Food & Drink Seoul

Best Restaurants Near Korea University

In Korea, there are many universities and of course you can find good restaurants around campus. In this article, Iโ€™d like to introduce some good places to eat near Korea University!

SKY Universities in South Korea

Have you heard about SKY universities in South Korea? What does the abbreviation SKY mean and why will every Korean shudder if you say three cherished letters? SKY is an acronym used to refer to the three most prestigious universities in South Korea: Seoul National University, Korea University, and Yonsei University. The term is widely used in South Korea, both in media broadcast and by the universities themselves. This is due to the high ranking of the universities and all the graduates from SKY universities get a high-paying job.

Korea University

Korea University as one of the top 3 universities, located in the north of Seoul in Anam, towards the end of subway Line 6. Anam is not as hit as familiar student hangouts such as Hongdae and Sinchon but Anam definitely has its own charms that make it worth a visit. In this post, I would like to recommend to you some nice restaurants near Anam area. It will not get wrong with suggestions from a Korea University student. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Anam-dong Restaurants

1. Jeju Gogitjip (์ œ์ฃผ๊ณ ๊นƒ์ง‘)

This restaurant serves Korean barbeque and it is only 5 minutes walking distance from Korea University Natural Science Campus. Seaweed soup and you can have a variety of side dishes and no need to feel shy in getting refills. Great food, great service! Besides, traditional lunchbox (์˜›๋‚ ๋„์‹œ๋ฝ) is a must-try menu. Long queue at dinner time.

  • Address: 134-42, Anam-dong 5(o)-ga, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul (์„œ์šธํŠน๋ณ„์‹œ ์„ฑ๋ถ๊ตฌ ์•ˆ์•”๋กœ 69)
  • Business hour: 16:00 โ€“ 24:00
  • Price: 10,000 KRW ~ 20,000 KRW

2. Moilita (๋ชจ์ด๋ฆฌํƒ€)

Moilita is an Italian restaurant and it serves mainly pizza and pasta. Famous among female students and it is an excellent spot for a lunch date. Although it is a little pricy compared to other restaurants at Anam-dong, still great food and romantic atmosphere win.ย 

  • Address: 102-69, Anam-dong 5(o)-ga, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 2F (์„œ์šธํŠน๋ณ„์‹œ ์„ฑ๋ถ๊ตฌ ์ธ์ดŒ๋กœ24๊ธธ 20 2F)
  • Business hour: 11:00 โ€“ 20:30 (*Last order 20:00)
  • Price: 10,000 KRW ~ 20,000 KRW

3. Kuidoraku Ramen (์ฟ ์ด๋„๋ผ์ฟ ๋ผ๋ฉ˜)

This shop will definitely satisfy your tastebuds if you are craving for authentic Japanese Ramen. Free flow of side dishes, rice, and beverages.

  • Address: 85-3, Anam-dong 5(o)-ga, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul (์„œ์šธํŠน๋ณ„์‹œ ์„ฑ๋ถ๊ตฌ ์•ˆ์•”๋กœ 103)
  • Business hour: 11:00 โ€“ 21:30
  • Price: Less than 10,000 KRW
  • TIP: You will be requested to put your belongings on the shelves prepared right in front of the restaurant due to limited spaces inside the restaurant.

4. Cheese That Loves Jjimdak (์น˜์ฆˆ๋ฅผ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•œ์ฐœ๋‹ญ)

Jjimdak is a popular Korean braised chicken, originated in the city of Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province. For those of you who do not like spicy food, many Korean Jjimdak would be a challenge. While in this restaurant, you could request a specific spiciness level when you order and eat with an abundance of cheese.

  • Address: 101-66, Anam-dong 5(o)-ga, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 2F (์„œ์šธํŠน๋ณ„์‹œ ์„ฑ๋ถ๊ตฌ ๊ฐœ์šด์‚ฌ๊ธธ 21-3 2F)
  • Business hour: 10:00 โ€“ 22:00
  • Price: 10,000 KRW ~ 20,000 KRW

5. Makanai (๋งˆ์นด๋‚˜์ด)

Makanai is a Japanese culinary term meaning โ€œfamily meal,โ€ referring to the meal served to restaurant employees before or after service. However, this restaurant has nothing to do with the real meaning of Makanai. Makanai is well known for its Japanese style ramen which you can request to change the level of spiciness up to Level 15. Spicy lovers why donโ€™t give it a try? I dare you.

  • Address: 86-149, Anam-dong 5(o)-ga, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 1F (์„œ์šธํŠน๋ณ„์‹œ ์„ฑ๋ถ๊ตฌ ๊ณ ๋ ค๋Œ€๋กœ28๊ธธ 11 1F)
  • Business hour: 11:00 โ€“ 21:00
  • Price: Less than 10,000 KRW

6. Tratar (ํŠธ๋ผํƒ€)

A great place if you want some nice Mexican food at Anam-dong. I can really recommend the burrito bowl, bbq pork burrito, and quesadillas they have. The staff members are friendly and always ready to help even if you do not speak Korean. Meal sizes are large in my opinion.

  • Address: 86-130, Anam-dong 5(o)-ga, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul (์„œ์šธํŠน๋ณ„์‹œ ์„ฑ๋ถ๊ตฌ ์ธ์ดŒ๋กœ28๊ธธ 14)
  • Business hour: Mon- Fri 11:00 โ€“ 22:00 / Sat โ€“ Sun 11:00 โ€“ 21:00
  • Break time: 15:00 โ€“ 16:00
  • Price: Less than 10,000 KRW

7. Isae Donkatsu (์ด์„ธ๋ˆ๊ฐ€์Šค)

One of the best tonkatsu at Anam-dong. The portion is really huge, so you really get value for the 9,000 KRW you pay. The restaurant only has one menu and the food serves on the tray, comes in a set.

  • Address: 15-53, Anam-dong 5(o)-ga, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul (์„œ์šธํŠน๋ณ„์‹œ ์„ฑ๋ถ๊ตฌ ๊ฐœ์šด์‚ฌ๊ธธ 32)
  • Business hour: 11:00 โ€“ 21:00
  • Price: 9,000 KRW

Anam is interestingly one of the few places in Seoul that gets quieter during weekends as students do not go to school. Anam is not to be overlooked if you are looking for somewhere to spend a relaxing weekend. Take a little stroll at Korea University after dinner is strongly recommended as well. The campus has the best scenery at night and I can guarantee no matter which time you come, you will have a lovely time exploring.

Read More: Korea University: An insight from a KU student

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Zhao Lin Chew

An engineering student who hates being cooped up in a house. Follow me up on Instagram lingirl_chew