Small-Group Korean Night Food Tour

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Small-Group Korean Night Food Tour
from AUD $164.25
Experience the fascinating culture of South Korea in one of the most authentic ways possible – through its local cuisine! On this 3.5-hour food tour, learn all about Korea’s culinary customs from your guide, an expert in local Korean food and culture, as you journey through the streets of Seoul. Explore the bustling district of Jongno-gu and visit three different food stalls and restaurants, as well as a traditional village, to try a variety of Korean foods such as Korean pork barbecue and try mixed Soju bomb drinks, savory and crispy Kimchi pancakes with traditional rice wine at an authentic Korean old school bar. You'll also taste one of the most popular Korean street food Tteokbokki which is spicy rice cake stew. Additionally, you’ll encounter hidden gems only frequented by Seoulites and off the typical tourist spots. Our fun and knowledgeable guides will give you insights into Korean culture and teach you eating and drinking customs.
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In Brief

Seoul, South Korea
South Korea
3 to 4 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Insadong, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea

Korean BBQ restaurant, you'll taste pork belly or soy sauce marinated pork barbecue with a variety of side dishes and also drink 'bomb shot', the Korean style mixed drinks.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Insadong, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea

Jumak, a Korean old school bar/pub and you'll try different types of traditional rice wine with a savory and crispy pancake.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Insadong, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea

Tteokbokki restaurant, try one of the most popular Korean street food, a spicy Korean rice cake stew.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Ikseon-dong Hanok Street, Ikseon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul South Korea

We will discover Ikseon-dong Hanok Village and try handmade ice-cream that is made of seasonal Korean fruits.

Duration: 30 minutes


  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Dinner - 3-course dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Soju, Korean beer, soft drinks, traditional rice wine tastings
  • Visiting a Korean Traditional Hanok Village
  • Small-group walking tour
  • Handmade ice-cream
  • Entry/Admission - Insadong
  • Entry/Admission - Ikseon-dong Hanok Street


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time

6:00 PM

Departure Point

O'ngo Food Communications 온고푸드커뮤니케이션 - Korean Cooking Classes & Food Tours, 12 Samil-daero 30-gil, Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa), Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Returns To

