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La Coppia contemporary Italian restaurant – A pleasant surprise

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in | Comments Off on La Coppia contemporary Italian restaurant – A pleasant surprise

Italians living abroad are often wary of restaurants prominently displaying our national flag and sporting Italian names, so I was dubious as I approached La Coppia in the alleys behind Hyundai Dept Store, despite my Korean lunch companion having warmly recommended it (or perhaps because of it). As I clumsily tried to brave the three wooden steps leading to the front door with my bulky stroller, we were met by a member of the staff who helped lift said...

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Cheong Hae Wool

Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in | Comments Off on Cheong Hae Wool

Ssambap is one of my favourite Korean meals: there’s nothing I love more than a table full of little side dishes — meat, fish, vegetables, soup — to accompany a bowl of fragrant rice. This restaurant (which unfortunately doesn’t have an English name) doesn’t look like it’s been in business for long but it surely will make a name for itself as they offer very good food for a very reasonable price: just 12,000 won per person. The restaurant...

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Foreigner Town

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in | Comments Off on Foreigner Town

Some say the best restaurant is your very own kitchen. Foreigner Town is no restaurant, but has an amazing amount of essentials for those that have a few culinary skills and a wish to eat at home. No bigger than a bedroom, Foreigner Town makes up in variety what it lacks in space.  On the mere dozen or so shelves in this small store one can find such rarities as taco shells, fajita seasoning, oatmeal, chick peas, ripe olives,...

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Gracias, Brazilian Tragedy

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in | Comments Off on Gracias, Brazilian Tragedy

I’ve been lucky to hit up a lot of good restaurants doing reviews for this site.  Sadly, to quote Q, all good things must come to an end.  I have seen the dark side and I hope to save all of you from it.   A while back I had heard there was a Brazilian steakhouse in Ulsan.  Wonder of wonders!  Brazilian steakhouses are magical places and the idea that I could go to one here, well, I was...

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Grappa Pizzeria and Pub – Now in Dong-gu!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in | Comments Off on Grappa Pizzeria and Pub – Now in Dong-gu!

By Todd L. Greene Taking its name from the strong, white-graped digestivo (liqueur), Grappa has just opened facing the seaside, separated only by a small garden plot from KG Western Pub.  From my conversation with Viviana, they had a previous location in Samsan-dong.  Upon entering, one first notices a large poster in the back of the restaurant bearing both the name and a picture of Julia Roberts enjoying a slice of pizza.  Then, the chalkboard menu catches your eye...

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Youngsang Cafe and Gallery

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in | Comments Off on Youngsang Cafe and Gallery

There’s a neat little place in Namgu, that might be of interest to anyone who is in to art, photography or especially cameras. The place is called Youngsang Cafe (영상카페). It’s been around since 2006 and has seen many alterations to its décor and menu, but there are some constants which make this place absolutely worth visiting. First, Youngsang offers a nice quiet place in which to enjoy a cup of tea and read a book or maybe do...

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Spero Spera Crepes

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in | Comments Off on Spero Spera Crepes

Joining the ever-swelling ranks of brunch-type restaurants in Ulsan is Spero Spera. Serving both sweet and savoury crepes, Spero Sparo is a good place to go to grab a light lunch or an after-dinner treat. The entrance is right next to the Frypan, leaving room only for a tiny kitchen for the crepe makers. Upstairs, however, is a large seating area, with windows overlooking the street, and both air-conditioning and open-air seating. The menu includes a small selection of...

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Toolbox 2nd – Amazing burgers in Shinae

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in | Comments Off on Toolbox 2nd – Amazing burgers in Shinae

A few years ago now, a great little restaurant opened it’s doors in Ggotbawi, way out in Dong-gu between the HHI and Mipo shipyards. They were rumoured to have awesome hamburgers, but I was never able to catch that place open. I was delighted to hear they’d opened a second location in Seongnamdong (Shinae/Old Downtown) recently, as it’s much closer to home for me. Located right next to the JJ’s Bar alleyway, Toolbox 2 offers a selection of 9...

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면공장 The Noodle Factory

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in | Comments Off on 면공장 The Noodle Factory

In the first weeks of my arrival in Ulsan I stumbled on to what has become one of my favorite restaurants for lunch: 면공장 The Noodle Factory. The Noodle Factory is a small restaurant on the busy street behind the Hyundai Department Store in Samsan-dong.면공장is owned and operated by Mr. Kim who also owns a second restaurant in the area. Though Mr. Kim doesn’t speak any English, his business partner Mr. Kang does. Mr. Kang is a familiar face...

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!Pop Factory!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in | Comments Off on !Pop Factory!

This week I was fortunate enough to discover Pop Factory, a relatively new, hip Italian restaurant. After our fist visit, my friend Aaron and I think it needs to be shared with the waygooks of Ulsan and visitors alike. It is located in Namgu Jeong, at the south end of the park (울산문화예술회관) behind the Ulsan Art and Cultural Center (and KBS building).  It offers a traditional menu of pizza, pasta, wine, coffee, beer, and soda.  It was recommended...

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