[Seoul] New York City’s famous burger and milkshakes chain Shake Shack has arrived in Seoul ‘Gangnam style’, opened at high end and iconic Gangnam-gu.
South Korea’s first-ever Shake Shack is located between the Gangnam and Sinnonhyeon metro stations, at Gangnamdaero 10 6-gil.
Great choice of location, targeted at South Koreans and travellers with higher spending power. (Note: It is about a 20 minute walk to the Sinsa-dong shopping area.)
Surprisingly, when I went both times during mid-noon, the queues to enter and purchase were relatively short. It took me about 10 – 15 minutes to enter and get my meal.
I suspect price may be one of the reasons why people may be deterred.
Finally, I can sit to have my Shake Shack burger (In NYC, I had to stand while eating.) as the store boosted quite a large seating capacity, (much coveted) window seats, and vibrant energy.
There was a Korean guy at the door handing out menus, and would explain if you are not too sure how it works.
Shake Shack in Seoul features all the classics including the ShackBurger (6,900 Won for single, 10,900 Won for double), SmokeShack (8,900 Won for single, 12,900 Won for double) and Shack-cago Dog (5,500 Won).
Their burgers are known to be made with freshly ground 100% Angus beef – prized for its delicate texture, great taste and no added hormones.
I had the SmokeShack Double (12,900 Won, SGD$15.50) which featured applewood smoked bacon, chopped cherry peppers, in a buttered, toasted, soft potato roll.
Truly still a burger above the rest.
Moist, totally-juicy patty with a great bite in pillow-soft burger. It was greasy though, so much so that the entire paper, and therefore fingers were stained oily.
One of the best burgers I ever had. My friend even said, ”Better than New York’s!”
For their milk shake lovers, the menu will features a Seoul-exclusive Red Bean Shake (6,500 Won) as well as four location-specific frozen custard concretes: Shack Attack, Honey Butter Crunch, Shack Style and Gangnam – vanilla custard, marshmallow sauce, fresh strawberry and shortbread cookie topped with soy bean powder.
Shake Shack Seoul
452 Gangnam-daero, Yeoksam 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울 강남구 강남대로 452, 대연빌딩 1F
Tel: +82 02 553 5576
Opening Hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm Daily