-hoe (서대회; thin slices of raw fish marinated in makgeolli vinegar and chilli paste) is a local speciality and this restaurant is famous for it. To eat it, mix the fish with the rice and stir. Saengseongui (생선구…
Korean in Duryunsan Provincial Park

Jeonju Restaurant

This place is famous for mushrooms – choose pyogojeongol (mushroom casserole) or sanchaehan jeongsik (minced beef, seafood, mushrooms and vegetables). Look for the English sign halfway along the line of restaurants …
Korean in Wando


This popular restaurant serves abalone a bunch of different ways, but try what we dub a Korean version of surf-and-turf: wanggalbi jeonbokjjim (왕갈비전복찜; ₩50,000 for two people) – braised abalone and grilled spare rib…
Japanese in Mokpo & Around


Located in Hadang opposite the Motel Da Vinci, this popular Japanese restaurant has great-value lunch deals (₩10,000-25,000). Sets such as sushi, tempura and sashimi come with a large selection of Japanese-style ban…