⭐Night Market Food Tour

Seoul, South Korea

Experience hosted by Jay

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Korean Culture is internationally known for K-pop, K-drama, and K-beauty. During this experience, I will introduce you to K-cuisine—which we locally call Hansik.

We'll walk around a famous market and learn about the amazing history of this popular place.

Afterward, I’ll take you to some of my favorite spots where we’ll dive into local Korean foods and drinks.

When it comes to drinking and having a good time, all Koreans know at least a handful of drinking games and I’ll be there to teach you some.

Come alone or with a friend—either way, I'll show you a great night out and an unforgettable Korean experience.

All foods and drinks are included so come starving and leave absolutely satisfied.

Other things to note
I'll provide authentic foods with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Inform me in advance if you are vegetarian or have food allergies. Send me a private message if you'd like links to my reviews.
Korean Culture is internationally known for K-pop, K-drama, and K-beauty. During this experience, I will introduce you to K-cuisine—which we locally call Hansik.

We'll walk around a famous market and learn about the amazing history of this popular place.

Afterward, I’ll take you to some of my favorite spots where we’ll dive into local Korean foods and drinks.

When it comes to drinking and having a good time, al…

What's included

  • Food
    Authentic Korean foods
  • Drinks
    Korean beverages

Meet your Host, Jay

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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#1 Night Market Food Tour! I'm the top-rated food activity in Seoul, come see why... 1,000+ Five Star reviews say it all!

I'm the founder of the Korean Home Meal Replacement Company and I've worked in tourism for the past five years. I've traveled the world for several years, which has helped me understand what visitors want to experience within the Korean culture apart from the usual attractions.

At Gwangjang Market, we'll enjoy the amazing food and daily life of Korean people. I love my culture and I'm ready to show you the real Korea.

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#1 Night Market Food Tour! I'm the top-rated food activity in Seoul, come see why... 1,000+ Five Star reviews say it all!

I'm the founder of the Korean Home Meal Replacement Company and I've worked in tourism for the past five years. I've traveled the world for several years, which has helped me understand what visitors want to experience within the Korean culture apart from the usual attractions.

At Gwangjang Market, we'll enjoy the amazing food and daily life of Korean p…
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Where you'll be

Gwangjang Market is full of history. As the home to more than 5,000 store vendors, it can be a little overwhelming for first-time visitors. Stroll around with me and you’ll get to meet the Korean ajummas who serve up the best of Korean cuisine. You may even pick up a few Korean phrases along the way.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 1,049 reviews.

Miriam
November 2021
I loved it. The food was all delicious and Jay was a great host. It was a fantastic way to try new things.
Emily
November 2021
This was a really wonderful experience! Jay was really kind, his familiarity with the market and warm interactions with the vendors stood out to me. Our tour had some staple items (kimbap, tteokbokki, etc) as well as new foods for those who are a bit more adventurous. I would recommend this for both new arrivals to Korea and those who have been here for a bit, as it was a wonderful opportunity to learn and have a good meal :)!
Kim
November 2021
WOW & AMAZING is putting it mildly! If you're planning a visit to Seoul I am telling you, you MUST add this event on your things to see and do in Seoul! Jay is an amazing host! Friendly, outgoing and knowledgeable! His professionalism shows through on not only how he deals with his customers but with the street food vendors! You won't wait in the long line to enter Gwangjang Market, you'll meet and eat a few dishes from a vendor or two that have been on Netflix and even hand feed Gordon Ramsey! You will be stuffed and very pleased with the various food & drink options that are provided! Jay makes you feel like and old friend! I'll definitely be back next year!
Miranda
October 2020
Jay was incredible! Do not hesitate to do his tour!!! We came out of this with a new friend~ his personality is one that makes you feel like you've known him all your life. He is so sweet, and knows ALL the things. As we walked around, everyone was so happy to see him - and I think that speaks volumes of his character. The food was incredible, and I know that is why we booked, but the entire experience was absolutely magical. I am so glad we did it, and so thankful to have met Jay! Word of advice - when it says come hungry, COME HUNGRY!!!
Kelsey
March 2020
I have so many things to say about Jay: 1) I always travel alone and he made me feel like we have been friends a long time! 2) I did this tour when Coronavirus was taking over the world and he still gave a world class experience (don’t believe everything you hear in the media.....korea is alive and well!!!!) 3) The food was wonderful! I highly recommend. Don’t listen to media hype. I attest that Korea is a wonderful place to be!!! ❤️
Claurence
February 2020
This tour was so much fun! Jay showed us some authentic Korean food and it was all delicious! Jay is a great host and knows so much about the place and the people and everything was so interesting, we learned so much! And of course had lots of great food! We will definitely go back to the market after being shown round on this tour.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 3 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.