Yeonnam [연남]

Again Refresh [Closed]

As much as I love Korean bbq and greasy fried foods, sometimes I just want to eat a salad. I’m lucky enough to live walking distance from (one location of) Again Refresh and their delicious salad bowls.

[Update Jan. 2018: This spot is still a salad place, but it’s a different restaurant. I’m pretty sure the other locations still exist and this one was just closed, not rebranded.]

Right outside exit 3 of Hongdae station is a great little park lined with all kinds of cafes, and one of those is this salad place: Again Refresh.

The entrance is around to the right!

They sell healthy juices, big salad bowls, and a couple different sandwiches. These salads  are way more than just some lettuce, so no need to worry about not having enough for a meal. Their branding is very green and they really play up the dieting aspect of their food, but even people who don’t think about their weight (i.e. me) can enjoy eating salads!

But why is the English version so much weirder??
Apologies for the glares…

The set includes a juice, but I’m not super into the juice thing and so haven’t tried any of them…but I wasn’t a big fan of the lemonade when I tried it, so maybe I’ll be inspired to try a juice next time.

Our Yeonnam location wasn’t serving the ceasar salad for a while, but now it’s marked as “coming soon”!

Chicken & Avocado Salad ₩10,800
Our salads (chicken & avocado; chicken breast) & a lemonade

They have a few different dressings to choose from, and you can add toppings like meat, ricotta cheese, or bread to any of the salads.

The staff at this location is used to serving foreigners, and I’ve never been the only English-speaker eating here… so heads-up, loud English speakers! People are probably able to eavesdrop on your conversations. It’s also usually mostly women, but I’ve seen the occasional guy as well.

Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich ₩9,900

Again Refresh is a nice place to have a meal alone or with friends. When the weather is nice and the windows are open, it’s a great spot to people watch from. Or you can get your meal to-go if you’d rather eat at home or outside in the park.


  • Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm | Closed Sundays
  • Contact: 02-337-2298
  • Location: 154-5 2nd floor Donggyo-dong Mapo-gu | 서울 마포구 동교동 154-5 2층

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