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Whether you’re a short-term visitor who wants to get a taste of the city or a resident in Korea who’s searching for new restaurants to try in Gangnam or Itaewon, you will find great options from WAUG. Here are some of the dining spots that our local users recommend and that you may book at a bargain:
Cafes & Restaurants in Gangnam
This is possibly the best place to start your day in Gangnam. Run by a famous local chef, Maissong is a modern rustic brunch restaurant in Seoul where you can get french toasts, BLT, Cobb Salad, wings, and tacos. Their Spinach and Bacon Eggs Benedict is the standout — it’s perfectly built and very tasty. But whatever item you decide to order, make sure to follow through with any of their homemade cakes and a warm cuppa joe. (If you love brunch buffets like I do, visit Maissong on a Wednesday. That’s when they have their fabulous brunch spread.)
The food was fantastic and [it’s] the perfect place to have brunch.Review for Maissong on WAUG | 2019-09-29 12:09
Maissong’s a la carte menu items range from ₩9,000-25,000 ($7-20), while their Wednesday buffet is set at a rate of ₩28,500 ($24). However, you can use WAUG here to score a discount, e.g. you can book the brunch buffet at only ₩27,000! If you’re a new member, you can even further reduce the cost by applying your welcome coupon that’s worth ₩3,000.
To go to Maissong’s a la carte booking page, click here. To book your brunch buffet, click below:
Maissong is located at 16-4, Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul. They are open everyday from 10am-10pm. Their brunch buffet is available every Wednesday from 10am-12:30pm (Session 1) and 1-2:50pm (Session 2). You will find geotagged Instagram posts for Maissong here.
Luna in Gangnam is where you should go if you’re looking to dine in an elegant place, one that suits friends who are looking to catch up or couples who are on a date. If you’re visiting, this fusion restaurant will give you a taste of the city with their signature Bossam (보쌈 or Korean boiled pork) and Chicken Teriyaki.
The store is nice, the staff is kind, and bossam is delicious! The serving is plenty too!Translated review for Maissong on WAUG | 2020-02-26 12:02
To sample other Luna’s popular menu items like the smoked salmon salad, cream shrimp, or soybean stew, make sure to book any of their reasonably-priced lunch or dinner sets on WAUG.
Luna is located at G/F Yejinn Bldg., 13, Nonhyeon-ro 149-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul. They start serving lunch at 11am and dinner at 5pm. Closed on Fridays and Sundays. Find geotagged Instagram posts for Luna here.
What you’ll love about this restaurant in Gangnam is their high-quality sushi that they sell at a cheap price. They offer an assorted 10-piece plate for only ₩10,000 ($8) and a salmon sushi plate for just ₩15,000 ($12). If you’d like to add some carbs, Midori also has the Salmon Rice Bowl, which will only set you back ₩8,000 ($7).
[Very reasonably priced [Japanese] restaurant. [Good] for a quick lunch.Review for Midori on WAUG | 2019-10-22 08:10
Of course, when you use WAUG to book this sushi restaurant in Gangnam, you’ll even get a lower price. Check out our offers for this sushi place below:
Midori’s address is 1/F, 11, Nonhyeon-ro 18-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Open from 11:30am-10pm.
4. Barney Burger
There’s plenty of good burger restaurants in Seoul, but only a few are as innovative and satisfying as Barney Burger. On their menu, you’ll find three excellent options: one that has bacon and fried eggs (or what they call the 베이컨 꼬꼬버거), one that’s oozing with ricotta and cheddar cheese, and one that’s filled with mushrooms. But what about the burger patties, you ask? They’re juicy and huge!
The staff is friendly and the burger is delicious! Thank you.Review for Barney Burger on WAUG |2020-02-24 12:02
The cheeseburger set at Barney Burger typically costs ₩14,000 or $12 (comes with fried munchies!), but as of publish time, WAUG is offering it at a bargain for only ₩10,800 or $9!
Barney Burger is located at 14-14, Teheran-ro 78-gil, B1, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, (Daechi-dong). They open at 11am and close the next day at 4am. Find tagged Instagram posts for this must-try Western restaurant in Seoul here.
5. Picky Papa
If there’s a place in Seoul where you should be right now, it’ll be Picky Papa. Well-documented on Instagram, this cafe and restaurant brings together foodies, groups of friends, four-legged friends, and fans of Kang Daniel. If you’d like to kill some time, eat pizza, meet dogs from the ‘hood, and have bingsu, come over to this place. Of course, if you want to take part in the Danity Tour, Picky Papa Cafe will be your last stop.
There are so many dessert options here. You can try bingsu, bread, gelato, [and] even pizza!Review for Picky Papa Cafe on WAUG |2019-10-09 12:10
Aside from being an overall nice place to chill, the menu offerings at Picky Papa Cafe will amplify the experience. The owner sources their coffee beans from Ethiopia and Kenya and roasts them using hardwood charcoal. They also make their signature Red Bean Paste Bread using only the best red beans in the country.
WAUG offers discounted vouchers for Picky Papa. If you’d like to try their bingsu, coffee, and homemade bread, I suggest getting the ₩20,000 cash coupon, which you can book for less below:
Picky Papa Cafe’s address is 1/F, 35, Gangnam-daero 162-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea. On weekdays, they are open from 11am-10pm. They close on the weekends an hour later at 11pm. Find geotagged posts for Picky Papa on Instagram here.
