Honmaru – Upscale Sushi in Suseong-Dong


For those of us that don’t mind going up the hill for a little upscale sashimi, we found a nice little, romantic, private room or barstool style sashimi place, specializing in fresh catch, specifically Tuna 참치.

You are greeted as soon as you set foot in the doorway and catered to like a seasoned VIP. From the moment you arrive, the service is prompt and courteous, and you are seated quickly in a private room, with a table based on the size of your party. Immediately after getting settled in, your appetizers, usually the head of the tuna, seasoned with a beef style braise is brought out with some side dishes and your choice of drink.


Shortly after the appetizer, the first main course of sashimi is brought out and is a sight to behold, presented in a little garden of wood and sprigs of parsley and glass noodles, almost too good to touch, with little mounds of wasabi on each corner of the serving plate.

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The fish is as fresh as it gets and the taste is out of this world.

Throughout the dinner, several courses of sashimi are served in different plate arrangements along with miso and a hot noodle soup at the end or your choice of what I would like to call a “micro” dolsot bibimbap or stone pot rice pot with vegetables and caviar. Of course, the fish is as fresh as it gets and the taste is out of this world. The Chef will visit your table several times personally to check on you during the meal to make sure everything is to your liking. The Chef also prepared us a special tri-colored cocktail, delivering it to our table as an added bonus.

I think one of the best things about Honmaru is that it’s off the beaten path. The restaurant is small and cozy, making it the perfect place to be when you just want to really enjoy your food and relax, in a comfortable atmosphere. I highly recommend Honmaru specifically for that reason and will look forward to my next visit very soon.

Written and Photographed by Michael Clark

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