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O'ngo Food Communications - Day Tours

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Address: Suite 303, 55-1 Nakwon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-709, South Korea
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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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Small-Group Korean Night Food Tour
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Korean Food Walking Tour with BBQ Lunch

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Fantastic food and fun

Our street food tour started with a very interesting Korean pancake demonstration and then an interesting visit to an underground food market where we could purchase spices. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our street food tour started with a very interesting Korean pancake demonstration and then an interesting visit to an underground food market where we could purchase spices. We ate delicious rice rolls, rice cakes, fried dumplings, fish cakes and a delicious shaved ice dessert. It was very different from the food we had eaten in the Koerean Restaurants. Janice our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really fantastic food tour, there were only 3 of us which was really nice as it made it intimate, our guide Sun was fantastic and we also had an intern Jean with us who was also lovely. 4 different stops, 4 different types of food, all delicious and fantastic. Also nice, as this is in the evening,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide for the evening was Logan Kim(Sangmoon Kim). To our advantage, turned out the other people had cancelled so it was just the three of us, which made for a very personal tour that we loved. We visited 4 places in total. Being a Sunday evening, the back streets were very quiet. For us, this provided the perfect opportunity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The O'ngo food tour was a wonderful way to experience street food in Seoul and learn more about the city, cooking styles and the area. Our tour guide Jain and photographer Jain were wonderful! They were both very helpful, knowledgeable and fun! They went above and beyond to make sure that we had an excellent time and explained intricate details... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We liked the tour very much. The Korean style chicken and beer were awesome! The food we ate would have been totally inaccessible to us without a guide because it was delivered to Han River Park! Our guide Janice was eager to cater to the wants of us. No waiting, no awkward moment, no uncomfortableness. She was very knowledgeable and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I joined Summer Evening Hang Out at Han River tour on my first day of Seoul. It was new tour from the company. So, I couldn't find any review about the tour. But the price was reasonable and we wanted to see the night view of Hanriver. To be honest, I really wanted to try chi-mac in Seoul. After all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took the advanced cooking course with the theme of Korean Barbeque. The agenda was to prepare 3 different Korean main courses: LA galbi, spicy pork and lemon chicken. The kitchen was well equipped and clean. Our instructor Ran was extremely nice and patient, she explained and demonstrated all the phases first and then we got to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

My family and i were on a tight time-line (about 31 hours in seoul) for sightseeing. From the beginning of our trip we were all very comfortable. Steve was our guide and was fantastic. He was incredibly accommodating to our kids and the random things that pop up when traveling with an 11, 9 and 5 year old. He stuck... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

There were six of us in this fun walking tour of Korean food. Drinks included. We often ate at places a tourist might walk by but experienced real Korean food where Koreans actually eat. 'Logan Kim' was our excellent guide. Contact Ongo food tours.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We have done about a dozen food tours around the world so we know what to expect, and this one was unfortunately a bit disappointing. The tour guide arrived 30 minutes late. That is a very long time when you speak of a 3 hour tour. No explanation or special accommodations were made for this incredibly big failure of customer... 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 neighborhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighborhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the center 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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