This restaurant is run by a family of immigrants. They don't speak much English, but their English is much better than their Korean. Thankfully though, they do have a few pictures of their menu dishes and know how to say the major ingredients.
The portions are of decent size and cost is very reasonable
Favorite Dish: The lamb is great. It does not have much in the way of seasoning, but it is so tender and perfectly cooked that is simply falls off the bone.
The stuffed peppers are good too.
The Holy Grill is run by a couple Canadians and staffed by some friendly Koreans. Therefore the menu, atmosphere and entertainment is authentically western and not something that is "Koreanized".
There is a large flat screen TV that often plays the popular sports games or what ever else suits the mood. The tables, booths and bar are quite comfortable.
They are open Tuesday through Friday 4pm to 1am.
Saturday from 11am to 1am.
Sunday from 11am to 10pm.
Favorite Dish: There are some great Tex-Mex dishes, like the burritos and burgers. And it might be the only place in all of Korea to get proper re-fried beans too.
The breakfast burritos are great.
But unless you are drinking some cocktails or the Hoegaarden beer on tap, you must try some of the milkshakes!!
The Ariana Brau is a microbrewery, with three types to choose from (Weisen, Pilsner, Stout). From the hours of 6pm~9pm, the Ariana Brau is open as a restaurant.
They do offer menu items, but you would be faulting if you did not simply opt for the all you can eat and drink buffet. For ~$17, you can fill your belly on good food (both western and Asian styles available), and all the steins of beer your belly can handle.
Starting around 9pm, a live band will come on stage and rock the house. There always winds up being a dance floor in front.
Favorite Dish: The food is decent, and since its a self service buffet, you can try anything.
The beer is also unlimited (between 6~9pm). Personally, I'm a fan of the Wiesen!
The dishes might look small upon first ordering them, but the flavors are rich and they will easily fill you up, regardless of how hungry you are. This is a local haunt for many of the university students and teachers since it is 2F, immediately across from the Kyungpook Univ north gate.
There are both western and asian tables so you can dine in chairs or on the floor. The decor is also very comfortable with soft, colorful Indian tapestries.
Favorite Dish: The murgh and curry dishes are all great. We've had a few different dishes and all were great. There are mild to spicy dishes, and you can request something inbetween if you wish.
There are chicken, beef and vegitarian dishes.
Presentation for each dish was as beautiful as it was tasty. Interiors were reminiscent of "French Country"...open beams, whitewashed walls, sturdy classic French tables and chairs. Waitstaff were dressed professionally in starched white shirts & black trousers/slacks. The restaurant came highly recommended and we're glad we made the treacherous trek via Daegu cabride.
Favorite Dish: I had the Mediterranean seafood soup and Paella valenciana. Thank goodness I didn't eat too much of the bread that came with wonderful olive oil & vinegar. The soup was wonderful...chock full of mussels, shrimp and local vegetables in a scrumptious broth. The paella came out in a HOT iron serving dish; the rice was perfectly seasoned with saffron and heartily mixed with mussels, squid, shrimp, peas, roasted red & green bellpeppers. Wow!
Cafe INTO is a great little place, and if you go there any Sunday between now and October 2006 you'll probably see my wife and I, perhaps with a couple of friends, sitting at one of the four tables eating delicious food and splitting an afternoon bottle of wine.
This tiny place was opened by a Korean master chef after he returned to Daegu having completed his training. It has only four tables with four chairs apiece, so it tends to fill up quickly. It is styled after an Italian or even Portuguese villa, with rough plaster (stucco?) on the walls and a cozy kitchen feeling. The kitchen is open, right there in the room, so the impression is of a small European cottage.
Favorite Dish: They have a single spaghetti dish and a single soup that change every week. The pasta is generally delicious and the soup doubly so. The rest of the set menu is small so I'll just tell it to you here, because I can't decide which is my favourite.
They have three types of sandwiches, all of which are served with plenty of vegetables on warm baguette-type bread. These are, in order of how much I like them, smoked salmon, curried chicken and tuna salad. They also have a delicious and hearty potato-cheese gratin, which tastes very homey and warms the hungry soul.
The best restaurant we've been to in Daegu. Although you may think eating traditional Korean bulgogi and k'imchi all the time is a good cultural experience, you don't realize how much you miss a big bowl of spaghetti until you find a place that serves it! Interior is gorgeous, 4-floors above a Family Mart overlooking the middle of Yong-San Dong area of Daegu, with big comfy booths and plants and candles everywhere. Service was phenomenal, with professional servers and lots of bowing. Manager even brought free glasses of wine! The food was good (seafood spaghetti was excellent), but a bit pricy (8,000 won - 20,000 won per plate), but well worth it considering its the only place in all of Dalsur Gu that has an English menu!
Favorite Dish: Seafood spaghetti is all I tried, but it was tasty. Stay away from the Seafood Gratin, though. Thick layers of mozzarella over rice is not too appetizing. Inevitable bowl of popcorn was tasty, too!