The 5 Best Restaurants in Seoul


Having opened in 1939, Hanilkwan is one of the city’s most coveted restaurants and a known go-to for special occasions. In keeping with this setting, the menu places the focus on traditional Seoul cuisine and is even said to have made the court dish Neobiani—thinly sliced, marinated and grilled beef— into a dish that’s now seen on restaurant menus everywhere as Korean barbecue.