What will you do at Gangnam Station, Seoul?

What will you do at Gangnam Station, Seoul?

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.

Map

Gangnam Station Map

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

Shopping

Gangnam Station street view 2
Gangnam Station underground shopping mall
Gangnam Station Underground Mall

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

10:00-17:00 (Mon-Sat) • 11, Seocho-Daero 74-Gil, Seocho-Gu, Seoul • www.samsungdlight.com

samsung dlight

A flagship store where you can experience Samsung’s latest IT and mobile products.
(1,2F: Exhibition Hall, B1: Flagship Store)

Sool Gallery, B

10:00-20:00 (Closed on Mondays) • 621-16 Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul • thesoolgallery.modoo.at/

sool_gallery

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 , soolgallery@naver.com ,  Naver Booking

Kakao Friends, C

10:30-22:00 • 429 Gangnam-daero Seocho-gu, Seoul (1-3F)

Gangnam Station KAKAO Friends shop

Character shop of Kakao messenger which Korean is most used – Accessories, stationery, baby products, home deco and more

Regend Heroes, D

11:00-24:00 • 1317-31 Seocho-dongSeocho-gu, Seoul (B1) • www.legendheroes.co.kr

Gangnam Station Game cafe

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.

Price
1h 30m: 16,000 won, 2h: 19,000 won, unlimited: 25,000 won

Room escape cafes

Gangnam Station Theme Cafe 1

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
www.seoul-escape.com

Key Escape
One room
817-21 Yeoksam-dong Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Reservation: 02-555-4360 or Website
www.keyescape.com

Beat Phobia
Orient Express
824-25 Yeoksam-dongGangnam-gu, Seoul
Reservation: 02-555-4360 or Website
www.xphobia.net

Beer N Bowl, E

14:00-05:00 • 1308-26 Seocho-dongSeocho-gu, Seoul (2F)  

BEER & BOWL

It is a bowling alley where you can enjoy beer, cocktails and bowling, and there is a similar bowling alley across the street.

Smashing Bowl
www.smashingbowl.com

Dart Prince, F

12:00-00:30 • 10,000-20,000 won • 103 Teheran-ro Gangnam-gu, Seoul 

Gangnam Station dart prince cafe

A theme cafe where you can enjoy darts and drink beer. 
Price
20,000 ~ 30,000 won (2Hr)

Others

CGV theater
438 Gangnam-daeroGangnam-gu, Seoul
http://www.cgv.co.kr/movies/

KYOBO Bookstore
1303-22 Seocho 4 (sa) -dongSeocho-gu, Seoul
It is a large bookstore and you can buy books and miscellaneous goods.

Camp VR
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
https://www.campvr.co.kr/

The Real
813-10 Yeoksam-dongGangnam-gu, Seoul (4F)
It is a VR cafe equipped with a large curved screen.
Price: 9,000 ~ 12,000 / Hour
https://therealvr.modoo.at/

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.

Gangnam Station Food street
pork belly alley

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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