International Restaurants To Try In Itaewon For When You Miss The Taste Of Home

Itaewon is undoubtedly the go-to place for foreigners in South Korea. This district is a tourist hotspot that throws off an international vibe, thanks to its many restaurants, pubs, and shops of different cultures. Be it American, European, or Chinese, Itaewon’s got plentiful foodie finds for those who want a taste of home. Explore Itaewon’s diverse dining scene and add these restaurants to your where-to-eat list in Korea!



Taj Palace

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Get your dose of Indian food at Taj Palace, with their traditional to contemporary dishes. Their all-you-can-eat experience is a hit among locals and tourists alike, but you can opt to go ala carte too. The restaurant serves Indian favorites from curry to tikka masala, as well as vegan options perfect for every kind of foodie. 

Address: 39, Usadan-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04406 South Korea




California Kitchen and Craft Pub

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When it comes to burgers and beers, you can never go wrong with California Kitchen and Craft Pub. It’s been consistently on the top of the list for the best burgers in town, where you can devour big, meaty, cheesy burgers best paired with booze. It’s your go-to place if you suddenly miss juicy burgers from California. 

Address: 3, Hoenamu-ro 26-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul




Taco Amigo

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Listen closely to the sound of Spanish music and you’ll eventually find your way to Taco Amigo, home of authentic Mexican food in Itaewon. The restaurant serves Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites such as tamales, enchiladas, and enchanted Mex drinks such as margaritas and tequila. You’ll also love the vibe here as it exudes a cool and friendly atmosphere. All in all, it’s a great place to bond with friends while munching on delicious Mexican fare!

Address: 130-34 Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea




Ssong Thai Itaewon

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Longing for Thai cuisine? Head over to Ssong Thai in Itaewon where you can indulge in delectable Thai dishes. This vegan-friendly restaurant offers a myriad of flavorful Thai dishes such as pad thai, tom yum goong, and the famous papaya salad. The restaurant has five branches in Korea, making it a popular Thai resto. 

Address: 7-2, Itaewon-ro 20ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea




Jonny Dumpling

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If you see people lining up for dumplings, that’s your cue to try one for yourself. Jonny Dumpling is best known for its variety of fresh and flavorful dumplings, from shrimp, and meat, to vegetables. This unassuming dumpling spot serves a few more Chinese delicacies too, such as mapo tofu and wonton soup. Price-wise, it’s definitely a bang for your buck!

Address: 5, Bogwang-ro 59-gil, Yongsan-gu Itaewon-dong, Seoul 04391 South Korea



Sushi Way Itaewon

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Get your sushi fix in this famous sushi restaurant in Seoul! Sushi Way offers freshly-prepared, assorted sushi that’s good for sharing. It’s every seafood lover’s paradise as you can taste Japan in every bite of their sushi offerings. Aside from their dishes, you’ll also love the city view as it’s located on the 6th floor. End your food trip with a bowl of hot miso soup! 

Address: 2-10, Itaewon-ro 20-gil, Yongsan-gu SM Bldg. 6F, Seoul 04391 South Korea




The Halal Guys

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The Halal Guys is a world-famous chain of restaurants with three branches in Seoul, including Itaewon. They’re best known for offering American halal food, particularly gyro and chicken. If you’ve been craving Mediterranean dishes, you’ve got to try their chicken over rice dressed with their famous white sauce. Don’t forget their hummus and falafel, perfect for snacking.

Address: 187 Itaewon-ro, 2nd Floor, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04350



From Asian to European, you’ll find several dining options if you want to try international cuisine for a change. While on a food trip, make sure to drop by Seoul’s best tourist destinations and attractions, especially around Itaewon! Book your experiences via KKDay now!