An octopus that crosses the sea and tidal flats and boasts strong vitality. An octopus that is plump and plump at a lower temperature will please people's palates. In particular, it is rich in taurine, minerals, and amino acids, and has excellent nourishing effects, so it is also called âwild ginseng of the tidal flats,â so it is a food that goes best when the wind is cold.
Octopus, which has a soft and chewy texture, can be eaten in a variety of ways, including âstir-fried octopus,â which is stir-fried with sharp condiments; âtangtang,â which is prepared by putting âtang tangâ on a cutting board, âhorongyaki,â which is rolled up on a stick and grilling with seasoning; âyeonpo-tang,â which is made to scrape all the way to the bottom with a rich broth; and âoctopus,â where fresh octopus, offal, and shrimp are stir-fried in a sauce.
Here are five places to eat octopus dishes in Seoul that will make you fall in love with the charm of octopus, which is the beauty of everything on the table.
Seoul octopus restaurants include Gwanghwamun Sinan-chon, Garosu-gil Hyundai Octopus, City Hall Mugyo Dongmokpo Sebal Octopus, Jongno Pima-gil Sylbi House, Mullae-dong Maeil Octopus, Gwanghwamun Seorin Octopus, Cheongdam Bigeumdo, Jamwon Sanmaru Dolls, Daechi-dong Borisu, Yeomchang-dong Mokpo Nakji Village, Dongdaemun Mokpo Octopus Village, Seongsan-dong Mokpo Octopus Village, Sindang-dong Nokdong Octopus, Sinsa-ro Haenam House, Jongsa-ro Station Famous places include Lee Kang-soon-shilbijip, Samseong-dong Maeil Octopus, Daechi-dong Gwangju Restaurant, Jongno Changshin Yukhoe, Jongno Buchon Yukhoe Sister House, Nonhyeon Mokpo Sisters House, Sinnonhyeon Nodel River Bonchae, Nonhyeon Samho-chang Fat House, and Yeouido Kang Gong-sun Halmae House.
Octopus restaurants nationwide include Dokcheon Restaurant in Yeongam, Guest House, Jungwon Hall, Muan Restaurant, Dongsanjeong, Seungdal Garden, Jeongwon Restaurant, Guro Sashimi Restaurant, Dongdae Sashimi Restaurant, Dongwon, Mokpo Hadang Food, Sinan Octopus, Toochae, Songhak Octopus Hall, Dokcheon Restaurant, Gae Naeum, Buchon, Sungwang Restaurant, Wonjo Donggyeong Octopus, Sinan-gun Lee Hak Restaurant, Hometown Restaurant, Wangbawi Restaurant, Jangheung Singane, Yeomisu Crab soup, Iksan Dongseo-ne octopus main branch, Buan Saejonju sashimi restaurant, Busan's original halmaejip, Dongnae Namwon jobang octopus, sea restaurant, Taean Wonpoong restaurant in Chungnam, Iwon Restaurant, Wonbuk Baeksok octopus tang, Seocheon Seosan Hall, Gyeonggi Pocheon Samnakchon, and Gwacheon persimmon tree shop are famous.
1. Gwanghwamun 'Sinan-chon', the essence of South Korean cuisine
A place that continues the tradition of over 40 years by serving Jeolla-do food in Gwanghwamun. It was also selected as a century-old shop based on long-standing love. The signature menu is âoctopus curry,â which is deep-fried octopus, rolled up on skewers, and grilled in a wood-fired oven. You can enjoy plump octopus, which has a mild flavor of fire, with vegetables. Don't miss the mild flavor of the octopus yeonpo-tang. There are a variety of course meals where you can enjoy popular menus little by little, and they are very popular.
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â²Location: 8 Sajik-ro 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: Weekdays 11:30 – 22:00 (BÂ·T 15:00 – 17:00), Saturdays 11:30 – 20:00, closed on Sundays
â²Price: Octopus curry 60,000 won, Nakjiyeon Potang 25,000 won
â²Testimonial (Park Jung-min, the god of food): A place where you can enjoy exquisite South Korean cuisine. I also recommend octopus curry, but I fell in love with the flavors of Yeonpo-tang and Maesangitang. I ate it without even knowing that the side dish would make my stomach full.
