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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

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Korean Night Food Tour

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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

Zachary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was an awesome tour! Probably the highlight of our time in Seoul.

Our guide was knowledgable and showed us the best way to prepare and eat all the food.

We started out at an outdoor barbecue place where we sat as a group and cooked our food together over the charcoal grill. It was a great way to get to know the other people in the group. We still think about how good the barbecue was and makes me wish the Korean barbecue restaurants where we live could even come close.

After the barbecue we made our way to a Soup tteokbokki/topokki/Spicy rice cake there's various ways of spelling it restaurant. This was my personal favorite dish of the night. Accompanied with plum soju, this soup was nothing like I've ever had before. Wish we could have eaten more but knew we had to pace ourselves because there were two more restaurants to go.

Thirdly we went to get a Korean classic Chimaek or chicken and beer. Three types of fried chicken regular, chili more sweet than anything, and garlic with a nice cold beer. Delicious.

Lastly we ended the tour at a jeon was like a potato pancake, although I'm not sure if it was potato or rice restaurant at a huge market. Accompanied with farmers wine or Makgeolli and special treat of sashimi beef it was a great way to end the night.

Highly recommend this tour.

Robert T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Seoul. Our guide was fantastic, took us to places we could never go on our own. Will book another one of these tours when I am back next year.

Ed D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

4 DIFFERENT RESTAURANTS WILL AQUAINT YOUR TASTE BUDS .WITH KOREA. THIS IS A MUST DO TOUR!

Frances F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide JS was great - funny, knowledge and spoke perfect English. The tour itself was great - basically 4 full meals with drinks! The stops were all at restaurants that I would have had a hard time finding myself which was great - got to see parts of Seoul that weren't packed with tourists. The food was absolutely delicious. I would do this tour again and highly recommend!

Nicole R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

enjoyable evening, great food

Ryan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide was awesome, lots of good food and great times with new people.

David W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

If you only had time to do one thing in Seoul, you should do this food tour. Our group had a blast as we enjoyed many different restaurants while walking through interesting and historic back alleys. In terms of the food, we enjoyed traditional barbecue, rice cakes, chicken and beer, and shaved ice. All the food tasted great and were accompanied by plenty of alcohol and games.

Our guide, Logan, was what made the tour great. He explained not only traditional eating and drinking customs, but also provided us with cultural insights along the tour. He went above and beyond to ensure that everyone had a great experience and a safe trip back.

Tsz Ying Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour is the best if you wanna try different kind of Korean food and learn about the Korean culture. My tour guide, Logan, is friendly and caring. He explained a lot about the food and drinking culture in Korea. I had an amazing night in this tour.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Sun was a great host, we had a real gastronomic adventure. What I loved was that we went to places like the tent bar that were frequented by locals, and we wouldn't have gone there or known how to find it! on our own. We learnt about Korean drinking games and culture and I have been able to take those fun games back home and share a bit of Korean culture with my friends. I asked a lot of questions about the food and Korea in general and Sun was very keen to tell me more. It was a lot of fun and I would recommend this to anyone who loves Korean food as much as I do!

Antonio N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Unique experience for those who love cooking and learn new cultures cusine.

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