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Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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This trendy, tree-lined street has a European vibe and is filled with charming cafes and unique boutiques. Popular among locals as a fashionable (if expensive) place to shop, it is not well known among tourists.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“trendy shops” (5 reviews)
“coffee shops” (12 reviews)
“gingko trees” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Sinsa / Garosugil
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Reviewed 2 days ago

10mins walk from MRT station. I personally quite like the environment. Very nice street with mixture of boutiques, cafes and restaurants. I went there twice during the trip.

Thank bibfion75
Reviewed 1 week ago

Garosu-gil is located in the Gangnam area of Seoul. This is the more affluent part of the city, with BMW's and designer brands as commonplace as coffee shops. The best part about this place is that it's so scenic. Even if you have no major...More

Thank LexiLogues
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It very good to feel the gangnam style. It was very good when I first visit here at that time I didn't feel any inconvenience but today (9 June, 2017) I am waiting for customers. There is no "Open Restrooms" in this street. (In South...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy cafe hopping, this is a must visit on your list. Don't forget to wonder off the main road as that is where many cafes are located and don't forget to look up as most cafes are not located on ground floor. If...More

Thank Virginia O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

both sides of this road are packed with stores, small shops. many can be found in other areas. not as crowded as myeong dong

Thank Ana N87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We aren't big shoppers and were going more for the people watching and to see another part of Seoul. We had just been in Myeongdong, which I found to be far more vibrant. Garosu-gil had more American brands (Tommy Hilfiger, Polo, etc.), so wasn't as...More

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Short shopping street, come here to find some designer clothes. It is a kind of boulevard located not far from the metro station, full of interesting shops (small) with designer clothes. Several cafes are located here also so if you are not interested to buy...More

Thank DmitryStPetersburg
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The place is lined up with cafes and independent fashion brands, along with some branded shops like Gentle Monster. I would recommend this place to those who want a more chill day in Seoul. The district is not very crowded (since it's more high-end) so...More

Thank dearpat
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Quaint shopping area but aside from some nice restaurants, the clothing stores are all the same in every mall and shopping district you visit. There are a lot of the same Uniqlo, Zara, H&Ms etc everywhere and lack of local fashions or works. This area...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I was there with a few of my friends. We visiting the trendy shops - some famous brands such as Gentle Monster. This place is more like a museum than a shop selling glasses. You have other cute unique boutiques selling local brands. I adore...More

Thank World_explorer_HK
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
when do the shops open in Garuso-gil?
20 May 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~~ .
What time do the shops start closing on Garosugil?
7 October 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.