Best Dining Spots Near ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’: Chosen by Koreans! #2/3

Last Updated on November 5, 2023 by HB

Greetings! It’s your ultimate Korean hotel guide, HB (Hotel Boy).

Today is the second part of “Best Dining Spots Near ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’: Chosen by Koreans!”

(The title only mentions ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’, but guests of ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul’, don’t worry! Since the two hotels are right next to each other, there’s absolutely no problem in utilizing this information!!)


Part 1: Korean Cuisine, Japanese Cuisine, Chinese Cuisine

Part 2: Asian Cuisine, Western Cuisine, Snacks or Street Food

Part 3: Cafe, Bar, Convenience Store


In my previous post, I shared with you the top Korean, Japanese, and Chinese dining spots near the ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’ and ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul’. But today, we’re going to expand our culinary journey! Prepare to explore the best of Asian, Western cuisines, and even local snacks and street food.

Best Dining Spots Near 'Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower'

I’ve gathered this list from Naver – Korea’s largest portal. It includes places loved by locals and highly praised by customers. Keeping convenience in mind, I’ve handpicked eateries and cafes located within a cozy 500m radius from ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’ or ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul’.

Best Dining Spots Near 'Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower'

“The heart of the circle marks the ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’ (or ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul’) location. The surrounding purple hue illustrates a 500-meter radius from the hotel, your culinary adventure playground.”

So, let’s not waste any more time and embark on our gastronomic journey to discover the best dining spots near ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’ or ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul”! This second part deals with Asian Cuisine, Western Cuisine, Snacks or Street Food!


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1. Asian Cuisine

1.1.Tum Tum (땀땀): Vietnamese Cuisine

CategoryInformation
Address81 Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Lotte Department Store Main Branch B1 (서울 중구 남대문로 81 롯데백화점 본점 지하1층)
Phone Number+82-02-726-4024
HoursMon-Thurs: 10:30 – 20:00, Fri-Sat: 10:30 – 20:30, Sun: 10:30 – 20:30
FacilitiesAvailable for groups, Parking, Valet parking, Take-out, Separate bathrooms for men and women
DescriptionAt Tum Tum, we offer traditional Vietnamese royal health food recipes. Our pho is prepared with selected beef and bone broth, slowly simmered for 24 hours. We also introduce a variety of new Vietnamese health foods in Korea.

“I was drawn to this place by the pictures and decided to order the Spicy Beef Brisket Pho after my workout. The taste was amazing and the broth was fantastic. Definitely a spot I’d recommend if you’re in the Lotte Department Store basement food court!”


“The Pho at Tum Tum never disappoints! The portions are generous enough for two people and I can’t wait to try the Spicy Pork Ribs next time. A must-visit every time I go to the Lotte Department Store.”


“The place was packed but I managed to find a seat. The Bún chả was absolutely delicious! Everything I tried was tasty and the staff were incredibly friendly. A great experience overall.”

Customer Reviews of the Restaurant (Source: Naver)

The restaurant is housed within the Lotte Department Store, which is conveniently situated right next to the hotel. Therefore, you won’t find a separate route marked on Naver Maps. Rest assured, it’s incredibly close!!

Green Circle: Hotel / Red Circle: Restaurant

1.2. Agra Center 1 Branch (아그라 센터원점): Indian Cuisine

CategoryInformation
Address26, Eulji-ro 5-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, Mirae Asset Building, B2 (서울 중구 을지로5길 26 미래에셋빌딩 지하2층)
Hours of OperationMon-Sun: 11:00 – 22:00, Break time 15:00 – 17:00, Last Order 21:00
Phone Number+82-0507-1327-8977
AmenitiesReservations, Group Use, Takeout, Separate Restrooms, Delivery, Parking
Websitehttps://catchtable.co.kr/agra.center1
DescriptionAgra is a traditional Indian restaurant filled with premium menus that perfectly match the taste of Koreans, based on the taste of local Indian food through better ingredients and spices directly obtained from the local area. (Corkage free service is provided when ordering a set menu for the number of people)

“The ambiance is perfect and the space is clean and spacious! It’s a great spot for a day trip or gathering. The set menu is very substantial and the food presentation is on point. Always a pleasure to dine here.”


“I frequently visit Agra’s Yeoksam, Yeouido, and Cheonggyecheon branches, and I am always satisfied with the fresh ingredients and delicious food. The Cheonggyecheon branch is my favorite.”


“The premium set was so much food that I felt like I was going to burst. Whenever I crave Indian food, I definitely come here. The atmosphere is great and the food is always delicious.”

