Most of us keep on traveling to different destinations and try different food items. Just trying and getting used to it is a different thing, but what about trying for the first time and getting in love with that recipe. For all food junkies, who love to try the new dishes that are the best in their form, let’s take you on a food tour. We are here to introduce all the food lovers out there about the best restaurants in Itaewon and the trendiest area in Seoul where you can find many international restaurants, pubs and dessert cafes.

The 10 Best Itaewon Restaurants

Buddha’s Belly

The name of the restaurant itself describes that it is a vegetarian restaurant. It is a beautiful place with beautiful pictures of skyscrapers imprinted all-over the walls. The main cuisines it includes are Asian and Thai. The Tomyam Pizza is the signature menu on a fusion version. Besides, it consists of vegan options. Moreover, it is a pocket-friendly restaurant. The meals included in this restaurant are lunch, dinner, and drinks. If a traveler is a pure vegetarian or vegan, Buddha’s Belly is a must-try place. The quality of the food is outstanding as well as it excels when it comes to taste. But like many other places in Itaewon, there is no parking area available. So try to use public transportation while visiting this restaurant.

Trench Town

This restaurant outstands for the Caribbean cuisine and is located near Itaewon station. Trench Town consists of a small pretty room containing all the foodstuff by serving only the dinner as the meal. Table service is provided by almost every restaurant, but this also includes the table reservation system. The quantity, as well as the quality of food, is great for customer satisfaction. The platter system allows a sufficient quantity. In short, all the food junkies who love the Caribbean cuisines must give it a try. Because it is the best Korean restaurant with Caribbean cuisine. I highly recommend you to have a half & half platter with Jamaican Barbecue!

  • Address: 105 Bogwang-ro Yongsan-gu Seoul
  • Open hours: Sun. Thu. 17:30 – 22:00 (Break time 15:00 -17:30) | Fri. Sat. 17:30 – 23:00 (No Break time) | Mon. Closed
  • Phone: 02-794-9992
  • Web: https://www.instagram.com/trenchtownkorea/

Jubari Project , Itaewon Midnight Bistro

The term midnight attracts the visitors towards the beauty of the nightlife. Visiting Itaewon with friends, but not enjoying the nightlife might be a regret for the youngsters. This restaurant introduces amazing facilities for youngsters like the pub, fusion, and gastropub. It is so much fun enjoying with friends and having the perfect meal. The Chef opened this midnight bistro for sharing what he felt through global foods during his world travels. The popular menus of the Jubari Project are Swiss Potato Jeon (Korean pancake) and Itaewon soup. Why don’t you try fusion foods mixed with Asian and western style? 🙂

  • Address: 2-10 Itaewon-ro 20-gil Yongsan-gu Seoul
  • Open hours: Mon. Closed | Tue. – Thu. 19:00 – 01:00 | Fri. Sat. 19:00 – 03:00 | Sun. 19:00 – 24:00 Every First Sunday Closed
  • Phone: 02-3785-3385
  • Web: https://www.facebook.com/worldsoulfood

Troika Russian Restaurant

As the name of the restaurant suggests, it consists of Russian food along with the cuisines of eastern European and European food. It is a restaurant which excels for its tasty and homely Russian food and also a vegetarian-friendly place. No need to worry about the food expenses, because this is a budget restaurant. A family can spend a good time together with loveable food. Moreover, no need to wait for a longer period, it allows the timely service. The timings of this restaurant are from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. that is the perfect timing for all the travelers. Couples must have a romantic dinner at this restaurant.

  • Address: 164-1 Itaewon-ro Yongsan-gu Seoul
  • Open hours: Mon. – Sun. 12:00 – 23:00
  • Phone: 02-794-7724
  • Web: http://troika-seoul.com/

The Flying Pan Blue

It is the best Korean restaurant that serves international food and ambiance. Not only the Flying Pan Blue includes American cuisine in the form of a Cafe but It also is vegetarian friendly and serves vegan options. Moreover, It is a famous brunch spot located in Itaewon and the quality food satisfies all the needs of a food lover. Even breakfast is really tasty but it consists of one entry per person, no sharing is allowed in this restaurant. It’s a bit expensive but serves the great quality and quantity. Consequently, people who eat little less might face a situation of overeating or the wastage of food. But it all goes well as we get the services of the overwhelming food.

