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Food Tours in Seoul
All of these tours are one day tours around Seoul and will fit into almost any schedule. We are flexible with times for our private experiences. See our private tour and multi-day tours here: http://www.ongofood.com/private-tours/ The balance of the payment should be paid in Korean won. If you are visiting South Korea you can find great deals on Seoul accommodation. Booking a dining tour or a cooking class in Korea is one of the must do activities and a great experience you will never regret. See our reviews on tripadvisor to see what others are saying.
$40 USD all inclusive (minimum 2 people)  Full tour (with BBQ Lunch) is $57 USD
KOREAN STREET FOOD AND BBQ TOUR This is a 2-hour lunch walking food tour that stops at 7 places. We’ll show you the real Korea as we seek out classic shops, street stalls, and restaurants while learning about the history and food culture of Korea. The tour starts with a cooking demonstration and tasting of Korean savory pancakes at O’ngo Culinary School. We then journey through the historic Jongno area to have a small bite at each place before dashing off to the next place. The full tour option includes a full-course Korean BBQ lunch (17 USD extra) This tour starts at 1pm daily and 4pm daily (minimum 3 people. private options for less than 3). Read More

  • Although restaurants may change (depending on availability and guest allergies and dietary restrictions) the typical taste tour schedule is 1) Korean Pancake Demonstration and Tasting at O’ngo Culinary School 2) kimbap and traditional market tour 3)Korean Rice Cake 4) Fried Pork Dumplings 5) Silkworm Larva or Fried Fish Cake 6) Korean style egg muffin 7) Korean spicy rice cake and blood sausage and more. (street stalls change depending on day and  Korean BBQ with a variety of Korean side dishes and fresh greens for wrapping. Tour with barbecue lunch is 57 USD.
  • The tour starts from O’ngo Culinary School
  • Discounts for kids (under 12), and groups over 8. Kids under 5 eat free.
  • If there are only 2 people on the tour there is a 15,000 won surcharge added per person.
  • Do the Mini Korean Taste Tour (focused on street foods) without the Korean barbecue stop for only $40 USD a person.
  • Private Tours and we might be able to adjust the start times if you are coming in late to Seoul.
  • Want something more private? Take our private Korean Taste Tour for $100 USD a person (minimum 2 people). Hotel pickup is included. We close reservations to other groups so it will be just you and your friends.
  • Tipping the guide is not required but it is appreciated by the guide.
  • Here is what some guests are saying about our tours: “well worth it”“Fantastic”“The ultimate Korean cultural experience” Read more at tripadvisor
$88  USD per person all inclusive (minimum 2 people.)
KOREAN NIGHT DINING TOUR Our Night Dining Tour gets you feeling like a local as you’ll visit famous restaurants that specialize in Korean barbecue, rice beer, and we’ll visit the famous, traditional Kwangjang market which is famous for their crispy mung bean pancakes. (NOTE: During the summer we change the schedule to finish with cool, Korean ice cream (patbingsu) and we don’t visit Kwangjang Market.) Our fun and knowledgable guides will give you insights into Korean culture and teach you eating and drinking customs and even teach you fun Korean phrases and drinking games. It is a night of great food, friends, and drinks you’ll never forget. This walking tour will take you to 4 different places with different food and alcohol at each stop. This tour starts at 6pm and lasts for 3 1/2 hours. There are non-alcohol options and the restaurants are kid friendly. Read More