Customer Reviews of the Restaurant (Source: Naver)

The travel route from ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’ or ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul’ is as shown in the picture below. The optimal route (blue solid line) from the hotel (green circle) to the restaurant (red circle) is 449 m, taking about 7 minutes on foot. The detour that prioritizes main roads (grey solid line) is 497 m and takes about 9 minutes.

Agra Center 1 Branch (아그라 센터원점): Indian Cuisine

Green Circle: Hotel / Red Circle: Restaurant / Blue solid line: Optimal Route / Grey Solid Line: Detour

1.3. Baan Khun Kwan BKK (반쿤콴 비케이케이): Thai Cuisine

CategoryInformation
Address20, Jong-ro 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 3F (서울 종로구 종로10길 20 3층)
Hours of OperationMon-Sun: 11:00 – 22:00, Break Time 15:00 – 17:00, Last Order 21:25 (Closed on Sundays)
Phone Number+82-0507-1447-1688
AmenitiesGroup Use, Takeout, Delivery, Reservations, Wi-Fi, Separate Restrooms
Websitehttps://www.instagram.com/baankhunkwan.bkk

“I was thoroughly impressed by the curry and Pad Thai at this restaurant. The curry had a rich, creamy flavour that was absolutely delicious. The Pad Thai, on the other hand, had a delightful balance of spicy and tangy flavours. It’s the kind of taste that makes you crave a cold beer.”


“This place is a must-visit for Thai food lovers. The Poo Nim Pad Pong Curry is out of this world, and the Shrimp Pad Thai is not only tasty but addictive. Definitely a place I’ll be returning to.”


“The ambiance of this Thai restaurant hidden in Jonggak is amazing – it felt even more Thai than Thailand itself. The food was wonderfully presented and each dish was a culinary delight. I can’t wait to go back!”

Customer Reviews of the Restaurant (Source: Naver)

Customer Reviews of the Restaurant (Source: Naver)

The travel route from ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’ or ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul’ is as shown in the picture below. The optimal route (blue solid line) from the hotel (green circle) to the restaurant (red circle) is 660 m, taking about 10 minutes on foot. The detour that prioritizes main roads (grey solid line) is 658 m and takes about 11 minutes.

Baan Khun Kwan BKK (반쿤콴 비케이케이): Thai Cuisine

Green Circle: Hotel / Red Circle: Restaurant / Blue solid line: Optimal Route / Grey Solid Line: Detour

2. Western Cuisine

2.1. D Life Style Kitchen (디라이프스타일키친): Western Cuisine

CategoryInformation
Address136, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, B1F 101, Seoul Finance Center (서울 중구 세종대로 136 서울파이낸스센터 지하1층 101호)
Hours of OperationMon-Sun: 11:20 – 22:00, Break Time 15:00 – 17:00
Phone Number+82-0507-1494-0100
AmenitiesGroup Use, Parking, Takeout, Separate Restrooms, Wi-Fi, Reservations, Delivery
Websitehttps://pf.kakao.com/_WHZxlT
DescriptionEnjoy a healthy gourmet journey with the best ingredients offered by our team of chefs, all of whom are Michelin restaurant veterans. Whether it’s a date, a proposal, an anniversary, a family gathering, or a business meeting, enjoy it at a reasonable price in our private rooms and open spaces, which are prepared to make special encounters even more special.

“I visited De Life Style Kitchen for my parents’ anniversary and I was immediately impressed by the beautiful and bright interior. The chandelier and plants create a stunning atmosphere. The appetizer and main course were both delicious. I highly recommend this place for special occasions.”


“I came here with my friends for my birthday. We ordered the Truffle Ricotta Salad, Clam Potato Puree, Tomato Stew, and Pizza. Each dish was flavorful and satisfying. The staff was also very friendly and accommodating. A perfect place for a birthday celebration.”


“This was my second visit to De Life Style Kitchen. Despite the distance from my home, the excellent taste of the food brought me back again, this time with my family. The staff, especially a gentleman with glasses, was exceptionally friendly and attentive. This place never disappoints.”

Customer Reviews of the Restaurant (Source: Naver)

The travel route from ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’ or ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul’ is as shown in the picture below. The optimal route (blue solid line) from the hotel (green circle) to the restaurant (red circle) is 626 m, taking about 11 minutes on foot.

