Maple Tree House
We both love Korean barbecue so we had to try it in Seoul. The hotel concierge recommended us Maple Tree House, a modern chain specialized in barbeque. We picked its Itaewon branch so that we could also check out the happening nightlife area after dinner. The restaurant has a cool decor but the food itself was the highlight of the night. Beef grading system in South Korea has 6 levels from the highest "1++" to below grade. We tried their 1++ Premium Aged Striploin on the menu which was excellent. We also tried their pork and lower-quality beef plates. The 1++ beef was undoubtedly worth the premium price.