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“A Totally Immersive Experience”
Review of Jungsik

Ranked #14 of 123,968 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$60,000 - US$180,000
Cuisines: Korean
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Apgujeong / Cheongdam
Reviewed July 24, 2016

My partner and I arrived in Seoul very early in the morning and we were lucky the hotel allowed us to check in nevertheless, so we showered and had the hotel concierge book a table for us at Jung Sik. Prior to our arrival, I did some homework on the various restaurants that are highly rated amongst the foodies, and I was thrilled we managed to get a table at the restaurant.

We did not have much trouble locating the restaurant and arrived on time. We were ushered to our table at a little corner of the small restaurant by a very polite gentleman who presented to us our menu and food choices for lunch that day. We chose the 5-course lunch.

It started with amuse broche. 4 selections of exquisite morsels of the chef's creation which were glutinous rice parcels and caramelized potato bites. They were all wonderfully executed and offered little surprises to the taste buds as you bite into them.

The main course of lobster with Gochujang was amazing. A wonderful medley of contrasting tastes and textures. The presentation was outstanding. There was a fried chicken bibimbap that was super tasty, slightly spicy, savory with a hint of sweetness. The symphony of tastes which explode in your mouth harmoniously every time you chew was a beautiful experience.

The sea bass was fresh, firm and tender at the same time, with the skin fried to a crispy perfection. It was another dish well-executed.

The dessert platter for 2 was a rich and creamy ice cream which came with a plethora of different toppings like brownies, pistachios and salted caramel. The concept was interesting, and you could pair your dessert in any manner that pleases you.

The coffees and petite fours were a lovely end to an amazing lunch. The service staff were polite and patient, they could converse in English reasonably well.

We had a beautiful first proper meal in Seoul and look forward to returning soon.

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Reviewed July 19, 2016

If you are looking for a fine Korean restaurant that does not serve typical way like other Korean restaurants do (or If you are tired of same all Korean Restaurants), this is definitely the place to go. Each dish looks like a piece of art rather than just food and the taste is exceptional. Due to the class of this restaurant, you might need a bigger wallet:D

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2  Thank Climber804310
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Reviewed July 9, 2016

Had the pleasure of trying this place as part of a group of eight, we got our own private room but was never missing a waiter, they were there all the time serving wine and bringing interesting courses.

They do close quite early like around 22.00 which we didn't know, so at 23.00 they came in and was quite eager to get us out.

I have nothing but good to say about this place.

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1  Thank Peter H
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

We had the best meal in Seoul at Jung Sik Dang. So glad that we made our bookings well in advance from London. The decor is modern and relatively simple. It allows its food to do all the talking. The subtle taste, the depth of favour and the elegant presentation of each dish is pure delight. Service quality is also equally outstanding. Attentive, friendly, professional and courteous. Yes, it's fine dinning and yes it is price at the high end but it's worth every Korean Won. Don't miss this gem when you visit Seoul but remember to book in advance.

2  Thank MYKLW33
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Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

This meal was memorably outstanding. From the service to each carefully prepared course. Husband has food allergies, emailed them about it before and they adapted all dishes. Subtle flavors gorgeous presentation. Don't miss.
Thank you for all of the special attention and excellent service.

1  Thank Diane M
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