Cheongju, South Korea; however, I don’t know if I’ll ever go back again.
Don’t get me wrong. The place was great. It has a large, colorful selection of Korean and foreign cuisine, as well as Korean beer on tap, cheap wine in barrels, a coffee bar, and plenty of dessert.
The problem is I ate (and drank) way too much. You get a three-hour time limit for about 36,000 (KRW). That includes tax, and there’s no gratuity added. Prices vary depending on day and time. Weekdays are cheaper.
The restaurant is large, clean, and nicely decorated. No need to make a reservation unless you absolutely want to be sure you get in, or have a large group. Private rooms are available for wedding parties and/or birthday celebrations as well.
|A full coffee bar at Sung's Buffet was a nice surprise.|
The best part was when a bell rang, and a bunch of Koreans started running. Of course I was clueless, but could only figure something was definitely worth running for. Turns out they were running after crab legs. I’ve never seen so many people run that fast at a buffet. Only in Korea!
The cheesecake was terribly dry, and I’d like more wine options. Those are my only complaints apart from aforementioned fullness and drunkenness.
You'll be singing a little song for Sung’s Buffet too. Located next to the Express Bus Terminal on the 6th floor of the Dream Plus building in Cheongju, South Korea. Definitely check it out!