Glam Lounge

This restaurant is also for the youths, the cuisine included in the bar that also introduces the beauty of Korean nightlife. The staff serves great quality food with great courtesy. It serves the meals for after hours, drinks and dinner. Furthermore, Glam Lounge is Seoul’s hottest place for the fashion and lifestyle industry and celebrities from around the world. If you reserve the seating, you will get a more pleasant service. Plus, It proves the DJ facility with a piece of decent music. A good place to go and spend time with friends.

Two Plus Itaewon: Best BBQ Restaurant

All the BBQ lovers, your wait to find a good restaurant is over. Because Two Plus Itaewon restaurant is the best Korean restaurant that serves Korean Beef Barbeque. They serve the best-qualified beef with marble and it’s called ++ (Two Plus) in Korea. It includes the seating, reservation as well as the table service. The meals that it consists of are lunch and dinner. In addition, this restaurant does not charge any fee for wine. The restaurant also serves delightful food items with wine. The beef is of the top quality and no need to worry about the hygiene.

  • Address: 36 Itaewon-ro 27na-gil Yongsan-gu Seoul
  • Open hours: 11:30 – 22:00 | First Monday Closed
  • Phone: 02-796-7277

Brix Pizza Joint

This is another restaurant that serves great Pizza concerning the quality as well as quantity. Brix Pizza Joint not only provides the pizza but it also provides various craft beer. This is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant in the Itaewon is a family restaurant, a visitor can also go with a friend on a romantic date.  Pizza just not only boosts your mood but even refreshes your taste buds. It is located at the entrance of the Itaewon. The great quality food served, this restaurant won’t dissatisfy its customers. Enjoy the pizza with beer and chill.

  • Address: 203 Itaewon-ro Yongsan-gu Seoul
  • Open hours: Weekdays 11:30 – 23:00 | Fri. Sat. 11:30 – 02:30
  • Phone: 070-4457-6862

Globe Lounge

For all Pizza lovers, it is a place for you. Because Globe Lounge is the best Korean restaurant with Italian, French, European dishes and wine. In addition, it is rated as 5 stars by the locals. The customers love this restaurant as it provides the best pizza services at an affordable range. The staff is so comfortable and all you want will arrive with ease. The most stylish club with an elegant look is a must-visit for visitors. A lot of celebrities arrive in this lounge and one can make unforgettable moments with their loved ones. It is located at the center of Seoul that means you can enjoy the surroundings with blissful memories.

  • Address: 12 Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil Yongsan-gu Seoul
  • Open hours: Sun. – Thu. 18:00 – 03:00 | Fri. Sat. 19:00 – 05:00
  • Phone: 02-792-1127
  • Web: https://blog.naver.com/globelounge

Sam Ryan’s Sports Bar and Grill

This is another overwhelming restaurant that provides several facilities such as bar, gastropub, and American cuisines. Here in Sam Ryan’s Sports Bar and Grill, you can have a great dinner or lunch. It allows seating with television and the best of all it also serves the alcohol. When we enter this restaurant, a different type of spark is generated in the atmosphere. A lot of party vibes with full refreshments are provided. If you don’t want to get involved in the party don’t need to sit alone and get bored, watch the television and anything related to sports will be there. Enjoy the sport with your favorite drinks. Go along with friends, enjoy the evening/night with good quality food and drinks. The staff is very friendly and understanding. To make the blissful memories with your loved ones, a traveler must visit this restaurant located in the Itaewon.

International Food: Excel In Quality

We have discussed the top 10 restaurants in Itaewon, let’s discuss the international foods that all the foreigners would enjoy. Like Itaewon is famous for its international food street, you can try various food items like Greek, Turkish, Middle Asian, African and of course Japanese. Additionally, Halal foods are served by many restaurants located in Itaewon. On THIS POST, you can check the official Halal-certificated restaurants in Seoul. Foreigners seeking halal can get their favorite dishes in these restaurants.

HAEBANGCHON: A Beautiful Destination

Haebangchon is one of the hippest areas in Seoul. Also, the sunset view is an attraction to it as It is a village with beautiful hills, there are so many restaurants, pubs and cafes surrounding this place, but the most popular ones are

  • Linus’ BBQ (HBC) Haebangchon (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) 
  • Haebangchon Chimac Life (4 p.m. to 4 a.m.) 
  • McCoy Haebangchon Grill (11 to 3:00 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. on weekends)

All the visitors who are going to Itaewon must try the restaurants listed above with their favorite cousins. More, international foods like halal and vegan food items are offered by many restaurants in Itaewon. Visitors craving for any of their favorite dishes can go through any of the restaurants and have delightful food in Seoul! In addition, check the best things to do in Itaewon HERE.

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