This Japanese family restaurant is full of feeling. Resembling an old-fashioned Western style country house, the establishment is adorned with rough paint, wooden stairs, vintage furniture, and cozy trinkets. There is much to explore in all the nooks and crannies of this three-story building. Tokkijung, created by a detail-oriented owner, is the second representative project from the creators of Mies Container. The restaurant is a stark contrast to the youthful, loud and dynamic feel of Mies Container, aiming instead for a lyrical, tranquil atmosphere to serve Japanese slow food. Curry and fried meats, Japanese beef stew, croquettes – all of the menu items would be familiar sight if visiting a Japanese friend’s house for a friendly meal. Coupling the food with Santori beer, Cassis Highball, Sawa, or other alcoholic beverages makes the place popular with local office workers as well. Even though the restaurant is hardly lacking in space, the ample food and reasonable prices make it a Gangnam hotspot, and queueing is inevitable during mealtimes.
|Venue name:||Tokkijung Project|
32, Bongeunsa-ro 6-gil
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11–2am; Sun 11am–12pm.|
|Transport:||Sinnonhyeon Station (Line 9), exit 4. Gangnam Station (Shinbundang LIne, Line 2), exit 11.|
|Price:||Mains from 7,000 won, drinks from 4,000 won|