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Eat and Drink Through the Seoul Alleys

Seoul, South Korea

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Experience hosted by Mike

5 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

THIS TOUR IS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER TOURS! The main focus is drinking at each spot while we eat some outstanding food. I provide 5 hour tours.
1. We will start at one of the largest food markets in Seoul. You can try a variety of things here.
2. We will try some korean-style beef tartare with LIVE squid and soju! (squid optional)
3. We will check out a delicious savory pancake at the best place in the market and you can try it with some rice beer that is complimentary to the pancake.
4. We will walk out of the market and check out the really popular outdoor drinking area where the locals hang out.
5. What better way to end the night at one of the traditional food tents! If you have seen any Korean dramas, they are always drinking in one of them. Try a few unique delicacies!
I will be taking you around the neighborhood that has the best food in Seoul, HANDS DOWN! There are tiny alleys that even Koreans don't know about! I have taken many people including my native Korean friends & they will agree that it is the best of the best! I promise you won't be disappointed in this tour. Just make sure to bring a huge appetite since we will be trying a ton of dishes!
Food is not included in the price, but the food is cheap!
Other things to note
Food isn't included in the price, but trust me, this tour is cheaper and better than the others. I will provide up to 3 choices of soju, beer, or makkeoli for the group to share.
THIS TOUR IS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER TOURS! The main focus is drinking at each spot while we eat some outstanding food. I provide 5 hour tours.
1. We will start at one of the largest food markets in Seoul. You can try a variety of things here.
2. We will try some korean-style beef tartare with LIVE squid and soju! (squid optional)
3. We will check out a delicious savory pancake at the best place in the market and you can try it with…

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What's included

  • Food
    I will provide up to 3 drinks of choice for the group to share.
  • Equipment
    Concierge service for your time in Seoul. If you need recommendations or he...
From $61
/ person
Tue, Dec 15
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$61 per person
$61 per person
Thu, Dec 17
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$61 per person
$61 per person
Sat, Dec 19
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$61 per person
$61 per person

Meet your host, Mike

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 221 Reviews
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I'm a Korean-American who was raised very Korean. I have lived in Seoul, Korea for 11+ years now. I love the city and my passion is to show people the true culture of food and drinks in Korea (the way the locals do it). I go to tons of places each week to find the best of the best. Of course, the food is awesome, but the drinking culture is on another level. I tie in the drinking fun with the amazing food that we have to offer. I take you to underground places where the tourists typically don't know and wouldn't be able to go due to the language barrier.
I'm a Korean-American who was raised very Korean. I have lived in Seoul, Korea for 11+ years now. I love the city and my passion is to show people the true culture of food and drinks in Korea (the way the locals do it). I go to tons of places each week to find the best of the best. Of course, the food is awesome, but the drinking culture is on another level. I tie in the drinking fun with the amazing food that we have to offer. I take you to underground places where the tourists typically don't…
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Where you'll be

This market is one of the biggest food markets in Seoul. There is a huge variety of things you can try there. The other places are places you wouldn't be able to find on your own. They are in small alleys that typically Koreans don't really know about. I take you to places you would typically not be able to go to on your own or be able to find on Google. This area has the best food in Seoul!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 221 reviews.

Julia
May 2020
This tour was so awesome and unique! Mike took me to some delicious restaurants and food stalls. Everything was delicious, and I’m glad I was adventurous (you must try the live octopus!) Mike is a friendly, interesting guide and he made this experience super special. Be ready to eat a ton and take cute pictures!
This tour was so awesome and unique! Mike took me to some delicious restaurants and food stalls. Everything was delicious, and I’m glad I was adventurous (you must try the live oct…
Tyler
February 2020
Mike is an absolutely fantastic guide. He took us to some really fantastic spots where we were able to eat some really delicious food. While we were walking, he made sure to stop and talk about the history or importance of certain areas and how they've evolved over time. Mike is extremely easy to connect with which makes the tour that much more enjoyable.
Mike is an absolutely fantastic guide. He took us to some really fantastic spots where we were able to eat some really delicious food. While we were walking, he made sure to stop a…
Elly
February 2020
Mike's tour of the Seoul food scene was wonderful. We got to try foods that I wouldn't have known about or had the courage to try on my own. The pace of the eating was great, never too full that I wanted to skip the next tasting. He was knowledgable about the food, historical and cultural representation, and took us to back alleys that I would have never found on my own. It was a great experience and recommend it to fellow travelers.
Mike's tour of the Seoul food scene was wonderful. We got to try foods that I wouldn't have known about or had the courage to try on my own. The pace of the eating was great, never…
Sriram
February 2020
Brilliant experience! It was my first time in Korea and the only thing I regret is not booking mike's tour earlier on in my trip. The tour itself is fantastic, taking you along the river, through small alley ways you'd never be able to get through on your own all the way to a great end to the night. Mike's a walking Korean encyclopedia about the food and restaurants, a title I genuinely cannot overstate. And post the tour, mike offers a concierge service for the rest of your trip for any recommendations, suggestions, advice, help etc... So I would highly recommend this tour.. You're missing out if you otherwise.
Brilliant experience! It was my first time in Korea and the only thing I regret is not booking mike's tour earlier on in my trip. The tour itself is fantastic, taking you along the…
Kevin
February 2020
It was a really great experience. We got to try a lot of food that I probably never would’ve tried without the experience. Mike gave really good recommendations and even told us where not to go. Highly recommend.
Ignacio
February 2020
I ended up doing several of these tours, and Mike’s 100% had the most candid, in-depth knowledge and background—any question, any concern, anything crossing your mind you can run by Mike—he’s a no BS expert, and thus, thoroughly enjoyed this experience.
I ended up doing several of these tours, and Mike’s 100% had the most candid, in-depth knowledge and background—any question, any concern, anything crossing your mind you can run b…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 19 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Bring a HUGE appetite! There will be tons of food we will be trying.

Cash. There are some locations that only accept cash.