Oak restaurant at Oakwood Premier Incheon is the best place around for glam foodies ballin’ on a budget. This luxurious all-you-can-eat buffet at a five-star stay with a view? As little as 35,000 won per person!
Oak Premier Incheon
Incheon is a huge region outside of Seoul. There are older parts of the city, beaches, fields, islands, and a number of new neighborhoods. Songdo is one of the newest, most pristine, and technologically advanced parts on Incheon.
For those who are planning to visit Songdo, central park is a must. Then, of course, the huge tower that attracts thousands of tourists and citizens alike, Oakwood Premier Incheon should also be on your list. Inside the Oakwood Premier, on the 36th floor, is where you will find the Oak Restaurant, which is the topic of today’s article. Oak restaurant has an amazing buffet filled with delicious, gourmet food that you can eat with an amazing view of the city below
Oak Restaurant: Dinning with Glam
The restaurant presents a wide range of menu items made from carefully selected ingredients -and you can tell! All the food I had was amazing!
They offer Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner options. For each meal there are different options, so if you wanted to return but try different buffet items you can come at a different time.
- Breakfast: 6:30 – 10:00 on Weekdays, 6:30 – 10:30 on Weekends. 35,000 Won for adults. 17,000 won for children between 8 and 12, Free 7 and under.
- Lunch: Antipasti Buffet 12:00 – 14:00, Restaurant 12:00 – 16:30, Afternoon tea 14:30 – 16:30. Depending on your main course, the buffet ranges from 52,000 won to 150,000 won per person. Standard afternoon tea is 67,000 Won for two people.
- Dinner: 18:00 to 22:00. Depending on your main course, the buffet ranges from 65,000 won to 97,000 won per person.
Surprisingly enough they also have a high tea set, which you can order separately. But, it was unavailable when I went back in October last year for my birthday. So, I suggested you check the availability and reserve it ahead of time if you want the high tea set rather than the normal buffet.
Even if you enjoy the normal buffet, keep in mind that each meal is limited to 150 guests. Especially on weekends and holidays, you should probably reserve a seat. However, during the week when there are fewer patrons, there shouldn’t be much of a problem if you just show up.
In this post, I will focus on lunch since it’s what I had the pleasure of enjoying.
For both the 36th floor buffet and the 63rd floor bar, I highly recommend booking through Naver. On Naver there is a 10% discount and you will get Naver points. However, if you are not experienced in booking through Naver or don’t have a Korean bank account and ARC, you can always do make a reservation by phone.
- To reserve a table at Oak Restaurant with Naver Click Here.
- To reserve a table at Oak Restaurant by phone, call: 032-726-2301.
- For The Panoramic (rooftop bar), make a reservation through Naver by Clicking Here.
- For The Panoramic (rooftop bar), call: 032-726-0065
Arriving at The Oak
Once you arrive at the hotel, you have to pass the lobby area and head directly to the elevators that will take you to the 36th floor. Speaking from experience – don’t get confused and head to the 63rd floor. It is a rooftop cocktail bar that has to be booked in advance. It’s not evident right away that it is not the buffet location and can cause some confusion. But, it looked nice as well and I plan on going back there for a nice evening in the future.
After we realized our mistake and made our way to the correct floor, we were greeted by lovely staff. They found our reservation and escorted us to our seats. Once we were seated, we were absolutely stunned. The views were to die for! We could see the beautiful skyline filled with skyscrapers and Songdo Central Park reaching all the way to the ocean. Then, we could see the ocean and islands off the coast along the horizon. Even for lunch, it was one of the best views I could hope for. During sunset – I can’t even imagine!
If you come to Oak Restaurant during lunch or dinner, you will need to choose a main. The main options are salmon, beef striploin, beef tenderloin, veal medallion, surf & turf, chateaubriand (fancy beef) for two people, and beef ribeye for two people. Each comes with a different price tag.
We got steak and pasta as our main dishes, which you will get served at the table directly. However, you will also get access to a buffet with all sorts of dishes. There are meats, salads, noodles, and even a sushi bar where they make the sushi in front of you – all unlimited!
One highlight was their dessert table which was filled with all things sweet displayed phenomenally. There was a great variety. They had healthier options, like yogurts and fruit. But also, standard options like cakes, macaroons, and more.
There is also a chocolate fountain and coffee/juice machine which I didn’t miss taking advantage of since I am a coffee and chocolate lover.
Oak Restaurant: Glam, Affordable, Delicious!
All in all this buffet is definitely cost-effective, I wouldn’t have imagined paying 50,000won for a high-quality mail with buffet, drinks, desserts, and this view.
- Steak and buffet on the 36th floor
- Night view of Songdo during dinner time❣️
- Meat, dessert, and Sushi are ALL unlimited
- Didn’t find it sooner
Looking for more fun things to do in Songdo? Click Here to learn about Songdo’s glass-bottom cable car that soars over the ocean!