Best restaurants in Seoul

Hungry? Check out our guide to the best restaurants in Seoul, serving all sorts of cuisines.

Where to eat Korean food in great local restaurants
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Where to eat Korean food in great local restaurants

Walk into any restaurant in the city for a simple kimchi jjigae, and you'll find yourself eating through a table adorned with at least four banchan side dishes.

The best fried chicken for finger lickin'
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The best fried chicken for finger lickin'

It's all about the Korean Fried Chicken, famed for a double-fried crispy exterior.

The ultimate Korean BBQ restaurant guide
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The ultimate Korean BBQ restaurant guide

These are the best cuts of beef paired with the best side dishes. 

The five best vegan restaurants in Seoul
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The five best vegan restaurants in Seoul

If you have a Korean grandma, she'll probably still insist a little bit of meat doesn't count. 

Awesome fine dining restaurants in Seoul
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Awesome fine dining restaurants in Seoul

Ryunique offers one menu for dinner with no options for the customer to choose from. 

Best restaurants in Seoul by cuisine

The best Italian restaurants in Seoul

The best Italian restaurants in Seoul

Expats that have lived in Seoul for a few years know the real struggle to find authentic Italian food here. 

Where to eat top-notch Japanese food in Seoul
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Where to eat top-notch Japanese food in Seoul

Filled with good sake, chewy, soothing noodles and Japanese-style skewers, even the the average isn't bad. 

Delicious Thai eateries in Seoul
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Delicious Thai eateries in Seoul

Who has the best pad thai? Which places offer green curry that's made with the freshest coconut milk and chili peppers? 

The best Chinese restaurants in Seoul
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The best Chinese restaurants in Seoul

You'll eat tons of jjajangmyeon: thick noodles slathered in unctuous black bean sauce.

Where to get good French food in Seoul
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Where to get good French food in Seoul

French food in Seoul's not limited to Seorae Village anymore. Bon appetit! 

The best Mexican restaurants in Seoul
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The best Mexican restaurants in Seoul

Ten years ago, finding a taco in Seoul—no matter the quality—was a big deal. 

Best restaurants in Seoul by neighborhood

The best restaurants in Itaewon
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The best restaurants in Itaewon

Long reputed to be one of the most delicious neighborhoods in Seoul, Itaewon is particularly known for foreign food.

The best restaurants in Gangnam
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The best restaurants in Gangnam

However, this area south of the river doesn't have as many "food alleys" and designated areas for specific cuisines. 

The best restaurants in Jongno and Myeongdong
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The best restaurants in Jongno and Myeongdong

With so many good restaurants in the Jongno and Myeongdong neighborhood, it's often overwhelming to have to pick just one. 

The best restaurants in Hongdae
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The best restaurants in Hongdae

There are so many things to do in the Hongdae area. Everything from live music to cat cafés, but where to eat after or before?