Satiate your Hunger at All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants in Seoul!
Despite all the fun and excitement, traveling can be stressful when you are under a limited budget. However, just because you’re on a tight budget doesn’t mean you should miss out on a delicious food tour! Read on for our recommended top five all-you-can-eat restaurants in Seoul that will fill your stomach without leaving your wallet empty!
Taste authentic Indian curry in the city at Utsav
Located in the cultural hub of youth, Hongdae, Utsav is where you can enjoy authentic Indian curry to your heart’s content in an indoor garden. Indian curry refers to any dish that uses masala, or a combination of Indian spices. This mix of spices usually includes unique and strong-scented spices such as mustard seeds, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, and pepper.
Visit Utsav on a weekday for lunch and you will be able to enjoy unlimited curry and naan, along with a salad buffet. Three “curries of the day” are randomly selected among vegetable curry, beef curry, lamb curry and two different chicken curries. Chewy, brick oven-baked naan and tandoori chicken cooked in a giant pan go especially well with the curry. You can also treat yourself to as much fresh fruit and salad as you want at the salad bar.
- ☞ Address: 10, Wausan-ro 11-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
- ☞ Directions: Sangsu Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 1. Walk for approx. 5 min.
- ☞ Operating hours: 11:00-24:00 / Open all year round (Subject to change)
- ☞ Price: Weekday lunch buffet 13,500 won / Curry 23,000~26,000 won / Tandoori chicken 26,000 won
Feast on Brazilian grilled steak in Itaewon at Copacabana
If you asked anyone to name the hottest multi-cultural place in Seoul, the answer would be none other than Itaewon. Copacabana, located behind Itaewon’s Hamilton Hotel, is a grill restaurant where you can feast on unlimited amounts of Brazilian barbeque skewers called churrasco. If you are fan of charcoal-grilled, juicy meat, Copacabana is a must-go.
The biggest merit of Copacabana is that the giant steak is sliced and served at your table. You can choose from seven different types of steak, including chicken, pork belly, bacon, and beef. Salads, pickles, short pasta, and baked beans are also offered as a side for a burst of flavor. Also, don’t miss the chance to try Brazil’s unique guarana drink while you are there.
- ☞ Address: 41, Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
- ☞ Directions: Itaewon Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 1. Walk for approx. 3 min.
- ☞ Operating hours: 12:00-23:00 / Open all year round (Subject to change)
- ☞ Price: Barbecue & salad bar 29,000 won (Lunch / Dinner) / Guarana 4,000 won
Treat yourself to low-calorie fresh spring rolls at Ssammani
Vietnamese cuisine is currently trending as a health food as people are becoming more and more health-conscious. While most would consider rice noodles as a food that best represents Vietnam, fresh spring rolls are another well-known Vietnamese cuisine. Wrapped in thin rice paper, various ingredients like shrimp, pork, and fresh vegetables create an ensemble of refreshing tastes. Visit either of the two branches in Seoul, located in Hongdae and Daehangno, and Sssamani will keep your plates filled with fresh vegetables at a reasonable price.
Ssammani provides unlimited servings of over ten different vegetables and four types of meat, including beef, pork, chicken and duck. Additional serving of just one type of meat are also available upon request. Surprise your palate by dipping your spring roll into a different sauce each time you take a bite with four sauces to choose from, like peanut butter, fish sauce, mustard sauce, and hot sauce. As Ssammani also offers unlimited refills of Vietnamese rice noodle soup, you certainly won’t leave the restaurant on an empty stomach.
- ☞ Address
- Hongdae Branch: 28, Wausan-ro 15-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
- Daehangno Branch: 4F, 130, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
- ☞ Directions
- Hongdae Branch: Sangsu Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 1. Walk for approx. 5 min.
- Daehangno Branch: Hyehwa Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 1. Walk for approx. 2 min.
- ☞ Operating hours: 11:00-22:00 (Last order 21:00) / Open all year round (Subject to change)
- ☞ Price: Weekday lunch 13,000 won / Weekday dinner ∙ Weekends ∙ Holidays 15,000 won (Unlimited fresh spring rolls)
Relish unlimited tuna at Chamchigongbang!
Sliced raw tuna is served at its best when slightly chilled while still maintaining its freshness and chewiness. For this reason, it’s considered to be quite expensive as special care is necessary. However, at Chamchigongbang, you can enjoy quality tuna at a relatively low price. Increasing popularity of this restaurant led to opening five branches just in Seoul alone, located at Jonggak, Euljiro, Gangnam, Sangam, and Sinseol-dong.