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O'ngo Food Communications - Private Day Tours

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Address: Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: +82 2-3446-1607
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Our food tours should be your #1, must do thing in Korea. We are focused on...

Our food tours should be your #1, must do thing in Korea. We are focused on great food and exclusive, curated experiences. Because our goal on is to have our guests experience culture through the cuisine. You can join other adventurous foodies on our popular Night Dining Tours or Street Food Tours or you can have a customized experience for you and your group. The was started in 2008 by noted Korean food historian and chef, Jia Choi, PhD. Our tours will take you on an in-depth adventure into Korea as you will taste, see, and explore. We have programs in Seoul and other great destinations such as Jeju, Jeonju, Boseong, Gyeongju, Busan and Andong. O'ngo has done tours and programs for groups and companies such as YPO (Young President's Organization), the European Union, the Hilton Group, Mars Chocolate, Yahoo! and more. Our tours, staff, and cooking classes have been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic (tv), The Kimchi Chronicles (tv), Bizarre Foods (tv), USA Today, Johnny Jet (web), Lonely Planet, Gadlings, Politiken, Olive Magazine, Food Network Asia, the Sydney Herald and Euronews. O'ngo is a registered and insured tour company with the Jongno area and the Korean Association of Tour Agents (KATA).

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Experience Seoul: Korean Beginner Cooking Class
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Korean Food Walking Tour with BBQ Lunch

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Terrific Tour with Great Food

Had a truly wonderful time on this tour while visiting Seoul for a weekend with my sister. Logan was a terrific host, always friendly and full of cool information about Seoul's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a truly wonderful time on this tour while visiting Seoul for a weekend with my sister. Logan was a terrific host, always friendly and full of cool information about Seoul's food traditions and customs. Every stop was an experience of its own with a new type of food and drink to experience. The final stop at Gwangjang Market was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a food tour at night with Logan and a small group. He took us to fun and lively places and was very informative. Great way to explore Korean cuisine!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a Really cool streetfood tour where we visited a market and Many local food shops. The guide Jain spoke good english and was fun to hang out with. Could recommend this to everyone :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

"T" was fantastic - we spent around 3-4 hours touring through the back alleys of Seoul, walking in to places I never would have given a second look, and got to experience the city in a way we never would have on our own. The korean BBQ, the drinks (and T's drinking games!), night market, and other restaurants were all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We enjoyed an exceptional day tour with Jain exploring a range of food styles and venues ranging from a cooking lesson to a market, restaurant and street stalls, topped off with the best sweet bun ever (hodduk is a must try!). Jain is a knowledgeable and inspired guide who is skilled at bringing a diverse group of people together in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

From the beginning they made the tour very interesting and interactive.Jain was very pleasant and guided us through places that we can never find or go to.The different foods that we tasted is nothing compared to the once we have eaten before.Wonderful tour .Jain and the rest of the team were GREAT.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We wanted to have a more thorough, authentic food experience in Korea and this hit the nail on the head. Not only did we keep good company with the other family on the tour - our tour guide was relaxed and easy going. Being able to explore the city at night and eat food were two things that kept me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you think food, and particularly Korean food, is exciting but you would do with some explanations and details about meals, ingredients and behaviour this is something for you. Good guide and nice company. All meals and drinks included in the not so low price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Tasting the yummy dishes of Korea with great people and our lovely Jain (food guide) was / is such a delight! Thank you O'ngo - see you at cooking classes!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I took a beginning Korean cooking class and loved it. The location was easy to find, (with a bit of help from my hotel staff), and the class itself was fun. There were only two of us, and we felt pretty spoiled by all of the attention the staff showered on us. The walking tour of the market was interesting,... More 

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If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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