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!
Bongwoori Korean Fine Dining is ranked within Seoul's best 30 restaurants in the Asia Best Dining Awards...
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.
Pyeongyang Myeonok, located in Dongdaemun is a very famous naengmyeon (buckwheat noodle) restaurant. Its main dishes are Mulnaengmyeon and Bibimnaengmyeon, and their dumplings are also a must-try.
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.
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.