Seoul, South Korea is a city where you can enjoy many activities such as touring certain shopping districts, as well as checking out some of the most interesting museums. And, while you are doing that, you won't want to miss out on having the best dining experience.
Seoul hosts many of the best restaurants in South Korea, and you won't want to miss the opportunity to try any of these 10 restaurants in the city listed below. Bon appetit.
- Dining In Space - Anyone who wants to enjoy modern French cuisine in the heart of Seoul, Dining In Space is the restaurant to go. Those who dine out there will enjoy dishes off of the menu such as the Iberico pork steak and seared scallop, while they are looking over the largest palace from the Joseon Dynasty which is the Changdeokgung Palace. Since most of the restaurant is made of glass, diners can enjoy the view they are getting wherever they sit.
- Cheong Jin Ok - If you have one of the worst hangovers ever, then you will want to head over to Cheong Jin Ok. You can get the best hangover cure soup which is called the Haejangguk. What is special about this soup? The broth is made of beef bone and intestines, and brisket, cow blog, and cabbage are added to the mix. This recipe was established in 1937, and it works!
- Imun Seolnongtang - This restaurant in Seoul is not meant to cure hangovers, but it offers one of the best soups you can get in town. That is the seolleongtang soup, and it is a beef bone soup that has been loved by diners since 1904. This is the first restaurant in Seoul to have registered a business license that year.
- Myeongdong Kyoja - If you have a craving for dumplings and noodles and if you happen to be in the Myeongdong district while you are shopping, go and stop in at the Myeongdong Kyoja restaurant which has been around for 50 years. You can enjoy scrumptious dumplings in addition to kalguksu, which is wheat-flour noodles in chicken broth. You can also get as many noodle refills as possible. After all, if you want to continue on shopping, you will need the energy from the noodles.
- Wooraeok - Since 1946, Wooraeok has been serving diners elite barbeque food as well as its well-known Pyongyang naengmyeon. The Pyongyang naengmyeon is the soup that consists of a subtle meat broth with cold buckwheat noodles. However, if you are not a fan of this soup dish, you can always enjoy the fantastic barbeque.
- Bada Sikdang - This is the restaurant to go to if you want to try the best Budae-jjigae, which is one of the most popular stews in South Korea that consists of kimchi, baked beans, sausage, and ham. It is also called the army base stew as it was made with a surplus of food after the Korean war in the US bases. You can also try it with cheese and cabbage if that is your preference.
- Miro Sikdang - This small pub restaurant located in the area of Hongik University is known for its spicy whelk salad with spam, as well as seafood scallion pancakes, and bulgogi. Enjoy those dishes with the best Korean drinks as well, and you can have the best experience!
Oh Tongyeong - You will want to definitely visit the port city in the Korean peninsula's southern coast, Tongyeong, and go and try out the Korean seafood restaurant, Oh Tongyeong. This is a must-try for seafood lovers especially. The dishes that are featured are sunggae which is sea urchin, munggae which is sea squirt with the delectable jeonbok sotbap, which is the butter rice. You will not be disappointed. (Not in Seoul but we had to mention!)
- Toc Toc - This gourmet restaurant is Seoul serves the fanciest dishes such as truffle pasta with kelp or caviar with smoked sturgeon from the a la carte menu. Chef Dan Kim is the featured chef at Toc Toc who loves to showcase his creations, and even has his own menu called the Tocnomy, which features an eight-course meal that is delectable. With that said, if you are in the mood for something fancy to eat, go to Toc Toc.