Adjacent to the bustling Itaewon where tourists flood in, lies Hannam-dong, a district with a modern and sophisticated atmosphere. Hannam-dong, known for being the residency of many K-pop artists and movie stars, exudes a certain air of subtle glamour. With its well-curated galleries, classy diners, and cafes, and stylish boutiques, Hannam-dong is a hub of all things chic in contemporary Seoul. Let’s dive into the most Instagrammable places in Hannam-dong you must visit during your trip to Korea.

To get to Hannam-dong: Take the metro to Hangangjin Station and exit from Exit 1. 

Hannam-Dong’s Classy Dining Experiences

1. 211 Table


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Run by a celebrity chef, Wonil Lee, 211 Table offers seasonal Korean menus. Order their seasonal main dish, and you’ll get a fresh, citrusy salad the size of a proper main dish, to ready your palate. The chefs will prepare some of these mouthwatering dishes right before your eyes too to jazz up your experience. So head over to 211 Table to have the ultimate dining experience that amuses both your eyes and your mouth! 

  • Address: 58-5 Itaewon-ro 54-gil, Hannam-dong, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 2PM-10PM / Sat-Sun 1PM-9PM (Closed on Wednesdays)
  • Contact: 010-7411-8211
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

2. Gongi Hannam


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“Gongi” is a Korean word with dual meanings; it means both a bowl and air. As the name suggests, Gongi strips down Korean food, based on a bowl of rice, to its basic, pure form—like air. It takes out unnecessary spices and additives, unfitting fusion elements, to present a purely Korean experience. Their beautifully minimal and natural interior design also reflects the core of their food philosophy. Focused on quality ingredients and simple yet rich flavors, Gongi is a must-visit restaurant in Hannam. 

  • Address: 2F, Itaewon-ro 45-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Every day 12PM-9.30PM (Break Time: 3PM-5.30PM) / Closed on Sundays
  • Contact: 02-797-7753
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

3. Soseoul

If you’re looking for a clean, fine dining experience, Soseoul offers the right experience. Paired with traditional Korean liquor and wine, their tasting course captures the classic flavors of Korean food. It’s the kind of luxury experience that serves you not only food but also a spoonful of Korean culinary culture. Dining at Soseoul’s clean, simple, yet luxurious environment is an experience that you certainly shouldn’t miss. Head to Soseoul for neatly prepared ingredients with flavorful traditional sauces. 

  • Address: 21-18 Hannam-daero 20-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Every day 12PM-3PM & 6PM-10PM (Closed on Mondays)
  • Contact: 02-797-5995
  • *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

4. Oasis Hannam

Looking for a Sunday brunch spot, or somewhere to get some pastries? Oasis Hannam will satisfy all your brunch cravings. I recommend their avocado chicken sandwich and fig french toast! Built in a small residential house, Oasis Hannam creates a personal and chic atmosphere for you to enjoy your lax Sunday morning. This is probably one of the most Instagrammable places in Hannam you can visit. What’s more, is that you can even purchase their dainty cutlery and decorations as a souvenir!

  • Address: 30 Itaewon-ro 45-gil, Hannam-dong, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9AM-7PM, Sun 9AM-6PM
  • Contact: 02-790-8906
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

5. Palette Hannam


Palette Hannam offers some tasty delights. From their signature pasta to their Instagrammers’ favorite, fluffy omelets, to funky colored fruit ade, they’ve got it all.  What’s more, is that their entrance is definitely a photo spot! Take a snap under their pink door and white sheer curtains. And make sure to savor every bit of their delicious menus! 

  • Address: 53 Itaewon-ro 54-gil, Hannam-dong
  • Opening hours:  Every day 11.30AM-8.30PM (Break Time: 4PM-5PM)
  • Contact: 070-7868-5433
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

Hannam-dong’s Award-winning Bar

1. Pussyfoot Saloon

Having recently won the Campari One To Watch Award by Asia’s 50 Best Bars, Pussyfoot Saloon is a rising star in the field. Inspired by the interior of an old train, the bar serves great cocktails with delectable sides. Go taste their wonderful, award-winning drinks, in their absolutely luxurious, almost Gatsby-like environment. Head over to feel like you’re on a luxury train headed to a magical place.

  • Address: 7-6 Daesagwan-ro 31-gil, Hannam-dong, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Every day 6PM-3AM
  • Contact: 02-792-5945
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

Hannam-Dong’s Quirky Cafes

1. Mokdangaok


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Mokdangaok is an art and lifestyle complex where you can experience a number of works by world-renowned artists. Upon entering Mokdangaok what you’ll notice are the unique touches of Korean traditional details, especially the various traditional objects embellished with lacquer. With every piece of the building reminiscent of a traditional Korean home, it’ll take you on a trip back into the past.

