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Lunch at Gyeonghuigung Buffet in Gwanghwamun, Seoul

The Gwanghwamun area in Seoul is a representative office-dense district. It’s home to the government’s Seoul City Hall, headquarters of various newspapers, and the corporate buildings of major companies. During lunchtime, you can see numerous office workers coming out to grab a meal.

In this densely packed district with numerous eateries, you can find hidden restaurants scattered throughout. Especially, you can also find buffet restaurants catering to office workers in the underground shopping areas of various buildings, including the in-house restaurants.

“Gyeonghuigung Buffet in Seoul Gwanghwamun”

Gyeonghuigung Buffet is also a great restaurant for office workers to have lunch. You can find it on the underground 1st floor of the Korea Productivity Center building. The entire building is well-maintained, and the venue where Gyeonghuigung Buffet is located maintains a neat atmosphere.

The price for Gyeonghuigung Buffet has recently increased to 9,000 won, reflecting the rapid rise in prices. Previously, it maintained an affordable range in the 7,000 won range, but due to recent inflationary effects, it has risen to 9,000 won.

“A Restaurant Offering a Variety of Foods”

The advantage of Gyeonghuigung Buffet is that, as the name suggests, it’s a buffet restaurant where you can taste a variety of foods. Even the main dishes come out in sets of three, along with various side dishes, soups, and noodles. In fact, there are so many menu items that it’s almost overwhelming, with more options than expected.

However, personally, I feel that instead of offering a wide variety of menus, it might be better to present a single main menu item definitively and provide the rest of the side dishes in moderation, creating a different daily menu. Also, replacing the standard salad with yogurt could add an even more sophisticated touch.

Overall, while it was relatively uneventful, I felt a bit disappointed because there was nothing particularly special for the price. As mentioned above, if they refine the menu a bit more and go for a more upscale strategy, it could be an even better restaurant.

“A Neat Atmosphere”

The venue is maintained in a clean and tidy atmosphere. The interior is simple yet unassuming, making it comfortable to have a meal. The space is also just the right size, not too cramped, allowing about 30-40 people to dine at once.

Overall, it’s a Korean buffet restaurant where you can have a meal in a hassle-free manner. It’s a great space for office workers working in the Gwanghwamun area to use for lunch.

“Seoul Gwanghwamun Restaurant, Gyeonghuigung Buffet”

  • Address: B1F, 32 Saemunan-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone Number: 02-734-7411
  • Operating Hours: (Mon-Fri) 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM (Mon-Fri Break Time: 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM) (Sat) 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Sat Break Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
  • Closed on Sundays
  • Website: http://www.경희궁부페.kr