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Grab a bite next to Daelim Museum

Art, food and tradition, all in one neighborhood

Seochon, literally translated to ‘West Village’, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Seoul. As more Seoulites come to cherish the old, the area's becoming more and more relevant in the midst of all the rapid transformation that the city has undergone. Seochon, along with its neighboring Bukchon, has both resisted modernization, leaving them beautifully messy — with clusters of Hanoks alongside two story buildings from the 60’s and interweaving, confusing alleyways. This once middle-class neighborhood of merchants, physicians and translators of the Joseon Dynasty has now become an epicenter of contemporary culture, introducing the latest in art through its many museums and galleries. Small and private cafes and restaurants are creating a phenomenon close to a gastronomical sensation — you can find some of the best Spanish tapas or dine at some of Seoul’s oldest restaurants here. The art, food and traditions found in the area make a great combination for a day out.

Restaurants and cafés near Daelim Museum

Calle de Gomis

Walking through Jahamun-ro 9-gil, you’ll notice a small Spanish flag hung with modest dignity. In its 4th year running, this small Spanish bistro has managed to attract many who visit the area. For the popularity it has garnered over the years, there could be always a short wait before you get a seat here (they don’t take reservations)...

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Nuha No Mori

We all know the wonders of sashimi and tataki’s, but what about Japanese food without all the formalities? If you're looking for the looks and tastes of a real home-style Japanese meal, Nuha No Mori located in the Seochon district would be a great choice. Mind you, walking to the restaurant from the nearest subway station or bus stop, there is a short hike up the hill — but the food you taste here will certainly make it all worth the journey...

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Seochon Gyedan-jip

At this restaurant, cockles aren’t their only dish. It’s a place where you can enjoy some of the freshest seafood from all over the country. They’re famous for their seafood dishes as they bring king cockles from Beolgyo, bangeo from Sinan and seashells from Geoje-do. Located in Geumchongyo Market near Gyeongbokgung Station exit 1, it’s the go-to spot for many magazine editors...

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