Opened about a month ago on the corner of Sixth and Catalina, Insadong Galbi Noodle is in a prime location, with Ham Ji Park as a Royal Plaza neighbor and Dan Sung Sa within view across the street. You may know the space as the previous home of BonChon Chicken.
C. Chiao Galbi noodles at Insadong Galbi Noodle
The name Insadong refers to a district in Seoul, well-known for its vibrant art scene. You'll see a tribute of sorts at the restaurant: Running the length of the space, the main wall is covered with near life-size street scenes of the district at night.
The other half of its name is pretty obvious, although the menu is more varied than just noodles. There are seven noodle options, available in either hot or cold broths. There are stews, several rice combos including galbi bibimbap, and a handful of "snacks for alcohol." And by that, Insadong seems to recommend ribs grilled or stewed, savory pancakes and dotorimuk (seasoned acorn jelly) with your Hite or soju.More »