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Japanese Home-style Curry Restaurant ‘Rabbit Spoon’, in Gwanghwamun, Seoul

Gwanghwamun area can be described as one of Seoul’s representative office-dense zones. Thanks to this, you can find numerous restaurants catering to office workers throughout the area. Especially in the underground shopping arcade of large buildings, you can see a dense concentration of restaurants. Located west of Gwanghwamun Square in the underground of “Doryeom Building,” various restaurants are clustered.

“Gwanghwamun, Japanese Home-style Curry Restaurant, Rabbit Spoon”

Rabbit Spoon is also a restaurant located in the underground shopping arcade of “Doryeom Building.” It’s a small place with only about four tables, capable of accommodating around four parties at once. Despite its small size, you can feel its quaint charm, which is evident in the restaurant’s name and design.

The menu offered is Japanese-style curry, giving off a feeling of being homemade. The menu is quite simple, featuring only three options: “Basic Curry,” “Mushroom Curry,” and “Half-and-Half Curry.”

Of course, there are separate topping options, including garlic flakes, sausage, fried egg, scrambled egg, mozzarella cheese, natto, homemade tteokgalbi (grilled short rib patties), allowing you to customize as you like.

In the past, various curry menus were offered based on these toppings. However, at some point, the menu was streamlined to two choices, with the rest being turned into topping options.


  • Basic Curry: KRW 7,500
  • Mushroom Curry: KRW 9,000
  • Half-and-Half Curry: KRW 8,500
  • Change to Udon Noodles: Additional KRW 1,500

“Topping Menu”

  • Garlic Flakes: KRW 500
  • Sausage: KRW 1,500
  • Fried Egg: KRW 1,000
  • Scrambled Egg: KRW 2,500
  • Mozzarella Cheese: KRW 2,000
  • Natto: KRW 2,000
  • Homemade Tteokgalbi: KRW 2,000


  • Cola, Cider: KRW 2,000
  • Beer: KRW 4,000

“Enjoy a Combination of Basic and Mushroom Curry with Half-and-Half Curry”

During this visit, I ordered the Half-and-Half Curry. Half-and-Half Curry is a menu where “Basic Curry” and “Mushroom Curry” are mixed in equal parts. The Basic Curry is a Japanese-style curry made with onions, while the Mushroom Curry is spicier compared to the Basic Curry, containing three types of mushrooms and pork.

You can choose and taste the Basic Curry on the left and the Mushroom Curry on the right, centered around the rice.

Additionally, you can order extra servings, but it’s advised to request this in advance when placing your order.

It’s a great place to enjoy a quick meal, especially on days when you crave Japanese home-style curry.

“Gwanghwamun, Japanese Home-style Curry, Rabbit Spoon”

  • Address: 37 Saemunan-ro 5-gil, B1F #15, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Opening Hours: (Mon-Thu) 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM, (Fri) 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM, (Mon-Thu Break Time) 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Closed on: Saturdays, Sundays