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Restaurants in South Korea

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these South Korea restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best South Korea restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in South Korea to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best South Korea restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in South Korea.

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  • 50

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    At the new hot spot called 50, that amount of dollars will buy you exactly half a bottle of unremarkable Kendall-Jackson wine. More
  • Bar 0101

  • Budnamujip

    At Budnamujip restaurant, in an area far south of the Han River and the city’s center, the specialty is galbi, short ribs traditionally seasoned wi... More
  • Chilryang

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Chon Guseok

  • Chuncheon Dak Galbi

  • Cook 'N' Heim

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Grill H

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Hanjanui Chueok

    Enormous pitchers of Hite beer land on tables and are consumed instantly by the eclectic, raucous, smoky clientele. The bar food here would find fe... More
  • Hanwoori

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Ji Hwa Ja

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Namu, Seoul

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Nureegae Gud-ki

  • Plastic

    A café frequented by the wealthy plastic-surgery set. More
  • Quo Lai

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
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