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Seoul Gwanghwamun Officia Building Hanjeongsik Restaurant “Siroo”

In the Gwanghwamun area of Seoul, you can find many large buildings. Gwanghwamun is one of Seoul’s representative office-dense areas, and in the underground shopping area of these large buildings, you can find a variety of restaurants.

“Located in Gwanghwamun: Siroo, Officia Building Hanjeongsik Restaurant”

The restaurant “Siroo” that I visited this time is also one of the restaurants you can find in the underground dining area of Officia Building. It’s a place that serves Korean cuisine and is frequented by office workers for lunch.

Located in the underground shopping area of Officia Building, it exudes a simple restaurant atmosphere, making it a good place to visit for everyday meals rather than for important meetings.

“Siroo’s Menu”

The menu you can see at Siroo is Korean cuisine. You can have meals like Doenjang-jjigae (soybean paste stew) and Kimchi-jjigae (kimchi stew) for about 7,000 to 8,000 won. If you order a set menu, it’s 9,000 won. Considering the recent sharp rise in prices and the average prices in the Gwanghwamun area, it’s a place where you can have a meal at a reasonable price.

By the way, the set menu includes “Doenjang-jjigae,” so rather than just ordering Doenjang-jjigae, it’s better to order a set menu like Jeyuk-bokkeum (spicy stir-fried pork), Godeungeo-gui (grilled mackerel), or Hwangtae-gui (grilled dried pollack) and enjoy Doenjang-jjigae together. When ordering a set menu, the price is 9,000 won.

Here is the menu available at Siroo:

  • Kimchi-jjigae: 8,000 won
  • Doenjang-jjigae: 7,000 won
  • Sundubu: 7,000 won
  • Kongbiji: 8,000 won
  • Cheonggukjang: 8,000 won
  • Deulkkae-sundubu: 8,000 won
  • Jeyuk-deopbap (spicy stir-fried pork with rice): 8,000 won
  • Kongnamul-gukbap (bean sprout soup with rice): 8,000 won
  • Jeyuk-bokkeum Set Menu: 9,000 won
  • Godeungeo-gui Set Menu: 9,000 won
  • Hwangtae-gui Set Menu: 10,000 won

“Jeyuk-bokkeum Set Menu: 9,000 won”

On this day, several of us visited and each ordered our own menu. Personally, I ordered the “Jeyuk-bokkeum Set Menu,” which comes with Doenjang-jjigae. A friend ordered “Doenjang-jjigae,” which came out at 7,000 won.

When you calculate, for just an additional 2,000 won, you can taste Jeyuk-bokkeum. So, if possible, ordering the “set” menu is more cost-effective.

Once you place your order, basic side dishes like Kongnamul-muchim (seasoned bean sprouts), Myeolchibokkeum (stir-fried anchovies), Tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), and Eomuk-bokkeum (stir-fried fish cakes) are provided. Then, the ordered Jeyuk-bokkeum and Doenjang-jjigae are served.

It’s a restaurant where you can have a hearty meal at a reasonable price, making it a good place to have a simple meal in the Gwanghwamun area. Since it’s located in the underground shopping area, it doesn’t have a particularly fancy atmosphere, but it’s a convenient place for office workers to have their meals on a regular basis.

“Seoul Gwanghwamun Officia Building: Korean Restaurant Siroo”

  • Address: 92 Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul (Postal Code: 03186)
  • Phone: 02-730-1178