  • Address: 58, Itaewon-ro 54-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11AM-6PM (Closed on Sun-Mon)
  • Contact: 02-793-5558
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

2. Old Ferry Donut

This Instagrammer’s favorite, Old Ferry Donut, is a must if you’re in the area. The simple interior, subtly decorated with traditional Korean folk art, creates a strange harmony with their decadent, almost kitschy doughnuts. It also creates an interesting mix of Asian and Western elements for you to ponder over. Interesting thoughts aside, the cartoon-like doughnuts make this place definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in Hannnam. Order their classic Tube Latte, but a quick tip–make sure to snap a photo quickly before the doughnut sinks to the bottom!

  • Address: 66 Hannam-daero 27-gil, Hannam-dong, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Weekdays 11AM-7PM, Weekends 11AM-8PM
  • Contact: 02-6015-2022
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

3. Aussie Hill Hannam


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You’ll be able to smell the sweet pastry from outside if you visit at the right time. Famous for their sumptuous pavlova, Aussie Hill offers fruity, fresh, and of course, sugary-sweet desserts. If you have a sweet tooth, try their Tim-Tam Mocha to taste the classic Aussie chocolate. If you’ve had enough sweets, just order a flat white for a simple and fragrant coffee. Take a seat at their sunlit second floor to fully enjoy your sweet treat!

  • Address: 657-32 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Every day 11.30AM-9PM
  • Contact: 0507-1323-4812
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

4. Bonilla Churros

If you’ve ever had churros in Spain before, you will have most likely been looking forward to another trip to the sunny country for another scrumptious bite. But not to fret because you may not have to look that far. The popular Bonilla Churros is now available in Seoul too. A cup full of warm liquid chocolate to dip your crunchy churros with a glass of orange juice. What could get better than that?

  • Address: 12, Itaewon-ro 54ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Every day 12PM-9PM
  • Contact: –
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

5. One in a Million

If LA has The Pink Wall, Seoul has One in a Million. Its pastel-pink wall at the entrance is a popular photo spot for locals and tourists alike. The white interior with pink accents and the plants placed all around the cafe, not only make it a good photo spot but also make it a wonderful place to relax. Food-wise, you can order their marble chocolate cheesecake or carrot cake, if you want a foolproof option. Try their classic Americano or a cup of hot latte to go perfectly with the cakes.

  • Address: 31 Itaewon-ro 54-gil, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11AM-11PM / Sun-Mon 11AM-10PM
  • Contact: 02-794-2414
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

Hannam-dong’s Artsy Attractions

1. Spring, Bloomed Mural

Another favorite of Instagram fans, ‘Spring, Bloomed’, a mural painted by Korean street artist Royyal Dog, captures the beauty of multiculturalism. This beautiful mural certainly had to make the list of the top Instagrammable places in Hannam. He is known for painting women from all over the world in Korean traditional attire, Hanbok as an expression of diversity. Also, as Royyal Dog, or Changyang Shim, paints all around Seoul as well as cities abroad, have a look around Seoul or your hometown to find more of his artworks. In the meantime, go visit the stunning artwork at the heart of Hannam!

  • Address: 25 Daesagwan-ro 31-gil, Hannam-dong, Seoul 

2. Vinyl & Plastic By Hyundai Card

This music hub, Vinyl & Plastic, provides all locals and tourists with a quality music environment to sit back and relax. This vinyl hub has over 3,000 pieces of vinyl, all ready to be played. Also, they have tons of different speakers and headphones ready for you. So, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite music with the best listening gear. If you don’t own a record player, don’t worry. Its second floor also has over 16,000 CDs for you to tune into! Consider yourself a music lover? This is the perfect place to spend your time! 

  • Address: 248 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Tue-Sat 12PM-9PM, Sun 12PM-6PM (Closed on Mondays)
  • Contact: 02-2014-7800
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

3. Leeum Samsung Museum of Art


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If you’re up for some cool artwork, head to Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art. They display beautiful traditional and modern pieces that you will certainly enjoy. Not only do they have gorgeous exhibitions, but the building itself is also worth a close look. The three buildings are designed by renowned architects, Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel, and Rem Koolhaas. If you’re into art and architecture, this is a perfect place for you to spend an afternoon.

  • Address:60-16 Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Every day 10:30AM-6PM (Closed on Mondays)
  • Contact: 02-2014-6900
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

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