Jamsil now bustles with young cafe-hoppers, restaurant-hunters, and nature-lovers. There are so many Instagrammable places in Jamsil, so if you love Instagram, cute cafes, and restaurants, head over there. 

Originally just an old residential area, Jamsil started undergoing major changes when the tallest building in Korea—Lotte World Tower—was built. Hip cafes and quirky restaurants entering the scene, especially in Songnidan-gil. Locals now head to this area to dine at hidden, but mouth-watering restaurants, take photos in aesthetic cafes, and of course, finish the day walking along the Seokchon lake.

To get to Jamsil: Take the metro to Seokchon Station for easy access to Songnidan-gil and Seokchon Lake, or to Jamsil Station to visit the Lotte World and Lotte World Tower. 

Instagrammable Restaurants in Jamsil

1. Godosik


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Godosik serves delicious Korean barbeque pork belly (samgyeopsal) and doenjang jjigae (Korean soybean paste stew). The best part of this restaurant is that the servers cook the pork for you, unlike most barbeque restaurants. If you want to try Korean barbeque pork belly with amazing side dishes, stop by this place! Keep in mind that there is usually a long queue if you visit during peak dinner time.

  • Address: 28 Baekjegobun-ro 45-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Every day 12PM-9PM (Break time on Mon-Thu only: 3PM-4PM)
  • Contact: 02-422-8692
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

2. Mija-Sikdang

Mija-Sikdang is famed for its Instagram-worthy pollack roe pork cutlet, served with tangy jalapeño sauce on the side, among many other fusion dishes. Their adorable plating of the simple dishes and their antique and cozy interior make them into the list of Instagrammable places in Jamsil. Head over at their opening time to dodge the waiting line, to fully enjoy their at-home dining experience! 

  • Address: 14 Ogeum-ro 18-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Every day, 11.30AM-8.30PM (Break Time: 3PM-5.30PM) (Closed on Tuesdays)
  • Contact: 0507-1445-0538
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

3. LaLa Bread

From gorgeous open sandwiches and healthy salads to their celebrity menu, strawberry toast, LaLa bread is the perfect brunch spot. They have all you need, from sweet to savory, and from decadent “almost-dessert”s to healthy green bowls. Take a sunny seat on their second floor and enjoy the mouthwatering brunch with a cup of fragrant latte in hand.

  • Address: 4 Ogeum-ro 16-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: 10.30AM- 9.30PM (Last order at 9PM)
  • Contact: 1800-1990
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

Instagrammable Cafes in Jamsil

1. Peach Gray


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If you consider yourself artsy, head over to Peach Gray. Here, you’re served with fluffy soufflé pancakes, good coffee, and fruity ades, along with a palette of watercolor paint. On a postcard-sized paper, paint away all you want. Be careful though: you need to pay a small extra fee if you want more paper! So cross your t’s and dot your i’s, and make sure to Instagram your final artwork!

  • Address: 14-1 Garak-ro 21-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Every day 12PM- 9PM
  • Contact: 02-412-2726
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

2. Pres Coffee

Want to let your friends know you’re in Seoul? Snap a photo at this rooftop cafe, Pres Coffee, overlooking the beautiful town of Jamsil – its Seokchon lake, Lotte Tower, and residential areas. Views aside, they have a simple but stylish interior and of course, mouthwatering croffles and coffee too. This is perhaps one of the go-to spots among the many Instagrammable places in Jamsil!

  • Address: 17-3 Baekjegobun-ro 45-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12PM-10PM (Closed on Mondays)
  • Contact: 02-424-0426
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

3. Onhwa

Onhwa is a famous cafe for its souffle pancakes and hand drip coffee. You can enjoy the unique and cozy atmosphere of the cafe while enjoying its premium souffle pancakes. It has three kinds of souffle pancakes, Plain Souffle Pancakes, Strawberry Souffle Pancakes, and Match Souffle Pancakes. There are chains at Seocho, Yeongjongdo Island, Suwon, Ikseon-dong, and more. It’s definitely worth a visit!

  • Address: 15, Baekjegobun-ro 45-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Every day 12PM-10PM
  • Contact: 0507-1371-7877
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

Instagrammable Bars in Jamsil

1. Anacne Groove


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Enjoy some beer or wine, along with gorgeous views at this rooftop bar, bustling with people. With a picnic-like atmosphere, Anacne Groove has it all: yummy food, stunning views, and frosty booze making this bar a perfect location to wind down after a long day of traveling. Their pink staircase to the rooftop is definitely a must-snap spot among the many Instagrammable places in Jamsil, so make sure to get your own photo. 

  • Address: 15 Baekjegobun-ro 45-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Every day: 5PM-11PM / Sat: 12PM-11PM / Sun: 12PM-10PM
  • Contact: 02-423-4293
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

2. Goodaeryuk


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If you are a wine lover and prefer cozy-ing up in a hidden gem, head Goodaeryuk. This place has a wine shop on the first floor and if you go to the basement, you will find a special wine bar. The prices are quite affordable and you can also order food that goes well with wine. This place makes you feel like you are at a secret place with your friends or lover. If you want to try different kinds of wine at a special place, check out this one!

  • Address: 1F, 9-1 Ogeum-ro 16-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Tue-Fri 6PM-12AM / Sat-Sun 5PM-12AM (Closed on Mondays)
  • Contact: 0507-1337-4020
    *Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

Instagrammable Attractions in Jamsil

1. Lotte World Tower

Visit Lotte World Tower, the tallest building in Korea, for a day of duty-free shopping and fun. It’s perhaps one of the best places to be on a rainy day! From restaurants to cafes to cool attractions to shopping, this Tower has it all. Most of all, enjoy the magnificent view from the Lotte World Tower Seoul Sky observation deck. View Seoul in a 360-degree panoramic birds-eye view. Whether it be in the daytime or nighttime, you’ll be mesmerized by Seoul’s stunning city view!

  • Address: 300 Olympic-ro, Jamsil 6(yuk)-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
  • Opening hours: Every day 9AM-8.30PM
  • Contact: 02-3213-5000
    *Opening hours are subject to change

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2. Seokchon Lake


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Spend your day taking a walk around Seokchon Lake. You’ll get to enjoy a patch of greenery and nature in the middle of this bustling city. In the spring, you can watch beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom along the lake. If it’s breezy enough, go ahead and take a long walk and take in the beautiful views before heading to your hotel. Or pick up a bike nearby from Seoul Bike’s bike-sharing service, and enjoy the night breeze on a bike! Either way, you will fall in love with this beautiful town. 

3. Han River Ferry


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Want more adventures before you wind down? Take the ferry on the Han River, the river that goes right through the heart of Seoul. View Seoul’s glamorous city view while listening to beautiful live music on this bustling ferry ride. Head over for a ride at night to view the dazzling night view with all of Seoul’s incredible skyscrapers, and in the day (with good weather!) to view the blue sky and the glimmering Han River.

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4. Lotte World

Lotte World, an indoor and outdoor amusement park, is one of Jamsil’s key attractions. Their thrilling ride and spectacular activities are definitely worth coming for. Lots of people also dress up and take photos in their nostalgic high school uniforms, or you can borrow some nearby to join in the hype. With fantastic shows and performances year-round, Lotte World is a magical destination if you love themed parks!

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