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 a 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. Today Rice


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“오늘한밥”, or in English, “Rice made today”, literally serves fresh-made rice bowls topped with sumptuous Korean toppings. Today Rice even processes its own rice to ensure the best texture and flavor. Not only is their rice top-tier quality, but their toppings are also fresh and flavorful. Quick, healthy and absolutely delicious, this is a must-visit location if you want a simple but tasty Korean dish. 

Address: 42-11 Baekjegobun-ro 41-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul 
Opening hours: Every day, 11:30AM–3PM, 5:30–10PM
Contact: 02-2203-1114
*Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

2. Mija-Sikdang 


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Mija-Sikdang is famed for their 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 makes 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-2:30PM, 5:30PM-8:30PM
Contact: 02-425-0809
*Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

3. LaLa Bread


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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: Every day, 10AM-10PM
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, 11AM- 9PM
Contact: 02-412-2726
*Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

2. Seoulism


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Want to let your friends know you’re in Seoul? Snap a photo at this rooftop cafe, Seoulism, in front of their signature “Seoul” neon sign that overlooks the beautiful town of Jamsil – its Seokchon lake, Lotte Tower, and residential areas. Views aside, they have gorgeous antique interior and of course, mouthwatering cakes and citrus-y coffee. This is perhaps the original go-to spot among the many Instagrammable places in Jamsil!

Address:435 Baekjegobun-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11AM- 11PM Fri-Sat 11AM- 12AM
Contact: 02-412-0812
*Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

3. Dolcorom Songpa


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This adorable word, Dolcorom, means “sweet” in Jeju dialect.As the name suggests, this Jeju-inspired cafe serves up sweet desserts and drinks to satisfy your sweet tooth. From the cute and idyllic exterior, to their tangerine-flavored drinks, you’ll feel like you’re at the heart of Jeju in this cozy cafe. If you don’t have enough time in Korea to go pick tangerines on Korea’s zesty island, Jeju, Dolcorom’s your next best option!

Address: 4-21 Baekjegobun-ro 45-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul 
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12PM-9PM
*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:435 Baekjegobun-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: Everyday 12PM-12AM
Contact: 02-423-4293
*Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

2. Endline


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If you prefer cozy-ing up in a small, intimate hidden gem instead, head to Endline. This place is a cobalt-blue and indie-pink colored, table-tennis themed bar (now that was a mouthful!). They always seem to have a black and white table tennis match beam-projected on the wall for some reason – perhaps ask the owner about it if you get the chance to. Bring a close friend or your significant other, and savor a glass of red wine together in this comforting atmosphere. 

Address: 11 Seokchonhosu-ro 18-gil, Seokchon-dong
Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun 6PM-12AM, Fri, Sat 6PM-2AM
Contact: 02-424-1337
*Opening hours are subject to change at the owner’s discretion

Instagrammable Attractions in Jamsil

1. Lotte World Tower


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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-degrees 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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End your day taking a walk around the 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 in 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


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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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Did these Instagrammable places in Jamsil peak your interest? Branch out and head to more Instagrammable cafes and restaurants in Seoul. Visit Yeonnam-dong for -a cozy cafe experience, or to Euljiro for a hip, industrial vibe. Or choose your destination from the comprehensive list of Seoul’s top Insta-worthy locations!

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