15 Best Places To Eat In Seoul
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
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.
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-gu, Seoul 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.
757 Seolleung-ro, Nonhyeon 2(i)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Why visit: among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants and the Michelin Guide
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.
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.
#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)
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!
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Top Travel Experiences in Seoul
- Everland 1 Day Ticket (QR Code Direct Entry)
- N Seoul Tower Ticket Combo
- Nami Island, Petite France, Garden of Morning Calm, & Gangchon Rail Bike Day Trip from Seoul
- AREX Incheon Airport Express Train One Way Ticket in Seoul
- Lotte World 1 Day Pass
- Discover Seoul Pass: free access to 35 attractions
- Bukchon Oneday Hanbok Rental Experience (4 – 24 Hrs)
Recommended Hotels in Seoul
The hotels recommended below are hotels I have personally stayed at and recommend to other travelers.
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