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The Real Seoul

| Sinnonhyeon Station, Seoul, South Korea
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I wish I could give more than 5 stars

Due to the great reviews on TripAdvisor I decided to reach out to Michael for my trip. I am so glad... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Darcypride
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Best tour in Seoul

Mike is hands down the best tour in Seoul. If you’re looking to get a real experience of what Korea... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Samantha H
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The Real Seoul offers custom food and nightlife tours for solo travelers and small groups of friends. Custom means the menu choice is yours - barbecue,you name it. Just bring empty stomachs and a strong liver. Tours are typically held in the Sinnonhyeon Station area of Gangnam, but we can go anywhere you wish. Group size is kept max 4-6 to make it easy to change plans. LGBT nightlife, too! As the tour is custom and for small groups, there is not flat charge compared to larger tours. Only pay for what you want to eat and drink. Type of food, cost, etc. all varies based on your choice! As for guide payment, visitors cover the host's portion of the bill. Tipping is not required, but always welcome. Korean Business License Number 625-91-0622
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Sinnonhyeon Station, Seoul, South Korea
Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to the great reviews on TripAdvisor I decided to reach out to Michael for my trip. I am so glad I did. Spending time with Michael was a highlight of my trip. Words can’t do justice to the support Michael provided. He contacted me...More

1  Thank Darcypride
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Michael H, Owner at The Real Seoul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh Corrrrrrrinnna always soooooo sweet thank you!!! Minsu says you’re his favorite visitor ever by the way :-)! Keep in touch and I hope I can hop Down Under soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mike is hands down the best tour in Seoul. If you’re looking to get a real experience of what Korea has to offer without having to worry about the language barrier or getting stuck in a tourist trap then definitely have him take you around...More

1  Thank Samantha H
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Michael H, Owner at The Real Seoul, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Sam! You’re just right down in Daegu, so hit me up anytime you pop up to Seoul!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I connected with Michael for a quick night in Seoul. He was extremely helpful in advance of our travel in helping us figure out where we might want to stay and things to do on our short trip. Communication was always fast and informative. Once...More

1  Thank Dakia M
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Michael H, Owner at The Real Seoul, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for writing the review! And you KNOW I’ll reach out when I’m back in the A. If I only knew when that would be haha

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only had one night in Seoul and was looking for things to do. While I didn't book a tour w Michael, he did answer questions for me. (He was out of town). Since I was short on time, Michael directed me to the craft...More

1  Thank joe z
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Michael H, Owner at The Real Seoul, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Joe, Sorry we couldn't meet up, but I hope I could help some! Thanks for taking the time to review.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Michael took me to two great restaurants and the food was amazing. What was even more amazing was that although I was searching for a tour guide to show me around, somehow having dinner with Michael was like having dinner with an old friend. We...More

1  Thank bluesadjohn
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Michael H, Owner at The Real Seoul, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Johnny, Glad you enjoyed! I know exactly who to message when I head back to Taipei :-) Can't stay away! And you know exactly who to contact when you come back here...thanks again for the kind words!

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The name speaks for itself. I had an amazing evening with Mike and friends. From learning the history of the city, local customs, and how to properly drink Soju to learning how to navigate the city and an interesting taxi ride, the fun I had...More

1  Thank Cody S
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Michael H, Owner at The Real Seoul, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Cody, Thanks for the review! And never forget the taxi ride :-). I'm still waiting on the results!

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Everyone who wants to have the greatest time in Seoul should reach out to Michael. He not only has the ability to make you feel really comfortable even when you're meeting him for the first time, he ensures that you have THE best time in...More

1  Thank Clara C
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Michael H, Owner at The Real Seoul, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Clara, Thanks again and I'm really glad we got to meet more than once :-). Still thinking about you and that CORN CHEESE on your last night. Should've told you sooner! Hope all is well in NYC and do let me know when you're coming...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

When I first arranged our night out with Michael I was a bit nervous because my husband and I typically don't stay out late, and we also don't drink. However spending a night out in Gangnam with Michael was awesome! He was completely flexible and...More

1  Thank Lulu Z
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Michael H, Owner at The Real Seoul, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Lulu yessss thanks for writing so quickly! I really appreciate it :-) . I’m glad you guys enjoyed. Thanks for the kind words and it makes me so happy to hear! If you guys ever head back this way, you know where to find me!

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Even before getting to Seoul, Mike was giving me tips and tricks to get around Seoul. Even help me with my DMZ trip. He was not only funny but incredibly friendly and made me feel very welcome. We went from BBQ to Chicken and beer...More

1  Thank Pokalola P
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Michael H, Owner at The Real Seoul, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Ibeth, Glad to hear from you! And I wanna say I'm so glad you enjoyed, but girl you turned up with those random Korean guys! I thought you were taking ME out for a second there hahaha. Haven't seen them again since but I'll be...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Want to enjoy Seoul cuisine and nightlife like a local? Book an evening (or two!) with Michael; you will not be disappointed. Michael is affable, super-knowledgeable about all aspects of Seoul culture, and fun to hang with; I didn't just enjoy a couple evenings on...More

1  Thank Kevin W
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Michael H, Owner at The Real Seoul, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Kevin, So glad you enjoyed and hope you got everything done at work you came to do (without too much soju distraction haha). Happy to have met and shown you a great time. You know where to find me, and I know who to contact...More

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Nearby
Gangnam / Nonhyeon / Yeoksam
If you thought business and fun couldn’t mix, look no
further than urban Gangnam and the nearby
neighborhoods. On the surface, Gangnam comes off as a
strictly business district with a plethora of
high-rise office buildings jutting into the sky and
the steady streams of office workers bustling about.
But interlaced within are a string of shops,
restaurants, bars, and other spots for entertainment.
...More
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Response from Michael H | Property representative |
I know I contacted you via Kakao but for others just in case: Email: therealseoul @ gmail Kakao / Line / WeChat ID: mikesaidyes WhatsApp (and Phone/iMessage): +821066369632
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