No doubt this bibimbap restaurant in Seoul is geared towards tourists. The staff here are dressed in hanbok (traditional Korean clothes) and there are live music performances with traditional Korean instruments (around 7PM). But even with all that focus on tourists, Korean people love to eat here too. The Gogung restaurant originally hails from the food capital of Korea, the city of Jeonju, which is especially well known for its delicious bibimbap. The restaurant has since come up to Seoul and opened up several branches in the capital to serve some of the best bibimbap in Seoul. Their menu has several different types of bibimbap dishes, such a yukhoe bibimbap (beef tartare) and nakji bibimbap (spicy octopus), but if you’re new to the bibimbap game, their classic bibimbap dishes are Jeonju Bibimbap and dolsot bibimbap (stone pot rice). There are also communal dishes such as bulgogi and Korean pancakes (jeon) that can be shared with your group. On top of that the side dishes are delicious and taste extra clean. However you feel about “tourist restaurants,” don’t let it turn you away from here. Real Koreans eat at Gogung; it’s really good.
Jeonju Traditional Bibimbab, Jeonju Dolsot Bibimbab