A regular hangout for Korean celebrities, you might even spot one sitting at the next table when you dine at Table Star!
Table Star, is a casual Italian restaurant run by husband and wife duo, fashion designer Kwak Hyun Joo and interior designer Kwon Hyunk-Jin. Conveniently located in the heart of Garosu-gil, Table Star is regularly frequented by many Korean celebrities and makes you feel as if you are dining in one of those restaurants seen in popular Korean television dramas, where all the lovey-dovey scenes unfolds.
The interior is also decked out with pop-art style ornaments complemented by the natural lighting coming through the rustic framed windows. The restaurant itself was packed with millennials, perhaps waiting to spot a celebrity, as well as couples indulging in a romantic meal.
Customary to the Korean culture, side dishes or also known as “Ban Chan” or 반찬 is always served complimentary to the diners whenever they order a main dish/course. It isn’t that different at Table Star, except they serve fresh-cut fries drizzled with honey and butter instead of kimchi and the works. A combination of sweet and savoury never fails to excite the palettes, yums!
We ordered the Carbonara, a medley of chicken and mushroom simmered in thick and creamy sauce served stylishly in a pan (like a star). If you are craving for something more flavourful and heavier in taste, do try out their Tenderloin Risotto which had that extra kick of spiciness.
Table Star Sinsa-dong 545-22 Daeheung Building 1F Gangnam-gu, Seoul Opening hours / Information: Monday to Sunday: 11am to 10pm +82 2-544-3706 Instagram | Facebook Price: ●●●●●