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Seoul Gwanghwamun Hanjeongsik Restaurant “Somoon”

In the Gwanghwamun area of Seoul, you can find a variety of restaurants. Some offer quick and simple lunch options, while others provide a cozy atmosphere for a relaxed dinner.

The Hanjeongsik restaurant “Somoon” falls into the latter category, offering a comfortable dining experience in the evening.

“Refined and Neat Hanjeongsik Restaurant, Somoon”

Located in the underground shopping mall of the Yonbi-eocheon-ga Office Building next to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, Somoon not only serves elegant cuisine but also provides a quiet and comfortable ambiance, making it an excellent choice for a peaceful meal.

Even during lunchtime, it’s not overly noisy, and in the evening, you can enjoy an even quieter dining atmosphere.

“Explore a Variety of Hanjeongsik Dishes at Somoon”

At Somoon, you have the option to order set menus or individual dishes. While you can certainly opt for a course meal, this visit was focused on a simple meal with individual menu items. One noteworthy dish is the “Jinju Bibimbap,” as Jinju is known for its famous bibimbap. It was quite impressive to find it offered here.

The course menu starts at approximately KRW 30,000 per person, while individual dishes start at around KRW 10,000.

Single item menu is as follows:

  • Clear Soft Tofu Stew: 8,000 KRW
  • Spicy Soft Tofu Stew: 8,000 KRW
  • Special Soft Tofu Stew: 10,000 KRW
  • Spicy Pork Over Rice: 9,000 KRW
  • Hanwoo 1++ Beef Bone Stew: 10,000 KRW
  • Hanwoo 1++ Beef Seaweed Soup: 10,000 KRW
  • Hanwoo 1++ Beef Seaweed Soup & High-grade Grilled Short Rib: 13,000 KRW
  • Fresh Beltfish Grilled: 15,000 KRW
  • Bupsungpo Barley Gulguk Set Menu: 28,000 KRW
  • Small Dried Anchovy Bibimbap: 9,000 KRW
  • Jinju Bibimbap (Vegan): 12,000 KRW
  • Jinju Bibimbap (Beef Tartare, Stir-fried): 14,000 KRW
  • Domestic Octopus Bibimbap: 14,000 KRW
  • Domestic Cockle Bibimbap (Seasonal): 14,000 KRW
  • Tongyeong Seaweed Sea Squirt Bibimbap: 14,000 KRW

In addition, there are other dishes, appetizers, alcoholic beverages, and more on the menu. Detailed menu information can also be found on the website.

“A great place to utilize for important events, meetings, and entertaining.”

“The ‘Rumor’ has various spaces in the underground of the same building. While it serves as the main dining area of the restaurant, you can also use the private rooms operated separately by the establishment if needed. Thanks to this, it’s a great place to make reservations in advance and host meals for important meetings.

Overall, it’s a restaurant where you can enjoy an atmospheric traditional Korean meal, making it an ideal place for important meetings. You may also find traces of visits by prominent figures such as Ban Ki-moon, former UN Secretary-General, General Um Hong-gil, and former National Assembly member Na Kyung-won.”

“Seoul Gwanghwamun Hanjeongsik Restaurant: Somoon”

  • Address: B1F 108, 109 Yonbi-eocheon-ga Office Building, 36 Saemunan-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03173, South Korea
  • Operating Hours: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Closed on Sundays
  • Phone: 02-720-5775
  • Website: http://www.somoonfood.com