Pizza Express located in Seoul’s Apgujeong neighborhood is an amazing pizza place for New York-style pizza. If you know anything about Korean pizza, you know how hard it is to find a genuine slice of western-style pizza. Corn, sweet potato, and cream cheese are all toppings that frequently make a surprise appearance. There is not of that here – this is the real deal. Thin crust pizza topped with some genuine tomato sauce and cheese, plus the toppings you actually choose is what you will find at Pizza Express.
Pizza Express: First Impressions
Pizza Express is not only an affordable place with genuine western pizza but also a cute restaurant as far as interior design. Their walls are plastered with artwork, stickers, signs, and drawings. Even by the entrance, although very discreet, a cute pizza neon sign can be seen.
When I entered the restaurant, I noticed distinct skater vibes paired with the essence of an 80’s arcade. There are skateboards hanging on the wall and glowing neon signs with fun, artistic shapes. The place looks like the kind of place that could be featured as a set on Stranger Things.
As I noticed with experience and time, here in South Korea it is a little tricky to find pizza places that serve up a slice that matches my tastes. Pizza tends to lean sweet and toppings create some interesting flavor combinations. No matter how hard I try, I just can’t get used to it. This is the one place where you can get a genuine western slice without going bankrupt.
I got their pepperoni pizza. It was super good, and the price was also great for the amount size of the pizza we got. we got a medium pizza and shared it between myself and two other friends. Our total came out to 21,000 won, a very reasonable price.
For 33cm medium pizza, their prices range from 19,000 to 28,000 won. 49cm Large pizzas are 34,000 to 45,000 won. And finally, single slices of pizza cost 4,500 to 5,500 won. If you can’t decide between pizzas, you can do half-and-half for an additional 2,000 won.
They also offer set menus. The first option is a medium pizza, french fries, and two sodas for 35,000 won. Next is a large pizza, french fries, and three sodas. And finally is a set with a large pizza, 4 piece hot wings, and 4 sodas.
Sides and Drinks
Plus, they have an assortment of sides. You can purchase French fries for 7,000 won. Next, a set including both French fries and 4 pieces of hot wings costs 11,000 won. and, 9 pieces of hot wings will set you back 12,000 won.
For drinks, Pizza Express offers both beer and soda. All of Pizza Express’s beer is imported. Beer ranges from 8,000 to 10,000 won per glass. For soft drinks, soda is 3,000 won, trevi sparkling water is 4,000 won, and coke zero is 4,000 won.
Since a lot of their options do not include meat, they have an extensive vegetarian menu. So, it is something to consider in case you have dietary restrictions.
Pizza Express was on an episode of MBC’s “Hangout with Yoo”, or 놀면뭐하니. In the episode, Yoo Jae-Seok and Jessi ate at the restaurant. Jessi admitted that it was one of her favorite pizza places in Korea. As someone who grew up in the US state of New Jersey, just a short distance from New York, it undoubtedly gave her a little taste of home.
Pizza Express Address: 28, Apgujeong-ro 10-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul Korean address: 서울 강남구 압구정로10길 28 Operating Hours: 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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