We tend to review a lot of foreign restaurants here, as Korean food is pretty easy to find, and the majority of restaurants sell pretty decent nosh. Every once in a while, however, we review a Korean place that stands out from the crowd, or serves something just a little different than every other bar-be-que […] moreNice Mongolia Cafe
Nice Mongolia is, to the best of my knowledge, Ulsan’s only combination Mongolian restaurant/karaoke bar. The Mongolian karaoke I can’t speak to, though you will get to enjoy hearing it through a wall while you eat. I know the food’s good. The restaurant itself should be familiar to anyone who has enjoyed Central Asian food […] moreCafe Melrose
Su Eun Go’s bakery made waves in Ulsan for having the best pie in Ulsan. Now she has moved to Ok-dong and has rebranded her bakery as “Cafe Melrose” Located near the East gate of Ulsan Grand Park, Cafe Melrose is perfect place to start a picnic in the park. If you are like me, […] morePork and Noodles
With a name like “Pork and Noodles” (meat and noodle story in Korean) understanding what they serve is dead simple. For lunch they serve noodles like kong guk-su and for dinner they serve barbecued pork. It is a concept that is not too unfamiliar to many traditional Korean restaurants but as newer “fusion” restaurants pander […] more
It’s that time of year again, where everyone in the world becomes Irish for a night, wearing green and drinking ’til they turn green. This year, the 17th is a Monday, so the bars are doing it up on Friday and Saturday night instead. Here’s where you can get your St. Paddy’s fix in Ulsan […] moreChristmas Parties Galore!
It’s that time of year again! Stores are playing Christmas songs on repeat, the department stores have decked their halls and their exteriors with elaborate decorations, and the expat bars are gearing up for some Festive Yule Cheer. Before you head out for some Christmas spirits of the alcoholic variety, check out this Charity Concert […] moreJJ’s First Anniversary Party
From Facebook: On Saturday, December 7th, JJ’s Bar will be celebrating its one year anniversary and wow, such an awesome year it’s been. There have been so many amazing memories with so many amazing people and Jun and I are so, so thankful. We want to make this our biggest and craziest party yet, but, […] more
It is with mixed emotions I write this note. My time here as Editor in Chief of UlsanOnline has come to an end. In the next few weeks I will be starting a very big personal project that is likely to eat up all of my time and energy for a while to come. Because […] moreUnfair Firings: One Teacher’s Story, and What You Can Do if it Happens to You.
This piece was requested by UlsanOnline.com after a recent unfair firing in which the teachers actually stuck around to take the process through the Labor Board. Too often, for various reasons, people who are fired late in their contract, often for suspicious reasons, decide to leave Korea rather than fight for their rights, which unfortunately leads the […] moreAngle Magazine’s First Birthday Party
On the night of October 4th Angle Magazine promises an audiovisual feast at Ulsan’s Sticky Fingers in honour of our first birthday celebration. Over the past year, Angle Magazine has worked at showcasing the work of the tremendous talent and creativity that, although abundant, is at times overlooked in the southern regions of the peninsula. […] moreUlsan World Music Festival – Oct 2-5, 2014
Arguably the best festival held in Ulsan, the World Music Festival brings musicians from different countries and different musical genres together in a weekend of great music. It takes place this year from Thursday, October 2nd to Sunday, October 5th at the Ulsan Culture and Arts Center (울산 문화 어술회관 – Ulsan Moon-hwa Aw-sool-hwee-gwan for […] more
Fall is a great time to get out and explore Korea, as the temperatures during the daytime are reasonable, and you don’t feel like you’ll melt into a puddle whenever you move. The skies tend to be bright and clear, giving a pleasant backdrop for photos, and lots of communities all over the country are […] moreTime Travel is Possible – Exploring Gyeongju
Words and Photos by Steven Moore Time travel is possible! And, it costs less than 5000 won. That’s the price of transportation from the present day back into another era, and just an hour from Ulsan by bus; why not trade Co2 emissions for Silla Dynasty traditions and explore ‘Beautiful Gyeongju.’ The Korean tourist board’s […] moreTongyeong and Somaemuldo
By Scott Rotzoll Got any plans for the big vacation period this summer? No?? Well, there’s still plenty to see and do around here if you didn’t get yourself booked for a much needed escape. As you probably know, Ulsan is pretty well situated between one of Korea’s most well-known historic sites, Gyeongju, and one […] more