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Top 5 Thanksgiving specials in Seoul

Whaddya gotta do to get some turkey in this town? Go in search of these Thanksgiving specials.

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Hahna Yoon

Sure, one should be thankful in the face of... not even having Thanksgiving fixings, let's say. But having turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce does make things a little easier. 

The Beastro
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Seogyo-dong
  • price 2 of 4

The Hongdae name for delicious new American dining is offering its best in Thanksgiving food from November 26th until the 28th! Rumor has it? It's one of the best in town. 

Menu from their Facebook page.

"3 Course Dinner: 60,000 Won
-Includes one glass of wine or craft beer-
First Course:
-Butternut squash bisque-
Main Dish:
-Thanksgiving Platter-
(Roasted turkey--white and dark meat, seasonal vegetables, mashed potato, stuffing, housemade cranberry sauce, gravy, with a choice of salad or mac and cheese)
-Pumpkin Pie-
with spiced whipped cream"

Make reservations in advance.

Southside Parlor
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bars
  • Itaewon
  • price 2 of 4

These three guys from Texas surely know how to throw down any American holiday event. Try Southside Parlor for amazing traditional American food - served up southern style. 

Menu from their Facebook page. 

"Entrée: BBQ Spiced Turkey, Texas Tamale Stuffing, Cranberry Hibiscus Relish, Magpie Beer Gravy. 

Choice of three: Cornmeal Fried Okra, Charred Corn Maque Choux, Green Bean and Oyster Casserole, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Chorizo Mac & Cheese

Choice of One: Chai Sweet Tea, Lavender Lemonade, Mulled Wine 

Dessert: Salted Caramel Pecan Pie (served a la mode)

Cost 39,000 won"

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bars
  • Gangnam-gu
  • price 3 of 4

Where do you get Thanksgiving food if you're not willing to head north of the river? This place, famed for their beer and scotch, also serves up some amazing food. Check out their Thanksgiving menu - now happening in its third year. 

From their Facebook page. (Same offer at their Gwanghwamun branch).

"Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sauteed veggies, cranberry jam, all made from scratch and one free draft beer from The Hand and Malt. Free seconds too but most get stuffed after the first plate."

Craftworks Taphouse
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Bars
  • Yongsan-gu
  • price 2 of 4

What's a Thanksgiving dinner without beer? For a Thanksgiving dinner that feels like home, try Craftworks Namsan - the neighborhood bar and restaurant for many expats. Their Thanksgiving dinner has been talked about for years - certainly the place to be, year after year! 

From their Facebook page. 

"Limited availability!

We're throwing a Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 26th, starting from 6pm for those who miss their turkey fix.

One serving will have a considerable serving of turkey or ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, mac & cheese, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, cornbread, and pumpkin (or apple) pie for dessert!

Dinner is W30,000 per person.

Craftworks will be taking reservations for the Thanksgiving Dinner but will also be open for the public for those who wants to come for our other great menu items! Secure your turkey while stocks last.

Reservations are made at and please provide your reservation name, no. of guests, contact number and time."

  • Restaurants
  • American

Thanksgiving is one of the few times of year when you should eat, eat, eat without feeling guilty. At Yaletown, you can keep up the tradition of eating a lot with their all-you-can-eat buffet and likely play some games, mingle and watch sports. RSVP is limited to 30 people, so check out their page quick! 

From their Facebook event. 

"Enjoy 'ALL YOU CAN EAT' Turkey, Mashed Potatos, Mac'n'Cheese, etc...PLUS 'ALL YOU CAN DRINK' Beer and Wine for just 30,000 won!"

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