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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

This tour was a highlight during my time in Seoul. In a word - book this tour!! Tour guide Shawn delivered all the aspects of a stellar tour: 1. Content - spooky/scary/creepy and captivating stories about Seoul history in a walking tour that showcased many...More

1  Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had the privilege to have participated in the "Korean BBQ ,Pub and Market Tour" in Seoul about 10 days ago . The tour was a real eye-opener for me concerning Korean food and Korean life in general . This is a must tour for...More

2  Thank George G
Reviewed 6 days ago

The ghost tour was a lot of fun. Our tour guide, Shawn, was very knowledgable about the history of Korea and had a lot of scary stories to share. He was also kind enough to email more details after the tour on the different stories...More

2  Thank shibainugal
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing guide!! Tons of knowledge on the culture and history of Seoul/Korea and a great personality to boot!! I was a bit worried that the noise of the city would interfere with the tour, but the route is very off the beaten path. At times...More

2  Thank EEM225
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. What an amazing tour. Shawn is a fantastic storyteller and has a gift for incorporating local folktales into the dark side tour. Despite heavy rains and inclement weather, Shawn powered through and was unabashed by his own umbrella leaking - what a champ. His...More

2  Thank Denis R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shawn was a fantastic host that entertained my wife and I from the start to the very last point of the tour. We were both creeped out and entertained and would recommend this tour. Shawn has a knack for storytelling and can really set the...More

3  Thank Ben D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not the kind of person who joins tours and if I do, I make sure to choose something that can actually tickle my interest and leave something precious in my memory. The Dark Side of Seoul tour is such. The whole tour taught me...More

2  Thank Reirei L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have now done 2 tours with Shawn. Both have been excellent! Everything is organized and well laid out. Shawn is friendly and so knowledgeable about the area, Korean culture and history. His story telling of the Korean folktales is fascinating and...More

2  Thank Lauren Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I did the sunset hiking tour and had a blast! Our guide did a great job explaining the culture and history of the area. The hike was a lot of fun and had great scenery and vistas all along the way. Viewing...More

2  Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have done other tours with Shawn and this hiking tour was definitely amazing. He is very knowledgeable and a great story teller. I highly recommend this tour and any other ones.

1  Thank Natalie K
ZenKimchi, Owner at ZenKimchi Korean Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! Shawn is amazing, and I'm at awe at his storytelling skills. I saw the pics of the sunset. Breathtaking!

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JasmineT872
26 June 2018|
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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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