15 BEST PLACES TO EAT IN SEOUL

15 Best Places To Eat In Seoul

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Seoul is an exciting city to visit in Asia. It is modern but still traditional and features a great selection of restaurants and cafes combining these two aspects perfectly. If you are looking for fresh, healthy and delicious eats, here’s my list of the best places to eat in Seoul. From vegan temple food, over North Korean dumplings to Michelin-starred eateries, Seoul has got it all and is ready for your next visit!

Here are the 15 best places to eat in Seoul:

#1 Sanchon Temple Food Restaurant

30-13 Insadong-gil, Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Why visit: vegan temple food restaurant with Buddhist/traditional dance performances

#2 Mokmeoksanbang

산5-6 Yejang-dong, Jung-Gu, Seoul, South Korea

Why visit: serves one of the city’s best versions of bibimbap!

#3 Solgaheon Teahouse

154 Changseong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Why visit: exquisite and over-the-top cuisine! 

#4 Café Able

12 Apgujeong-ro 14-gil, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Why visit: vegan & healthy food options – amazing homemade juices!

#5 Gaeseong Mandu Koong

11-3, Insadong 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Why visit: The elderly proprietor, who fled south during the Korean War runs this restaurant with the help of her granddaughters. They have served Gaeseong-style (North Korean) mandu (dumplings) for more than 30 years.

#6 Ryunique

40 Gangnam-daero 162-gil, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Why visit: cutting-edge restaurant in Seoul among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants

#7 Bad Farmers

31 Apgujeong-ro 4-gil, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Why visit: delicious & healthy salads

#8 Bada Sikdang

743-7, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-guSeoul 140-893, South Korea

Why visit: offers a milder version of the spicy Budae-jjigae called Johnson Tang

#9 Tteuran Teahouse

17-35 Supyo-ro 28-gil, Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa), Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Why visit: traditional teahouse in the middle of a secret hanok village.

#10 Mingles

757 Seolleung-ro, Nonhyeon 2(i)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Why visit: among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and the Michelin Guide

#11 Wooraeoak

62-29 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jugyo-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Why visit: known for its incredible naengmyeon (cold buckwheat noodles)

#12 Doore Yoo

16-12 Gahoe-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Why visit: Michelin-starred chef who combines temple cuisine and traditional Korean dishes to create an elegant modern Korean cuisine of his own.

#13 Hadongkwan

12 Myeongdong 9-gil, Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Why visit: serves some of the best gomtang, a Korean beef soup traditionally served to the king.

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#14 Gwangjang Market

88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa), Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Why visit: Korean street-food paradise!

#15 Salon De Ddalki Strawberry Barbie Buffet at the JW Marriott Dongdaemun

Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno 5(o).6(yuk)ga-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Why visit: strawberry dessert buffet with a Barbie theme (only November to May)

Find out more and book the experience here.

Hungry Yet?

If you are headed to Seoul, be sure to check out my Seoul itinerary to show you the best places in town and read through my post “25 free things to do in Seoul” to travel the city on a budget!

One of the greatest things about Seoul is the great variety of cafes and restaurants. If you are in the city, be sure to try out a couple of these 15 best places to eat in Munich!

Also, don’t forget to head over to Instagram and follow me if you haven’t yet! I post about food, travel and other cool things: @lindagoeseast

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Linda has been living in Asia since 2012 and loves sharing her travel and life experiences on her website. She currently works remotely in Online Marketing and also teaches various English classes in South Korea.

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