Where to Eat in Itaewon: Restaurants to Try in 2021

Must-Visit Restaurants in Itaewon

Itaewon may be the best nightlife district in Seoul, but there’s more to the eclectic neighborhood than bars and pubs. Some of the metro’s best restaurants are found here, so if you’re looking to dine in the area soon, you’ll have plenty of great options! We’ve listed a couple below, and they’re available for booking online (which means you can dine at a discount!):

1. Kervan (케르반)

Let’s begin with the most prominent Halal restaurant in Itaewon: Kervan. They are an upscale Turkish restaurant that serves tender chicken, beef, and lamb kebabs. They also serve tasty and hearty dishes, like Pottery Kebab and Casserole Beef, which are perfect to have if you’ll dine as a group. To save money on your visit, you can book a Mix BBQ Kebab Set (good for 2-4 people) on WAUG below!

  • MUST-TRY: Mix BBQ Kebab Set
  • PRICE: ₩55,800 on WAUG (vs. regular price of ₩62,000)
  • LOCATION: 3-minute walk from Itaewon Station Exit 3
  • HOURS: 11am-9pm

First time to use WAUG? After signing up, you’ll get an extra ₩3,000 or $3 discount coupon that you can apply on your first booking 🥳

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2. Gino’s NY Pizza (지노스 뉴욕 피자)

If you’re looking for a NY-style pizza restaurant in Itaewon, then Gino’s is what you’re looking for. This is a nice pizza place that’s run by a native New Yorker whose passion is to share his hometown’s pies. The bestseller here is the Brooklyn’s Best, which you can book below at a discount. If you’re looking for a full meal, you can also get Gino’s Signature Set for 2, which comes with a regular-size pizza of your choice, chicken wings, and beer!

  • MUST-TRY: Brooklyn’s Best
  • PRICE: ₩22,100 on WAUG (vs. regular price of ₩26,000)
  • LOCATION: 3-minute walk from Noksapyeong Station Exit 3
  • HOURS: 11:30am-10pm

3. Boiling Crab & Shrimp (보일링크랩 & 쉬림프)

Craving for seafood? How about visiting Boiling Crab & Shrimp and have a cajun seafood meal? In this Louisiana-style restaurant in Itaewon, you’ll have everything to satisfy your craving, from steamed crabs and clams, to shrimp and lobsters! To save money on your visit, you can book a restaurant voucher (cash coupon) worth ₩30,000-70,000 on WAUG here.

  • MUST-TRY: Seafood Combo (Shrimps, Scallops, Mussels, Clams, Corn, Potatoes, & Sausage)
  • PRICE RANGE: ₩50,0000-92,000 for family-style platters; ₩8,000-17,000 for appetizers
  • LOCATION: 3-minute walk from Noksapyeong Station Exit 3
  • HOURS: 4:30-10:30pm from Mon-Thurs, 2-10:30pm on Fridays, 11:30am-10:30pm on Saturdays, & 11:30-9:30pm on Sundays.

4. Nori Table (노리테이블)

Searching for great sushi spots in Seoul? In Itaewon, you can visit Nori Table, which is an intimate sushi bar & restaurant where you can order a Salmon Set for 2. If you’ll visit as a group of 4, they also offer an Assorted Platter, which comes with salmon sushi roll, tuna sushi roll, yellowtail sushi, mixed tempura, and drinks. The restaurant is also a great place for a date or a chill night-out with friends, so if you’re ever craving for sushi, consider coming to this place!

  • MUST-TRY: Assorted Platter for 4 (Salmon, Tuna, & Yellowtail)
  • PRICE RANGE: ₩47,500 for Salmon Set for 2 & ₩77,900 for the Assorted Platter (vs. regular price of ₩50,000 & ₩82,000)
  • LOCATION: 3-minute walk from Noksapyong Station Exit 3
  • HOURS: 12-11pm

5. Cafe On21 (온21)

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This list of restaurants in Itaewon will not be complete without a spot that serves Korean food, so we’ll now go to On21, which is one of the best places in the category! While the restaurant also offers Western dishes (like pasta, steak pilaf, and avocado toast), they also have tteokbokki, spicy chicken stew, and grilled webfoot octupus with pork belly. (These food go well with beer!). If you’re a fan of Lumin of M.Pire, then you may be interested to know that he owns and runs the place together with his father who’s also a known singer!

  • MUST-TRY: Tteokbokki, Hot Pot Pasta, Grilled Webfoot Octupus with Pork Belly
  • PRICE RANGE: ₩15,000-20,000 for the mains (good for sharing). Find the link to the full menu here.
  • LOCATION: 10-minute walk from Itaewon Station Exit 2
  • HOURS: 12-11pm from Tues-Thurs & Sat and 1pm-2am from Fri-Sat.

How to Book Restaurants in Itaewon Online

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If you’re unsure how to book any of the Itaewon restaurants listed in this guide (there’s more options on the app!), then just follow these steps:

  1. Log in or sign up for an account here.
  2. Proceed to the booking page of your preferred restaurant in Itaewon.
  3. Select the date, option, and quantity.
  4. Check out using your preferred method of payment. (Switch the page’s currency to KRW to see options like Naver Pay and mobile payment!)
  5. Wait for your voucher on the WAUG app, which you can download below:

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