Restaurants

Top Choice Korean in Mokpo & Around

Dokcheon

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. …
Korean in Yeosu

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 Suncheon

Yeongbunsik

A favourite with local taxi drivers, Yeongbunsik does big portions of hearty staples such as doenjang-jjigae (된장찌개; tofu soup), dolsot bibimbap (돌솥비빔밥; bibimbap in a stone hotpot), and donkkaseu (돈까스; breaded pork c…
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 Mokpo & Around

Yeongran Hoet-jip

Though it may not look like much, this is one of Mokpo's finest hoe (raw fish) restaurants, where you can sample the local mineo (민어; croaker). Eat it as is or wrapped in ssam dipped in a sweet and spicy sauce. Dish…
Korean in Yeosu

Tongbbyeoyechan

Locals love the fiery bowls of gamjatang (감자탕; pork bone soup) – a Jeollanam specialty and reputed hangover cure – served at this all-night Hak-dong joint. There's a picture menu. It's around the corner from the Nar…
Korean in Gwangju

Yeongmi

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 Gwangju

Minsokchon

Deservedly popular, Minsokchon serves up lean cuts of so galbi (소갈비; beef) and dwaeji galbi (돼지갈비; pork), set to sizzle over charcoal braziers set into the tables. It has a stylish, rustic interior; look for the tra…
Korean in Wando

Jeonsama

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…