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“Songpa-dong” runs from Songpanaru Station via Seokchon Station to Songpa Station. In the long alley that leads to the back of Seokchon Lake, there are stylish restaurants and cafes, and people are constantly on their way. It is known as “Songli Dan-gil,” a combination of the famous neighborhood name Songpa-dong and “~Ridan-gil,” which sings a hot spot, and has become a representative place in Seoul. Lotte World, Seokchon Lake, and Lotte World Tower, which are known as Seoul's landmarks, are also nearby, so it's a great place to enjoy together. You can find hidden restaurants, from casual brunch places to fill you up, cafes full of sweet desserts, and snack restaurants that are great for drinking. Find hidden gems in every alley! Here are 5 of the best restaurants in Songridan-gil.

1. 'Bogil' in Songpa-dong showcased with fresh ingredients from Bogildo

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“Bogil” presents dishes using ingredients from Bogildo in Wando, Jeollanam-do, by chefs from the “Walkerhill Hotel” and the Japanese cooking school “Tsuji”. The signature menu, “Grilled Eel Rice Bowl,” is a Japanese omelette and a whole grilled freshwater eel topped with sardine sauce. If you eat a sweet and spicy omelette and salty eel together, you can enjoy the addictive sweet and salty taste.

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â–²Location: 10-8, Ogeum-ro 16-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul

â–²Opening hours: 11:00 – 22:00 every day, B/T 15:00 – 17:00, closed on Mondays

â–²Price: Grilled eel bowl 19,000 won, raw salmon rice bowl 14,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Shikigami SONZ1993): The eel in the grilled eel bowl is big enough to stick out of the bowl and doesn't have many thorns, so it's easy to eat. It was nice that the omelette was thick too!

2. Enjoy a hearty brunch experience at 'Momento Kitchen' in Seokchon-dong

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“Momento Kitchen” is the second place of “Momento Brewers” located in Seongsu-dong, where you can enjoy coffee and brunch. The signature menu is “M.B.B.,” which includes 2 slices of bread, 2 poached eggs, sausage, cherry tomatoes, mushroom pickles, and bacon in one plate. It's fun to pop a poached egg on warm baked sourdough bread and then eat a combination of various menus to suit your taste.

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â–²Location: 9, Songpa-daero 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul

â–²Opening hours: 08:00 – 17:00 on weekdays, 10:00 – 18:00 on weekends, closed on Tuesdays

â–²Price: M.B.B. 24,000 won, French Toast 17,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Bizarre Oden Fried Chicken): You can choose between poached egg and sunny side up for M.B.B. eggs. I chose a soft poached egg and enjoyed it with warm bread.

3. Songpa-dong 'Onna' with egg yolk added a rich flavor

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“Onna” is a place where you can find international cuisine and a variety of alcoholic beverages such as wine, sake, and whiskey. The signature dish, “sukiyaki,” is eaten by putting pork ribs, vegetables, mushrooms, and tofu in a round pot, then pouring broth and simmering it. You can eat moist cooked meat and vegetables soaked in egg yolk. The egg yolk coats the ingredients rustly and adds a rich aroma.

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â–²Location: 32, Baekjegobun-ro 41-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul

â–²Opening hours: 18:00 – 02:00 on weekdays, 14:00 – 02:00 on weekends, closed on Tuesdays

â–²Price: Sukiyaki 29,000 won, mentaiko oil pasta 17,000 won

â–²Review (Shikigami Marshmallow): I think of hot sukiyaki on rainy days like these days! The rich visuals are awesome! After eating it all, I added udon sari and ate it.

4. “Sake Shop” in Songpa-dong, the charm of a soft-aged meeting

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“Sake Shop” makes fresh seafood dishes that go well with sake. The signature menu is the “sashimi plate,” where seasonal fresh fish sashimi such as goldfish, mackerel, and tuna are served in a variety of ways on a white plate. Sashimi has been aged to enhance its soft texture and umami. If you eat it with the barley miso that comes with it, the savory flavor blends with the fresh seafood.

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â–²Location: 12, Ogeum-ro 16-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul

â–²Business hours: Weekdays 18:00 – 02:00, weekends 13:00 – 02:00, B/T (weekend) 17:00 – 18:00, closed on Mondays

â–²Price: Sashimi plate 34,000 won, pasta with whole abalone 22,000 won

â–²Review (Shikigami Mokkham Mine): I ordered a sashimi plate to eat with sake. It was nice to have a variety of configurations, and the barley miso and sashimi go surprisingly well together.

5. 'Cafe Pepper' in Songpa-dong, a gluten-free dessert that you can enjoy healthily

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“Cafe Pepper” is a place where you can eat gluten-free sweets such as cakes, tarts, and pies. The signature menu, “Pistachio Cherry Tart,” is a tart baked with pistachio almond cream, filled with pistachio ganache and vanilla cream, and topped with lots of cherries. The crispy tart paper, ganache that makes use of the natural flavor of pistachios, and the freshness of cherries go together in harmony.

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â–²Location: 12, Baekjegobun-ro 45-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul

â–²Business hours: 12:00 – 21:00 every day

â–²Price: Pistachio cherry tart 8,000 won, Hojicha Mont Blanc cake 8,000 won

â–²Testimonial (Golden Sugar): This is a gluten-free dessert, so you can rest assured. The pistachio cherry tart is famous for a reason. There was no artificial sweetness, and it felt like a healthy dessert.

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