Yong Su San is a traditional Korean restaurant that serves food from Gaesong, the former capital during the Koryo dynasty, the golden era of Korean cuisine. This type of food rivals the other form of royal Korean cuisine, the Jeollado style, since Gaesong food is clean, fresh, bright, and subtle, whereas Jeolla food is quite bold and flavorful.
If you are planning on traveling to Seoul, this restaurant is highly recommended for Western travelers, as it accommodates their palates in a beautiful way, without being too aggressive. It is one of a few restaurants that the owner has opened within the past 30 years, one of them even being in Los Angeles!
This restaurant is quite versatile, offering diners an intimate experience, but also a location to celebrate events, the most popular being first birthday parties. The food served at Yong Su San varies, however its most notable dishes include Eundaegu, a steam black cod fillet served in a soup, and gujeolpan, vegetable filled crepes. The best thing to do here, since portions are small, is to order Hanjeonsik, a traditional Korean course meal, and try a bit of everything! Although on the pricey side, Yong Su San is the perfect place to enjoy authentic Korean food.
Address: 118-3 Samcheong-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul
Hours of Operation: everyday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:00pm