Hanok restaurants in Seoul: Nuri
A hanok is a traditional Korean house that is well-made and is beautiful without the use of additional adornments. Hanok buildings have an open garden and lots of windows, allowing for plenty of natural sunlight and air to reach its occupants, which helps create a relaxed and peaceful ambience. In the following column, we introduce some of the best restaurants in Seoul that operate in traditional hanok buildings.
Recommended dishes at Nuri include the traditional han-jeongsik dosirak (lunch box), East-Asian medicinal Nuri tea, omija tea, home-made tteok, and han-jeongsik courses. The han-jeongsik courses include the main course, side dishes, and desserts that includes Korean style pancakes, hand-made tofu, greens, ogok-bap (five-grain rice), fruits and traditional tea.
Among all the dishes served at Nuri, the han-jeongsik dosirak is the most popular as it is served with many different Korean side dishes, but all the dishes are served at reasonable prices considering the ingredients and efforts put into the plates. The menu at Nuri is written in Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese in order to provide a convenient experience for international visitors who want to try some Korean food in a traditional Korean house.
- Address: 23 Insa-dong 14-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
- Hours: 11:30–23:00 (Last order at 21:00)
- Menu: Hansik dosirak (lunch box), traditional teas, and more.
- Directions: Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line 3) Exit 6. Walk straight from the exit for 100 m and turn left onto Insadong-gil. Then, turn left at the third alley (Insadong 14-gil). The restaurant will be on the left after about 100 m.
- Inquiries: +82-2-736-7848 (Korean, English, Japanese)
- Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)