2. Mullae-dong's âMaeil Octopusâ with an excellent crunchy texture
An octopus specialty store in Mullae-dong that opened in 1979 and has been loved for over 40 years. The menu is a single âfire octopusâ menu, but they also sell octopus hot pot only at lunchtime. Fire octopus here is not spicy octopus, which means âoctopus grilled on a fire plate,â and is eaten on a plate with a concave edge on a large octopus, vegetables, and broth. The characteristic is that it is the size of an octopus and has a thick texture even if you eat just one leg. The octopus hot pot, which is on the lunch menu, is characterized by the tough appearance of thickly sliced vegetables, octopus, and red pepper powder. If you cook it on the burner on the table, you can make a hot pot that is light and clean without being irritating.
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â²Location: 3-16, Gyeongin-ro 78-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 12:00 – 22:30 every day, closed on Sundays
â²Price: Octopus hot pot (1 person) 17,000 won, fire octopus 33,000 won
â²Review (Mary Jane the god of food â¡): A place where I want to give you 100 points just for being able to enjoy such a good quality octopus at this price… The size of an octopus is really big. They also continue to refill vegetables and are very kind. All of the food is light.
3. Everything made with octopus, 'Mokpo Octopus Village Yeomchang Main Store' in Yeomchang-dong
A place where you can enjoy a variety of dishes using only wild octopus caught from domestic tidal flats. The interior, which has been stained with the stains of time, is lovely. If you like octopus such as yeonpo-tang, sebal octopus, tantangi, teppanyaki, vinegar sauce, blanched, and stir-fried octopus, you can't stop by this place. The signature is Yeonpo-tang, where vegetables with refreshing flavors such as Chinese cabbage, sweet pumpkin, and radish are cut into large pieces and large octopus are added. The refreshing umami that comes from the octopus is exquisite.
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â²Location: 276, Gonghang-daero 59da-gil, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 11:30 – Varies
â²Price: Yeonpo-tang (medium) 45,000 won, Sannakji soup 35,000 won, Sannakji soup 35,000 won
â²Testimonial (Shikigin Wukunge): The octopus is big, so it's soft and has a nice texture. The sour sauce is also amazing!! There's also sashimi, but it's nice that they cut it into large pieces.
4. The combination of spicy sauce and chewy octopus, âHyundai Octopus Restaurantâ on Garosu-gil
The retro exterior with a picture of the founder's grandmother on the signboard makes you guess the story. The stir-fried octopus and gamjatang made from domestic octopus are famous. The octopus was lightly stir-fried in a red, thick sauce to make the most of its chewy texture. If you put stir-fried octopus on shiny rice and eat it, the refreshing taste will relieve the stress of the day. An occasional, hot soup is prepared as a side dish to capture the remaining spiciness in the mouth. Gamjatang, which has a sweet and refreshing soup, is also popular.
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â²Location: 11, Apgujeong-ro 14-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 12:00 – 21:30 every day, closed on Sundays
â²Price: Stir-fried octopus: 33,000 won; stir-fried octopus: 38,000 won; shellfish soup: 20,000 won
â²Testimonial (Kevin (Sang Ho) Yi): Valet parking available, reservation required for dinner, guests are tired ^^, the taste is good, the portion is too low, and the price is mediocre!
5. Strong spiciness to relieve stress, Jongno 'Pimagil Octopus Film'
Pimagil Silbi's house moved from Pimatgol in Jongno to Gwanghwamun. It's an impressive place with a bright red building that seems to have been converted into an identity just like the spiciness. The stir-fried octopus here has a strong spiciness that relieves stress. Sour pickled daikon, pickled cabbage, and bean sprout soup are served as side dishes to help fight against spiciness. You can cut a large octopus and wrap it in boiled bean sprouts, or you can cover the rice with a little sesame oil and eat it. There are many customers who enjoy a steamy yet deep and refreshing shellfish soup.
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â²Location: 24-18, Jongno 3-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 11:00-22:00 every day, 11:00-21:30 on weekends
â²Price: Stir-fried octopus (2 people) 27,000 won, octopus teppan (2 to 3 people) 50,000 won Yeonpo-tang (2 to 3 people) 56,000 won
â²Testimonial (to eat Mapo noodles): The combination of the unique spiciness and soft, plump octopus is good, and the pickled radish that seems to have been dipped directly is an attractive place. The menu I ate was octopus white rice, but if you grate the seaweed, sesame oil, and soft-boiled egg that comes with the leftover octopus, you're in heaven. The spiciness of octopus is captured by eggs and sesame oil, so the flavors are in perfect harmony. However, the spiciness was strong, so alcohol didn't come to mind. So I think it would be nice to go for lunch!
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