Good food in Seoul isn’t hard to find, but with so many new new places popping up, the great ones can easily get lost in the crowd. After some thorough research, we’ve gathered the 10 places worthy of a visit in 2017 for you.
Bun Cha Ra Boom | Itaewon
Vietnamese food is coming in hot in Seoul right now, but Bun Cha Ra Boom has taken the spotlight. Located in Itaewon, this new restaurant has people queuing up outside and around the corner for a taste of their food. If you have time to spare, then this place is worth a visit.
Punto 9 | Itaewon
Punto 9 is a completely brand new European home style restaurant that just opened this past July. Their menu consists of steak, Tafelspitz, and variety of pastas. The modern industrial interior design elevates the atmosphere to give you an authentic modern European restaurant feeling.
Masa Tacos | Sinsa
Calling all Mexican food lovers, this one’s for you. Masa Tacos has made a name for themselves with their authentic and delicious dishes. With tremendous reviews and an overall 5 star rating, this place is guaranteed to satisfy. You might even have to unbuttons your pants a button or two in an attempt to prolong the meal. They’re that good.
Nekkid Wings | Itaewon
Delicious. Fried. Chicken. What more can we say? Nekkid offers a wide range of flavors for you to select from including Lemon Pepper,Parmesan Garlic, Mandarin Orange, Smokehouse, Korean Glaze, Classic Buffalo, Amazinger, Jerk, Amazinger Xtra, and their latest addition, Asian Chilli. Is your mouth watering? Because same.
Vegetus | Sinheung
For all the vegans out there, we didn’t forget you. Vegetus offers a diverse menu of hearty, filling and flavorful foods. The food is all about organic and tasty recipes, and of course, at an excellent price! Both healthy and affordable, you will want to keep coming back for more.
Buttermilk Biscuit Co. | Sinsa
A Southern–style eatery has been finally brought to Seoul. With crisp crusts and a surprisingly soft center, these buttermilk biscuits are to die for. Baked fresh about twice a day, you can eat one right out the oven, eat then them plain or sandwiched. Industrial interior with pastel furnitures, almost like a toned down/minimalistic diner, this place was made for Instagram. The Honey Butter Chicken Sandwich is recommended.
Trench Town | Bogwang
Famous for their smoked jerk chicken and ribs, Trench Town is the place to go for Caribbean BBQ. The beach themed decor gives the restaurant an exotic feel that ties everything together perfectly. Don’t get too wild at their Rum bar!
Hibarin | Itaewon
Cream udon noodles, shrimp tempura makki, or pork cutlets? A new Japanese chain restaurant just opened on the first floor the the IP Boutique Hotel. Decorated with a beautiful interior, the restaurant serves a wide variety of food at an affordable price.
Ay-jing Flour-Rice Noodle | Ichon
These Taiwanese noodles are a must try. You’ll be able to find that authentic Taiwanese taste that can be pretty difficult to find in Korea. Ay-jing Flour rice noodles are one of the most famous street foods in Taiwan. The menu here is simple, you can choose small, medium, or large portions. It’s a simple bowl of noodles, but you’ll be surprised by its unique flavor.
Morococo Cafe | Sinheung
Morococo Cafe is a small cafe and restaurant. A handful of reasonably priced dishes, the restaurant brings traditional Moroccan flavors to Seoul. As an appetizer, you can order a sweet and tangy carrot salad with caramelized plums and toasted almonds. For the main dish, you can either order the lamb ras el hanout kefta tangine or the preserved lemon chicken with green olives. Offering an authentic taste of traditional Moroccan food, this cozy and nicely decorated cafe and restaurant is the perfect date spot.
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