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racer x May 17, 2010 05:19 PM

Planning a trip to Seoul in a few weeks.
I've read in several threads here and elsewhere that dining solo in Seoul can be tough, especially if you don't speak Korean and are looking for barbecue. But surely in a city of 10 million or so, there have got to be some options!

I'm looking for Korean food (barbecue and other kinds of food), preferably not the high-end stuff or hotel-based restaurants, unless there are just no other choices.

Any recommendations?

Also, can anyone suggest any blogs or other websites on the Seoul food scene that are accessible to an English-speaker?

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  1. purplescout RE: racer x May 22, 2010 08:11 PM

    I'm in Seoul June 1-4 for work, and planning to be solo on June 3-4, so I'm also interested in this topic.

    RacerX, if your time in Seoul coincides, I'd consider a meal meet-up.

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    1. re: purplescout
      racer x RE: purplescout May 23, 2010 06:22 PM

      I'm afraid I won't be there until later in the summer, but thanks for the invitation all the same.

      Please be sure to report back on the places you discover!

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      klyeoh RE: racer x May 23, 2010 10:34 PM

      Try this website:


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        racer x RE: klyeoh May 24, 2010 07:25 PM

        Thanks so much, klyeoh!
        Will take a look.

        Here are a couple of other sites that I found last year, the last time I was considering a trip to Seoul:

        1. re: racer x
          purplescout RE: racer x May 25, 2010 07:56 AM

          Thanks everyone for these links!

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