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“Traditional Korean Meal, Great Service”
Review of Hongsi Hanjungsik

Hongsi Hanjungsik
Ranked #3 of 4,230 Restaurants in Gyeongju
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Korean
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We had the traditional style Korean meal. This gives you lots of courses to sample (fish, bulgogi beef, snail, etc.) Tables are low, so you do sit on a cushion on the floor. We had a great, attentive waiter, who made sure we were happy. If you are into plants, they have lots of interesting houseplants all over the place. The restaurant is in the downtown area, off the main drag. So use Google maps to find it.

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1  Thank Riley73
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The set menus "Hongsi" offers are a extremely good deal and a great way to discover the Korean gastronomy. Add to it the friendliness of the manager and the nice setting and you'll get your best dining option in Gyeongju.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Found this place through tripadvisor, ranked number 1, came here around 830pm. Got a set menu of bulgogi for 16000 won per person (min 2 people).

It was something different from what I have previously tried in all my years of eating side dishes (banchan). I also ordered a beer and a special rice wine. Wife and I could not finish everything. I had a great time and the environment is traditional (plan to sit on floor).

1  Thank yangqdr
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

I didn't take the traditional dinner because the menu said it could only be ordered by 2+ people, but the spicy pork with several condiments was a feast nevertheless. And the same was true for dessert consisting of a tradition herbal tea + frozen persimmon.

And on top of it all, the super friendly owner + staff made me feel very welcome!

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1  Thank taqqie
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

While the traditional hanjeongsik is for two or more people, the proprietor went out of his way to accommodate this solo traveller. It is somewhat daunting when the some 20 dishes arrive but the selection is very balanced and is finished with tradition herbal tea which seems to act as a digestive! The food is very tasty and as a whole, provides a great spread of traditional Korean food to experience. Excellent sitting to boot.

1  Thank bnorra
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