May Dining- A Restaurant Surrounded by Nature- Dobong, Northern Seoul

As I was looking for a restaurant for an anniversary, I found this restaurant near my neighborhood. I was thinking that this building was the restaurant itself, but this was just a cute, colorful drama set that was in the garden of the restaurant.

The actual building looks like this.

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From the bus stop, you have to cross the street towards this building.
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The second floor is an event space that is available on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.

Here are some pictures of the course meal.

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Tomato Tree Salad- the tree was made with sesame seeds. Pretty good!
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A simple bowl of soup.
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The plate was so big compared to the meal haha
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Gnocchi with a tomato bisque sauce.
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This was my least favorite… It was called the lasagna…
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My date’s grilled duck.
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My grilled salmon with brussels sprouts.
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Dessert was some lemon flavored pound cake. A little dry :S The drink is served in a paper cup so we can take it out to our walk in the secret garden.

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I ordered the course meal here, and it was pretty, but it tasted average. I would say it is not worth the price. The restaurant was full with customers and many of them seemed to be ordering one main dish rather than the course meal. Maybe the food price includes admission to the “secret garden” behind this restaurant.

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We had to go up the stairs from the restaurant.
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We are not allowed to enter this drama set area.
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It’s a nice walk after your meal, but hot on a summer day because there aren’t many shades.

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May Dining

How to get there: Dobong Station is about 40 minutes up north from Seoul Station. From Line 1 Dobong Station Exit 1, cross the street, and keep on walking west on Dobong-ro 169-gil for 15 minutes.
Or you can get out of Exit 2 and take the green bus, 도봉 08 for 8 minutes. Get off the bus at the eighth stop (무수골 정류장).

Address: 서울특별시 도봉구 도봉로169길 202

Phone Number: 02-955-7722 (They also take online reservations.)
I definitely recommend reserving a seat, because I was in a corner that was not easily visible by the waiters.

Lunch Hours: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Dinner Hours: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Dinner Dress Code: Smart Casual (No sportswear, shorts, sandals)

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