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Known for its tree-lined streets, Garosu-Gil attracts an alternative crowd with its unique bohemian-chic vibe. It favors designer and artists shops, and features open studios, workshops, and bars.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Sinsa / Garosugil
+82 70-8668-4193
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 1, 2014

First thing I noticed about this place was the boutique clothes that are different from the too-similar looking ones in Myeongdong, Dongdaemun and the usual retail chains. Some of the clothes are designed by the shop owners themselves, so they can be really unique, but...More

6  Thank Xi M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

This place is only good for restaurant options. The hype for the brand name that I do not even know of is not worth it. Also, it is disappointing that certain stores do not even let you try on shirts and you can not return...More

4  Thank Sindee N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The area has several Korean, Asian, international and fusion restaurants. Nice selection of boutiques all with manicured windows displaying well- selected items. The area is pleasant to walk. Enjoy it!

Thank MLGG2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i love this area. you can spend at least half day in Garosu-gil +Lots of cafes. +Not too crowded like Myeongdong +Lovely shops

Thank gongk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After the streets of Myeongdong, Hongdae, Ewha and Gangnam I was very eager to leave those places as it swarms with a lot of people either shopping or partying. Imagine my excitement at experiencing this area with such chill vibes with same cosmetics stores, high...More

Thank jeeeeeengt
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Great place to explore....... a good choices of boutiques and also shops. Much quieter in comparison with other tourist spot. The beauty of the season can be seen here along the street.

Thank Michele H
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

This place is only good for restaurant options. The hype for the brand name that I do not even know of is not worth it. Also, it is disappointing that certain stores do not even let you try on shirts and you can not return...More

4  Thank Sindee N
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

This area used to be a trendy area with a lot of nice cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops. However, in the recent years has seen a huge number of big brands coming in and made the whole area a.... meh... not interesting any more.

Thank Jay P
Reviewed August 6, 2018

lots of nice different restaurants , coffee shops, tea houses , nice shops , very good spot to buy cosmetics

Thank asialover_12
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Great Shopping experience, trendy place for shopping in South Korea. Lot of restaurant in Shinsadong

Thank Lee Sian N
Reviewed July 16, 2018

I went to both Garosu-gil and Myeongdong shopping streets and I have to give Garosu-gil 2 thumbs up! As a cafe / coffee lover, I recommend exploring this place! You will find unique and hipster coffee houses as well as the usual coffee houses (such...More

6  Thank shufen314
Reviewed June 29, 2018

I visited the Bohemian-chic Garosu-Gil Street in my day tour. It is an upscale and trendy shopping and art district located south of the Han River in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu. We had limited time for roaming around. Garosu-gil, also known as "Gingko Tree Lined Street". The...More

Thank Ghadeer2014
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Sinsa / Garosugil
Trendy, chic, fashionable – these are just some of the
words that sum up Sinsa and the neighbourhood of
Garosugil within it. In particular, Garosugil has
emerged recently to be one of Seoul’s most popular
neighbourhoods; from the latest haute cuisine to
what’s next in haute fashion, the restaurants,
boutiques, and shops here tend to spark trends quickly
spreading nationwide. It’s a magnet for celebrities,
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Lise Cathrin B
May 20, 2016|
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Response from Anne L | Reviewed this property |
In Seoul most shops and cafe open late around 11-12 especially on weekend but there are some than open earlier~~ .
October 7, 2015|
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Response from mellyooi | Reviewed this property |
Most shops closes around 9 - 10pm. Trazy . com has a pretty good guide on all the shops/restaurant opening hours.