April 29, 2016 Korea

Myeong-in Deongsim (명인등심): Korean Beef
Non-smokers friendly
Authentic & Traditional

Phone Number: +82 2-541-7782

Address: South Korea, Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Cheongdam-dong, 56-1 ( 12PM - 11PM)


Price Range: 30-50 $


Welcoming: 3/5

Food Temperature: 8/10

Ambiance / Music: 6.5/10

Menu Choice: 3/5

Food Taste: 27/30

Architecture / Interior: 7/10

Food presentation: 7/10

Service: 7/10

Value for money: 7/10

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One item is sold here; Korean beef and marinated Korean sirloin. Barbecue style, the meat is cooked in front of the customer with fans to take the air out. With that you choose one of the six lunch menus.


A classy place with copper hoods over every table. Leather sofas and wooden tables with a soothing classical music playing in the background.

Looking at the meat opens your appetite. It's that marbled beef with lots of fat like wagyu or Kobe. Another portion of marinated beef and a selection of appetizers. Cabbages chili pepper, onion salad, Korean kimchi and mixed vegetables. Charcoal is prepared and with that two metallic pots. One with garlic waiting to boil and another with sliced meat and quail's eggs. The concept is simple; cut the meat in squares, wait for it to cook, dip it in salt, wrap with the green leaf, add some onions from the salad and enjoy.


The Korean kimchi to start, a small soup served with ice. That's spicy but refreshing. The other plates are also very spicy but enjoyable. I'm not a fan of very spicy things but it seems like Korea is different. I enjoyed every meal.

The meat is cut into cubes and laid on the grill. What a meat! So juicy and tender with hints of sweetness, the meat is enjoyed with a plate of green leaves served with the appetizers and a sprinkle of salt. Chewing the meat is like having explosions in the mouth.


For lunch we had the Galbitang. A stew soup filled with beef ribs, a kind I personally never had before. Super tender beef that doesn't even need chewing. With that is Korean kimchi and rice. That plate made me understand why I was told to visit this restaurant. Marinated beef followed, a meat that's a bit chewy but as good as the previous plates.

I'm a fan of their rice; sticky and lightly chewy. The man who invented the risotto would have committed suicide if he tried this.

Arriving to Seoul for the first time, this is one of those restaurants you should not miss.

Suitable For: Authentic & Traditional





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