CHOOSING MENU ITEMS
Korean cuisine usually includes steamed rice, soup and kimchi. If you order a main dish like sundubujjigae (soft bean curd stew), yukgaejang (spicy beef soup), or kimchijeongol (kimchi hot pot), you can always expect to be served steamed rice, kimchi and a few side dishes as well. There are a few exceptions, though. If you order bulgogi, galbijjim (braised short ribs) or hoe (sliced raw fish), steamed rice can be ordered separately.
HOW TO ORDER
Each table in Korean restaurants is fitted with a bell at one edge, so you can press it to signal a server. If you cannot locate the bell, just raise your hand and say “Jeogiyo,” and a server will come to take your order. Then point to the menu item you would like and say “Igeollo juseyo.” If you would like a recommendation, then you can say “Oneul mwoga masisseoyo?” and the server will make a recommendation.
PAYING THE BILL
Unlike restaurants in other countries, those in Korea have a separate counter where you can pay the bill. Bring the bill with you, or you can just go to the counter, and the person at the counter will check your table number and will let you know the price to settle the bill.