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Known for its tree-lined streets, Garosu-Gil attracts an alternative crowd with its unique bohemian-chic vibe. It favors designer and artists shops, and features open studios, workshops, and bars.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Sinsa / Garosugil
+82 70-8668-4193
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to explore....... a good choices of boutiques and also shops. Much quieter in comparison with other tourist spot. The beauty of the season can be seen here along the street.

Thank Michele H
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This place is only good for restaurant options. The hype for the brand name that I do not even know of is not worth it. Also, it is disappointing that certain stores do not even let you try on shirts and you can not return...More

4  Thank Sindee N
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This area used to be a trendy area with a lot of nice cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops. However, in the recent years has seen a huge number of big brands coming in and made the whole area a.... meh... not interesting any more.

Thank Jay P
Reviewed 6 August 2018

lots of nice different restaurants , coffee shops, tea houses , nice shops , very good spot to buy cosmetics

Thank asialover_12
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Great Shopping experience, trendy place for shopping in South Korea. Lot of restaurant in Shinsadong

Thank Lee Sian N
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I went to both Garosu-gil and Myeongdong shopping streets and I have to give Garosu-gil 2 thumbs up! As a cafe / coffee lover, I recommend exploring this place! You will find unique and hipster coffee houses as well as the usual coffee houses (such...More

6  Thank shufen314
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I visited the Bohemian-chic Garosu-Gil Street in my day tour. It is an upscale and trendy shopping and art district located south of the Han River in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu. We had limited time for roaming around. Garosu-gil, also known as "Gingko Tree Lined Street". The...More

Thank Ghadeer2014
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

This street is lined with fashion stores and cafes and youthful crowds. It's better than the many malls in Seoul as it offers good diversity and nothing beats outdoor shopping!

1  Thank weez911
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Although there are lots of people here, but for some reason, I don’t feel any excitement here. Lots of cafeteria and some restaurants selling non Korean food. No street food. If you are looking for food, you might have better luck with the next parallel...More

Thank Khiam Yeong H
Reviewed 13 June 2018

It is a totally different experience beside visiting temples, palaces and "hot" food :) Many designer's shops and cute cafe to visit. Its a very kid friendly and most of them speak English very well...phewww

1  Thank Khac-Quan N
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Sinsa / Garosugil
Trendy, chic, fashionable – these are just some of the
words that sum up Sinsa and the neighbourhood of
Garosugil within it. In particular, Garosugil has
emerged recently to be one of Seoul’s most popular
neighbourhoods; from the latest haute cuisine to
what’s next in haute fashion, the restaurants,
boutiques, and shops here tend to spark trends quickly
spreading nationwide. It’s a magnet for celebrities,
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Lise Cathrin B
20 May 2016|
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Response from Anne L | Reviewed this property |
In Seoul most shops and cafe open late around 11-12 especially on weekend but there are some than open earlier~~ .
7 October 2015|
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Response from mellyooi | Reviewed this property |
Most shops closes around 9 - 10pm. Trazy . com has a pretty good guide on all the shops/restaurant opening hours.