Seoul Traditional Korean

Traditional Korean food is full of flavor and some of the most unique Korean dishes are still unknown to many outside Korea. Asia's best kept secret is said to be Korean food. In other words...a world of delicious food awaits you in Seoul!

It is hard to go wrong when eating at a traditional Korean restaurant but Korean restaurants typically specialize in one dish or a couple of dishes only. Many Koreans prefer little whole-in-the-wall establishments where the owner has cooked the same dish for 30 years, so if you can't find what you are looking for, find some of Seoul's best kept secrets among our profiles here. We have chosen a variety of restaurants serving great traditional Korean food that are tried and tested and will surely surprise you and maybe even convert you? Many of these traditional restaurants are located in cool Seoul neighborhoods and shopping districts so don't worry about moving accompany your shopping or sighseeing with lunch and dinners while you're out!


YONGSUSAN City-Hall, Seoul Metropolitan City

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Luxury and Modern - Yet Affordable. Yongsusan is recognized as one of the top fine dining restaurants in the country. This restaurant is a must visit for anyone unfamiliar with Korean cuisine.

Bongwoori Korean Fine Dining

Bongwoori Korean Fine Dining Yeoksam-dong, Seoul Metropolitan City

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Bongwoori Korean Fine Dining is ranked within Seoul's best 30 restaurants in the Asia Best Dining Awards...

Myeongdong Gyoja

Myeongdong Gyoja Myeongdong, Seoul Metropolitan City

This restaurant has been a landmark in Myeongdong for 30 years. The chicken broth, which they make from chicken bones simmeres for 8 hours and the noodles are home-made and knife-cut. A must-try.


Jingogae Jung-gu-, Seoul Metropolitan City

This place is popular for its braised beef ribs and marinated crabs! Highly recommended are the marinated tender ribs and the crabs marinated in a sweet and spicy sauce. There are also various cassero


Heukdon-Ga Gangnam-Station, Seoul Metropolitan City

Heukdon-Ga means Black Pork House in Korean. Black Pork refers to the Jeju Island Black Pork Species - the Rolls-Royce of Pork meat. A must try while in Korea and the prices here are very reasonable.

Korea House

Korea House Jung-gu-, Seoul Metropolitan City

An old Korean style house that serves as a restaurant where you can try Korean royal court cuisine. This restaurant makes its own kimchi and condiments, which are preserved in large earthen pots calle


Gogung Insadong, Seoul Metropolitan City

In the basement of Ssamzie-Gil Complex in the middle of Insadong lies one of the best Bibimbap restaurants in Seoul. this outpost of a famous Jeolla-do bibimbap stop is pretty darn pleasing.

Bukchon Kalguksu

Bukchon Kalguksu Samcheongdong, Seoul Metropolitan City

Bukchon Kalkguksu specializes in Korean-style dumplings and knife-cut noodles.The dumplings themselves are as big as a hand and are packed with bean sprouts, tofu, Chinese noodles and pork.

Lilac Daphne House

Lilac Daphne House Seocho-gu, Seoul Metropolitan City

Shhh, we'll let you in on a sweet secret. Lilac Daphne House is inside Sinsegae Dept. Store in Gangnam. It serves perhaps the best adzuki-bean ice dessert in Seoul. It's very very good.


Tosokchon Jongno-gu, Seoul Metropolitan City

This popular ginseng chicken soup restaurant serves up a broth made of ground grains that is especially healthy and tasty. Expect to wait in line during lunch or dinner times.


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