Food in Busan: Kyungsung Area’s Apr19 – Small Menu, Big Taste

Nestled in a slightly hard to find spot on the back streets of the Kyungsung University district, Apr19 features some amazing Korean-Pacific cuisine at reasonable prices.

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Upon entering the second floor eatery, the cosy laid back atmosphere welcomes you with an intimate, unpretentious feel.

But what the place may lack in atmosphere, it more than makes up for it with the food.

The menu is small — it basically revolves around one set per month, but the chef’s creativity of blending Korean and Pacific influences really hits the spot. You’ll get a couple choices of appetizer, one of three pasta sauces, but honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of the choices.

We ordered the salmon on fresh bread with cream cheese and mango, a shrimp and fried potato plate, an absolutely mouth-watering beef with parmesan sauce and the cream spaghetti. For 32,000 won, sharing the dish with a partner won’t fill you, but it will leave you more than satisfied as the taste is amazing.

Beef with parmesan sauce
Beef with parmesan sauce

Pros: The chef’s training in Australia really shows as his dishes are a fantastic blend of flavors. The food is amazing even while he manages all the cooking and service by himself.

Negatives: It’s a bit tricky to find on the backstreets of Kyungsung, but it’s well-worth the effort to find it. The menu may be limited if you have food restrictions on that month’s menu.

Price: It’s usually between 32,000 – 34,000 won for a set dinner.

Apr19

Restaurant Info:

Open: Daily from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Closes earlier on Sunday’s and closed on holidays)

Tel: 010-9995-5483

Address: Yongso-ro, 14-24, Nam-gu, Busan

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