Seoul Travel Guide

Food

Much of Korean social life revolves around food and the city is packed with restaurants, so it would take a determined man to starve to death in Seoul. This fate may still befall you if you insist on English menus and meals consisting only of easily identifiable, familiar ingredients, so see South Korea#Eat for a quick Korean menu reader. An alternative is to just point and eat, your hosts generally will accommodate. If you look in the right places, a good meal (lunch or dinner) including side dishes can cost ₩5,000 or less (try basements of large department stores).

In addition to Korean food, Japanese restaurants in Seoul tend to be excellent, featuring excellent sushi and sashimi. Chinese restaurants exist, but are typically adapted to suit local preferences. There are a few Italian restaurants; these are generally excellent, with chefs trained in Italy, although flavors tend to be more or less Koreanized, with sugar in the garlic bread and meatballs.

Bakeries are found throughout, including some of the common big chains.

Seoul has plenty of budget places to eat. Everything from convenience store junk food and noodles to street stall food and lots of 24 hr Korean fast food restaurants. The 24-hour restaurants are great because they've usually got a wide variety of foods, including: mandu, odeng, dokbokki, naengmyeon, udon and ramyeon. Prices do vary from about ₩2,000-9,000 at these restaurants. Also open late into the night are Korean BBQ restaurants, which are everywhere in Seoul. These can be very cheap and are usually of good quality. Barbecue options usually are limited to pork and beef, and they often come with a smattering of side dishes. Korean BBQ is, in itself, an experience that makes you feel like a Seoulite. The larger department stores in the city have basement food courts that offer excellent food (not recommended if you care about atmosphere).


source: Wikivoyage

Things To Do in Seoul See All Things To Do in Seoul

  • Itaewon

    Itaewon

    마이홍

    Itaewon (Korean: 이태원, 梨泰院,) is a dong, in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is served by Seoul Subw...

    Lifestyle, Transportation, Attractions,Shopping, Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • War Memorial Of Korea

    War Memorial Of Korea

    1-8, Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu

    War Memorial of Korea is located in Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It opened in 1994 ...

    Attractions,Arts and Culture, Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Bukhansan National Park

    The Bukhansan National Park in Seoul and Gyeonggi covers an area of and was established on 2 April ...

    Attractions,Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Seoul Arts Center

    Seoul Arts Center

    2406 Nambusunhwan-ro, Seocho-g...

    Attractions, Activities,Arts and Culture, Entertainment

Hotels in Seoul (367 Hotels) See All Seoul Hotels

  • JW Marriott Hotel Seoul

    JW Marriott Hotel Seoul is one of the best, premium places to remain in Seoul. Nicely situated nearby Marquis Thermal Spa & Fitness Club, Korea Local Information Center a...

  • The Classic 500 Pentaz Executive Residence

    Be no more than minutes away from Cultural Complex J-Bug, Seoul Children's Grand Park and Gangbyeon Techno Mart when you stay at The Classic 500 Pentaz Executive Residenc...

  • Park Hyatt Seoul

    Spotted within Seoul, Park Hyatt Seoul is a finest hotel opportunely situated alongside Mega Box at Coex Mall, Pulmuone Kimchi Museum and Coex Mall. Other well-liked attr...

  • The Plaza

    The Plaza is among the top, finest places to lodge in Seoul. Beautifully found nearby Seoul Plaza, Seoul Square Ice Skating Rink and Cosmo. Jin Tour - Day Tours, The Plaz...

Top Destinations in South Korea