Aloha! Do you want to experience what it is like to dine in a Hawaiian restaurant in the heart of Seoul? Waves (웨이브스) is the ideal place for you to enjoy Hawaiian cuisine in a cozy setting. Here is a guide on how to get there, what to expect and what to eat in this Hawaiian themed dining restaurant.
This restaurant is easily accessible by subway. First, take a subway to Mullae Station (Line 2) and walk out from exit 7. Then, take a 7-minute walk to the restaurant. It is very easy to spot the restaurant because as soon as you reach the alley, you can see the wordings “WAVES” written in a huge font. There are a few chairs in front of the wordings where you can take pictures.
Address: 434-11 Dorim-ro, Mullaedong 3(sam)-ga, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Waves (웨이브스) at a Glance
Located in a small alley in Mullae-dong, Waves is a Hawaiian themed dining pub opened by Lee Daeseok. The building was refurbished from a steel factory to a gastropub. The theme of the entire shop is waves. Even the handles of the door entrance to the restaurant has a surfing board shape!
I went there at night and I was really astounded by the interior and atmosphere inside the restaurant. The interior is filled with green tropical plants, surfing board-shaped tables and seats as well as yellow neon lighting. The interior was well-renovated and designed because you can feel the vibes of dining in a Hawaiian restaurant. On a side note, the restaurant is suitable for solo diners, couples and groups. Also, the restaurant occasionally features live band and vocal groups, so you can enjoy your food with good music.
You can sit on top of these unique, curvy-shaped seating.
The restaurant is intricately decorated with small and big details that represent Hawaii.
You can even take selfies on the enormous mirror in the restaurant.
Waves offers an extensive selection of food menu ranging from grilled platter, seafood platter, noodles, pizza, fried dish and some special menus like cheese platter and clam stew. Apart from that, they also serve a wide variety of beverages including Hawaiian soft drinks, cocktails, coffees, ades, beer and wine. The food price ranges from 10000 to 33000 won.
There is also weekday lunch promotion event. You can have selected menus at a cheaper price (2000 to 3000 won lesser).
My friend and I tried out their Shrimp Combo Platter and it was finger licking good! The Shrimp Combo Platter is a combination of butter garlic, spicy and Hawaiian shrimps. The shrimps were succulent plump, fresh and blended well with its respective sauce. It comes with a vegetable salad, two rice balls, macaroni and two pieces of garlic bread. It costs 22000 won and I personally think it worth every single penny.
I really love the soothing ambience, great culinary dexterity and comfortable sitting of this restaurant. It was indeed a delightful and pleasing meal. I would definitely visit this restaurant again to try out other menus and drinks. Hope this little guide is informative to all of you.