D Life Style Kitchen (디라이프스타일키친): Western Cuisine

Green Circle: Hotel / Red Circle: Restaurant / Blue solid line: Optimal Route / Grey Solid Line: Detour

2.2. Nyug (녁): Italian Restaurant

CategoryInformation
Address4F, 8 Ujeongguk-ro 2-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (서울 종로구 우정국로2길 8 4층 녁)
Business HoursOpens at 17:30
Phone Number+82-70-4150-0504
AmenitiesReservation, Separate restrooms for men and women, Group-friendly, Free Wi-Fi
TV BroadcastsTV Life Info 1032th episode, March 25, 2020 – Galbi Risotto; Wednesday Gourmet 189th episode, January 9, 2019 – Nyug Pizza/Potato Gnocchi
Websitehttps://app.catchtable.co.kr/ct/shop/nyug1
DescriptionNyug has moved to Gwanghwamun/Jonggak. Enjoy our fresh pasta in a new scenery full of greenery. The term ‘Nyug’ is a typo for ‘Nyung’, which aims to convey an unfamiliar experience. (For room use or group of 9 or more, please call the store)

“The gnocchi was absolutely delicious and paired so well with the wine! The vongole pasta provided a fresh experience with its homemade noodle texture. I only wish there was more of it!”


“I visited for a wedding party and every dish was tasty, especially the gnocchi which lived up to its reputation! The staff was also very helpful in explaining the wine selections.”


“The view from the large window is refreshing. The creative appetizers and the soft, homemade pasta from the menu were impressive. I was pleasantly surprised by the bread made by the chef after six years of research; it got tastier with every bite!”

Customer Reviews of the Restaurant (Source: Naver)

The travel route from ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’ or ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul’ is as shown in the picture below. The optimal route (blue solid line) from the hotel (green circle) to the restaurant (red circle) is 588 m, taking about 9 minutes on foot. The detour that prioritizes main roads (grey solid line) is 586 m and takes about 10 minutes.

Nyug (녁): Italian Restaurant

Green Circle: Hotel / Red Circle: Restaurant / Blue solid line: Optimal Route / Grey Solid Line: Detour

2.3. Kyungsung Hamburger (경성함바그): Steak, Ribs

CategoryInformation
Address2F, 31 Myeongdong 9-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울 중구 명동9길 31 2층 경성함바그)
Business Hours11:00 – 21:00 (Last order at 20:30)
Phone Number+82-02-3789-4008
AmenitiesReservation, Group-friendly, Free Wi-Fi, Separate restrooms for men and women, Disabled facilities, Takeout, Delivery
DescriptionKyungsung Hamburger is a specialty restaurant serving hamburger steaks in hot pots.

“I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this restaurant accepts same-day reservations even on weekdays. It’s always packed with office workers during lunchtime, so I was always nervous about finding a seat. Now I can simply call in the morning to reserve a spot. The food is always delicious which makes it worth the visit.”


“This is my go-to place whenever I crave for a hearty meal. It’s never crowded, which makes me a bit uneasy, but the food is consistently good. The serving size is also generous, especially the Hamburg steak, so it’s a great spot to hit when you’re really hungry.”


“I had a delightful meal in a European-style ambiance. The food was delicious and the set menu option was a plus. It’s a place my kids love and enjoy. The flavors are always on point and the portion sizes are more than satisfactory.”

Customer Reviews of the Restaurant (Source: Naver)

Customer Reviews of the Restaurant (Source: Naver)

The travel route from ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’ or ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul’ is as shown in the picture below. The optimal route (blue solid line) from the hotel (green circle) to the restaurant (red circle) is 347 m, taking about 6 minutes on foot.

 Kyungsung Hamburger (경성함바그): Steak, Ribs

Green Circle: Hotel / Red Circle: Restauratnt / Blue solid line: Optimal Route / Grey Solid Line: Detour

3. Snacks or Street Food

3.1. Witch’s Kimbap Cheongdam-dong, City Hall Branch (청담동마녀김밥 시청점): Snack Bar

CategoryInformation
Address104, 1st floor, 6 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울 중구 을지로 6 1층 104호)
Business HoursMon-Fri: 08:00 – 21:00 (Last Order 20:00), Sat: 08:00 – 21:00 (Last Order 20:00), Sun: Closed
Phone Number+82-02-318-9890
AmenitiesPackaging, Delivery
DescriptionWitch’s Kimbap Cheongdam-dong is a Kimbap specialty store. This is the direct store of the addictive Kimbap brand that has been recognized by many celebrities who visited in person. We recommend the Witch’s Kimbap and stir-fried rice cake. Please make a reservation by phone in advance because you will roll the Kimbap after ordering. Overeating can cause addiction.

“The Rose Tteokbokki and Kimchi Tuna Kimbap were absolutely delightful. The price was very reasonable considering the current market rates. Overall, a great place for delicious food that doesn’t hurt your wallet!”