  • Although restaurants may change (depending on availability and guest allergies and dietary restrictions) the typical night dining tour goes to 1) A local Korean barbecue house 2) A Korean spicy rice cake house 3) A Korean Rice Wine Restaurant 4) A traditional Korean Market
  • In winter and rainy weather we take transport to limit walking outside.
  • Tour Starts from O’ngo Culinary School.
  • If there are only 2 people on the tour there is a $15 USD surcharge added per person.
  • There are discounted rates for the no-alcohol option, kids, and groups (more than 8). Kids under 5 eat free!
  • Don’t have a big appetite? Opt for the Mini Night Dining Tour to visit 3 places with alcohol for only $70 USD a person. This lasts 3 hours, there is less walking. This tour option is great for big groups.
  • Private Tours and we might be able to adjust the start times if you are coming in late to Seoul.
  • Want something more private? Take our private night dining tour for $150 USD a person (minimum 2 people). (For tours starting after 7:30pm there is a late night surcharge of $50) USD Hotel pickup and drop-off is included (hotels further than 10km will have a surcharge). We close reservations to other groups so it will be just you and your friends.
  • Tipping the guide is not required but it is appreciated by the guide.
  • Here are some videos from our guests on our night tours.
  • Here is what our guests are saying: “Money well spent!”“Are you a foodie? Curious about Korean food and culture? Book this tour!”“We came.We saw.We ate our faces off!” “Great Local Tastes” “Great taste of Korean cuisine” “A Great Tour with Great Food” Read more reviews on tripadvisor.
$75 USD per person all inclusive (minimum 3 people. private tours available.)
“THE GREAT KOREAN PUB CRAWL” Koreans have a well founded reputation for being able to eat and drink. This tour takes you on a tour focusing on Korea’s famous traditional pubs as well as new trends such as craft beers and cocktails in a bag. This walking tour starts with a fun, exciting game of beer pong (a beer drinking game). Then we’ll have some Korean BBQ with Soju at a local restaurant. We’ll then go to a karaoke bar to sing ballads and songs. We’ll finish the night at a local pub that specializes in bomb cocktails and sample Craft Beers made from local brew masters. Here we’ll also try some of their famous thin crust pizza. Read More

  • Walking Tour. Starts from 7pm. Ends at 10pm. Price includes all food and drink. Later start times are available.
  • Start from O’ngo Cooking School
  • Guests under the legal drinking age in Korea (18 International Age) are not allowed
  • There is a minimum 3 person for this tour. If there are less than 3, you’ll still be charged for 3 people.
  • Private Tours are available and we might be able to adjust the start times if you are coming in late to Seoul.
  • Tipping the guide is not required but it is appreciated by the guide.
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  • Here is what some guests are saying about our tours: “well worth it”“Fantastic”“The ultimate Korean cultural experience” Read more at tripadvisor
$300 USD per person all inclusive (minimum 2 people)
ULTIMATE FOOD TOUR Explore culinary Seoul with your own personal food expert.  Your guide will take you to all the best local eats in Korea and you’ll travel to traditional markets, hip eateries, bars, and to have a Korean seafood feast and try Korean top-grade beef Hanwoo. Your guide will take you on a foodie adventure around Seoul where you’ll explore markets, hidden-away restaurants, tent restaurants and real mom and pop shops as you eat and drink the day away. Your guide will take you to their favorite hidden away places. Your guide will customize the tour for your tastes. This is a 8-9 hour tour and includes drinks, meals, and snacks. Read More

    • The tour starts with pickup from your hotel and your guide will take you to traditional markets, hip neighborhoods, cafes, bars and more. You’ll snack, eat, drink, and party all day with Seoul’s top foodie. Typical places he takes people are: a Korean fish market, street food, Korean beef market where you’ll pick out top grade Hanwoo Korean beef, an oriental medicine market, coffee at Seoul’s best cafe,  favorite fried chicken place, and your guide’s favorite rice wine house.
    • If there are 1-3 people you’ll travel like the locals via walking, subway, or on food. For more than 3 people a van will be provided at no extra cost. If you are 1-3 people and would like a private car, the cost is 200 USD extra.
    • This is a food tour that will take you on different districts of Seoul. There are cultural jaunts like to Korean villages, shopping areas, and parks. Let your guide know what you are into and he’ll customize the tour for you.
    • Each tour is customized by your guide so let them know what you are looking to eat. Extra costs may be incurred based on your requests.
    • Group rates are available and for more than 3 there will be private car service.
    • The cost for single travelers is $500 USD.
    • Tipping the guide is not required but it is appreciated by the guide.
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$350 USD per group up to 3ppl all inclusive
SEOUL EATS PRIVATE FOOD TOUR For those looking for great eats and to see some great sites, our customizable Seoul Eats Food Tour is perfect for you. Our private tours show you great sights of Seoul while tasting great street food, have a snacks and a drink and then enjoy a great lunch (or dinner). We’ll visit local markets, see hip neighborhoods, visit traditional neighborhoods, temples, galleries, famous architecture and with a delicious lunch. On this tour you’ll see local insights and get an orientation of the city. Our guides will teach you how to take the subway, take you to great shopping districts, and show you amazing cultural sights.  This tour is customizable so let us know what you are interested in and we’ll fit it to you and your group. This tour is great for families. Read More

