A couple of weeks ago I went to check out the super hot and trendy neighbourhood of Sharosugil. Sharosugil is located in a street just close to Seoul National University and is filled with independently owned cafes, bars, and restaurants. Since the area is a student area the prices are all really cheap and it seems as though the restaurants are owned by a wide variety of nationalities.
The area has one main street where the majority of the bars and restaurants are, however once you reach the end of it you can follow it around to make a square as their are more places to discover. Unlike a lot of the other trendy areas it is mostly made up of places to eat and drink, there aren’t any jewellery or clothes shops, though I am sure it is only a matter of time before they decend.
There are lots of places to eat including French, Thai, Japanese, and American, but we went to Sudamerica for lunch, a restaurant which serves some of the most famous dishes in South America like empanadas, friejoles and ceviche. The prices were really reasonable and the food was really flavourful. I did a full review here is you want to read more.
We also tried Tailor Pizza, which serves pizza by the slice. Having already eaten a full meal at Sudamerica we decided to just get a slice to share. There are four kinds available: Pepperoni Hawaaian (4,900), Sharp Cheddar (4,200), White Truffle Mushroom (5,200), and Spicy Ragu (5,500). Truffle and mushroom is always a winning combo in my book, and we we really enjoyed our slice. It is great spot if you want something quick and small to eat whilst you are exploring.
We ended our day with Macarons at Petitique, a macaron store. The store itself is tiny, though they do have seats for five lucky patrons. There is quite the array of macarons (2,500) but the flavours diverge from the usual standards. Here they seemed to focus on more traditional Korean flavours like red bean and rice powder. Though there were a few surprises like creme brulee and salted caramel, the latter being our favourite. As well the macarons we ordered a Macaron Brownie (5,500) and two Peach Ice Teas (3,000) which were super refreshing and well deserved after a long day of exploring
Overall we had a wonderful afternoon exploring Sharosugil, I love looking around new areas and discovering great places to eat. There were so many other places we wanted to try like a couple of brunch cafes, and a Thai restaurant so we will have to go back again soon. To get to Sharosugil take a train to Seoul National university Station (line 2) and come out of exit two. Walk straight and take the second left. This is the beginning of the start of the street, for the individual places see the map below.