Seoul Foodie Guide

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In the vibrant capital of Seoul, Korean food is available in everything from street vendors in narrow alleys to upscale restaurants in five-star hotels. Many of these delicacies have been passed down since more than 2,000 years ago, when they were reserved for members of the royal family. Today, Korean cuisine is well-known for its spicy yet delicious flavor, so we compiled a list of must-try Korean food when visiting the capital of South Korea.

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Editor's Choice

Korean scallian pancake

Yimone Wangpajeon

  • Bar
  • Price: $
  • Favorite: Seafood pancake. Scallion pancake (pajeon).
  • Yimone on GMaps
Korean marinated crab


Korean ginseng chicken soup


Korean pork platter

Grandma's Bossam

Korean vendors with varies food

Gwangjang Market

  • Traditional Market
  • Price: $
  • Favorite: Dumpling stall in market center.
  • Gwangjang on GMaps
Korean pork noodle soup


Steam seafood in bamboo basket

The willow bone story

  • Korean restaurant
  • Price: $
  • Favorite: Seafood platter.
  • Note: They speak Korean only.
  • Willow bone on GMaps
Korean bbq with garlic on grill

Tong Tong

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Special thanks to the Seoul Foodie Guide contributors:

  • Stefan George. GoWeeWee Ambassador.
  • James Young. Airline Pilot.