Seoul Restaurants

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  • 1. Balwoo Gongyang

    $$$ | Jongno-gu | Vegetarian

    The exquisite temple food at Balwoo Gonyang could convert the most diehard carnivore to vegetarianism—for the course of a meal at least. Cooking...Read More

  • 2. Kwangjang Market

    $ | Jongno-gu | Korean

    Part of the Dongdaemun market, Kwangjang is a street-food paradise. Though you can get nearly any Seoul street-food here, the specialty is ...Read More

  • 3. Arirang

    $$$$ | Korean

    Located a five minute walk from some of downtown Seoul's premier hotels, Arirang serves high-end kalbi (grilled meats) at a price to match...Read More

  • 4. Beautiful Tea Museum

    $$ | Jongno-gu | Café

    The Beautiful Tea Museum offers guests a chance to not only sample a variety of Korean teas, but learn the history and properties of them as...Read More

  • 5. Chez Simon

    $$$ | Jongno-gu | French

    Situated in a wooden hanok house along the Samcheong-dong café street, Chez Simon delivers classic homemade French cuisine in an intimate 20...Read More

  • 6. Dongin-Dong

    $$ | Gangnam-gu | Korean

    For meat and spice-lovers only, Dongin-Dong serves a delicious bowl of beef ribs cooked on the bone with a heaping amount of garlic and chilies...Read More

  • 7. Doore

    $$$ | Jongno-gu | Korean

    One of the best restaurants in the city, Doore serves authentic Korean course meals in a beautiful 120 year-old hanok house. The seasonal menu...Read More

  • 8. Double Cup Coffee

    $$ | Jongno-gu | Café

    Bukchon may have no shortage of cafes, but thanks to its funky and laid back feel, fresh baked bread, and coffee roasted on premises, Double...Read More

  • 9. Ginko Tree House

    $$$ | Jongno-gu | Korean

    Ginko Tree House's mouthwatering baked stuffed duck is well worth calling 3-hours ahead to order. The crisp skin, tender, confit-like meat,...Read More

  • 10. Gyeong Ho Galbi

    $$$ | Jongno-gu | Korean

    Affordable, tasty, and easy to find, Gyeong Ho Galbi is a good place to try Korea's famous kalbi barbeque. Located next to the tourist information...Read More

  • 11. Haap

    $$ | Jongno-gu | Café

    This café on the first floor of Insadong's Kong Art Space serves excellent classic Korean sweets. Chef Yong-il Sin has used his experience at...Read More

  • 12. Hong Yong Jae

    $$$ | Gangnam-gu | Korean

    Hong Yong Jae's food is as satisfying as it is nourishing and healthy. A former doctor who believes he overcame his own struggle with an incurable...Read More

  • 13. Jinju Jip

    $$ | Korean

    Come here for the house speciality, kongguksu , a velvety, chilled bowl of noodles in a soybean-milk soup, topped with mild kimchi. The rich...Read More

  • 14. Mock Hyang

    $$ | Jongno-gu | Korean

    Billing itself as Seoul's only two-story traditional style hanok house, Mock Hyang is a good stop to take a rest from shopping or sightseeing...Read More

  • 15. Mug for Rabbit

    $$ | Gangnam-gu | Café

    Mug for Rabbit shows that the boutique cupcake trend isn't dying out, it's just moving to Asia. Located on Seoul's trendy Garosu-gil café and...Read More

  • 16. Noryangjin Fish Market

    $$ | Dongjak-gu | Seafood

    Seoul's main fish market, Noryrangjin makes for one of the city's most unique dining experiences. Walking by tanks of snapper, giant crabs,...Read More

  • 17. OK 2 Kitchen

    $$$ | Yongsan-gu | Eclectic

    Chef Susumu Yongari draws from Korean cuisine but manages to create foods all his own. The seasonal menu changes regularly so diners are always...Read More

  • 18. Sanchon

    $$$ | Jongno-gu | Vegetarian

    Sanchon offers guests a chance to experience traditional Korean temple cooking in a beautifully decorated hanok house. Sanchon was one of the...Read More

  • 19. Suji's Restaurant

    $$$ | Yongsan-gu | American

    Despite Korea's wonderful and varied cuisine, there are days when you want a taste of home and Suji's it the best place in Seoul to get it....Read More

  • 20. Tosokchon

    $$$ | Jongno-gu | Korean

    Reputed to have Seoul's best samgyetang (Korean chicken soup), this unassuming restaurant, set in a group of traditional houses, is best recognized...Read More

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