If you have traveled Korea more than one time, I’m sure you must know there are so many All-you-can-eat restaurants in Korea. We usually call it as “Unlimited Refill” “무한리필”. Some travelers usually go to Samgyubsal buffet, however, today, I’m gonna show you 5 different kinds of buffets where you can enjoy various cuisine!
Dookki Tteokbokki 두끼
Dookki is one of the most popular restaurants where you can eat unlimited Tteokbokki! It’s a very big franchised restaurant so you can easily find the place in Seoul. As I said, it is a buffet, you can have not only tteokbokki but also Ramyeon, Korean fries and Fried rice, too!! The main feature of this restaurant is that you can make your own food!
First, pick some ingredients you want such as vegetables, sausages, eggs, rice-cake and so on. I recommend you to put some green and onions. You don’t need to put then too much at first since you can have unlimited food. Also it’s not gonna be tasty if you put a lot. There are 9 kinds of sauce that you can try! Choose one of the hot sauce “Gochujang” to make Tteokbokki. You can ask waitress or waiter how much you need to put sauce in the bowl, if you like spicy then put more as you want!
While waiting for the food will be done, try some Fish cake soup if you are too hungry.
– Myeong-dong Branch: 83-5 KR 서울특별시 중구 명동길 74 Noon Square 6F
– Gangnam Branch: 2F, Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-daero 94-gil, 11
☞ Operating hours
– Euljiro (Myeong-dong) Branch: 11:00-22:00
– Gangnam Branch: 11:00-22:00
☞ Price: 8,900 won for adults, 7,900 won for child
Madam Ming Korean-Chinese food 마담밍
If you like noodles, you should pay attention here. Madam ‘Ming’ in Seolleung is a Korean-Chinese noodle restaurant. When you place your order, you’ll have to think about which one to choose in a menu filled with noodles since there are numbers of menu. The ‘couple’ menu is an infinite refill, so three to four people go and order various kinds of dishes to share is the best way to enjoy Madam ‘Ming’. Either order small dish or big one you can also refill how much you want.
– 5-4 Seolleung-ro 86-gil, Daechi 4(sa)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
☞ Operating hours
– 11:30-9:30 (Break Time 3:00-5:00pm)
Tuna Sashimi Chanmchigongbang 참치공방
Raw tuna is best served when it is slightly cold while maintaining freshness and chewiness. For this reason, it is considered quite expensive because special care is needed. However, you can enjoy quality tuna at a relatively inexpensive price at the tuna workshop. The growing popularity of the restaurant has led to the opening of five branches in Seoul alone, located in Jonggak, Euljiro, Gangnam, Sangam and Sindae-dong.
Chanmchigongbang offers unlimited options for various price ranges. The most basic options include large-eyed tuna and contours. If you want to pay more, you can try a rare and unique meat corner, but refills may not be used because of a limited amount. Many side dishes are also available, such as fries, sushi, tuna tataki and boiled tuna heads.
– Euljiro (Myeong-dong) Branch: 2F, 112, Namdaemun-ro, Jung-gu Seoul
– Gangnam Branch: 2F, 18, Gangnam-daero 78-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
☞ Operating hours
– Euljiro (Myeong-dong) Branch: 11:30-23:30 (Break time 14:30-17:00) / Closed Sundays
– Gangnam Branch: 11:30-00:30 (Break time 15:00-17:00) / Closed Sundays
☞ Price: Unlimited tuna 28,000~80,000 won
Grilled Steak Copacabana
If you asked anyone to designate the hottest multicultural venue in Seoul, the answer would be Itaewon. Copacabana is located behind the Hamilton Hotel in Itaewon, it is a grill restaurant with unlimited Brazilian barbecue skewers. If you like charcoal-grilled, juicy meat, Copacabana becomes a must.
One of the biggest advantages of Copacabana is that it can be sliced into huge steaks and placed on the table. There are seven types of steaks to choose from: chicken, pork belly, bacon and beef. Salads, pickles, short pasta and baked beans are also served in flavor-producing noodles. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to try Brazil’s unique beverages there.
☞ Address: 41, Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
☞ Operating hours: 12:00-23:00 / Open all year round (Subject to change)
☞ Price: Barbecue & salad bar 29,000 won (Lunch / Dinner) / Guarana 4,000 won
Ssammani Vietnamese cuisine 쌈마니
Vietnamese cuisine is now in vogue as a nutritious diet as people become more and more health conscious. While most people think of rice noodles as the best representative food of Vietnam, fresh spring rolls are another popular Vietnamese dish. Wrapped in thin rice paper, various ingredients such as shrimp, pork and fresh vegetables make fresh-tasting ensembles. Visiting two branches of Seoul located in Hongdae and Daehangno, at there you can fill your plate with fresh vegetables at cheap prices.
Ssammani offers more than 10 kinds of vegetables and four types of meat, including beef, pork, chicken and ducks, unlimited. Surprise the taste by dipping your spring rolls in different sauces every bite of four sauces: peanut butter, fish sauce, mustard sauce and hot sauce. Since Ssammani also has unlimited refills of Vietnamese rice noodles, you must have full stomach after eating.
– Hongdae Branch: 28, Wausan-ro 15-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
– Daehangno Branch: 4F, 130, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
☞ Operating hours: 11:00-22:00 (Last order 21:00) / Open all year round (Subject to change)
☞ Price: Weekday lunch 13,000 won / Weekday dinner ∙ Weekends ∙ Holidays 15,000 won (Unlimited fresh spring rolls)