Gourmet Restaurants near Seoul Station
TOP 10 Seoul Gourmet Restaurants! Wait for your train at Koreans favorite restaurants in Seoul Station.
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Seoul Station is the public transportation hub in Korea.

From Seoul Station, the AREX line extends to Incheon and Gimpo Airport.

Line 1 and 4 also intersect with Seoul Station.

From here, you can also take KTX and train to travel to the countryside. 

Many foreigners also visit Seoul Station to visit the Lotte Mart.

Today, I would like to go over the Seoul Station restaurants.

Seoul Station Restaurant:1. Hyunsangso (현상소)

  • Address:서울 중구 만리재로37길 24
  • Opening Hours:Monday to Thursday 12:00 to 22:00; Friday, Saturday 12:00 to 23:00; Sunday 11:00 to 22:00
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The Seoul Station Cafe Hyunsangso is a mysterious, vintage cafe. This place is a little hard to find, but you can find it as long as you recognize the poster in the photo above. This coffee shop has a unique vibe with awesome coffee.

When you enter the store, you will feel like as if you are in the middle of the classic movie.

The interior design dates back to the 70s and 80s. Seoul Station Café Hyunsangso is spacious, and each table has enough space. I personally love this vintage atmosphere.

In every corner of the house, you can find a scene from a movie. Many tourists fall in love with this place.

The item in the image is the sea salt latte, which is slightly salty and bitter. Feel the cinematic vibe of Hyunsangso! This hidden coffee shop has a killer vibe.

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Seoul Station Restaurant:2. Tokkijung Project(토끼정 KTX서울역사)

  • Address:서울 중구 한강대로 405
  • Opening Hours:11:00 to 22:00

Tokkijung Project has a high popularity among Koreans. The business is expanding at a rapid speed. The business in Gangnam is booming, and the Seoul branch also requires long wait hours. 

Tokkijung Project is located right next to the Lotte Department Store, so you can spend the wait time to browse.

 The signature menu of Tokkijung Project is "cream curry udon noodles (크림카레우동)."

 The cream blends well with the pork. This dish has an indescribable taste. It is a sweet treat to your table. I found it unexpectedly delicious.

In addition, this restaurant's hamburger steak rice (함박스테끼밥) is also very good and comes with a variety of side dishes.

Although the portion is quite big, it would not enough for those who have big stomachs.

In addition, this fried pork dish is also very popular. Add the teriyaki sauce smells a bit strong at first, but you won't be able to stop eating once you start.

Tokkijung Project near Seoul Station is located in the direction of the Lotte Supermarket and KTX Station. When you take the escalator, you will see this restaurant on the right side. As long as you recognize this rabbit logo, you will definitely find this Seoul Station restaurant.

Seoul Station Restaurant:3. Sambaekjip Seoul Station (삼백집 서울역점

  • Address:서울 중구 퇴계로 18
  • Opening Hours:Weekday: 9:30 to 21:00;Weekend 11:00 to 20:00


Among Korean cuisine, one of the most recommendable dishes would be Gookbab. Gookbab is consists of soup and rice. Sambaekjip's signature menu is the single-handed pot with soup. The ingredients are fresh, and this dish is suitable for people who want to have a legit meal around the Seoul Station.


Sambaekjip does not only provide delicious pot dishes but also has many other delicious side dishes. Hot and thick sliced pork belly is great for sharing. They are so delicious!


When you come to Seoul Station next time, you may want to try a cheap and legit Seoul Station restaurant: Sambaekjip.

Seoul Station Restaurant:4. Jaeil Noodle Shop (제일제면소 서울역사점)

  • Address:서울 중구 한강대로 405
  • Opening Hours:08:00 to 22:00

The Jaeil noodle shop in South Korea is a chain restaurant known for specializing in pasta/noodle dishes, but I personally think other meals are more delicious.


