Halal Eats in Seoul

South Korea

We do not like to follow around flag-wielding tour guides when we travel. Its better to explore and discover on our own – Easy and Not Free (but Cheap).  And this includes discovering Halal eateries. Of course with the many websites and google, we can prepare ourselves on the dining options our destination has to offer, as part of our trip planning.

Itaewon Seoul – one of the many Halal eateries there

Itaewon Seoul – nevermind the English
Nirvana Halal Indian Kitchen @ Insadong
Found! Yang Good Restaurant @ Gang-nam

On our recent Winter trip to Seoul – we did not starve 🙂

First logical place to look for Halal eats and groceries in Seoul is the Itaewon area, especially the area around the Seoul Central Mosque.  Its a ghetto like place lined with Muslim (mainly Indian/ Pakistani) businesses and restaurants.  Warning though: The place is also home to many Pubs and Bars…so, best to avoid the place in the evenings.

Elsewhere in Seoul:

​Around Insadong

At the Insadong shopping street, you can get Halal North Indian food at the Nirvana Halal Indian Kitchen. They serve the typical Biryani, Curries and Naan.

Nirvana Halal Indian Kitchen
58 Insadong-gil, Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Walk further South, there is another Halal Indian restaurant –

Potala Restaurant
99 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Gwancheol-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea ​

Around Gang-nam

We headed for Yang Good Restaurant for our fix of barbecued lamb and beef – Korean style of course.​

Yang Good Restaurant
15 Nonhyeon-ro 95-gil, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

By the way, Yang (羊) means sheep (in Chinese).  

Premium Meat
@ Yang Good Restaurant
Yang Good Restaurant
We get premium Australian meat personally grilled by the restaurant staff. Grilled to perfection!

At Nami Island

We spent the whole daylight hours at Nami Island. For lunch, we headed for
Asian Cuisine Restaurant which serves your typical Korean fare with sides (Bancan).  For convenience, there is a very spacious musollah on the 2nd floor of the building.

Asian Cuisine Restaurant
@ Nami Island
Korean Fried Rice
Very Nice
@ Asian Cuisine Restaurant

Other options –
​You do get stalls selling Halal food at the weekend night market at Insadong and Myeongdong.

Or, if you are in an apartment with kitchen facilities – buy some local ingredients at their markets and supermarkets and Cook!

When in Seoul – Have grilled beef in Perilla Leaf
(Self Catered)
Korean Fried Rice
(Self Catered)
  • Live Cockles and Namdaemun Market

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