Gangnam is the southern part of the Han River and includes COEX (Samseongdong), Garosugil (Samseongdong), which has many fine restaurants, and Gangnam Station, which is well known in foreign countries.
In fact, Gangnam Station may not be fun if you go without purpose. So, check out what you will do around Gangnam Station through this blog.
Both sides of the road about 700 meters from Gangnam Station to Sinnonhyeon Station are the most active area in the vicinity.
And the areas marked with red lines are places where restaurants, cafes and bars are crowded. Especially, there are many Korean style pubs and BBQ restaurants in area A, and there are more stylish cafes and restaurants in area B.
Things to See and Do
On both sides of the main road there are many brands and multi-shops that follow young people’s tastes. And, in the underground mall, you will be able to buy clothes, accessories and miscellaneous goods at a very reasonable price.
Samsung D’light, A
A flagship store where you can experience Samsung’s latest IT and mobile products.
(1,2F: Exhibition Hall, B1: Flagship Store)
Sool Gallery, B
Sool Galley is made for the purpose of promoting Korean traditional liquor, and displays and sells traditional liquor. You can enjoy free tasting in English at 2 and 4 o’clock, but make reservations in advance.
*Resevation: 0507-1304-2283 , firstname.lastname@example.org , Naver Booking
Kakao Friends, C
10:30-22:00 • 429 Gangnam-daero Seocho-gu, Seoul (1-3F)
Character shop of Kakao messenger which Korean is most used – Accessories, stationery, baby products, home deco and more
Regend Heroes, D
A place where you can enjoy various indoor screen sports. There are about 20 kinds of experiences such as baseball, soccer, horseback riding, bowling, and archery. However, when there are many people, waiting time can be long.
1h 30m: 16,000 won, 2h: 19,000 won, unlimited: 25,000 won
Room escape cafes
Room escape games are very popular with young people in Korea. The cafes are mainly in the vicinity of Hongdae, Daehangno and Gangnam Station, but there are not many places available in English yet.
The price is usually 15,000 ~ 20,000 won per person. You have to make a reservation in advance, but you may be able to do it without reservation in a slack time zone.
Seoul Escape Room
English support in most rooms
1317-9 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul (B1, Shop 1)
619-2, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (3F, Shop 2)
Reservation: 010.7456.6082 or Website
817-21 Yeoksam-dong Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Reservation: 02-555-4360 or Website
824-25 Yeoksam-dongGangnam-gu, Seoul
Reservation: 02-555-4360 or Website
Beer N Bowl, E
14:00-05:00 • 1308-26 Seocho-dongSeocho-gu, Seoul (2F)
Dart Prince, F
12:00-00:30 • 10,000-20,000 won • 103 Teheran-ro Gangnam-gu, Seoul
A theme cafe where you can enjoy darts and drink beer.
20,000 ~ 30,000 won (2Hr)
438 Gangnam-daeroGangnam-gu, Seoul
1303-22 Seocho 4 (sa) -dongSeocho-gu, Seoul
It is a large bookstore and you can buy books and miscellaneous goods.
818-14 Yeoksam-dongGangnam-gu, Seoul (4F)
VR survival game where four people can experience at the same time.
Price: 15,000 ~ 18,000 / Hour
813-10 Yeoksam-dongGangnam-gu, Seoul (4F)
It is a VR cafe equipped with a large curved screen.
Price: 9,000 ~ 12,000 / Hour
Where to eat?
The area has a lot of restaurants, cafes and pubs for young people, especially in areas marked with red lines on the map.
In addition, the area marked with a blue line on the map is called the pork belly alley, and there are Korean BBQ restaurants on both sides of the 150-meter alley. This is a favorite place for nearby office workers after work.
The restaurants, cafes and pubs in this area will be introduced in the next post.
And if you need information about restaurants, hotels, etc., let me know by comment. Then, I will find out from the local site or community in Korea and let you know.
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