6. Bistro Spark
One of the busiest restaurants in Seoul is Bistro Spark in Apgujeong, which is praised for their pasta, seafood, rancini, and wagyu steak. The bistro is run by a locally-known chef, who has put together an irresistible menu that keeps diners coming back for more.
[As] always, delicious! It’s already my fourth visit!Translated review for Bistro Spark on WAUG | 2020-01-23 20:01
As of writing, WAUG offers Bistro Spark’s lunch set at a 20% discount, and it comes with grilled octopus, Vongole pasta, and choice wine. Learn more about Bistro Spark in Apgujeong by clicking below:
Bistro Spark is located at 1/F, 23-3, Seolleung-ro 155-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea. They are open everyday except Monday. Lunch starts at 12pm while dinner begins at 6pm. Check out the geotagged Instagram posts for this restaurant in Gangnam here and Chef Park’s Instagram account here.
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Cafes & Restaurants in Itaewon & Nearby Places
7. Rooftop ANOV
What’s better than having pizza and beer? Having it as you enjoy the view of N Seoul Tower, that is! This rooftop restaurant near Itaewon guarantees a spectacular night and excellent pizza flavors that impress. Gather your friends and chill in this cozy hideaway in Seoul.
[Really good atmosphere and views. [You] can see the [Namsan] tower from the rooftop area.Review for Rooftop ANOV on WAUG | 2019-10-23 12:10
Rooftop ANOV’s pizza options include cheese, pepperoni, Gorgonzola, and Egg Fondue Bulgogi, which are priced at ₩14,000 or $11 on average. They also serve buffalo wings for ₩9,000 or $7, chicken karaage at ₩15,000 or $12, and more.
Rooftop ANOV is located at 3rd & 4th Floor, 40, Daesagwan-ro 34-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea. They are open from 12pm-1am on Tuesdays through Thursdays and from 12pm-2am on Fridays-Sundays. Check out geotagged posts on IG here.
8. Yeoljongdo Korean BBQ
It’s difficult to pick the best Korean BBQ restaurant in Seoul, but Yeoljongdo will definitely make the Top 10. That’s because they employ a special 14-day aging technique on their meats, which makes them ooze with so much flavor. Even locals who know their BBQ well get impressed!
The meat is really delicious! It is a restaurant that I like to go to next time because of the friendly service. If you eat the meat with a little bit of herbs and wasabi, the meat just melts.Translated review for Yeoljongdo Korean BBQ on WAUG | 2018-08-28 15:08
WAUG offers a generous discount for Yeoljongdo Korean BBQ’s set, which is regularly priced at ₩39,000 or $32. Check out how much you can save by visiting WAUG:
This restaurant near Itaewon and Seoul Station is located at 55, Baekbeom-ro 87-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea. They are open from 4:30-11pm daily. Check out posts for Yeoljangdo Korean BBQ on Instagram here.
9. Yeoljeongdo Chicken Revolution
No list of restaurants in Gangnam and Itaewon would be complete without a Korean Fried Chicken joint. Yeoljeongdo Chicken Revolution is known for their buttery Ttaengcho Chicken, which is coated in sweet and spicy sauce that packs a delightful punch of flavors. Definitely the place to visit if you’re tired of your go-to fried chicken place in Seoul!
I went here at the [recommendation] of a Korean friend. I did not regret [it. The] food was absolutely delicious and with beer, it was heaven.Review for Yeoljongdo Chicken Revolution on WAUG | 2019-04-10 23:04
A serving of Korean fried chicken combo here typically costs ₩30,000 or $25, but you can slash off ₩4,500 on the price if you book using WAUG!
Yeoljongdo Chicken Revolution is located at 51, Baekbeom-ro 87-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Open from 5pm-12am. Geotagged posts in IG are here.
10. Dedot Cafe
Dedot Cafe in Itaewon is considered one of the three hottest spots in Seoul for excellent reasons. It has a rich European finish, a bright outdoor space, and desserts that’ll please anyone with a sweet tooth. If you want to visit Dedot Cafe and make the most of your weekend, get their strawberry tart or chocolate mousse cake; they’ll leave you wanting for more.
It was a little chilly in the evening, but when the weather is warm, it might be a good idea to have coffee on the terrace. In particular, I was worried about the sweetness of the Dedot Pink latte, but the sweetness was perfect.
A slice of cake or tart at Dedot Cafe in Itaewon costs ₩6,000 or $5 on average, so if you’ll get the ₩10,000 cash coupon on WAUG, it’ll be possible to order two slices. Of course, should you want to order more, you can get higher-value vouchers below:
Dedot Cafe’s address is 78, Sinheung-ro 2-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea. They are open from 11am-10pm on Sundays through Thursdays and from 11am-11pm on Friday and Saturday. See posts for this cafe on Instagram here.
Want More Restaurants in Gangnam & Itaewon to Discover?
Here’s a bonus: if you’re a fan of Seol Woon Do or Lumin from M.Pire, check out their restaurant in Itaewon that turns into a soju pub at night: Cafe On21 in Itaewon
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