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We've shown Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern the best food in Seoul. Let us show you! ZenKimchi offers off-the-beaten-path Korean food tours for hardcore foodies. We have consulted and given tours to major TV shows, journalists, and corporations...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Seoul, South Korea
Gongdeok-dong
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was such a refreshing way for my family and I to appreciate Seoul. We did the tour towards the end of our trip and by then, we had pretty much gotten our fill of food, amusement, shopping and even education at various museums...More

1  Thank sharmaineyeo
ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the wonderfully detailed review! We're very happy we provided you with a memorable first ghost tour. All the best and travel safe. (We want to be certain: did you receive the email from Shawn? He confirmed that it was sent.)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great and interesting tour. I was hesitant at first, as I know a lot of these sorts of tours can be gimmicky, but I was happily mistaken. Shawn was a great guide and was very informative and knowledgeable about every area visited, learned a lot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review! We are very glad you enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to others. :D All the best!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shawn was an excellent tour guide who had us thoroughly engaged and attentive, even in the freezing cold! It was a great mix of information on the dark and spooky, as well as some fascinating history of Seoul, and Korea in general. He also gave...More

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ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the flattering review! We're very glad you enjoyed the tour. And your experience later that night in your hotel is creepy. Don't forget: clear your throat before entering the bathroom. ;) Thanks again, travel safe, and Happy New Year!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant evening discovering Seoul and it’s amazing food scene. Korean BBQ was a highlight - best pork we had ever tasted! The pancake market was unique and all the Korean alcohol was a novelty and like rocket fuel! We loved that there were no other...More

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ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - and such a flattering review at that! We're very happy you enjoyed the tour and had such an awesome experience. Hope to stay in touch!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second visit to Korea and my second hiking tour in Bukhansan National Park with Shawn from ZenKimchi/SeoulHike. I honestly find it difficult to imagine a trip to Seoul without one of these tours included. As this was a private tour, Shawn put...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SicTransitJoel
ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review! We're confident we offer the best hiking tours in Seoul - scheduled and private - and we're very happy you took so much away from your tour. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Didn’t see any ghosts (kinda glad though because Asian ghosts are scary af), but still got chills. Joe is a great story teller, super engaging and knowledgeable.

1  Thank soochainz
ZenKimchi, Manager at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

You may not have seen any ghosts, but they may have seen you. ;) Thank you for the kind review! We're happy you enjoyed the tour. Travel safe and all the best.

Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

This a cool little way to spend your evening. Wandering through Seoul’s streets and alleyways listening to ghost stories and the history of Korea. Joe was a wonderfully knowledgeable host. He also pointed out some cool spots to hang out after the tour with the...More

Thank geelongexpat
ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Awesome! We're happy you enjoyed the tour. Thank you for taking time to write a review. All the best.

Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Cool and professional guide. Great balance between historical facts & creepiness. Detailed and personal email summing the most important facts/places/films up. Absolutely worth the money if you're into exploring the darker side of the city.

Date of experience: November 2018
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ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thank you for your kind review! It was a pleasure having you on the tour and we are very happy you enjoyed it. All the best.

Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful beginning to my trip to Seoul— Joe is an engaging storyteller, with nuggets of Korean history I wouldn’t have even thought of looking up. The route we took built up to an eerie finale in the palace grounds, sitting and chatting...More

2  Thank bearhunts
ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

We were happy to have you on the tour and very glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your review! Be in touch.

Reviewed 25 November 2018

I've loved hiking for years but I'd never gone on a hike with a guide before. It was such an awesome experience and one I'd recommend to experienced hikers as well. Shawn's knowledge of the surroundings and Korean culture added such an interesting twist to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

That's awesome! We're pretty confident that Seoul Hike is the best hiking tour in Seoul and we're very happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for your review! All the best.

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JasmineT872
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Response from ZenKimchi | Property representative |
Most of our tours take place at night, but we may be able to pull of a private tour combo.
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