The Jaeil noodle shop is very spacious. Compared with other Seoul Station food, the meal is served relatively quickly. The turn-out rate is also very fast, so you don't have to wait so long. I  recommend a dish, “roasted beef and egg rice (소불고기계란덮밥)”, which is suitable for people who don’t like sweet and spicy Korean food. This dish is reinterpreted Korean bibimbap with soy sauce.

The Jaeil Noodle shop's another signature menu is Samgeupsal-leek fried salad(삼겹살부추볶음). Although the appearance of this dish looks plain, it has an addictive taste. The disadvantage of this dish is the small portion. One dish is not enough for two people to share.

The location of the Jaeil noodle shop in Seoul Station is a bit difficult to find. The restaurant is located on the third floor of the Seoul Station building.

Seoul Station Restaurant:5. Seasonal Table (계절밥상 서울역사점)

  • Address:서울 중구 한강대로 405
  • Opening Hours:11:00 to 22:00

The seasonal table is a Korean-style well-being buffet and is extremely popular among Koreans. There are many branches in Seoul. Since it is a buffet restaurant, its daily menu is very diverse. Every day, the restaurant provides a lot of seasonal fruits and Korean local food. The menu changes twice a month.

The cost-effectiveness of the seasonal table is above average. The best part of this buffet would be you can eat your favorite dish multiple times. I've eaten many Korean foods in various restaurants, and I think the seasonal restaurant is by far the best for tasting diverse Korean dishes.

The Jaeil noodle shop and the seasonal table are located right next to each other, so you can pick one of those two.

At the seasonal table, I think the chicken dishes are the most delicious and recommendable. I highly recommend you to try them. In addition, there are also many refreshing vegetable dishes here. People who are tired of Korean foods' spicy and salty taste can try healthier dishes.

Seoul Station Restaurant:Menu

Adult PriceYoung ChildrenInfant
Weekday Lunch(Before 17:00)14,900 Won10,900 Won7,500  Won
Weekday Dinner, Weekend, Holidays23,900 Won10,900 Won7,500 Won

  • Adults are 13 or older
  •  Young children are over three years old and below six years old 
  • Up to Three years old (below) is free, up to two babies

Seoul Station Restaurant:6. Bulgogi Brothers (불고기브라더스 서울역사점)

  • Address:서울 용산구 청파로 378
  • Opening Hours:Weekday 10:00 to 21:00;Weekend 09:00 to 21:00


When you look at the name of this restaurant, you can probably figure out what Korean food is being served. You can enjoy a variety of Korean barbecue. The Korean barbecue is cooked slightly differently in different restaurants. Bulgogi brothers offer different recipes and tastes.


Bulgogi Brothers Restaurant is perfect for tasting Korean Beef Bulgogi. There are many dishes you can choose from. Except for the main Bulgogi dish, you can also order other traditional dishes such as seafood pancakes, bibimbap, and cold noodles. Whether you love the spicy taste of Korean food or not, you can get your new favorite Korean dish at Bulgogi Brothers.

Bulgogi Brothers

However, most people came to Seoul to catch the train. If there is not enough time for a meal, many people just go for fast food takeout or skip the meal. At Bulgogi Brothers, you can get a quick barbecue lunch. You can satisfy your desire to eat legit Korean barbecue in a lunch box meal. You can take it out and eat a delicious meal on the train.


Seoul Station Restaurant:7. T-won Seoul Station (티원 서울역점)

  • Address:서울 용산구 한강대로 405
  • Opening Hours:11:00 to 22:00


If you want to taste tasty Chinese food around Seoul Station, you can try T-won. T-Won is not an ordinary Chinese restaurant.


You don't have to spend a lot on the high-end restaurant, but T-Won offers the best cost-effective food. The chef was originally from a high-end restaurant. Although there is always a little bit of "Korean-flavor" in Chinese cuisine in South Korea, T-Garden has authentic Chinese cuisine. I have tried this restaurant a long time ago, and I was surprised by the taste.