  • Our city tours start from your hotel and we’ll visit several different areas of Seoul. A typical tour will start with a visit to a traditional market, a famous Korean temple, a Korean traditional house village, art galleries and a visit to young art district.
  • Add an additional person up to 7 people for only $60 USD each person.
  • Times are very flexible. Tours have been done as early as 5am to as late as 10pm.
  • Tours last 6 hours and includes all transport, admissions, snacks and lunch (or dinner). Coffee or Tea is extra. Admissions to the Trick-eye Museum are extra. We can get you discounted tickets to Nanta or other performances, but these are an extra cost. For groups 3 or less we will take the taxi to get around. For groups over 4, you will have a driving guide.
  • Extra charges may be added depending on customer requests and for over-time charges. (Over 6 hours, groups will be charged $50 USD an hour)
  • Private car service is available as well as airport pickup and drop-off for an extra cost.
  • Tipping the guide is not required but it is appreciated by the guide.
  • Here is what people are saying about our private city tours: “Fabulous time w/ O’ngo Food Tours”“10 hour layover in Seoul made memorable”“Great Fun”“Great family outing!”,
$90 USD per person all inclusive (minimum 3 people)
KOREAN FISH MARKET TOUR Here you’ll see the everyday life at the largest wholesale and commercial fish market in Seoul. After the tour, we’ll get to pick out our lunch from the tanks and have it prepared for us. Please wear comfortable clothes. Sandals and open toed shoes are not recommended. This tour starts at 10am and on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5pm and lasts about 2 1/2 hours. Read More

  • Although restaurants may change (depending on availability and guest allergies and dietary restrictions) the typical fish market tour starts with a walk around Noryangjin area and then go to a local vegetable market. We’ll tour the fish market and then pick out fresh seafood for our lunch. Lunch is usually: Rockfish sashimi, live octopus, sea squirt, steamed and marinated  fish, fish stew, and rice. We wash this all down with beer, tea or soju.
  • Tours start at 10am from Noryangjin Station (Line 1) Exit 1 on Monday and Wednesdays and by appointment on other days and times.
  • Fish market tours during the summer months of June, July, and August will have more cooked food.
  • Tipping the guide is not required but it is appreciated by the guide.2 people the cost is 270,000 won. You can include the fish market tour with the Seoul Eats private tour for only 400,000 won. This tour is a 6 hour tour of great attractions, food, and markets.
  • A private fish market tour for one person is 250,000 won. For
  • Want something more private? Take our private fish market tour for 150,000 won a person (minimum 2 people). Hotel pickup is included. We close reservations to other groups so it will be just you and your friends.
$80 USD per person all inclusive (minimum 3 people)
TOP-GRADE KOREAN BEEF DINNER AND TRADITIONAL MARKET TOUR This is a 3-hour dinner food tour that that will take you to visit a traditional Korean food market that looks like it has been frozen in time. You’ll see an exciting traditional medicine market with an area focused on just ginseng. Afterwards, we’ll head to the into the exciting and traditional meat market where you’ll see top quality beef being fabricated. After the tour, we’ll pick out top grade A++ Hanwoo beef (that some say is more flavorful than kobe beef) and then we’ll barbecue this at a restaurant in the market. We’ll enjoy lots of barbecue beef with Korean alcohol and beer. Read More

