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Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.
This is one of few places to walk and relax in the neighborhood. During weekdays, most visitors are local residents. This is a good place to spend time and quite big.
- There are several entrances. One popular route is to pass the overpass next to Hotel Hyatt in Itaewon. Local bus #3 reaches here.
- Lots of flowers. It's...
This is the playground in the middle of the hillside of Itaewon.
There are installations and a huge cartoon-shaped slide that is quite rare for a little playground.
It often has foreign families with kids because many reside nearby.
No need to visit for tourists. Just get inside and take a short break if you're near.
"Neighborhood of embassies, fancy pubs and restaurants"
reviewed 28 November 2018 by 590jhl
This is a neighborhood in Itaewon-dong. The reason this area is famous is because there is a mixed atmosphere of local and foreign. It's good to visit. Try to find hidden gems for restaurants, cafes or pubs.
- local bus #3 passes from Metro Noksapyeong Station (line #6).
- The name Gyeongridan-gil came from Yukgun Gyeongridan(financial unit of Army) at...
Bugundang is an altar where the ritual had been held for regional guardians. This is a little bugundang on the hillside of Itaewon. It's good to rest and learn some history from boards.
- Most visitors are nearby residents.
- Locating on a hill, it might be a bit exhausting to reach by feet.
- Access to the altar is...
"Fantasic Sunday evening meal, with added touch of character"
reviewed 14 April 2020 by Traveller290394
I like to try new food in Seoul, I always try to mix up my experiences and be adventurous in my decisions. On Sunday evening, I and my girlfriend decided we wanted something a little different and homely. We came upon Braai Republic on Kakao maps and decided we would give it a go. We walked into a busy restaurant,...
R • Chinese, International, Asian, Korean, Healthy
"Excellent budget resto"
reviewed 20 December 2019 by bert-squirt
great taste, quick service, value-for-money.
Steamed or fried dumplings (pork/ shrimp/ veggie) and mussels.
Good for a solo visit, or small group of friends looking for a casual snack/ meal.
I'd happily go back!
"The best BBQ Experience in all of Seoul, authentic southern U.S. style."
reviewed 5 July 2020 by highsierra49er
Long overdue review. Linus offers the best BBQ anywhere in the country. Living in the U.S. all my life I never expected to find the best BBQ on the planet at Linus. Tender choice cuts of meat, beautifully smoked, a plate full of happiness. All of the adjoining dishes that go with the meat dishes are just as good, too....
We went there on account of rave reviews. The concept is to provide tourists with the Korean Food experience that most cannot enjoy because of the non-halal status.
The menu selection is not full blown but appears to be carefully selected for individual dishes for one (item served with rice) to represent what makes up a good representation of Korean...
Itaewon Subway station is right outside so it's a great location for exploring Seoul. We had a larger room facing the street, which can be noisy. We had to open the window because the room was so hot. Turning the room heater off didn't seem to make any difference. Breakfast is quite good and I would stay here again when...
Is not easy to search for the hotel when you’re in Itaewon metro. I like the single room as it looks clean and tidy, but it’s very dim. Some of the staff seem less interested in their duties. Don’t expect them to provide you with a good concierge service. Right across the hotel, there’s few seedy bars which you can...
Nice, clean hotel near Itaewon bar area. Friendly staff, very quickly check-In. Airport shutlebusstop right front of the hotel. Not 5 star hotel, but for me good for 6 nights. Have breakfast option. I never tried that. You can make your morning coffee in your room.