Where to Eat in Seoul on New Year’s Eve 2020 & New Year’s Day 2021

Got no plans for New Year’s Eve yet? Consider booking this special dinner buffet cruise for the 31st!

Festive Lunch & Dinner in Seoul: NYE 2020 & New Year’s Day 2021

If you’re searching for restaurants in Seoul where you can welcome the new year, then check out these lunch and dinner deals!

1. Dine & Cruise: New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner at Han River

Bid 2020 goodbye at the iconic Seoul attraction! On December 31st, you can have a satisfying buffet dinner aboard the Eland Cruise! The package includes a 90-minute cruise ride from Yeouido as well as a ticket to the the buffet spread with over 50 tasty dishes! Boarding starts at 7pm and finishes at 9pm.

  • PRICE: ₩75,000 per person (New WAUG users get ₩3,000 discount coupon!)
  • Inclusions: Cruise + Dinner Buffet Ticket
  • Available dates: Dec. 24, 26, 27, 29, & 31, 2020.
  • Address: 280 Yeouidong-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
  • Hours: 7:30-9pm (Boarding starts at 7pm)
  • The information listed here may change depending on Seoul City’s social distancing guidelines. To see if the operations of Eland Cruise are affected, click here.

Considering to go for lunch instead? Check out this option!


2. Semi-Buffet at Top Cloud 23

Want to have a satisfying dinner on New Year’s Eve 2020 or a sumptuous lunch on New Year’s Day 2021? Make your way to Top Cloud 23, a restaurant with a view of the Han River! The dining space, which was designed by the same person behind the Four Seasons Hotel in New York, is the perfect place for couples, friends, and families who are looking to celebrate an event or occasion. Top Cloud 23 offers a semi-buffet dining experience, which will get you unlimited access to the soup, salad, and dessert buffet stations as well as a main of your choice (a la carte). Options for the main are premium, and they’ll let you pick 1 between tenderloin, fish, lamb, or striploin.

  • SEMI-BUFFET PRICE: starts at ₩41,800 for lunch (vs. regular price of ₩44,000)
  • Inclusions: Semi-Buffet (Main of your choice + unlimited appetizers and dessert)
  • Other available dates: Dec. 21-23, 26-30, & Jan. 2, 2021 onwards
  • Address: 23/F 192, Baekbeom-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • Hours: Semi-buffet lunch at 11:30am-2:30 PM and semi-buffet dinner at 6-9pm.
  • The information listed here may change depending on Seoul City’s social distancing guidelines. To see if Top Cloud 23 has any announcements on their business hours/availalbiity, click here.

How to Book New Year’s Lunch & Dinner in Seoul

If you’re unfamiliar with booking restaurants and other activities online, just follow these 5 simple steps:

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  1. Log in or sign up for an account here.
  2. Proceed to the booking page of your preferred restaurant.
  3. Select the date, product, and quantity.
  4. Check out with your card. (Set the page’s currency to KRW to activate other payment options, like Naver Pay and mobile payment!)
  5. Wait for your vouchers on the WAUG app, which you can download below:

More Restaurants for the New Year!

Here are some more restaurants on WAUG that you can consider visiting before or after the New Year holidays!

GangnamTop Cloud 52
Dec. 21-23 & 27-30
Scopa the ChefDec. 21-23 & 26-30
JP Chef DiaryDec. 21, 23, 26, 27, & 30
LUNADec. 21-23, 26,
Le Port 13
Dec. 21-23 & 26-30
GangseoYeomchang 8 Kyeong
(JK Blossom Hotel)
Dec. 21-23, 26-27,
& 29-30
GwangjinLa Famiglia Italian Restaurant
(The Classic 500 Hotel)
Dec. 21-23, 26,
& 28-30
Hongdae & GongdeokThe Dam
(Blue Ribbon Awardee)
Dec. 21-23 & 26-30
Top Cloud 23
Dec. 21-23 & 26-31
The GridDec. 21-23, 26-27,
& 29-30
Pasasa BistroDec. 21-23, 26-27,
& 29-30
943 King’s Cross Cafe
(Harry Potter Cafe)
Dec. 21-23 & 26-30
ItaewonGino’s NY PizzaDec. 21-23 & 28-30
Punto 9Dec. 21-23, 26, 28-29
MyeongdongGrand Kitchen Restaurant
(Royal Hotel Seoul)
Dec. 21-23 & 28-30
La Table
(ibis Ambassador Hotel)
Dec. 21, 23, & 26-30
SeochoChavit Cuisine Buffet
(Han River)
Dec. 21-23 & 28-30
Isola Italian Restaurant
(Han River)
Dec. 21-23 & 26-30
The River Bella Cucina
(Han River)
Dec. 21-23 & 26-30
SongpaSea & More Seafood BuffetDec. 21-23, 26,
& 28-30
Yeouido & Yeongdeungpo63 Buffet PavilionDec. 21-23 & 26-30
E-Land Dinner Cruise (Buffet)Dec. 24, 26, 27, 29, & 31
Walking on the Cloud
(63 Building)
Dec. 21-23 & 27-30
Ashley American Grill
(Han River Cruise Package)
Dec. 23, 26-27, 30-31
El Dia Spanish RestaurantDec. 21-23 & 26-30
YongsanYeoljeongdo Korean BBQDec. 21-23 & 26-30
*Availability is as of December 21, 2020. The table is not updated real-time and may change without prior notice.

Also read: LIST: 5 Best Restaurants in Seoul for Couples

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