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Seoul Station Food Guide | Locals' Recommendations

Introducing delicious restaurants you have to visit around Seoul Station!

yeong
21 days ago

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Seoul Station is a transportation hub servicing many means of transportation, such as the subway Lines 1 and 4, Airport Express Lines, and KTX. 

There are many delicious restaurants around Seoul Station, which is the transportation center of Seoul.

Today, we carefully selected great restaurants to introduce to you around Seoul Station in Korea.

Click here for our complete guide of what to do around Seoul Station.


Hosujip
호수집

korea, seoul station restaurant hosujip, people in line

Hosujip is a popular spicy braised chicken (닭볶음탕/dakbokkeumtang) restaurant that also sells chicken skewers. 

It's recommended for those who want to enjoy authentic local food as it's a long-established restaurant that has been open since 1986.

korea, seoul station restaurant hosujip cooking chicken skewer

The chicken skewers are grilled right in front of the shop and everyone stops to look while passing by. 

You can enjoy authentic Korean chicken skewers for 2,000 won each.

korea, seoul station restaurant hosujip spicy braised chicken

Spicy Braised Chicken, Large (닭볶음탕)
31,000 KRW

The chicken is very tender and the taste of the soup is very rich and delicious.

Don't forget to order fried rice (2,000 won/serving) at the end to finish off your meal!

Address: 서울 중구 청파로 443
443 Cheongpa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Hours: 11:30-22:20
Break 14:00-17:00

Transportation: About a 15 minute walk from Seoul Station Exit 1


Dutum
두툼

korea, seoul station restaurant dutum

Dutum is a famous samgyeopsal (pork belly) restaurant that is very popular with locals around Seoul Station.

The name means "thick" in Korean, and here you can find really thick and juicy samgyeopsal!

korea, seoul station restaurant dutum interior

The interior is similar to your usual Korean barbecue restaurants and there were many customers inside when we visited.

korea, seoul station restaurant dutum pork belly

Samgyeopsal 1 serving (170g)
16,000 KRW

There was a line to enter, but it was definitely worth the wait.

It's not cheap compared to other Korean barbecue places, but it's twice as delicious!

If you're looking for a samgyeopsal restaurant around Seoul Station, Dutum should be your only choice.

Address: 서울 중구 중림로 10
10 Jungnim-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Hours: 15:30 - 22:00 

Transportation: About a 17 minute walk from Seoul Station Exit 1


Gukmin Hoegwan
국민회관

korea, seoul station restaurant gukmin hoegwan neon sign

Gukmin Hoegwan is another popular samgyeopsal restaurant around Seoul Station.

However, unlike Dutum, they sell thin, frozen pork belly.

The pork belly here is still fresh because it was only recently frozen.

korea, seoul station restaurant gukmin hoegwan interior

The interior of the store is stylish with a retro-themed interior, making it seem like an old Korean building.

The atmosphere of the store itself is so nice that it even appeared on the Korean variety show Running Man.

korea, seoul station restaurant gukmin hoegwan korean barbecue

Frozen Samgyeopsal, 1 serving (180g)
14,000 KRW

Unlike regular samgyeopsal, frozen samgyeopsal doesn't produce much oil, so it's recommended for those who don't like greasy food.

You can enjoy it in many ways, wrapped in lettuce, with grilled spring greens, or sprinkled with pepper.

Address: 서울 만리동1가 34
34 Mallidong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

Hours: Mon-Fri 16:00 - 22:30
Sat-Sun, Holidays 12:00 - 22:00

Transportation: About a 15 minute walk from Seoul Station Exit 1


Yuzu Ramen
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korea, seoul station restaurant yuzu ramen

This is a Japanese ramen restaurant that is very popular with Koreans around Seoul Station.

It's so famous that there's almost always a line!

korea, seoul station restaurant yuzu ramen

It's not that big, but the interior has the counter seats just like you'll find in Japan. 

korea, seoul station restaurant yuzu ramen

Yuzu Shio Ramen
11,000 KRW

Just like the name of the restaurant, the signature dish here is the Yuzu Shio Ramen.

The main menu of yuzu ramen is yuzu salt ramen, just like the name of the restaurant.

The soup was lighter than Japanese ramen and the char siu was thicker than in Japanese ramen.

Visit to try Korean-style Japanese ramen.

Address: 서울 중구 만리재로 217
217 Mallijae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Hours: 11:00 - 21:00; Break(weekdays) 15:00-17:00; Last Order 20:30 

Transportation: About a 10 minute walk from Seoul Station Exit 1


Seoul Station Cheoldo Tteokbokki
서울역철도떡볶이

korea, seoul station restaurant seoul station cheoldo tteokbokki

This is a tteokbokki restaurant full of personality.

It already stands out with its bright red exterior. 

korea, seoul station restaurant seoul station cheoldo tteokbokki

When you enter the store, posters and old retro goods are displayed all over the wall.

