The Best of Seoul’s Asian Eateries

Written by Marie for Shuttle

If you are living in Seoul and love eating, there must be at least one Asian, non-Korean, restaurant you are in love with. Not a surprise, as the many cultures in Asia have their own wonderful cuisine and flavors. Many of these have found their way to Seoul, and made the restaurant scene even more elaborate.

Apart from the many Korean restaurants spread around the city now you can find everything from traditional dim sum to yummy Japanese sushi, spicy Indian curries or even home cooked Vietnamese dishes. There is almost no Asian cuisine you can’t find in the Korean capital, Seoul. With a lot to live up to, restaurants keep trying to bring new exciting flavours, use authentic cooking skills and add the freshest ingredients. So what is there not to love? Read on for our top pick of Seoul’s Asian eateries, now also available through our Shuttle app.  

PHO 88 (Itaewon)

Love pho? Then PHO 88 is a must try restaurant as it offers a wide array of authentic Vietnamese dishes. The most popular dish at the family-owned restaurant is Pho Gau, a beef brisket noodle soup. Apart from pho, the restaurant also sells rice stir-fries, rice vermicelli, noodles and vegetarian dishes. See full menu here

Amazing Thai (Gangnam)

Who doesn’t love Thai food? Amazing Thai is an authentic Thai restaurant which has all the best dishes the country has to offer. Yummy Pad Thai, Yum Woon Sen, Satay and curries. Not only can you visit the restaurant in person, but delivery is also possible. Special delivery combos for one or two people are available. See full menu here

Hard To Forget (Itaewon)

The yummy Bahn Mis from Hard To Forget in the Itaewon area are a must try! They are made with fresh vegetables, fresh baked bread and meat or seafood. The Beef Banh Mi, rice baguette sandwich with beef, is the best selling sandwich and it will help you understand real Vietnamese food! See full menu here

Taj Palace (Itaewon)

Another amazing restaurant in Itaewon, Taj Palace, serves yummy Indian dishes. All the food is prepared by Indian chefs. Not only do they sell a wide array of curries, but also tandoori, paneers, dal, biryani and various naans. Set meals are available both for vegetarians and meat lovers. See full menu here

Kiki Chanting (Itaewon)

If you like Chinese food and meat, then this is the perfect place to go! Kiki Chanting serves tender meat dishes like they make it back in China. Dishes include different kinds of roasted chicken and pork belly, with the best selling dish being Char Siu Over Rice, a Cantonese BBQ dish. See full menu here

Nori Table (Itaewon)

The Nori Table restaurant in Itaewon sells a wide variety of yummy rolls and other types of Japanese food, including all sorts of appetizer, maki and nori rolls, Teriyaki and bento. Specialty rolls like Mount Halla, Philadelphia and Swaggy G kicks are must tries in this Japanese style restaurant. See full menu here

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Have you ever been to any of the restaurants mentioned above? Which one is your personal favorite? Feel like there is a restaurant missing in the list? Let us know in the comment section below.