Seoho Gimbap

Restaurants, Korean Bangbae-dong
4 out of 5 stars

During the early ‘90s, Café Street was teeming with young people. Fancy cafés and restaurants lined the streets in the ‘80s, and the Yatas and the Oranges (terms that refer to bougie youth with expensive cars) swarmed here and in Apgujeong Rodeo. A couple decades later, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a decent café here, but Seoho Gimbap—you can spot right away. This hole-in-the-wall diner first opened in 1992 and is still overflowing with hungry customers. The interior has been renovated, but the tuna gimbap with mayo and kimchi sujebi tastes just the same and people line up to order them during the lunch rush. The early days of Seoho Gimbap can be re-visited in scenes from the 1993 film Two Cops, whose backdrop captures the very neighborhood. Lead actors Ahn Sung-ki and Park Joong-hoon walk past here on their way to ambush the black market record seller.


Venue name: Seoho Gimbap
Address: 141-1, Bangbaejungang-ro
Opening hours: Tue–Sun 9am–9:30pm (break time 3–4pm on the weekend)
Transport: Chongshin Univ.(Isu) Station (Line 4, 7), exit 4
Price: Gimbap from 3,500 won
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