The Place (Seoul, South Korea)

Sorry I have been a little MIA lately! We have been non-stop traveling. We recently visited Thailand, Maldives and Sri Lanka and I can’t wait to share the photos and the wonderful experience we had. Now we’re in the States, so the travel posts will be coming as soon as I get home!

In the meantime I wanted to share with you with an interesting meal we had in Seoul. Have you heard of a pizza that is lit on fire called “The Bomb”? Well neither had I until a friend recently told me about a restaurant called The Place. They have made this pizza their draw to get customers into their restaurant.

The Place has a few locations around Korea (Gwanghwamun, Gangnam, and at the COEX Mall that I know of).

The Place

Gwanghwamun Branch: 103 Saemunan-ro, Jongro-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울특별시 종로구 새문안로 103 (신문로 1가))

Phone: 02-722-1300

Hours of Operation: 11:00~22:00

Coex Mall Branch: 513 Yongdungdae-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea (Coex Mall B1, J102)

Phone: 02-6002-1150

Hours of Operation: 10:30~22:00

Gangnam Branch: 5 Gangnamdae-ro 96-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울 강남구 강남대로96길 5 지하 1층)

Phone: 02-554-1307

Hours of Operation: 11:00~23:00

(Take subway to Gangnam Station, use Exit 11. Walk to the first large intersection and you can see the restaurant from the main road)

We stopped into the Gangnam location. The restaurant is huge with a little industrial vibe.  We had 10 people and were seated at a high table in the middle. The restaurant offers a lot of set meals in addition to individual entrees, and include drinks, pasta, and pizza. The menu is pretty extensive.

They have a menu posted online at:

So here is the reason for our visit.

The Bomb Pizza is 21,000 won, but it isn’t very big, it is definitely more for the novelty. Don’t expect the pizza to stay on fire for long, and have your camera ready! 

The Place offers an extensive drink menu and includes everything from what they call “Vino pops” (frozen wine sticks in basically sangria) to Mojitos.  They also have a decent variety of beers.

And a good selection of food. 

I wouldn’t go there exclusively for the “Bomb” pizza, but if you’re craving Italian and in the area, I would swing by. The pastas were actually some of the best that we’ve had in Korea, and at a decent price.  

As for the taste of the pizza, it isn’t similar to a traditional pizza at all. In order to make the “Bomb” resemble a pizza, the top is cut off of the ball and then given to you with some different dipping sauces to eat like bread.  The pizza itself is more of a melted cheese and toppings on a thin piece of doughy bread. It actually tasted better than I’m making it sound, but let’s be honest, you’ll be ordering it to satisfy that little pyromaniac inside all of us 🔥!

So all in all we had a fun time and a pretty good Italian dinner. So go, light stuff on fire, take a video, but make sure you order some pasta as well.

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