“This place is a gem! The Kimbap and Tteokbokki were incredibly tasty. It’s a great spot for solo dining. The staff were also very friendly, and the space was just right. I would highly recommend this place for a casual, delicious meal.”


“The Rose Tteokbokki at Witch’s Kimbap is a must-try! It’s so good that you might not be able to eat it anywhere else after trying it here. This place is a regular visit for me. Always consistent with the quality of food.”

Customer Reviews of the Restaurant (Source: Naver)

The travel route from ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’ or ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul’ is as shown in the picture below. The optimal route (blue solid line) from the hotel (green circle) to the restaurant (red circle) is 398 m, taking about 5 minutes on foot.

Witch's Kimbap Cheongdam-dong, City Hall Branch (청담동마녀김밥 시청점): Snack Bar

Green Circle: Hotel / Red Circle: Restaurant / Blue solid line: Optimal Route / Grey Solid Line: Detour

3.2. Mapo Mandu, City Hall Branch (마포만두 시청점): Dumplings

CategoryInformation
AddressHyodeok Building, 51, Namdaemun-ro 9-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울 중구 남대문로9길 51 효덕빌딩)
Business HoursMon-Fri: 07:00 – 23:00, Sat-Sun: 10:00 – 22:00, Closed: Sunday 21:00 – Monday 07:30
Phone Number+82-02-755-5158

“The variety of food at this place is simply delightful. I particularly enjoyed the galbi dumplings and the ddeokbokki – both were flavorful and delicious. The service was also quite quick, which was a plus!”


“This is an excellent spot for solo dining. The food quality is top-notch and the menu is quite diverse. I had the vegetable kimbap and the jolmyeon, both were fantastic. The staff were also very friendly and the food came out quickly.”


“The food here never disappoints. I especially love the galbi dumplings and the soondae. The food not only tastes great, but also comes in generous portions. And for the price you pay, it’s worth every penny.”

Customer Reviews of the Restaurant (Source: Naver)

The travel route from ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’ or ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul’ is as shown in the picture below. The optimal route (blue solid line) from the hotel (green circle) to the restaurant (red circle) is 487 m, taking about 8 minutes on foot.

Mapo Mandu, City Hall Branch (마포만두 시청점): Dumplings

Green Circle: Hotel / Red Circle: Restaurant / Blue solid line: Optimal Route / Grey Solid Line: Detour

3.3. Hyun Suni’s Cheonggye Branch (현선이네 청계즉석점): Tteokbokki

CategoryInformation
Address112, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울 중구 남대문로 112)
Business HoursMon-Fri: 10:40 – 21:00, Closed: Every Saturday and Sunday
Phone Number+82-0507-1305-2953
ReservationAvailable
TakeoutAvailable
DeliveryAvailable
Websitehttps://www.hyunsunine.com

“I visited Hyun Suni’s Cheonggye Branch on a co-worker’s recommendation. Despite the long wait, the food was well worth it. It’s a popular spot around lunchtime, so I’d suggest visiting at off-peak hours. The taste is just delightful!”


“This is my go-to spot for a quick meal after work. The food is always delicious and served promptly. I’ve tried their tteokbokki and it’s always been a hit. Pair it with a beer after a long day, and it’s just perfect. Their price is also reasonable for the quality and quantity of food you get.”


“Hyun Suni’s Cheonggye Branch is a must-visit for those who love traditional tteokbokki. It’s like a trip down memory lane with each bite! The cleanliness of the store is commendable and the staff is courteous. It’s my favorite tteokbokki place in town!”

Customer Reviews of the Restaurant (Source: Naver)

The travel route from ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’ or ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul’ is as shown in the picture below. The optimal route (blue solid line) from the hotel (green circle) to the restaurant (red circle) is 272 m, taking about 5 minutes on foot.

 Hyun Suni's Cheonggye Branch (현선이네 청계즉석점): Tteokbokki

Green Circle: Hotel / Red Circle: Restaurant / Blue solid line: Optimal Route / Grey Solid Line: Detour


With this, I conclude the secon part of “Best Dining Spots Near ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’: Chosen by Koreans!”.

If the ‘Asian Cuisine, Western Cuisine, Snacks or Street Food’ introduced in today’s post doesn’t whet your appetite, please refer to the post below!”


Part 1: Korean Cuisine, Japanese Cuisine, Chinese Cuisine

Part 3: Cafe, Bar, Convenience Store


About ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul Executive Tower’


About ‘Lotte Hotel Seoul’


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