  • Itinerary: Start at O’ngo Culinary School at 5pm. Travel by Subway to the traditional market. Travel to Beef market to tour the market. We’ll then meet a local butcher and pick out top grade Korean beef and then have a full course meal.
  • The tour starts from O’ngo Culinary School
  • Discounts for kids, and groups over 8. Kids under 5 eat free.
  • There is a minimum 3 person for this tour. If there are less than 3, you’ll still be charged for 3 people.
  • Private Tours are available and we might be able to adjust the start times if you are coming in late to Seoul.
  • Tipping the guide is not required but it is appreciated by the guide.
  • Here is what some guests are saying about our tours: “well worth it”“Fantastic”“The ultimate Korean cultural experience” Read more at tripadvisor
$80 USD all inclusive (minimum 3 people)  
“TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME” KOREAN BASEBALL TOUR Korean Baseball games are an exciting event that every guest in Korea should experience. Our guides will take you to all the heat of the action by first dining you to a popular barbecue restaurant that has a Korean Military Theme. Then you’ll take a quick walk to the baseball stadium where you’ll get great seats on the home side to learn all the exciting cheers and games that Koreans at baseball games do. At the game, we’ll have beer and Korean fried chicken and have a great time.

Itinerary: Start at Sinchon Station (Green Line, Subway line 2 near Jamsil Station) Exit 4. Usually the tour will start at 4:30pm. Go to Barbecue restaurant for dinner, go to baseball game, eat fried chicken and drink beer.

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  • Tour plus game lasts about 6 hours.
  • The tour starts from Sinchon Station (Green Line, Subway line 2 near Jamsil Station) Exit 4. Hotel pickup is available but there is an extra charge.
  • Discounts for kids (under 12), and groups over 8. Kids under 5 eat free but there is still a ticket charge.
  • This tour is minimum 3 people. If there is less than e, you’ll still be charged for 3 people.
  • Private Tours and we might be able to adjust the start times if you are coming in late to Seoul.
  • Want something more private? Take our private Baseball tour for $160 USD a person (minimum 2 people). Hotel pickup is included. We close reservations to other groups so it will be just you and your friends.
  • Tipping the guide is not required but it is appreciated by the guide.
  • Here is what some guests are saying about our tours: “well worth it”“Fantastic”“The ultimate Korean cultural experience” Read more at tripadvisor
$400 (per person all inclusive)
KOREA WELLNESS TOUR Our Korea Wellness Tour shows you the secrets of Korean health and medicine. We’ll start the day by visiting an oriental medical clinic with a doctor that specializes in oriental medicine and can explain your diagnosis in English. Here you can choose to have acupuncture treatment if you would like. We’ll then visit a Buddhist temple. For lunch we’ll have delicious Buddhist Temple Cuisine made by monk chefs using local, top quality ingredients. We’ll then have a reading by a Korean shaman. Then we’ll go to a Korean tea house and have enlightening and nourishing Korean tea. We’ll end the day by getting a massage from an Abe, a blind masseuse, whose heightened senses are said to be best for aching or tight muscles. Read More

  • Our tours start with hotel or a location pickup.
  • Your guide will take you around the city via cab.
  • Our tours are customizable so you can make requests and we can adjust the tour on the fly.
  • Times are very flexible. Tours have been done as early as 5am to as late as 10pm.
  • The Korean wellness tours last 8 hours and includes all transport, admissions, lunch and snacks on the way (we like to try street foods). Coffee or Tea is not included.
  • Extra charges may be added depending on customer requests and for over-time charges  ($25 USD an hour extra for over 8 hours).
  • Private car service is available as well as airport pickup and drop-off for an extra cost.
  • Medical procedures are taken at your own risk. Please advice us of previous medical treatments. Those that are pregnant, with heart conditions, or other health conditions should get approval from their doctor before joining this tour.
  • For those that would like help with other medical, cosmetic, or dental treatments. Our discreet staff can help you get the best rates and treatments possible.
  • Tipping the guide is not required but it is appreciated by the guide.
  • Here is what people are saying about our private city tours: “Fabulous time w/ O’ngo Food Tours”“10 hour layover in Seoul made memorable”“Great Fun”“Great family outing!”,
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SEOUL GOURMET FOOD TOUR This tour takes you on an epicurean adventure around Seoul via luxury private transport. This is a full day tour that will take you to all the best that Seoul has to offer in terms of shopping, the arts, drinks, and, of course cuisine. Lunch will be at a fine dining restaurant, that was picked as the top restaurant in Seoul. At the restaurant you’ll get a tour of the facilities and kitchen before we dine on a special VIP menu. Then we’ll visit the stylish Songbukdong area to visit the beautiful Furniture Museum. We’ll then visit a famous tea house that was once the home of a famous literary artist. We’ll then visit the hip Gangnam district where we can visit the shops of top Korean clothing designers, visit a luxury condo, or get a transcendent spa treatment (extra cost). Dinner will be at a high-end restaurant of your choice: a contemporary Korean restaurant which received 2 Michelin stars in New York, a Royal Court Cuisine Restaurant in a 300 year old house, Korea’s top French Restaurant which overlooks Seoul or a top-grade beef barbecue dinner. This tour is totally customisable so let us know your requests and we’ll work hard to make them happen. Read More

