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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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Gongdeok-dong
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Reviewed yesterday

Shawn was super nice and amazingly knowledgeable about Korean history and culture. He also had a lot of good recommend for your time in Seoul.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gia Bao T
Reviewed 4 days ago

I lived in Seoul for years and years, and on this trip learned the most interesting stories about it's past, in intricate and hair-raising detail. The tour is spooky fun but also highly educational, and the guides are expert storytellers. I plan to go again...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rhea L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was more than just a spooky evening past time, it was full of detailed history which gave an insight into Seoul that I would have missed had I not booked this tour. Shawn is very professional and full of interesting facts about Korea....More

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

Thank you for your review! We're very happy you enjoyed the tour, and found it interesting as well as spooky. :) All the best in your travels. Take care!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a hiker. But my friend convinced me to join her for this hike. It was a great experience. Our tour guide, Shawn, was very knowledgeable about the area. He was very understanding and kind to go at a slower pace for me...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank grizelrivera10
ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We're happy that you enjoyed the tour -- and more so that you felt safe. Our top priority is safety and that everyone can enjoy the tour (all its beautiful scenery and interesting stories) at a comfortable pace. All the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what an amazing experience. Our guide Shawn was so great, he is very knowledgeable about everything we saw and did that evening. My sister and I are both living in Korea and visited Seoul together, Shawn even had suggestions of places to visit back...More

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

Thank you for your review! We're very happy you and your sister enjoyed the Dark Side tour so much. We hope the experiences and memories stay with you a very long time. All the best in your travels!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I went on the hike with Shawn, the extremely competent guide. His knowledge of Korean history is only surpassed by his excellent ability to captivate his audience as he explains both the culture and folklore which has built this country. I highly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Azlee T
ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind review, Azlee! We're very happy you enjoyed the tour. We're confident that we provide the best hiking tour experience in Seoul and glad you experienced it! All the best in your travels.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shawn is a wonderful tour guide. He is very well informed and engaging. The tour, although cold, was a highlight of the trip. I strongly encourage people to book with Shawn.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sonyam20
ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We're very happy you had such a good time. All the best in your future travels.

Reviewed February 11, 2019

I was the only participant on the chicken and beer crawl, and it turned into one of the best nights of my trip! Joe customized the tour to exactly what I was looking for, we enjoyed some drinks and great food, and most of all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Thank you for being game to changing it around. We went to some really good places. Contact me whenever you're back in town.

Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

I took my 16 year old daughter to Seoul for her birthday. We loved the city and all our activities, but this was the best. The tour took us to parts of Seoul we wouldn't have seen. As a history nerd I loved the historical...More

1  Thank Jebroad1
ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2019

It was great having you on the tour! We're very happy you enjoyed it and that you rate it so highly on your Seoul activities list. All the best!

Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

I had an awesome hike with Shawn. The hike itself was a little more intense than what I'm used to, but Shawn was patient and even gave me a few tips on hiking more efficiently and safely. There were lovely views of the mountains and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Elizabeth U
ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2019

Than you, Elizabeth! Thank you for your kind review. We're happy that you had such a memorable experience -- and picked up a few hiking tips along the way. We hope the memories of Seoul Hike stay with you for a long time to come....More

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JasmineT872
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Most of our tours take place at night, but we may be able to pull of a private tour combo.
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