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Seoul Apgujeong Garosu-gil Traditional Korean Restaurant, “Countryside Meal Table”

Garosu-gil in Sinsa-dong is home to a variety of restaurants and cafes. It’s considered a luxurious location in Seoul, known for its sophisticated establishments, although the relatively high prices can be a drawback.

Even in Sinsa-dong, an area known for its expensive and upscale dining options, you can find a reasonably priced traditional Korean restaurant.

“Sinsa-dong Garosu-gil Traditional Korean Restaurant, Countryside Meal Table”

You can find the restaurant called “Countryside Meal Table” a bit to the east from the north entrance of Garosu-gil in Sinsa-dong. In a street filled with luxury and expensive establishments, the somewhat humble sign of “Countryside Meal Table” stands out. True to its name, it’s a place that serves traditional Korean meals.

“An Interior Exuding a Homely Atmosphere”

Upon entering, you’ll notice a cozy little restaurant with an interior that exudes a homely atmosphere. The décor is reminiscent of a bygone era, which is rare to find nowadays. It complements the traditional Korean meals and makgeolli (rice wine) perfectly, creating a comfortable ambiance.

“Countryside Meal Table Set Menu: KRW 8,000, Grilled Yellow Croaker: KRW 10,000”

Considering that the Countryside Meal Table Set Menu is priced at KRW 8,000 per serving in Sinsa-dong, it’s a truly affordable option. On this occasion, I ordered the Countryside Meal Table Set Menu and added Grilled Yellow Croaker, resulting in a hearty and satisfying meal.

Here are some of the other menu items available:

  • Countryside Meal Table Set Menu: KRW 8,000
  • Pollack Stew: KRW 9,000
  • Kongbiji (Soybean Pulp Stew): KRW 8,000
  • Steamed Egg: KRW 3,000
  • Grilled Mackerel: KRW 10,000
  • Bulgogi (Marinated Beef): KRW 12,000
  • Pork Neck Grilled: KRW 11,000
  • Stir-fried Squid: KRW 12,000
  • Grilled Yellow Croaker: KRW 10,000
  • Soy Sauce Marinated Crab: KRW 30,000
  • Stir-fried Octopus: KRW 25,000
  • Braised Hairtail Fish: KRW 9,000
  • Spicy Chicken Stew (Small): KRW 25,000
  • Spicy Chicken Stew (Large): KRW 35,000

This restaurant, being a traditional Korean dining establishment, provides a generous array of side dishes. With various vegetables, pancakes, and stews, it offers a substantial meal, which is one of its strengths.

In the midst of Apgujeong and Garosu-gil, where you might expect to find only luxurious and sophisticated places, a restaurant with a warm and welcoming atmosphere like Countryside Meal Table stands out and leaves a lasting impression. If you’re in search of traditional Korean cuisine in Sinsa-dong, it’s definitely worth considering due to its great value for money.

“Seoul Sinsa-dong Traditional Korean Restaurant, Countryside Meal Table”

  • Address: 68 Nonhyeon-ro 175-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06029, South Korea
  • Contact: 02-546-1567
  • Operating Hours: 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM