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9 Must-try restaurants in Seoul, Busan & Jeju Island

8 Feb 2024

9 Must-try restaurants in Seoul, Busan & Jeju Island

Beyond the shopping spree, embark on a gastronomic journey across South Korea! Discover the must-try food in Seoul, Jeju Island, and Busan. Ready your taste buds and bookmark this guide for your ultimate food adventure!

Recommended Restaurants in Seoul

In Seoul, these dining hotspots are an absolute must:

Sinsa Grilled Intestine 신사소곱창

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A Korean food adventure isn’t complete without tasting grilled intestines! Savoured in Korean dramas, this dish is all about rich flavour and a chewy texture, enhanced by a unique sauce. Paired perfectly with kimchi and rice wine, it's a local classic. With six branches across Seoul, there’s always one nearby.

Price: Around HKD170 per person

Love Bulgogi 사랑의불고기

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Meat lovers, rejoice! Located in Itaewon, this BBQ spot serves up freshly grilled meats drenched in a unique pear sauce. Known for its high-quality beef, it's a Seoul favourite for a reason.

Price: Around HKD220 per person


Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A hit among the locals, this fried chicken chain is a Korean staple. The Cheese Powder Chicken – crispy on the outside, tender inside, and paired with yogurt sauce – is a divine combo. Also try their sweet and spicy chicken, curry chicken, and cheese bread shrimp!

Address: 102, 2nd floor, Hongik-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Price: Around HKD 110 per person

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Recommended Restaurants in Busan

Craving more after Seoul? Take a quick 2.5-hour KTX ride to Busan for a continuation of your culinary

Mipo House 미포집

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Discover this 40-year-old seafood pickling gem! Their seafood pot, brimming with shellfish, octopus, soy sauce crabs, and salmon, is a feast for the senses. The soy sauce crab and salmon are especially tender and flavourful.

Address: 3, Dalmaji-gil 62beon-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Price: Around HKD220 per person

Handa Pot 한다솥

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Experience the unique stone pot rice with a whole crab. The crab meat and roe elevate the dish, while the butter rib mixed rice is a flavour explosion. Don't miss their grilled mackerel, perfectly paired with a squeeze of lemon.

Address: 101, Namcheonbada-ro 33beon-gil, Suyeong-gu, Busan

Gwangalli Nasa Ri Restaurant 광안리나사리식당

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Dine with an exquisite view of the Gwangan Bridge at this scenic Busan restaurant. Their King Cut Meat and Seafood Soup, served in generous portions, are as fresh as the ocean breeze.

Address: 3rd floor, 60, Gwangan-ro 61beon-gil, Suyeong-gu, Busan
Price: Around HKD130 per person

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Recommended Restaurants in Jeju

Jeju Island's culinary scene is not just about seafood – black pork is also one of the must-try foods here!

88 Barbecue

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Jeju's black pork, grilled to perfection, offers a rich, milky flavour that's incredibly satisfying. Enjoy it wrapped in lettuce with a side of kimchi for the ultimate Korean BBQ experience.

Address: 261-10, 2nd floor, Yeondong, Jeju City

Munmunseon 문문선

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Their Mushroom and Shrimp Rice is a revelation – creamy, rich in flavour, and utterly delicious. The steak, lightly seasoned with sea salt, is tender and melts in your mouth.

Address: 31, Odeung 6-gil, Jeju



Jeju Island is renowned for its famous beltfish restaurant. The signature dishes, including braised beltfish and grilled beltfish, come highly recommended. The restaurant also offers delectable options like abalone and shrimp. For an added bonus, visiting during the daytime allows you to savor your meal while enjoying the breathtaking view of the beautiful Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak



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