Sushi Buffet Restaurants in Seoul: 쿠우쿠우 (Qoo Qoo)

As if I hadn’t had enough sushi this week, I went to Qoo Qoo (쿠우쿠우) sushi buffet in the popular Hyehwa area. It’s not as high-end as Todai, but it’s way more affordable. They have multiple chains throughout Korea as well. You can access this location by heading out of Hyehwa Station (혜화역) exit 4, bearing left where Starbucks is and reaching the end of the road. It will be on the second floor. Continue reading “Sushi Buffet Restaurants in Seoul: 쿠우쿠우 (Qoo Qoo)”

Japanese Sushi Restaurants in Seoul: 별스시 (Byeol Sushi)

If you’re looking for an amazing Japanese style sushi experience, I high recommend 별스시 (Byeol Sushi). Byeol means “star” and I was left with the impression that I was among the stars after eating here. I had the pleasure of going to this Japanese sushi restaurant after volunteering in Junggok area. It’s in a rather unpopular neighborhood, but it’s totally worth it. You can get there easily by going to Junggok Station (중곡역) and heading out of exit 1. Continue reading “Japanese Sushi Restaurants in Seoul: 별스시 (Byeol Sushi)”

Seoul Cheap Eats: Steff Houlberg Hotdog (스테프 핫도그)

Went to grab a quick late night meal at Steff Hotdog (스테프 핫도그) in Yangjae Station (양재역). I was coming from a really long day and I just needed to find something to hold me over with a couple of friends. Luckily this place was open and we managed to get there right before it closed. You have to go inside the station near the Express line (신분당선) where there are many underground stores and restaurants.The closest entrance would be exit #7. This place is a Denmark chain that likes to show off Continue reading “Seoul Cheap Eats: Steff Houlberg Hotdog (스테프 핫도그)”

Seoul Cheap Eats: Mariwhale Macaron (마리웨일 마카롱)

Anyone looking to get their macaron fix should try Mariwhale Macaron. I came across this little store straight in front of exit 5 of the Hongdae University Station (홍댕역). It’s on the 2nd floor. These bite sized pieces of happiness typically go for quite a bit of money, but this place charges a comparatively reasonable 900 won per a macaron! Continue reading “Seoul Cheap Eats: Mariwhale Macaron (마리웨일 마카롱)”

Seoul Cheap Eats: 기똥찬 수제 햄버거 (Fantastic Homemade Hamburger)

No really, that’s what they call themselves. The main thing that attracted me to this place was the cheap prices for a burger joint that wasn’t your typical fast food place, so I had to try it. I wasn’t going to cry over 2500 won if it turned out bad, and I’ve been wanting a burger that wasn’t as mass produced as McDonald’s Continue reading “Seoul Cheap Eats: 기똥찬 수제 햄버거 (Fantastic Homemade Hamburger)”

Restaurants in Seoul: Todai International Cuisine and Sushi Buffet (토다이)

Went to film a friend’s cousin’s wedding recital the other day, which meant a free meal at Todai! I went to the Junggye location (중계) which is quite a ways north from Seoul, but they also have one in the popular Myeongdong (명동) area. They also happen to have Continue reading “Restaurants in Seoul: Todai International Cuisine and Sushi Buffet (토다이)”

Restaurants in Seoul: Yeti (예티) Indian Nepal Restaurant and Bar

I had massive Indian cravings so I went with my friend to Yeti (예티) to try and satisfy them. I was craving chicken tikka masala, which admittedly is one of the most typical things you can have at an Indian restaurant. Little did I know just how untypical Yeti would turn out to be! Continue reading “Restaurants in Seoul: Yeti (예티) Indian Nepal Restaurant and Bar”

Kakao Pop-Up Store: Get All Your Favorite Kakao Friends!

It’s no secret that Kakao Talk’s very own emoticons, “Kakao Friends”, are very popular with Koreans. Practically everyone loves using them, so it’s no surprise that seasonal pop-up stores began to sell your favorite characters! Kakao has been experimenting with these stores for a while now and have finally established a permanent store in the Coex mall! Continue reading “Kakao Pop-Up Store: Get All Your Favorite Kakao Friends!”

Italian Restaurants in Seoul: Papa and Mamma Pizzeria

Papa & Mamma is probably the closest iteration of a mom and pop Italian restaurant in Seoul. Our Toastmasters club decided to kick off our new year party over there. I haven’t been a big of a fan of Italian restaurants in Seoul, but visit them occasionally to get some semblance of what I used to get back at home. I was pleasantly surprised as this was probably the Continue reading “Italian Restaurants in Seoul: Papa and Mamma Pizzeria”

Restaurants in Seoul: Vatos (바토스) Korean Mexican Fusion

Mexican food is slowly becoming more and more prevalent in Seoul and one of the more premium establishments is Vatos. Vatos is a Korean and Mexican fusion restaurant, so a lot of the items stray from regular Mexican places. I went to the main restaurant in Itaewon which can be accessed Continue reading “Restaurants in Seoul: Vatos (바토스) Korean Mexican Fusion”