Places to Eat in Wangsimni (part 3)

We will explore three more restaurants to continue our series on where to eat in the Hanyang area! Coincidentally, all three places are very carb heavy, so we will call this the carb edition!


J’s plate

If you look at the pasta restaurants in Korea, you’ll find that most of the places sell pasta at prices that are a bit pricy for a student’s wallet. This restaurant offers more affordable, but still tasty Western cuisine that’s also close to school!


Called J’s Place, this restaurant’s pastas are around 8,000 Won! You get double the amount for 3,000 Won extra, and also offer a set menu that has a salad, a double size pasta, pizza, and a drink for only 19,800 Won, which is a great price for two.

J's Plate J's Plate pizza

Since the restaurant is located right in front of Hanyang Station, it’s a great place to go for lunch, especially if you have classes at the Graduate Building, where many of the language classes take place. So when you’re craving some Western Cuisine, definitely head to J’s Place!

J's Plate Map

J’s Place is located in front of Hanyang University Station, exit 1. The address is 32-13 Haengdang-dong Seongdong-gu, Seoul.


Bonggu’s Bap Burger (봉구스밥버거)

Are you looking for an extremely cheap but filling meal? Then Bonggu’s Bap Burger is definitely for you. With prices ranging from only 1,800 won to 2,500 won, Bap Burger is a burger that uses rice instead of bread as buns! You can choose what kind of toppings you want; the most basic one has kimchi, tuna, mayo, and pickled radishes. It might sound like an odd combination, but it’s great together! They also have other toppings, like cheese, ham, spam, squid, pork, chicken, and much more.

Bap Burger b

They are also packaged to look like burgers! However, you don’t eat them like a burger with just your hands. Instead, you should definitely use a spoon that they provide, or else you’ll get it all over yourself.

Bap Burger Menu

Bap Burger aSo if you’re looking for a cheap, carb-filled meal that is a bang for you buck, head over to Bonggu’s Rice Burger and get your Korean-Western fusion meal!

Bap Burger map

Bonggu’s Rice Burger is located a little bit north from the Wangsimri Trisection. Head North from Baskin Robbins, and you will find the yellow sign for Bonggu’s Rice Burger! The address is 1-128 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul.


Pizza Heaven (피자 헤븐)

And the last of this carb edition is a Korean chain pizza shop, called Pizza Heaven! I have had pizza from other chain pizza stores like Pizza Hut and Mr. Pizza, but I found that Pizza Heaven fit my tastes the best! They have the typical cheese, pepperoni, supreme, and Hawaiian pizzas, but have some that are unique to Korea!

Pizza Heaven Pizza Heaven menu

For example, they have a potato pizza where they add potato and sweet potato on pizzas, or the bulgogi pizza, or Gorgonzola pizza that has honey sprinkled on top. These are definitely different new flavors that might take a couple of tries to like. I personally love the potato pizza, but I know of friends who dislike the combination. You can also choose your crust, which can be regular crust, thin crust, cheese filled crust, or sweet potato filled crust! They also have a side menu with chicken, pasta, and others.

Pizza heaven's

You can sit down to eat here, or have it to go, or have it delivered! You can call their number, 02-2295-7575, and tell them what you want and your address. They will call you when they arrive at the location, which take about 30 minutes, and you just have to pay with either cash or card! They will usually give you hot sauce, garlic sauce, and cucumber pickle slices to go along with your order! If you want to see what kind of toppings there are in more detail, you can head over to their website

Pizza Heaven map

Pizza Heaven is located near the Wangsimri trisection, extremely near the hospital entrance and located right across the street from the police station! Also, it is extremely close to the Smartville dorms! The address is 14-1 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul.



Article by Wonmi from the U.S.A.

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