Ilpum Dang – Seoulistic

Ilpum Dang

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Before going to Ilpum Dang, one should remember a very important detail–to bring a friend who will order something different from what you’re getting. A restaurant that specializes in shabu shabu and sukiyaki, it’s not just the upscale interior and the top-notch service that makes this place stand out from the others–it’s the food. While the servings are slightly smaller (and the prices are higher) than other shabu-shabu places you’ve in the past, the restaurant is light on the grease and brings out fresh, quality ingredients especially important in a flavor-teasing dish such as this. Hanwoo beef (Korea’s version of wagyu) as well as cattle is used in the meat dishes and there are seasonal specialties such as the Webfoot Octopus Shabu-Shabu. Private dining is also available.

Operating Hours:
11:30am - 10pm (Break time: 3pm - 5pm)
20,000 won - 60,000 won
Phone Number:
25, Jongno-gu, Sejong-daero 23-gil, Seoul, South Korea
Subway Station:
Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5)
What to order:


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