Price Range: 6,000 – 10,000 KRW
Rating: 4 out of 5
Our Menu: 1 Order of the Unagi don, 1 Order of Gakiake don
Total: 18,000 KRW
Memorable Item(s): The Unagi
S: Hello all! Seung here. It has been a while since D and I have written on this blog. I do apologize for the break. We hope to update the site with some more entries from our past dining experiences. Also, you can look forward to reviews of restaurants in Richmond, VA, my hometown and other East Coast cities when D comes here in August. Now to the review!
S: I believe D was craving Unagi so after shopping in Myeongdong, we headed over to Donburi, a small restaurant that started in Hongdae specializing in dons (Japanese style rice bowls). It is a very popular place so we had to wait outside on a hot day. D was not happy about this but her frown turned upside down when she got her don!
(D: my ‘frown turned upside down’? I … I’m not sure how to even edit that.)
S: The unagi was tender and moist. The sauce was not too sweet and the rice was perfectly cooked. She was one satisfied customer.
S: On the other hand, my don which was topped with small pieces of tempura shrimp and onion was not as satisfying. I did not taste much shrimp and the onions were not fried too well as they tasted rather grease logged.
S: Overall, I still give the place at least a 4. The wait may be long sometimes but the dishes are quite tasty and filling. Also with new locations in Garosugil, Gangnam station, Shinchon, and Jongro, Japanese home cooking is now even more accessible. Douzo meshiagare!