As an affiliate of Shinsegae brand adjacent to Seoul Express Bus Terminal, Famille Station opened its doors to the public in November 2014 after a three-month renovation. To its credit, the area has now become more modernized and organized, housing more than 30 world-famous food chains and fashion brands (some stores are still scheduled for opening) imported from 10 different countries.
For this reason, Famille Station is largely crowded even on weekdays, during lunch hours, and especially close to 6 p.m. when there is a heavy influx of people making long lineups. People wouldn’t mind waiting an hour or two to sit down for a bite at this “gourmet paradise.” Great dining choices like hotspots from Garosu-gil and Sinsa-dong, exclusive picks from restaurants and bars in Gyeongnidan-gil and Iteawon-dong, and hidden gems brought from Sangsu-dong in Mapo-gu are so irresistible you won’t be able to leave the place on an empty stomach. Therefore, seeing hungry customers lining up row after row in front of places like Olban (buffet-style Korean dining), Gooseulhambak (Hamburg steakhouse), and others will be no strange scene.
Limited coffee shops like Starbucks Reserve and Devil’s Door, a giant brew pub serving tasty craft beers, are other attractions adding more reason to visit Famille Station. The mall is also situated in a convenient location, as it’s directly connected to Express Bus Terminal Subway Station, where Seoul Subway Lines 3, 7, and 9 intersect.