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Gangnam Korean Restaurant Review 2023: Eat or Pass?

Gangnam Korean Restaurant Review – The Korean invasion has begun. From TV shows, music, and films to fashion, food, and skincare, the Korean way is here to stay! If you haven’t yet tried the delicious chewy Toekbokki or danced to the crunch of Yangnyeom chicken drenched with the lip-smacking sweet and spicy sauce, have you really experienced Korean culture? Wait, hold on. Calm thyself. Vegetarian? No problem! In this new edition of food-o-phoria with JAL, I bring you Gangnam Korean Restaurant review along with some suggestions for what to order so you don’t feel like a headless chicken with the unfamiliar and daunting menu.

Gangnam Korean Restaurant Review: Where to Find it?

Gangnam Korean Restaurant is located in one of the narrow lanes of the busy hubbub of Majnu ka Tila in New Delhi. You can reach Majnu ka Tila by taking an e-rickshaw for Rs 20 per person from Vidhan Sabha metro station.

Gangnam Korean Restaurant Review: My Experience, Order Recommendations, and More

As a regular visitor of Majnu ka Tila since 2017 and a Korean food enthusiast, I have visited the popular places in the area and even after so many years, there are always many new unknown gems that I come across. If I had been visiting Majnu Ka Tila for the first time, I would have sworn that no decent restaurant could exist in the place. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Majnu Ka Tila is a Tibetan refugee colony that had been mostly forgotten until recently when it was declared to be developed as a food hub by the Delhi Government. No sooner had it been announced that the narrow, broken, dark streets of this quaint little place were thronged with new faces of young college students, food enthusiasts, bloggers, and more. So, it is inevitable that this popular restaurant has come under the limelight!

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Gangnam Korean Restaurant Review: Ambience - 10/10

Gangnam Korean Restaurant has a very vintage Asian vibe and it has recently been renovated and expanded. The ambiance is one of the key attractions of the place because it is just terribly beautiful and aesthetic. When you enter, a warm color palette greats your eyes and the recent addition of a mini cherry blossom provides a bright popping aesthetic contrast. The expanded restaurant offers multiple seating options – you have the popular separate rooms, the classic Asian open floor seating, and the conventional chair-and-table seating area further inside the place. As they say, there’s something for everybody. Pro tip: You might want to get your cameras ready.

Gangnam Korean Restaurant Review: Food - 7/10

I have tried a variety of dishes. The overall food experience is great. It is delicious and hearty. They have recently expanded their menu which now deserts and mocktails as well! One serving can fill up two people easily which justifies the prices of the dishes. Some of the dishes I tried and you can check out are:

  1. 1. Jjajangmeyeon or Chapagetti (4/5): It tastes a little sweet. The noodles are thick and the sauce is neither too thick nor too watery. It’s perfect and get a sunny side up with various kinds of veggies! yum.
  2. 2. BBQ chicken wings (5/5): They are to die for. These chicken wings are covered with thick, creamy BBQ and taste heavenly.
  3. Ddonkkatseu (fried chicken/pork cutlet) (3/5): it was crispy from the outside but was a little dry. Also, doesn’t taste very good after it gets cold.
  4. 3. Ttoek-bokki (spicy rice cakes) (2.5/5): The rice cakes were chewy but the sauce was too thin. The sauce was also tasted exactly like kimchi. Made the dish a little bland and took the charm out of toekbokki.
  5. 4. Dak-Bokkeum (stir-fried chicken with vegetables) (3/5): tasted exactly like kimchi sauce again and too many vegetables with less chicken pieces for the price.
  6. 5. Mandu Soup (dumpling soup) (4/5): This was only available in the chicken variant when I visited. The soup is very savory and includes eggs in it which almost feel like noodles. The mandu are big and taste delicious.
  7. 6. Bbimguksu (cold spicy noodles) (2/5): I am not a fan of these. The noodles were too thin for my liking and the sauce again tasted like kimchi.

Gangnam Korean Restaurant Review: Service - 7/10

The staff is pleasant and very hospitable. However, with the sudden rush, there seems to be a delay in service. They also offer a service where you can try on hanboks (Korean traditional clothing).

Is Gangnam Korean Restaurant worth the hype?

Gangnam Korean Restaurant has a very vintage Asian vibe and it has recently been renovated and expanded. The ambiance is one of the key attractions of the place because it is just terribly beautiful and aesthetic. The food and service are also good, not exceptional.

How to reach the Gangnam Korean Restaurant in New Delhi?

Gangnam Korean Restaurant is located in one of the narrow lanes of the busy hubbub of Majnu ka Tila in New Delhi. You can reach Majnu ka Tila by taking an e-rickshaw for Rs 20 per person from Vidhan Sabha metro station.

Is Gangnam Korean Restaurant in New Delhi expensive?

Visitors have large dishes to choose from with prices starting from over Rs 300 and going up to Rs 2000.

Which is the best dish to order from Gangnam Korean Restaurant in New Delhi?

BBQ chicken wings are to die for. Those chicken wings are covered with thick, creamy BBQ and taste heavenly.

How good is Gangnam Korean Restaurant service?

The staff is pleasant and very hospitable. However, with the sudden rush, there seems to be a delay in service.

Gangnam Korean Restaurant Review: Final Verdict

Overall JAL Score

The ambiance is amazing. The separate rooms give you the much-wanted privacy while you soak in the classic Korean drama/anime-style restaurant experience. Visitors have a large dishes to choose from however many of the dishes, as I mentioned, taste similar to the kimchi sauce and it feels like you are eating the same thing with variations which is sadly a disadvantage for regulars especially since the prices start from over Rs 300 and go upto Rs 2000. You might also find a queue on weekends since Gangnam is one of the popular Korean restaurants so be prepared!

7
Our Score

Pros

  • great ambiance
  • variety of food
  • hanbok try service
  • open and good lighting
  • private rooms

Cons

  • similar taste of some dishes
  • a little expensive
  • a lot crowded
  • might find a queue on the weekends

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Prachie Chamoli
Prachie Chamolihttps://www.justalibrary.com/
What to be and what not to be? A lazy writer and an occasional moody artist of sorts, trying to make sense of the world and herself. Might be interested in learning Latin at some point in time and becoming a cult leader of dog resistance against humanity.

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The ambiance is amazing. The separate rooms give you the much-wanted privacy while you soak in the classic Korean drama/anime-style restaurant experience. Visitors have a large dishes to choose from however many of the dishes, as I mentioned, taste similar to the kimchi sauce and it feels like you are eating the same thing with variations which is sadly a disadvantage for regulars especially since the prices start from over Rs 300 and go upto Rs 2000. You might also find a queue on weekends since Gangnam is one of the popular Korean restaurants so be prepared! Gangnam Korean Restaurant Review 2023: Eat or Pass?

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