The store is small and there are only three tables.

Therefore, it is recommended to avoid lunchtime when eating in the store.

It seems this restaurant is also popular with foreigners as there are pictures of foreign customers visiting.

korea, seoul station restaurant seoul station cheoldo tteokbokki

Tteokbokki Set
8,500 KRW

I ordered the tteokbokki + sundae (Korean sausage) + tempura set, mini gimbap (꼬마김밥/kkoma gimbap), and cider. The gimbap is 800 won/piece and cider is 1,500 won.

The tteokbokki is the classic, old school Korean tteokbokki, which is not too spicy, but sweet and delicious. Even those who don't like spicy food will be able to enjoy this tteokbokki.

The texture of the tteokbokki rice cake was just right. Be sure to try it with the gimbap!

Address: 서울 용산구 서계동 223-42
223-42 Seogye-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Hours: Weekdays 11:30 - 22:00; Weekends 12:00 - 21:30

Transportation: About a 10 minute walk from Seoul Station Exit 1


Ojeje
오제제

korea, seoul station restaurant ojeje

Ojeje is a popular pork cutlet restaurant these days.

Brothers from Jeju Island came to Seoul and opened this restaurant, which uses pork from Jeju Island.

korea, seoul station restaurant ojeje black interior

Both the interior and exterior of the shop are very chic since they're mainly black.

Each table is covered in a luxurious tablecloth.

korea, seoul station restaurant ojeje pork loin tonkatsu

Pork Loin Tonkatsu
14,000 KRW 

This tonkatsu was so tender, it practically melted in my mouth.

korea, seoul station restaurant ojeje cold udon

Cold Udon
9,000 KRW

The cold udon had a nice, chewy texture. They used matcha powder in the noodles, but I could barely taste it. 

It's a popular restaurant and there's almost always a line, so we recommend you try to avoid the peak hours or call the reception and ask about the wait.

Address: 서울 용산구 한강대로 363-2
363-2 Hangang-daero, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Hours: Mon-Sat 1:00-21:00
Break 15:00-17:30
Last Order Lunch 10:40 / Dinner 20:00
Reception Open Lunch 10:40 / Dinner 17:00

Transportation: About a 3 minute walk from Seoul Station Exit 3


NUSI
누시

korea, seoul station restaurant nusi

NUSI is a famous brunch cafe located in Hoam-dong, a hot neighborhood around Seoul Station these days.

korea, seoul station restaurant nusi interior

The restaurant has a ground floor and basement floor, both of which have wooden furniture and warm atmospheres.

The first floor is filled with sunlight and you can spend time looking at the scenery outside.

The basement feels like a secret room, so it's perfect for parties.

korea, seoul station restaurant nusi kimchi avocado, croffle brulee

Croffle Brûlée & Kimchivocado
8,500 won & 16,000 won

The most famous dish at NUSI is the Croffle Brûlée. Vanilla ice cream, banana brûlée, and cinnamon powder top a croffle, which has been one of the most popular desserts in Korea the past few years. 

It's the perfect, delicious mix of warm and cold, and sweet and bitter.

The Kimchivocado is a very unique dish with eggs and avocado on top of kimchi fried rice. The spicy taste of kimchi is hidden by the creamy avocado, so we recommend it to those who don't like spicy food.

Address: 서울 용산구 후암동 445
445 Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00-20:00
Sat 10:00-19:00
Closed Sun

Transportation: About a 5 minute walk from Seoul Station Exit 10


Tokkijung
토끼정 서울역점

korea, seoul station restaurant tokkijung

Tokkijung is a franchise popular among Koreans and there is always a line at the Seoul Station branch.

However, the Seoul Station branch is right next to Lotte Outlet, so you can shop at the outlet while waiting.

korea, seoul station restaurant tokkijung cream curry udon

Cream Curry Udon
12,500 KRW

The representative dish at Tokkijung is their Cream Curry Udon (크림카레우동).

Curry udon and cream isn't a very common combination, but they surprisingly went well together and it was delicious. 

korea, seoul station restaurant tokkijung hamburger steak rice

Hamburger Steak Rice
15,200 KRW

Hamburger steak rice (함박스테이크밥) is also delicious and comes with a lot of side dishes.

There's a lot of food so you definitely will be full after your meal!

The stir-fried pork is also very popular, and the sauce is strong and addicting.

Tokkijung Seoul Station Branch is located by the Lotte Supermarket and KTX at Seoul Station

If you go up the escalator, you can see the rabbit sign on the right, so it's easy to find.

Address: 서울 중구 한강대로 405
405 Hangang-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul

Hours: 11:00 - 21:00

Transportation: About a 1 minute walk from Seoul Station Exit 1


That's it for our list of popular restaurants around Seoul Station. Most people will probably have a reason to stop by Seoul Station during there trip, so while there, be sure to try some of the delicious food!

Click here for our complete guide of what to do around Seoul Station.


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