Fast-casual Japanese spot located near Osan Air Base is affordable, delicious
Stars and Stripes February 23, 2023
Happy Teriyaki is a great place to stop for lunch if you’re looking to spend less than $10 near Osan Air Base, South Korea.
It was challenging to find this restaurant on the second floor of a tall building across from a fabric store and clothing shops. But, once inside, I was immediately greeted by a friendly hostess who seemed genuinely excited to see me.
The interior was very clean and organized. It has modest décor, but might be a good spot for a business lunch or dinner date.
While Happy Teriyaki describes itself as an “Asian Fusion” restaurant, the menu is mostly Japanese-style foods like katsu fried cutlets, yakisoba noodles and, of course, the eponymous teriyaki.
I ordered the lunch special of chicken teriyaki and gyoza and tea.
At 10,000 won, my total came to about $9.
My plate arrived with hefty portions of chicken, rice and vegetables. The teriyaki sauce glistened atop the chicken and every bite delighted the senses and teased the taste buds. Overall, I was satisfied.
Here are some other lunch options that caught my eye: yakisoba chicken (13,000 won), spicy pork and vegetable stir fry (14,000 won), chicken katsu (12,000 won) and egg drop soup (3,000 won).
I’ll definitely be returning to this hidden gem, not only for the great food, but also the reasonable prices.
Location: 24, Jungangsijang-ro 6beon-gil, Pyeongtaek-si, South Korea
Hours: Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Prices: Lunch specials are 10,000 won.
Directions: A short walk from the main gate at Osan Air Base.
Information: 031-665-7942; happyteriyaki.business.site