Seoul Station Food: In the T Garden, the tomato and sweet and sour pork (생토마토탕수육) and the mango cream shrimp (망고크림소스새우) are representative of the meal. This combination of Chinese and Korean flavor is really worth tasting, but the price is A little higher, after all, T Park is also famous among Korean Chinese restaurants.


Seoul Station Restaurant:8. Villa de Spicy 7017 (빌라드스파이시 서울로테라스)

  • Address:서울 중구 퇴계로 18
  • Opening Hours:11:00 to 22:00(15:00 to 17:00 Break Time)


Villa de Spicyoffers an authentic Korean cuisine, and the price is around mid-range. This place is very suitable for eating delicious Korean food. Experience a fine dining quality at Villa de Spicy.


At Villa de Spicy, you can enjoy delicious pot dishes like Ttokbokki and kimchi hot pot. The Korean à la carte dishes, hand bibimbap, fried Korean tempura, etc can all be found here.


즉석떡볶이 (Spicy Fried Rice Cake) is only 14,000 won for two people. This price is lower than the average of other restaurants in Seoul Station. Despite the low price, the restaurant offers legit traditional Korean cuisine. The quality of the meal is not sloppy, and you will be surprised when you see and taste them.


Seoul Station Restaurant:9. Hanilguan (한일관 서울역점)

  • Address:서울 중구 동일로 10
  • Opening Hours:11:00 to 22:00(15:00 to 17:00 Break Time);Closed on Sundays

Hanilguan is an old, representative Korean food chain restaurant that has many branches across the country. The Seoul Station branch offers a Korean food buffet. 

In addition to the buffet, you can also order cold noodles and Beef ribs soup. Korean spicy beef soup can be bought as a takeaway, so you can eat it while you wait for your bus.

When you come to South Korea for traveling, you must taste Hanilgaun Galbitang at some point. 

The hot soup dishes and cold noodles of Hanilguan have a refreshing taste and are made with healthy ingredients.

Take a bite of the delicious galbi (Beef Bone soup)

For those of you who have a low threshold for spicy tastes, you can still try Korean ribs soup. This dish is one of the few Korean dishes that does not have any spicy taste involved.

The beef ribs soup is very popular in Hanilguan. Galbitang is also exceptionally great for giving warmth to your body during autumn and winter. Come to Hanilguan and get a bowl of hot soup to kickstart your travel!

Seoul Station Restaurant:10. Hapjeongsik Seoullo 7017 (합정식 서울로테라스점)

kAddress:서울 중구 퇴계로 18

  • Opening Hours:Sunday to Friday from 11:00 to 22:00 and Saturday from 11:00 to 21:00


The Seoul Hapjeongsik restaurant is located near Seoullo 7017 in Myeong-dong and Namdaemun. After Seoullo 7017 was opened in 2017, a bunch of gourmet restaurants opened nearby. Hapjeongsik is one of the best Korean restaurants in the area.


Hapjeongsik has a simple Korean-style meal. The price is not expensive, and all menu consists of various side dishes and a bowl of soup. Other advantage of this restaurant is the variety of combinations you can choose to make a meal deal.

The restaurant uses healthy ingredients.

Even if you order meaty main dishes, you can still choose many vegetables or salad side dishes.


In addition, the interior design of the restaurant is very modern and clean. At first glance, I automatically assumed this restaurant to be a coffee shop or a beauty store. It is hard to imagine this cute, stylish place as a gourmet restaurant. 

If you are taking a walk to 7017 Seoul Road or waiting for a bus at Seoul Station, I recommend everyone taste this simple yet delicious Korean food at Hapjeongsik. 

So far, I've introduced you to popular restaurants around Seoul Station. I don't know if you have already found some gourmet restaurants near Seoul station on your own. Seoul Station is always full of tourists and travelers. The restaurants I've just shared in this post retain consistant quality and are often the places where Korean locals prefer to dine. 

I hope you've found this post helpful, and I will see you in my next post.