Global delicacies served up in Itaewon
In the neighborhood of Itaewon in Yongsan-gu District, Seoul, you can taste a variety of exotic cuisine from all around the world. Gourmets as well as tourists often venture out to dine there, seeking something exotic or something special.
Itaewon is home to a variety of options to try, from nachos and quesadillas with salsa sauce from Mexico through to kebabs from Turkey and curry and naan from India, to name just a few.
The website sorts restaurants by continent and country, and features more than 300 restaurants specializing in traditional dishes from a total of 34 countries from around the world. It features both an online map and pictures.
Restaurants that serve European cuisine number the most, with 120 different eateries, followed by 92 Asian restaurants, 69 American, 3 Oceanian and, lastly, 1 African restaurant. In terms of country, restaurants listed at the website represent a total of 34 countries, with the number of Italian restaurants, at 59, topping all others. There are 50 restaurants that offer American dishes, 37 that serve Japanese food and 17 that have Turkish cuisine on offer.
The online map, which allows you to zoom in and out for a closer look, also helps diners easily find where exactly their restaurant of choice is located. They’re mostly near the Itaewon and Hangangjin subway stations, along Gyeongnidan-gil Road and near the Seoul Central Mosque. There is detailed information about the address, contact number, main menu items, chef’s recommendations and price, as well.
You can find the World Food Map at https://food.yongsan.go.kr/