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Restaurants in Seoul

Seoul has fabulous street food, BBQ, and even crawl-friendly pubs, but the most famous dish in the city, and even South Korea, is kimchi, a spicy, pickled mix of cabbage and other veggies. You won't have any problem finding it in countless restaurants in Seoul—such as authentic restaurants like Solmoemaeul, which highlights banchan, a colorful array of side dishes, alongside classic kimchi.

  • Budnamujip. Located south of the Han River and city's center, this is one of the best restaurants in Seoul, which does excellent galbi: short ribs seasoned with garlic, Asian-pear juice or rice wine, and grilled right in front of you.
  • Hanjanui Chueok. For Korea's answer to great pub grub, come to this low-brow star among Seoul restaurants—known for its juicy (and very spicy) fried chicken. Wash it down with plenty of Hite beer.
  • The Ninth Gate. Need a fix of Western cuisine? This restaurant in the Westin Chosun is acclaimed for its continental cuisine.
  • Jung Sikdang. This restaurant by Dosan Park does a nice, nouveau version of Korean cuisine. Save room for the chocolate dessert served on a bed of sugar straw.
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