Apr 102013
Loving Hut's (near) Nampodong Location

**UPDATED 4/25/2014: CHECK OUT THE COMMENTS FOR THE LOCATION OF THE NEW ONE NEAR GUDEOK STADIUM!!   Note, this location is closer to Dongdaesin than Nampodong! By: Emma O’Flynn Calling all vegetarians!  Life in Korea can be challenging as a vegetarian, even more so as a vegan.  So when friend introduced me to Loving Hut in […]

May 122012
Arun Thai - Nampo/Jagalchi

BY STEVE BUTTERFIELD Full disclosure: I’ve never been to Thailand. I have, however, been to a great many Thai restaurants, so while I can’t claim to truly be an expert in authentic Thai cuisine (unless the stuff at the restaurants back home is truly authentic), I am an expert in tasty. Having eaten there three […]

Sep 212011
My 10 favorite Gimbap Cheonguk dishes

I tend to assume that regular visits to Gimbap Cheonguk are a staple for any foreigner living in Korea.  During my two and a half years I’ve visited some variation of this ubiquitous Korean eatery at least twice a week.  Still, I occasionally run into people who avoid it.  Some people are intimidated by the […]

Apr 192011
Tasty Tasty Juk - Bon Juk Porridge Restaurant

Post by Melissa Tait [Bon Juk serves Korean ‘porridge,’ and you can find numerous locations of this chain all over the city. We listed (and mapped) some locations in the bigger neighborhoods beneath the review. One of the Seomyeon locations is reviewed below.] I’d never tried this dish before coming to Korea, but now I […]

Apr 132011
Breeze Burn's: A chain review

BREEZE BURN’S LOCATIONS: Nampo; Seomyeon; Gwangan-li; Haeundae; Jangsan Whenever I go to a Breeze Burn’s with my fiance, she orders a burger and the waitress starts walking away. WAIT! I want a burger too! The waitress usually gives one of those ‘Tim the Tool Man Taylor’-esque “uuuHHHHHH?”‘s. You want two burgers? Then looking around at […]

Mar 312011
Charlie's Brau in Nampo

If I could pick places to eat and drink solely on how they look on the outside, then I’d choose to go to Charlie’s Brau every day. I don’t know why, but I really like the look of this place. Maybe it’s the circular shape of the building. Maybe it’s the excessive use of the […]

Mar 302011
Bombay Indian Restaurant

Good Indian food seems to be becoming more and more common here in Busan.  Less than nine months after reading about how difficult it was to find decent Indian food here, there are at least three good options.  The most recent one I’ve tried is Bombay Indian restaurant in Nampo-dong. The owner and cook is […]

Mar 282011
The Pan Italian Bistro

Nampo-dong is one of the coolest neighborhoods in Busan. It’s mainly known for shopping and for good reasons. Between the back alley markets and the western friendly shopping street, you can get pretty much anything you want at whatever price you’re willing to pay. It’s also a great mix of new and old, with lots […]

Mar 162011
Farmer's Original Handmade Hamburger

I often think of my life as a never-ending quest for good burgers. While that may be a little sad, I do feel completely at peace when I find a place that sells good hamburgers. And Farmer’s burgers is one of those places. With two similar-yet-different locations in Nampo-dong, this is a fantastic place to […]