Food & Drink

Ultimate Korean Food Experience

Korean barbeque, Namdaemun Market and a surprising ‘food town’.

  • (5 reviews)
  • Private &
  • 4 hours
  •  From $112.50 USD per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

From soul-warming cheese-egg bread to kimchi, mandu (dumplings) to yakgwa (flower-shaped biscuits made from honey), you’ll join one of our Seoul hosts to discover Seoul’s favourite dishes, traditional eats and street food.

A hands on approach is key when learning about a new culture, so you’ll be doing a lot of eating! You’ll wander through the 600-year-old Namdaemun Market (not to worry, the ingredients aren’t quite that old) where your host will take you to various vendors selling unique delicacies.

They’ll pick something scrumptious for you to try, explaining any ingredients you haven’t heard of in the process. From there, you’ll venture further afield where, get this, each popular dish has an entire street dedicated to it, in what’s known as a ‘food town’.

Finish off by heading to a Korean BBQ - an absolute must for any food experience. These affairs are best enjoyed with good company, and luckily you have just that, as your host is excellent company (we might be just a tiny bit biased).

Our Picks

  • Join your host and immerse yourself in Seoul’s local culture through its sampling its food - the best way to experience a new culture!

  • Visit the Namdaemun Market and explore its many stalls, sampling unusual ingredients and fresh produce as you go

  • Taste a couple of dishes, local snacks and rare fruits that are recommended by your host

  • Visit a food ‘town’ and taste the dish that the street is dedicated to - or visit a few, why not? You’re on holiday!

  • Enjoy sitting down and sharing a meal with your host at a Korean BBQ restaurant, enjoying this important cultural tradition with a local

  • Explore districts that are rich in culture and culinary heritage on what could be the most memorable excursion during your time in Seoul. We’re just saying...

Good to know

What’s included
  • Private and personalised experience
  • 4 hours with a host
  • 2 - 3 samples of typical dishes and snacks at Namdaemun Market
  • A dish from a local eatery in a food “town” of your choice
  • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Meal (including food and drinks) at a Korean barbecue restaurant
What’s not included
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)
Cancellation Policy

Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

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This experience’s reviews


5 average | 18 reviews

April 2019

Super host for a super city

Ben was an amazing host - introducing me to both Seoul and Korean BBQ. He went above and beyond what I was expecting in championing his city and country. Not only we have the most amazing Korean BBQ as well as some street food. He also took me to Bongeunsa Temple, the Byuimagang Library, Jamsil Station, Sukchon lake and Lotte Tower. Additionally he helped me to navigate my way on the subway and how to make the most of the few days I had in Seoul. Cannot recommend Ben enough. As a solo traveller I never have any photos of me in the places I visit. Ben made sure I had loads of photos of me in the locations he took me too. If you're going to Seoul for the first time or a frequent visitor, I really recommend booking Ben for a foodie tour. You'll have a great time with a great guy!

Review by John S


5 average | 18 reviews

April 2019

Seoul Street Food

We completed a Seoul street food tour with City Unscripted guide Ben in April 2019. Ben was knowledgeable, accomodating and well organised. He went out of his way to make our experience exceptional and to tailor the tour according to our taste. He was punctual and reliable. We enjoyed the tour immensely and have no hesitation in recommending Ben and City Unscripted.

Review by James W


5 average | 18 reviews

March 2019

Eat like a local in Seoul Tour

Ben was an amazing tour guide! He took me to a traditional restaurant that served many of the items that I wanted to personally try. We also went to a teashop, and ate street food. All in all a phenomenal experience!

Review by Rick F

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