I ask a few people - looked on line a little and it wasn't until I was in the commissary and saw a lady that I thought I knew but wasn't sure how I knew her but I always smile & nod at her when I see her - on this day after the smile/nod combo she walked up to me and said "Hi, you are Trish, right?" It wasn't until that moment that I realized we had never met in person. It turns out she was here in Korea the last time I was AND we have 33 mutual friends on Facebook. We have been in each others news feeds for over 4 years but never met in person. Anyway, I'm not sure how it happened (but I'm pretty certain you can thank my 'gift of gab') but she ended up telling me about Brooklyn Burger. She was raving about the burgers, fries and shakes - something about Nutella & toasted marshmallows....I was IN! So today, Friday in Korea time, Hubby has a day off so we jumped in the car and headed to Brooklyn Burger to get my man his fix.
And it is *tiny*!
There is only seating for about 23-30
And it was JAM PACKED!
We opened the door and the smell of hamburgers, REAL hamburgers begin fried up on a grill hit my nostrils.
It was at that moment my mouth started watering, my stomach started growing and I was instantly taken back to when I was 10 years old and entering Mr. Frosty's, an awesome little burger joint in my home town.
At this point I am hoping all my scenses are right and I have found Burger Utopia.
I saw this....
In a restaurant.
All the stars are lining up.
Keeping my fingers crossed that it is as good as it smells.
Not only do they have Dr. Pepper, but they also have this:
Looks like onions on a plate to you?
It is a FULL SIZE napkin.
BETH, are you reading this?
FULL SIZE NAPKIN!!
I think I've died and gone to burger heaven.
They even have the cool Coca-Cola glasses.
And she brought out 2 straws.
I felt like I stepped into the 50's for a moment.
(Not that I would know what the 50's really feels like.)
If you live in the states you may think this just looks like another burger.
If you live in Korea, you know it is not.
These weren't ours, but I snapped a picture of them before they went to their table.
My kids would LOVE these.
As with all things in Korea it is a little more pricy to eat here than stateside - burgers ran between 9,000 & 13,000 won. The total price for both of us was 32,500 won. But TOTALLY worth it. I have a feeling we will be back very soon.
Turn right out of the gate.
Go across the Banpo Bridge.
Keep straight on the Banpo road - when the road splits (up/down) near the Express Bus terminal, stay UP - left hand lanes.
Right before you get to the big library on your right, and I mean RIGHT BEFORE you will see this sign:
You will be on the left side of the library.
Go to the end of this very narrow alley and turn LEFT.
Follow this road downhill - very narrow.
Keep your eyes open as you go around a very small curve Brooklyn is on your left.
If you blink you will miss it.
If you are driving - right after Brooklyn turn right and then an immediate left, a paid parking garage will be on your left.
It only cost us 1,500 won to park here.
To leave - Turn left out of the parking garage, go down this VERY NARROW street a few blocks until you come to a bigger street - you will see Paris Croissant - turn right - when you get to the end - a big intersection with a light turn RIGHT. Get in the left hand lane and turn left when you get to the BIG road with the signs to the Banpo Bridge, then you are home free.
They are open from 11:30Am -21:30
Closed on Mondays
551-32 1F Banpo-Dong Seocho-Gu Seoul