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Seoul Gwanghwamun Donburi Restaurant “Gatsuyama”

The Gwanghwamun area in Seoul is a representative office-dense district of the city. It houses the government’s Seoul City Hall, as well as the headquarters of various newspapers and the office buildings of major corporations. During lunchtime, you can see numerous office workers coming out to have their meals.

Thanks to this, you can find a variety of restaurants in the Gwanghwamun area, with various dining options available in the underground shopping arcades of each building. Particularly, in the underground shopping arcade of Doryeom Building, located west of Gwangjang Square, you can find a diverse range of restaurants. As a result, this area can get quite crowded with office workers during lunchtime.

“Gwanghwamun Donburi Restaurant: Gatsuyama”

Gatsuyama, located in the underground of Doryeom Building, is a “donburi” restaurant. It’s a great place to have a simple meal with Japanese-style rice bowls. The meals here are neither too heavy nor too light, making it a perfect choice for busy office workers. In fact, you might hear stories of “donburi” being a popular lunch option for office workers in Japan.

The store is not very large, and it exudes the atmosphere of a small restaurant that you might find in Japan. This is because most donburi restaurants visited in Japan are operated on a small scale.

“Katsudon, Ebi Katsudon, Mix Katsudon, Gyudon”

The menu options available at Gatsuyama include Katsudon, Ebi Katsudon, Mix Katsudon, and Gyudon, with prices as follows:

  • Katsudon: 7,000 KRW
  • Ebi Katsudon: 7,000 KRW
  • Mix Katsudon: 8,000 KRW
  • Gyudon: 7,000 KRW

These prices are considered quite affordable, especially when taking into account the recent sharp rise in prices and the cost of living in the Gwanghwamun area. It can be said to be a restaurant where you can have a meal at a very reasonable price.

Furthermore, if you’re concerned that the rice portion might be insufficient, you can request extra rice in advance at no additional cost. This allows you to have a hearty meal.

It’s a great place to visit for a reasonably priced meal, especially if you’re looking to have a light and satisfying meal.

“Gwanghwamun Donburi Restaurant: Gatsuyama”

  • Address: B1F 34, 37 Saemunan-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03173, South Korea
  • Phone: 02-723-3437
  • Operating Hours: (Mon-Fri) 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Break Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM)