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Itaewon Street

Itaewon-dong, Seoul, 11 South Korea
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  • 81%
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  • 66%
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  • Itaewon Street
    Forest Shaw
    5 May 26, 2014

    Sam Ryan's bar and grill is the first place to go for a beer and food. The crowd is mixed of Korean and foreigners of all age groups through the week and younger on the weekends. (Older folk; your in the basement at the 3alley pub)They have a crazy drinking wheel to spin (wheel of fortune style) that you need to try if you are in Itaewon. Good burgers, good menu. I spent 3 months in Seoul and I had to come here once a week at least. Gooood times!

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  • Itaewon Street
    Jarrod Snell
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    5 May 17, 2014

    Truly an international street that is full of Korean, Chinese, Japanese, European, and American culture. lots of awesome reasturants and bars located on the main road and up the alleys.

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  • Itaewon Street
    Matthew Crompton
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    3 Oct 18, 2013

    Itaewon is Seoul's foreigner ghetto, an otherwise nondescript drag to which various immigrant communities often seem to stay strictly confined. It's awfully close to the American military base at Yongsan, ensuring that Friday and Saturday nights will see an overabundance of beefy guys with buzzcuts, and has a sketchier vibe than anywhere else in the city. Still, this is Seoul, a supremely safe city, and Itaewon for all its dodgy elements merits a visit for one thing: foreign food. Packed with excellent Turkish, Indian and Thai restaurants, it's also home to Seoul's best western-style pubs and expat hangouts. It might be a place to otherwise avoid, but if you're in the market for shepherd's pie or a quality burrito, this should be your first stop.

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  • Itaewon Street
    Marc Rodriguez
    5 Jul 05, 2013

    My personal favorite neighborhood in South Korea. Itaewon is loaded with foreigners from Brazil, South Africa, America, England, etc. There is tons of shopping here and tons of friendly faces especially in the bars, lounges, and clubs at night. Shop by day and Party by night. Tabom is probably the best authentic brazilian restaurant in South Korea and its pretty small but the experience is the same. and parallel to Itaewon street there is another strip of road that is nothing but restaurants and clubs but dress classy because itaewon will have you feeling underdressed.

    PS be careful where you wander at night Itaewon has places called "Hooker Hill", "Homeboy Hill"", and it also has well labelled Tranny Bars

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  • Itaewon Street
    Yulree Chun "@GogobotLA"
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    4 Nov 20, 2012

    Itaewon has improved a lot since I had visited 4 years ago. The city has cleaned up this neighborhood really well. There are a lot of picturesque international restaurants on the International Food Street. Lots of restaurants now serve brunch - the newest food trend in Korea! Besides the food, people watching and the nearby Samsung Art Gallery though, there isn't much else to this neighborhood. I would recommend saving your shopping dollars for other places as most of the stuff they sell here are knock-offs.

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  • Itaewon Street
    ChabadPacker
    5 Nov 20, 2012

    Itaewon caters mainly to foreign tourists and American soldiers based in the city and is generally more expensive than other areas of Seoul. It’s a fun area to walk around and at night is a whole different place than by day, teeming with locals and foreigners alike.

    A fan favorite of Itaewon is Tony’s Australian Bar. It’s found on top of the hill at the end of the main street (facing the direction of Yongsan military base) and the only place to get your Aussie and Irish drink on; best bang for your buck (or Korean Won).

    When in the Itaewon area, you can hike up to N Seoul Tower (or take the cable car up and walk back down) located on top of Namsan Mountain (enter after passing first through Namsan Park).

    Of course if you walk around and tempt your senses through narrow sideways and byways, you may come across other interesting places such as the Seoul Central Mosque – currently the only Mosque in all of Korea – and other watering holes such as “The Bungalo” which is in Caribbean beach-theme mode all year-round.

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  • Itaewon Street
    Vladimir Yakovlev
    5 Aug 29, 2012

    Это место не зря называют "маленькой Америкой" - тут можно найти магазины и рестораны всех стран мира. Рядом с американским баром уживается ресторан турецкой кухни, а в переулке недалеко от них русский ночной клуб. Напротив итальянской траттории - чешская пивная, а мексиканская закусочная соседствует с английским пабом.

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  • Itaewon Street
    Terry
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    2 Aug 17, 2012

    There are lots of pubs and restaurants that cater for western audience. And not a place to shop for souvenirs unless you have lots of money!

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  • Itaewon Street
    Ali Mohana
    4 Jul 17, 2012

    her were u find money exchang and diffrent food non korean people and a lot of things in this street

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  • Itaewon StreetPro 2014
    Rachel Patterson
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Itaewon is a strange mix of classy and trashy. It's the only place in Seoul you'll see more foreigners than Koreans at times. There are a lot of good restaurants here of cuisines other than Korean, which is the main thing to recommend it to me. It's close the the US army base so you'll see a lot of military. Also, the foreign food marts have imported stuff that you can't find anywhere else.

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  • Itaewon Street
    Ryan Olmsted
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    By no means a traditional Korean experience, it remains a good spot if you are missing the comforts of the west. Bars, clubs, international food, and the foreigners to match.

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  • Itaewon StreetPro 2014
    Erick Redcloud
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    I heard about Itaewon and was so ready go there. Then when I got there, I was disappointed. Itaewon is a nightlife with a lot of bars and food. The issue is that it is a lot of chain foods. Mostly foreign foods like Hafbrauhaus, a chain restaurant from Germany or Hard Rock Cafe. It makes sense since it is where a lot of the American Army people were telling me to go here. It was a bit of home for them.
    If late night food is what you want. This is a place to go. A lot of people to meet here too since this is where everyone goes to show up.

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  • Itaewon Street
    dkny0379
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    agree with Matthew for the most part... but if you head behind Hamilton Hotel, basically that's where the nice places are. I personally like Geckos Gardent (not Geckos Terrace). And if you want a nice custom made suit or shirt.. Itaewon is still the place. do not pay more than 350 USD. for a bespoke suit.

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  • Itaewon StreetPro 2014
    Yanti
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    First thing that came to my mind is hectic yet interesting. You can find anything in this place but must bargain too. Buy things for fun here - not the kind of place where you buy good quality stuff.

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  • Itaewon Street
    Mio
    3 Dec 04, 2013

    Beautiful restaurants, but expensive. You can find here food from Mexico, Italy, Spain, India, etc.

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  • Itaewon Street
    happypeggy
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    5 Mar 08, 2013

    Money spent without expected, happy shoppa!!

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  • Itaewon Street
    Ssam Park
    4 Nov 28, 2012

    gogobot party

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  • Itaewon Street
    Rasita Nootsai
    3 Jul 18, 2012

    I Like Itaewon Street ^^

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  • Itaewon Street
    nur Fatihah
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    i love seoul

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  • Itaewon Street
    Andy Lee
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    not recommended for short-term tourists.

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Stroll Itaewon Street for the ultimate international shopping and dining experience in Seoul, South Korea. Signs in English, Chinese and Japanese, as well as Korean, reinforce the impression of a truly cosmopolitan area. After the United States established a military base in Korea during the 1970's, the influx of foreigners locating here turned the street into a shopping area that catered to ... read more
foreigners. The 1988 Seoul Olympics further increased its global exposure. Here you find a fusion of cultures in fashion, craftsmanship, entertainment, bars, clubs and restaurants of every nationality.

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