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THE 7 BEST Places to Go Near Sinsa Station

Sinsa-dong is such a popular places for young Koreans and became a must visit place for tourists. Sinsa-dong has so many interesting cafes and restaurants, and of course this is where you can see the latest trends in cosmetics and fashion. Today, I’d like to introduce the 7 best places to go near Sinsa station!

1. Sinsa “Picky Papa Cafe”

Picky Papa Cafe is very spacious, beautiful and modern. The staff is responsive, smiling and polite, and the prices in this restaurant are reasonable.

We ordered two coffee (Americano), salad and pizza margherita. For all of these, we paid 35,500 won.

Everything was incredibly tasty. We especially liked the pizza. Delicious dough and lots of cheese on it. And along with the salad, we go bread on the side. It was fresh and soft. It seems they cooked it at the restaurant.

Kang Daniel fans have created a small forest in this restaurant. This is a fan spot. His fans sit around here to share stories and feelings whenever they miss Kang Daniel or want to cheer him on. 

This is a restaurant menu. The choice is quite large. There is coffee, salad, pizza, desserts, various drinks and pasta.

There are so many dessert options here. You can try bingsu, bread, gelato, and pizza!

Address: 1/F, 35, Gangnam-daero 162-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Business Hours: 11:00 – 22:00

2. Saga Ramen Garosugil Branch

Small cozy Japanese restaurant

There is an open kitchen and you can watch while they cook as you wait for the order. Inside, there are special places for one person. It is very convenient when you are hungry and there is no one to eat with. The restaurant is on a busy street and there are always a lot of people.

After the order you immediately get a thermos with water and hot soup. The soup is not spicy and tasty, and the rice is friable and does not look like Korean, which we usually eat. Perhaps the cooking technique is different.

In this restaurant, the choice of dishes is especially small, but the prices are not expensive. You can see the menu below.

Address: 43, Gangnam-daero 154-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Business Hours: 11:00 – 01:00

3. Gentle Monster Sinsa Flagship Store


Gentle Monster is Korea’s eyewear brand. It has been a viral sensation through collaborations with K-Wave celebrities. Gentle Monster’s flagship store is in Sinsa District’s boulevard. The store has a white-tone exterior, which gives it a clean look. And it has a fairly large size entrance.

Its first floor has a wide/open space, which looks quite captivating from outside. The concept of the store is, “house and healing,” and show rooms on each floors are designed to feel comfortable and is full of individuality/personality. The first and the second floors display different varieties of eyeglasses collections. And the third floor is a showroom that is designed to feel like you are in a luxurious bathroom. And the 4th and 5th floors are spaces for café and lounge, where people can take off after lounging and resting.

Address: 22 Apgujeong-ro 10-gil, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday. 12:00pm – 9:00pm.
Phone: 0507-1307-2126
Official website: Gentle Monster 

  • Address: 23, Apgujeong-ro 10-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
  • Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday. 12:00pm – 9:00pm.
  • Phone: +82-70-5080-0196.
  • Official website: Gentle Monster Sinsa

4. Tokyo Supeulle 

Tokyo Supeulle is very popular in the Shins area. Japanese pancakes are airy and very tender. Pancakes come wiht some kind of syrup and it makes them taste even better.

Pancakes are very sweet, so I do not recommend taking a sweet drink. I had apple juice and it turned out very sugary. With any dessert, I advise you to take Americano, then you definitely will love it.

I am pretty sure you need to wait for a long time because they need to prepare after the order. They cannot prepare the foods in advance. I really liked this place andI will definitely come again soon.

The menu on their iPad, you can choose as you scroll up and down. But it was inconvenient that the menu was without photos. When you place an order, you don’t know what it would look like. To be honest, the prices are a little expensive for both drinks and pancakes. But they were delicious and you can get beautiful photos out of them.

Address: 34-1, Apgujeong-ro 10-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday. 12:00pm – 10:00pm.
Phone: 0507-1338-7959

5. Sinsa “Snow Fox Flowers”

A flower shop with beautiful flower designs, unusual flowers. The prices are very affordable. You can also buy Indoor plants here.

It starts from 5,000 won and up. The two bouquets that you see in the photo cost only 10,000 won.

Address: 43 Dosan-daero 11-gil Gangnam-gu Seoul.
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 09:30 – 22:00, Sat: 10:00-22:00, Sun: 11:00-21:00.
Phone: 02-6269-4342

6. Rigoletto Chicago Pizza 

I can say with confidence that you can have one of the most delicious pizzas here. We ordered pizza with shrimp and we really liked it. Very tasty dough and cheese are even in the dough along the edges. There will be a candle under the pizza stand, due to which the cheese will not cool down until you finish the pizza. In general, I really liked it here, so I think that all cheese lovers should visit this place.

Price Range: 20,000 ~ 30,000 KRW
Parking: No Parking Space

Address: Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Sinsa-dong, Dosan-daero 11-gil, 15
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun. 11:30-24:00.
Phone: 02-512-0714

7. Vault (Brunch)

This is a very popular place with delicious brunch. Delicious coffee is also here. Very rich taste, I think coffee lovers would appreciate it.

The building has two floors. The ground floor has a cozy and spacious place with tables, and on the basement there is a bar that opens in the evening. What I noticed in this institution is the restroom. There were mouthwashes. I think this is a very good idea, because after eating meat with spices, you must feel like cleaning your mouth. Very refreshing.

The prices for the foods and coffees in this place are a bit expensive. You can see the prices in the photo below.

Address: 22 Apgujeong-ro 72-gil Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun. 11:00-18:00
Phone: 0507-1316-2251

🇰🇿 Anel Mukan

I'm student of Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul and my major is culture and tourism. I have been living here for 1.5 years and want to visit more interesting and unusual places in Korea.