  • Our Seoul Gourmet Food Tour lasts around 8-10 hours and it is all inclusive of luxury transport, guide, food, wine (there is a budget for wine).
  • Our Seoul Gourmet Food Tour starts from your hotel and we’ll visit several different areas of Seoul.
  • Recommended start time is 11am.
  • Extra charges may be added depending on customer requests and for over-time charges.
  • Tipping the guide is not required but it is appreciated by the guide.
  • Here is what people are saying about our private city tours: “Fabulous time w/ O’ngo Food Tours”“10 hour layover in Seoul made memorable”“Great Fun”“Great family outing!”,
$110  USD per person all inclusive (minimum 3 people.)
GANGNAM-STYLE FOOD TOUR Due to popular demand, we’ve started a Gangnam-area tour. We’ll start at a Korean BBQ house famous for charcoal grills and marinated meats. From there we’ll go to a shop famous for rice wine and try savory pan-fried delicacies. We’ll then try some Korean fried chicken. Finally, we’ll go to a noraebang (Korean singing room) so you can sing and dance with your new friends. Read More

  • Although restaurants may change (depending on availability and guest allergies and dietary restrictions) the typical night dining tour goes to 1) A local Korean barbecue house 2)  A Korean Rice Wine Restaurant with noodles and savory pancakes 3) Korean Fried Chicken House with Beer 4) Then we’ll go to a private Korean Singing Room to sing songs like Gangnam Style!
  • This tour starts at 6pm and lasts about 4 hours. Tour starts from Samseong Station Exit 6.
  • Want something more private? Take our private Gangnam dining tour for $175 USD a person (minimum 2 people). Hotel pickup is included. We close reservations to other groups so it will be just you and your friends.
  • Tipping the guide is not required but it is appreciated by the guide.
  • Here is what the USA Today says about our tours:They’ve hooked up with Daniel Gray of O’ngo Food Tours for a whirlwind evening at a trio of Gangnam restaurants. It begins at Seoyeon, a six-table noodle shop famous for its handmade pork dumplings. Next stop is Bon Barbecue, where tables have grills and individual exhaust fans. Then it’s on to a Kkanbu Chicken for Korean fried chicken, though this KFC — extra crispy outside and super-moist inside — bears little resemblance to KFC franchise fare.They wash down the food with Korean beer, soju (a distilled vodka-like rice drink) andmakgeolli, or “farmer’s liquor.” Like many a night out in Seoul, it ends at a noraebang, a private karaoke room. -Read the entire article here.
All tours include food, drinks, and a guide. Tours are led by English, Spanish, or Japanese Speaking Guides. Tours are run daily. Minimum 2 people per tour. Private tours and couple tours are available. Restaurants may differ from tour to tour. Children’s rates available – please e-mail to inquire. All costs include 10% Korean tax (VAT). Please call at +82-2-3446-1607 or email at [email protected] to make reservations. After making the deposit, the balance should be paid in Korean won.

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