• Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Learn about Korea’s culinary culture on this 4-hour night tour of Seoul. Stroll through the streets with an expert in local cuisine, stopping at three food stalls and eateries plus a food market. You’ll sample a variety of foods including Korean barbecue, tofu, savory pancakes and spicy braised chicken. Wash it all down with alcoholic beverages such as Korean rice wine and soju (distilled liquor). Your guided small-group walking tour covers plenty of ground in the bustling district of Jongno-gu, with numbers limited to 12 people.

Highlights

  • 4-hour guided evening food tour in Seoul
  • Taste interesting Korean fare like dubu (tofu), kimchi (a spicy fermented vegetable dish), Korean BBQ and savory North Korean pancakes
  • Try different alcoholic beverages native to Korea like makgeolli (Korean rice wine), soju (distilled liquor similar to vodka) and more
  • Learn about Korean food culture from your fun, expert guide
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized and unforgettable experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Korean Night Food Tour

Food

Start your culinary night tour in the popular district of Jongno-gu of central Seoul — just a 5-minute walk from Anguk station. Gather with your small group as your expert guide leads you on a 4-hour journey into Korean food culture. 

In the neighborhood of Nagwon-dong, you’ll find food stalls and eateries brimming with mouthwatering selections to whet your appetite. Sample traditional Korean fare such as dubu and spicy kimchi appetizers followed by Korean barbecue and spicy braised chicken. 

Continue your introduction to Korean cuisine at a shijang (traditional Korean flea market) where you’ll bite into savory North Korean pancakes. These tasty treats are accompanied by soju and makgeolli — rice wine and distilled liquor best washed down with typical Korean drinking games.

Conclude your night out with newfound friends at Jongno (Bell Street), one of Seoul’s most historical areas.

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Customer Reviews

Kee Kwan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

I wish I could have two stomachs on that night.

Kara R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was really fun and I learned a lot. Very tasty.

Sally C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This food tour was fantastic. Such great food and a really wonderful, engaging, informative, friendly guide. Discovered a lot of gems and learned a bunch about Korean food and culture. A great way to spend an evening in Seoul. Highly recommend.

ericwu1027 Taiwan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This is such a nice tour. We have been to 4 local restaurants with expert local guide who is so friendly and knowledgeable and take care each of us. I was travel alone in Seoul, so, it's quite nice to join such kind of tour or I can't enjoy all the feast by myself. Highly recommended!!

Garrick S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our guide, Dayeun (she went by Da), was very friendly and informative. Our tour group was small, just 5 of us, and we had a wonderful time exploring. All the stops were great, and the food was delicious. If there is ever an advanced tour, more of the small food stands would be awesome. Great tour!

Irina S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Went to this tour back in 2014 but still remember how great it was despite the pouring rain that day.

miaflormich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

JS was an excellent tour guide. We were a slightly larger group 11 total because we added 1 extra person according to him but he made sure everyone felt welcome and not left out. Our tour consisted of 3 groups: our group Filipinos with an American and a German with originally 6 people, that turned into 7, a group of 2 Taiwanese and German from Taiwan, and another group of 1 Hawaiian from LA. We were all talking to each other and learning about our divergent backgrounds by the 1st restaurant. What a great way to meet new people, over food and drinks.

First stop was for traditional korean barbecue. This was the best we tasted through our 2 wk stay in Korea. This is likely due to the amazing home made Ssamjang that accompanied it and gave it such umami. The leaves used to wrap the meat were VERY fresh and flavorful and included an herb,tangui,that also added to the complexity in taste. Wow. Washed down with soju/beer/cola drink that JS made, it was a very good start of the evening.

Next came Toppoki, the hot and spicy rice cake dish seen on streetfood carts but we enjoyed in a restaurant. Js ordered both the traditional red, spicy kind and a less spicy beef broth kind. I, personally, preferred the toppoki made with beef/vegetables as the broth had more depth than the spicy seafood broth. This was accompanied by rice wine that, as usual, tasted like cough syrup. I guess I am just not a rice wine person.

Chicken and beer came next. The mountain of garlic sauteed in butter? and honey that glazed the delicately battered and full flavored chicken came together in a perfect bite. Followed by beer, both Mango and regular, it could have very easily made gluttons of anyone without great self control. SOOO good. I wish I was not so full at this point...

For dessert, there was bingsu, the traditional Korean shaved ice dessert. This was served in a beautiful teahouse. This, too, was the best bingsu we tasted in Korea. We had the traditional patbingsu with red beans, and a tea bingsu that was not as traditional but super delicious. This dessert, as with many Korean desserts, are not meant to be super sweet but is very refreshing and great way to top off an already amazing array of foods.

I highly recommend this tour, especially with JS as the guide. He was a most hospitable, attentive and excellent host who is obviously proud of his food traditions.

lisa.deakin3

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We booked this trip as a result of researching things to do in Seoul before our city visit for the first time. We had a fabulous time, our guide 'K' was polite and knowledgeable. 4 other British people were on the trip so we had a nice size group and everyone was there to have fun. K chose 4 different restaurants for us to visit with 4 very different types of food and alcohol. All within walking distance in places that you would only go if someone like K took you. The food was fabulous and surprising. This is a must do trip on your first night in Seoul. If we went back, we would do it again. Thank you K

Anna E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This tour was excellent! The food choices were deliciousz Our tour guide, JS, did a terrific job choosing places to eat we would not find on our own. We also enjoyed meeting new people on our tour. We would highly recommend!

Mark Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Had a lot of fun on this tour, tried great foods and met interesting people.

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