Old Cap

Restaurants Yongsan-gu
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One of the reasons for the Sydney locals to risk their peaceful weekend free from tourists and expensive parking at Bondi Beach? Some of the best fish and chips in town, of course. How good can they be? Well, you can have a close enough experience in Seoul now. At Old Cap located in Gyeongnidan, the owner who used to work at one of the Bondi Beach restaurants serves up the crispy goodness. It's all casual, as it should be, with a cozy, retro diner-like interior. There's nothing extravagant in the food either—only the combination of crunchy batter, fresh fish and fluffy chips free from greasiness or sogginess, which is really all I need. The freshness of the fish being served is unquestionable, and the hint of spiciness at the very end of each bite is quite refreshing. Mind you, though—the portion may not be large enough for some, especially for those who prefer thicker batter. But you've got to consider the price: set at 9,900 won, it probably can't be beat anywhere else in Seoul. Oh, and there's happy hour, between 4pm and 6pm, Tuesday through Friday, offering Heineken and Hoegaarden bottles at 3,000 won. You can also go for the hand-mixed shake which is surely an appropriate choice that matches the environment and, of course, the food.

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Venue name: Old Cap
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Address: 3F, 8, Noksapyeong-daero 46ga-gil
Yongsan-gu
Seoul

Opening hours: Tue – Sun 11am – 9pm
Price: Fish and Chips 9,900 won, Soft Drinks 3,000 won, Milk Shake 6,000 won, Bottled Beer ( Heineken and Hoegaarden) 6,000 won, (3,000 won during Happy Hour), Perrier 3,000 won
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