Itaewon Seoul good bars restaurants, people lights, it’s all there. This street in Seoul looks very ordinary through the day but it comes alive when night falls. It is the best bar restaurant area I have ever seen anywhere in the world.
There are many small lanes branching off the main street that are worth exploring. There are several red light districts in Seoul, some with the classic red lit windows that have become so famous in Amsterdam. These areas are mainly for locals, so it is best to have a guide if you plan on finding them. Itaewon however is home to a foreigner friendly red light district which welcomes all. The main area in Itaewon to find escorts is called Hooker Hill. This street is lined with bars with sexy girls standing outside, tempting gentlemen to come in and “buy them a drink”.
Many varieties of food
Itaewon used to be considered the trashy part of town, however recently it has been developing with upmarket restaurants, bars & designer stores.
Another nice spot to sit and watch the passing parade in Seoul.
Just before dusk
Lots of choices
The street is about 600 metres long.
Maple Tree Korean BBQ
The difficult part is deciding where to eat. 🙂
Thousand of bottles
Maple Tree Korean BBQ is the restaurant featured in the header of this post.
Prost pub and grill
A nice pub where you can watch the passing parade, the later it gets the busier it gets. 🙂
Many thanks to these guys for posing for my photo.
I originally wanted to eat at an Italian restaurant close by but it was so crowded with people waiting in a queue to get in I decided on French at Le Comptoir. Avocado & prawn to start then steak tartare.
Above Le Comptoir
Away from the maddening crowd in Itaewon.
Oreno Italian restaurant
This was the night before I wanted to go there, when I arrived the following evening the place was packed as you can see from the photo below.
Oreno was booked out, I should have gone last night. 🙂
A good spot to watch the passing parade while drinking cold German beer.
And here it is. 🙂
Beer from Munich, it does not get much better than this.
Itaewon really is one of the world’s great restaurant precincts.
But I hardly know you
A classic photo of boy meets girl, if I return in an hour they will be sitting much closer. 🙂
The master chefs
Hard at work in Itaewon.
This is a magic street
So much to see and so little time.
Too many choices, you really need to spend a month here.
Lavo pub & lounge
The biggest problem in Itaewon is deciding which restaurant and bar to visit.
Koreans certainly enjoy the night-life.
This is another favourite photo of life at Itaewon.
Not a bad bar situated on the opposite side of the road to where all the action is, Jack Daniels 6,000 or a double 9,000 so you can guess what my choice was. 🙂
Shooters at Dillinger’s.
Mexican, French, Italian, Korean it’s all here.
Rose & Crown
English, Mexican, Spanish, French, Italian, you name it they are all in Itaewon.
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