In Sokcho, a city close to the sea, there are dishes that you may already know, but also many popular, regional dishes that make use of the local seafood to add flavor. Try unique dishes that can only be found in Sokcho, such as red crab in cold noodles, or octopus with stir-fried golbaengi. Abai sundae (blood sausage) and Abai squid sundae are famous foods brought to the area by displaced people from North Korea. Fresh broiled fish and cold raw fish soup are also delicious. Introducing regional dishes from Sokcho, to make your trip even more enjoyable.

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    88 Broiled Fish

    88 Broiled Fish, on the dockside of the breakwater village, is a large restaurant that makes use of two buildings: the main store, where you can feel the old-fashioned atmosphere, and the newer, modern building next door. There is only one set menu with assorted broiled fish, but it is fun to eat fresh fish as you can broil it yourself at your table. It’s a fun experience that wastes no time, as you can take each piece of broiled fish straight from the charcoal broil to your plate as soon as it’s ready. Wouldn't the taste of broiled fish by the seaside be even more special?

    Location: 71, Jungangbudu-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea

    Open: Every day from 8.30am to 9pm Open all year round / Break time After lunch to 5.30pm

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    Nakcheon Hall

    The most popular naengmyeon (iced cold noodle soup) at Nakcheon Hall across from the Administrative Welfare Center is the red crab sashimi naengmyeon. Red crab sashimi naengmyeon is a cold noodle soup dish, served with heaped topping of red crab sashimi. The soft red crab meat and spicy seasoning go well with the chewy naengmyeon noodles. If you are tired of standard naengmyeon, try the unique red crab sashimi naengmyeon at Nakcheon Hall. The combination of naengmyeon and red crab meat is a regional specialty, and will revive your taste buds.

    Location: 128, Subok-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 10am to 8.30pm Closed on vacations

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    Cheongchosu Mulhoe

    Cheongcho Sumulhoe, which was said to be the first mulhoe (iced raw seafood soup) restaurant in Korea, is a huge restaurant that occupies the 3rd floor of a 4-story building. There is a saying that a good looking rice cake is good to eat, and therefore the various kinds of seafood are beautifully presented. Fresh sashimi and crunchy vegetables in a cold and spicy broth with ice floating around will help you beat the heat. Sea urchin bibimbap (mixed seasoned rice with vegetables) and seopguk (hot seafood soup) are also popular in addition to their signature menu, haejeon mulhoe.

    Location: 12-36, Expo-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 9am to 9pm Last order 7.50pm / last packing 8.30pm (It may close early depending on business conditions.)

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    Dancheon Restaurant

    Order sundae gukbap (blood sausage soup) cooked in a hot pot at Dancheon Sikdang, one of the Abai Sundae specialty stores along the Abai Village Road. If you add a little extra seasoning such as salted squid, which is sold only at Dancheon Restaurant, it can bring out the spiciness and coolness. If you eat squid sundae dressed in egg and Abai sundae stuffed with sweet and spicy pollack sashimi, you can experience a very unique taste.

    Location: 17 Abai Maeul-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 8.30am to 8.30pm

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    Eojeonga

    If you arrive in Sokcho by bus, visit Eojeonga near Sokcho Express Bus Terminal. You can taste the delicious stir-fried octopus with golbaengi (sea snail), which is spicy but not irritating, with a moderate amount of seasoning. Stir-fried octopus with fresh golbaengi which is tossed with somen noodles adds a particularly chewy taste. The chewy stir-fried octopus golbaengi is delicious even when mixed with rice. Thanks to the simple spicy golbaengi, a bowl of rice is brought to a whole new level.

    Location: 28, Seorak Geumgangdaegyo-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do, South Korea

    Open: Daily from 10am to 9pm

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