Everyone knows that Seoul is the land of awesome Korean barbecues. I’ve tried quite a few Korean barbecues since my exchange programme here last year, and I’ve finally found my favourite then. Nothing else has beat my favourite Korean barbecue restaurant, and I go back there whenever I can.
This barbecue shop is a bit special, because it uses stones to barbecue the meat (hence the title), and so I always call the shop “Hongdae Stone BBQ”!!
Take to Hongik University Station (Line 2), and come out via Exit 8. Once you exit, turn to your right and you will see the following view:
Continue walking straight, till you reach a roundabout (photo below). At the roundabout, take a left turn (arrow as shown in photo). Continue walking straight till you reach the corner, and take a right turn in. There are 2 barbecue shops as you turn in, but go to the second shop, not the first one you see at the corner of the street. The signboard should look like this: It gets very crowded especially during the weekends, so do go on a weekday if possible. Also, try to go slightly earlier than the dinner crowd to avoid full house! We reached the shop at 6.30pm and managed to get a table for 5 easily. At around 7.30pm the whole shop was filled with customers!The dish that we like to order is the 2nd one, called 소금구이 (sogeum-guyi), pork scotch fillet. It’s one of the few dishes that can be barbecued using the stones.
This is a definite MUST TRY every time I go to Seoul, and it’s my #1 favourite barbecue shop in Seoul!!! 😀 All my friends LOVE this place so don’t miss it!!!
P.S: If there’s a particular restaurant you would like me to try out and provide directions to, do leave me a comment and I’ll try my best! 🙂
Love, J ❤