The 10 Tastings of Seoul With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Please note: Price varies by group size. Devour your way through Seoul’s most famous markets and landmarks on a private Korean food tour. This 3-hour culinary adventure is perfect for travelers who want to skip the tourist trap restaurants and eat like a true Seoulite. Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food like Bibimbap and Noodle soup. You'll not only learn about and taste typical food, you'll also learn about the culture and see some city highlights!
  • Get the personalized experience of a private tour
  • Taste a variety of traditional Korean dishes
  • Choose a start time that suits your schedule
  • Learn about Korean food culture and history

What's Included

  • Private Tour
  • Local Guide
  • 10 Food & Drinks Tastings
  • Vegetarian alternatives

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Hoehyeon
      South Korea, 서울특별시 회현동

      Metro station Hoehyeon, Namdaemun market exit 5

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Namdaemun Market

    1 hour Admission Ticket Free


    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    Gyeongbokgung Palace

    1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Private tour: only you & your local guide
    • Includes city highlights in between food stops
    • Alternatives offered for those with dietary restrictions
    • Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Featured review
    The tasting was wonderful with so many fun foods to try! Julian was super informative on all the food and any general questions we had on Korea. Definitely recommend doing this at the start of your trip!


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    Fantastic experience
    Nitin_T, May 2023
    Fantastic tour. Great food options, extremely informative and Julian was incredible. Make sure you ask for him if you opt for this.
    Awesome tastings and tour of Seoul! Our favorite tour of Seoul!
    Holly_C, May 2023
    This is a five star tour! Not only did we sample delicious food from off the beaten track but enjoyed a walking tour of the city with Julian’s expert narrative of its many fascinating sights. We sampled food from many places we would not have discovered on our own. Do not miss this tour!
    Tasting in Seoul
    Austin_M, Apr 2023
    The tasting was wonderful with so many fun foods to try! Julian was super informative on all the food and any general questions we had on Korea. Definitely recommend doing this at the start of your trip!
    Food tour with Julian
    AnneMarie_G, Apr 2023
    We had a great time on this tour, our host Julian was very easy to talk to and provided some great insights to Korean food and culture. All of the food that we sampled was of very tasty. Would definitely recommend this tour!
    Lots of food and lots of walking
    Thomas_K, Apr 2023
    Our guide, Julian, did a good job showing us various Korean cuisines in the Northern Seoul area. We stopped at five locations with a good bit of walking in between the first two and last three places. The good was primarily savory, with the two sweet items both being fried. We also had an interesting alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice. Overall the food was tasty and abundant so we were very full by the end.
    Moor then 10 tastings....
    ILAN_Z, Mar 2023
    Moor then 10 tastings. It’s learning about the local culture and history. Interesting. Thx Julian. Good experience.
    Great experience
    Kevin_H, Mar 2023
    The tour was fantastic and Julian was very knowledgeable about all things Korean. He took us to places we would never go to on our own, so it was well worth it.
    Fabulous food experience
    Sonia_A, Mar 2023
    This is a wonderful way to taste the local street food but do come with an empty stomach because it’s a lot of food. Our guide Julian was exceptional and friendly
    Best way to experience Seoul
    Tanya_M, Feb 2023
    Julian took us on a well planned tour of the old city. The vendors were expecting us and every stop was something new. I would recommend this for families and business people. W would have never experienced this without the tour.
    Soul of Seoul Food tour!
    Sheila_C, Dec 2022
    Julian was the perfect guide. Not only did he take me to try amazing bites (I am SO FULL) but he also gave me a richer understanding of the history, culture, and dynamics of Seoul! This tour is a must do!
    So much to try!
    Laura_F, Dec 2022
    There were so many good things to try on this tour, especially at and near Namdaemun market! We also covered a lot of ground on foot; it was nice to have breaks in between the food tastings. The itinerary listed here is just a suggestion, I'm guessing, because we didn't follow it. It's definitely the priciest the food tour I've done, but it was nice to do a private tour for a change.
    Fun time sampling Seoul
    Shirley_T, Oct 2022
    We all really enjoyed our food tour with Sanghee. She was very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. Her English was very good. We sampled so many food items! Nice to visit two different areas of Seoul as well.
    The rain didn’t sour our fun experience
    Sarah_W, Oct 2022
    It started to rain when we began our tour but thanks to host Priscilla, it still turned out enjoyable. We’ve been to Seoul a few times and I am glad we discovered new street food places like Namdaemun market, Tongin market and Seochon.
    Great for vegetarians and omnivores alike!
    Heather_W, Aug 2022
    Julian was a great guide, the food was delicious, and our route took us through several interesting areas. He helped us with directions after the last stop as well, which was helpful as we continued on to other points of interest nearby. I appreciated his sharing the ingredients used so I knew which items were prepared non-vegetarian (I am a vegetarian and other tours I investigated had nothing to offer those who don’t eat meat, fish, seafood, etc). He also kindly shared the Korean names of the foods (and pronounced them slowly for me) as I am a beginner studying the language. Come hungry, because there is a lot of good food to eat—overall a great introduction to Korean street foods!
    Great way to try new things!
    Kristine_W, July 2022
    We loved our tour! Our guide, Priscilla, was wonderful. She made it so much fun. We tried a big variety of delicious food and enjoyed the food and conversation. I highly recommend it!
    Absolutely Delicious
    Toria_M, June 2022
    This review is overdue but my friend and I did this tour about 3 weeks ago during our stay in Seoul. We met Priscilla by the metro in an area that had shops and food vendors. The first place we went had a variety of different dishes that were healthy and delicious. But save your appetite because there is more where that came from. We had a few vendor items like steamed buns that were tasty too and good as breakfast or a snack. At this point we were full so we walked it off a bit. At the next point we went to another area and had another Korean specialty (I don't want to spoil too much)that was delicious. By the end we topped it off with dessert. Priscilla was very sweet and sociable and gave a few pointers about Korea. I appreciate her and the tour experience very much. The next day we weren't bloated or anything like we would be with food in our country. I hope whoever joins this tour will experience the greatness we did.
    Insightful and highly recommended tour for young couples
    Vicky_N, May 2022
    Guide was patient and professional. The tour was an eye-opener and left me with feeling more than satisfied. She was helpful in providing us with proper and additional knowledge too :) would definitely recommend her tours!
    Just WOW
    Hendrik, Jan 2021
    WOW for the sights of the tor - WOW for our private guide who had so much knowledge and was such good company & WOW for the tastings of this tour, all were super yummy!
    Super food and a tour guide that ROCKS!
    Gerard_d, Nov 2020
    Sanghee was fantastic! Our tour started late morning and began our 3 hour walking tour of Seoul. We tasted a variety of wonderful Korean food from multiple kiosks in the less-touristy alleys which we wouldn't visit on our own! She spoke very well English, was very informative and gave us lots of information on Seoul, the culture and of course the local food! My husband and me both enjoyed Sanghee's company, expertise & intellect. Best food tour we did so far!
    Above expectations!
    Gerard_d, Nov 2020
    My wife and I enjoyed the tour from start to finish. Our tour guide ‘business’ level of English, detailed historical knowledge and local flavour was exactly what we were looking for. She also made everything fun and interesting, highlighting small details that without her we would have missed! She was incredibly flexible, adjusting parts of the tour to suit our interests we told her about along the way. Highly recommend this tour!!

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