Jongno 3-ga, Subway Line 1, 3, 5, Myo-dong, Seoul, South Korea

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small-group tour operates with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 10
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund. If there are only 2 passengers at the time of the tour and you would like to proceed as scheduled, an additional fee of approx. USD $14 per person will be collected at the time of the tour; if there is only 1 passenger, the tour will be cancelled.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Restaurants are child friendly and offer non-alcoholic beverages like soda and/or juice; all children must be accompanied by an adult. Infants under the age of 3 are prohibited
  • Please note that the legal drinking age in South Korea is a 18-year-old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Fortunately our guide Chris waited for us as we were stuck in traffic. We tried a range of Korean food and drink around Jongno in a convivial atmosphere
• Submitted 09 Oct 2019
My two teen sons and I highly enjoyed this tour! I booked it our 2nd night in Seoul and so glad I did. We learned so much about Korean food and how its served, which gave us a little more confidence through out the rest of our trip and food journey. I highly recommend this will not be disappointed! Great time!
• Submitted 22 Jul 2019
Anna Chang, our guide, was absolutely wonderful! She showed us to places we never would have found on our own. Anna knew these hidden gems and shared them with our group. She took the time to talk to each person in the group and get to know their particular interests. She even took the time to send additional recommendations for things to do and places to see during the rest of our stay in Korea. I highly recommend taking this tour! This tour will be one of the best tours you will take while in Seoul! And if it’s possible to request Anna Chang as your tour guide, you will have the best time! Thank you so much, Anna!!!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Great sampling of Korean food. Guide very polite and proficient in English. Guide explained origin of food
• Submitted 11 Apr 2019
This tour was a great intro to Seoul and it was fun to meet up with some other travelers as I was flying solo. Tried some food i never would have on my own.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2018
This is a must do tour for anyone new to South Korea. We did it a week in but recommend doing it as soon as possible to your arrival as it helps you to become familiar with Korean food and even the culture. The places we went were local and the food was made on site at each place meaning nothing store bought and house recipes were used. I'm a very picky eater and yet I ate everything on this tour and it was all delicious. Our guide Brad was a very informative, knowledgeable and friendly host that made the night fun. We really enjoyed the casual vibe and ease of the tour as well as the other tour guests. You won't regret doing this tour.
• Submitted 04 Aug 2018
Awesome way to nosh, meet new friends and understand the cuisine.
• Submitted 06 Jun 2018
This tour was amazing! I have recommended to a number of people travelling to Seoul. The food was varied and was super tasty. The drinking games were also fun. A great insight into the culture of South Korea.
• Submitted 01 May 2018
I wish I could have two stomachs on that night.
• Submitted 12 Apr 2018
This was really fun and I learned a lot. Very tasty.
• Submitted 12 Mar 2018
This food tour was fantastic. Such great food and a really wonderful, engaging, informative, friendly guide. Discovered a lot of gems and learned a bunch about Korean food and culture. A great way to spend an evening in Seoul. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 09 Mar 2018
This is such a nice tour. We have been to 4 local restaurants with expert local guide who is so friendly and knowledgeable and take care each of us. I was travel alone in Seoul, so, it's quite nice to join such kind of tour or I can't enjoy all the feast by myself. Highly recommended!!
• Submitted 07 Jan 2018
Our guide, Dayeun (she went by Da), was very friendly and informative. Our tour group was small, just 5 of us, and we had a wonderful time exploring. All the stops were great, and the food was delicious. If there is ever an advanced tour, more of the small food stands would be awesome. Great tour!
• Submitted 30 Oct 2017
Went to this tour back in 2014 but still remember how great it was despite the pouring rain that day.
• Submitted 15 Oct 2017
JS was an excellent tour guide. We were a slightly larger group 11 total because we added 1 extra person according to him but he made sure everyone felt welcome and not left out. Our tour consisted of 3 groups: our group Filipinos with an American and a German with originally 6 people, that turned into 7, a group of 2 Taiwanese and German from Taiwan, and another group of 1 Hawaiian from LA. We were all talking to each other and learning about our divergent backgrounds by the 1st restaurant. What a great way to meet new people, over food and drinks. First stop was for traditional korean barbecue. This was the best we tasted through our 2 wk stay in Korea. This is likely due to the amazing home made Ssamjang that accompanied it and gave it such umami. The leaves used to wrap the meat were VERY fresh and flavorful and included an herb,tangui,that also added to the complexity in taste. Wow. Washed down with soju/beer/cola drink that JS made, it was a very good start of the evening. Next came Toppoki, the hot and spicy rice cake dish seen on streetfood carts but we enjoyed in a restaurant. Js ordered both the traditional red, spicy kind and a less spicy beef broth kind. I, personally, preferred the toppoki made with beef/vegetables as the broth had more depth than the spicy seafood broth. This was accompanied by rice wine that, as usual, tasted like cough syrup. I guess I am just not a rice wine person. Chicken and beer came next. The mountain of garlic sauteed in butter? and honey that glazed the delicately battered and full flavored chicken came together in a perfect bite. Followed by beer, both Mango and regular, it could have very easily made gluttons of anyone without great self control. SOOO good. I wish I was not so full at this point... For dessert, there was bingsu, the traditional Korean shaved ice dessert. This was served in a beautiful teahouse. This, too, was the best bingsu we tasted in Korea. We had the traditional patbingsu with red beans, and a tea bingsu that was not as traditional but super delicious. This dessert, as with many Korean desserts, are not meant to be super sweet but is very refreshing and great way to top off an already amazing array of foods. I highly recommend this tour, especially with JS as the guide. He was a most hospitable, attentive and excellent host who is obviously proud of his food traditions.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2017
We booked this trip as a result of researching things to do in Seoul before our city visit for the first time. We had a fabulous time, our guide 'K' was polite and knowledgeable. 4 other British people were on the trip so we had a nice size group and everyone was there to have fun. K chose 4 different restaurants for us to visit with 4 very different types of food and alcohol. All within walking distance in places that you would only go if someone like K took you. The food was fabulous and surprising. This is a must do trip on your first night in Seoul. If we went back, we would do it again. Thank you K
• Submitted 07 Sep 2017
This tour was excellent! The food choices were deliciousz Our tour guide, JS, did a terrific job choosing places to eat we would not find on our own. We also enjoyed meeting new people on our tour. We would highly recommend!
• Submitted 07 Jun 2017
Had a lot of fun on this tour, tried great foods and met interesting people.
• Submitted 04 Jun 2017
This was a fantastic tour, taking in many different types of food - Korean barbecue, different types of fried chicken including the most garlic-laden dish I had ever encountered!, some excellent rice bowl dishes, mung bean pancakes, marinated raw beef. An absolute feast for the senses, smell and sight as well as taste. The Kwang Jang night market was an incredible place to finish the trip, buzzing with life and colour. The group, of half a dozen, was just the right size for this kind of tour. Strongly recommended.
• Submitted 13 May 2017
This was such a fun good tour! Our group was relaxed and our guild knowledgeable. We sampled many of Seouls little secrets. Wouldn't miss this!!
• Submitted 15 Apr 2017
Great food tour to know more about Korean food and the food culture. Our guide Logan was highly adorable and informative. I highly recommend
• Submitted 08 Apr 2017
Fantastic tour, great guide, lots of delicious food. A real highlight of our trip to Seoul.
• Submitted 03 Apr 2017
A really awesome tour, I highly recommend it. Thanks JS for being a fantastic guide!
• Submitted 26 Mar 2017
I highly recommend this tour that was perfect for me and my friend to get to know the korean food culture a little better. We were a group of five including out supernovor tourguide JS who patiently answered all our questions and also introduced us to a few different drinks. We had a great evening!
• Submitted 21 Mar 2017

In Brief

Seoul, South Korea
South Korea
3 to 4 hours