This restaurant can be found near Apsan but has recently opened a branch in downtown Daegu. I visited the downtown branch.
The menu is simple, jjimdak (large or medium) or boneless jjimdak (large or medium) . Then you choose your spice level (none, medium, very hot). Be warned that even at a zero spice level there is a little bit of a kick to this dish. no means least is the extras.
This is where this restaurant stands apart for most westerners. You can add cheese. The photo displays just one portion of cheese and the cheese is real, tasty cheese which is the perfect edition to the meal. You can also order side dishes such as rice to absorb some of the delicious jjimdak juices or extra noodles.
The reason most people head to this place is their extremely smart marketing campaign. If you post a photo of your meal to twitter or Facebook you get money off your bill. This is a really smart idea especially since the food is so good you’ll want to share its location with your friends.
The name of the restaurant gives you a big clue to the appeal of this place to many Korean couples. Mainly because when you order a main meal your date will be presented with a rose. It’s a nice little extra to brighten your day. Once you’ve eaten you are also entitled to 50% off all coffees so you and your date can chat the night away.
The décor is pleasant and the staff were attentive.
This is a simple concept that has been taken and thought our really well. It’s definitely a winner.
How to find the downtown branch
If you are stood at the stage downtown there is a fork in the road. Take the left hand road (not the road with McDonald’s on it.) and walk until you reach KFC. Turn left here and walk straight. You will pass many nail and eyelash extension salons but about 2 minutes down you will see the Jjimdak restaurant sign directing you right.
- The head store : 551-7 Daemung-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu
- The branch downtown : Jong-ro 2 ga, Jung-gu, Daegu