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Top 10 Burgers in Seoul, Korea

Last updated on January 20, 2020

What’s more satisfying than a big bite of juicy patty, soft cheese and crunchy pickles? Nothing, we daresay. If you thought nothing in Seoul compares to the burgers you had back home, think again. Here are the 10 best burgers the capital city of Korea has to offer.

1. Brooklyn the Burger Joint

The Garosugil location of this burger joint is one of those few restaurants worth waiting in line for. Try their signature cheeseburger or, better yet, Ms. Cheeseskirt.

Brooklyn the Burger Joint (Facebook), three locations in Sinsa, Banpo (Seorae village) and Samsung.

2. NY B&B – Burger & Bagelย (Gangnam and Hannam)

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Korean American entrepreneur Mark Kim with Michelin star chefs opened NY B&B to recreate “traditional New York style burgers,” according to Hankyung News. The patty is made of USDA prime chuck rolls and brisket, and smashed onto the hot griddle to maximize flavor. Signature menus are the B&B, the wasabi and the Bubba Gump. Oh, did we mention you can bring your dog to this restaurant?

NY B&B – Burger & Bagel (Facebook),ย 827-37 Yeoksam 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, and 744-5 Hannam-dong, Seoul;ย 02-553-7792

Related:ย Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Seoul.

3.ย Gilbert’s Burgers & Fries (Sinsa)

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What started as a food truck in the back streets of Seocho-dong in 2008 is now one of the go-to burger joints in Garosugil.

Gilbert’s Burgers & Fries (Facebook),ย 545-2 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul;ย 02-546-5453

4.ย Johnny Rockets

From Seoul to Cheonan to Daegu, there are over 20 bricks and mortar of this good old-fashioned American burger joint in Korea. Their milkshake is spot on, and jukebox is fun to play with.

Johnny Rockets, multiple locations (Check locations here).

5. Jacoby Burgerย (HBC and Apgujung)

Jacoby’s probably serves the tallest burger in Seoul, known asย ๋‚ด์žฅํŒŒ๊ดด๋ฒ„๊ฑฐ. Theirย spicy chicken wings are also good. Beware of the long wait and French fries that areย overpriced for the portion.

Jacoby Burger, 45-6 Yongsandong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul;ย 02-3785-0433. 643-28 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul; 02-548-0433

6. Itaewon the Burger

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Once you taste their char-grilled beef patty and whole wheat sourdough bun, you’ll be back craving for more.

Itaewon the Burger (Facebook),ย 22 Noksapyeong-daero 32-gil, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul;ย 02-797-8940. Also located inย Seolleung and Incheon Songdo.

7. Shake Shack

This New York stapleย made its way to Korea in 2016, opening its first restaurant in Gangnam. And it seems that people in Korea are still suffering fromย the Shake Shack fever.ย Shake Shack plans to open 25 stores in Korea by 2025, according to HuffPost Korea.

Shake Shack, multiple locations.

8. Gony’s (Sungsu)

Their mean chicken burger is a “pretty hard thing to find in Seoul,” according to food blogger A Fat Girl’s Food Guide.

Gony’s (Facebook), 656-1069 Sungsu 1 ga 2 dong, Sungdong-gu, Seoul; 070-4127-0423.

9. Gusto Taco (Sangsu)

This Mexican restaurant has one burger on the menu.ย The Gusto cheeseburger is made of beef patty freshly ground on site with a secret gusto sauce on a toasted cheese roll. It comes with a side of pickles and cheese fries.

Gusto Taco,ย 146-6 Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul; 02-338-8226

Related:ย Best Mexican Foods in Seoul

10. Plant (Itaewon)

The last on our best Seoul burgers list is a vegetarian option! This mushroom burger features a veggie patty, creamed mushrooms, melted mozzarella cheese, lightly pickled paprika and garlic mayo.

Plant, 16-20 Itaewon-ro, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul;ย 02-749-1981

Related: The 10 Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Seoul

Which of these best Seoul burgers have you tried and liked? Please share with us in the comments below!

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