15 Restaurants In Seoul With The Best Unobstructed High Rise Views

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Restaurants in Seoul, Korea with city views

 

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The capital of South Korea, Seoul, is the epicenter of fashion, commerce and a happening night scene. With the abundance of skyscrapers and hills, you can be sure to expect breathtaking views to be abundant. But apart from that, the city is also known for its good food and international cuisine. Well, you can get the best of both worlds now.

We’ve done the homework for you to put together this extensive list of restaurants and eateries with stunning views of Seoul. So whether you’re on a vacay with the squad or a romantic getaway with your boo, finding a gorgeous dining experience is as easy Hah, Dool, Seht! - 1, 2, 3.

Conversion rates are at ₩1 = $0.0012, correct at the time of writing.

 

1. My Sky - quirky restaurant bar with hammocks 

 

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An unobstructed view of N Seoul Tower.
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Seoul Restaurants view Korea - my sky hammock seats

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My Sky is the perfect place to start a night out on the town. Its colourful neon lighting, pop-art inspired decor and lively bar music will definitely put you in a mood for partying. The also rooftop offers hammock seating.

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Nosh wise, My Sky serves Western dishes with a slight local twist. Take for example the hotplate steak served with sides of traditional pickled greens and beets.

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My Sky
Address: 210-6 Noksapyeong-daero, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 12PM - 12.30AM daily, closed on Tuesdays
Telephone: +82 2-797-4211
Website

 

2. Bicena - Michelin-starred Korean restaurant on the 81st floor

 

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The floor-to-ceiling windows and mahogany wood create a warm and inviting ambience.
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Located in Lotte World Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Seoul, Bicena sits on the 81st floor, nearly 360m off the ground - and is possibly the highest restaurant on this list. 

The stunning views at this traditional Korean fine dining restaurant are matched by great food and service - no surprise that it has earned itself a Michelin-star with its full course menus for lunch and dinner. 

Seoul Restaurants view Korea - bicena food pure innocence course

Part of the Pure Innocence course ₩110, 000 ($134.20)
(Left to right) Amuse: Red Sea Bream, starters:Chicken Red Ginseng Dumpling and a seasonal dessert
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As expected, prices here are on the high side, with lunch starting at ₩70,000 ($85.40) and dinner at ₩150,000 ($183).

P.S. There are private rooms available if you’re here with a bigger group.

Bicena
Address: South Korea, Seoul, Songpa-gu, Sincheon-dong, Olympic-ro, 300 롯데월드 타워 81층
Opening hours: 11.30AM - 2.30PM, 6 - 10PM daily
Telephone: +82 2-3213-1260
Website

 

3. Mmm Records - grungey music cafe on Woosadan-ro Mountain

 

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The cheapest eatery on this list, Mmm Records is situated at the highest point of the Itaewon district. It’s got a grungey interior, with half of the floor space dedicated to record shop - a fresh change from the fancier high-rise restaurants in Seoul. Yet, its panoramic views of the Han River and N Seoul Tower very well measure up to that from any fine dining establishment. 

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The menu here is small but offers both Asian and Western cuisine. Dig into the scrumptious Banhmi Sandwiche ₩7,000 ($8.54) or try the decadent Poutine ₩15,000 ($18.30) made for sharing.

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Mmm Records
Address: 145, Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 3PM - 12AM, Sat - Sun: 12PM - 12AM
Telephone: +82 70-4001-0625

 

4. THE PLACE Dining - Italian restaurant with stunning views of the N Seoul Tower

 

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Situated in the 2nd floor of N Seoul Tower Plaza, THE PLACE Dining features 360 degree view of Seoul with its window counter seating. 

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Course selections start from an affordable ₩30,000 ($36.66) for a 3 course meal to ₩140,000 ($171.10) for a Special Couple 7-Course meal.
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Part of a Korean based Italian chain, the menu here is on the reasonable side, costing ₩20,000 ($24.40) for a Pasta or Pizza, with some options being Linguine in Homemade Truffle Paste and Gorgonzola Pizza. End of the meal with a little dessert, like their Panna Cotta made from fresh cream or Caramel Mille-Feuille with Earl Grey Ice-Cream at ₩10,000 ($12.20) each. 

P.S.: Get real bang for your buck with the ₩10,000 ($12.20) Brunch Menu (11AM - 2PM)

THE PLACE Dining
Address: 2F, 126 Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsandong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 11AM - 11PM daily
Telephone: +82 2-3455-9220

Website/ Official franchise website

 

5. PP Seoul - cabana huts with fairy lights

 

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Located in the quiet suburban area of Yongsan, PP Seoul offers surrounding views of surrounding old-fashioned houses. The ambience here is cosy with lush greenery, a cabana hut, and fairy lights.

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Fan favourites include the likes of a tangy Green Papaya Salad with Grilled Pork Barbeque ₩32,000 ($39.04), perfect for sharing. 

PP Seoul
Address: 3 Sowol-ro 44ga-gil, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: Tues - Sun: 4PM - 12AM, Closed on Mon
Telephone: +82 2-749-9195
Website

 

6. STAY - chic French restaurant

 

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If you prefer something a little more swanky, head over to STAY, located on the same floor as Bicena. This French restaurant shares an equally stunning view of downtown Seoul but unlike its neighbour, the interiors here are bright and spritely with gold trimmings and marble tiles.

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European Course menus start from ₩73,000 ($89.06) for lunch and can go up to ₩200,000 ($244) for a 5 course dinner. Classic French dishes are also available ala carte and include the likes of: Egg Raviole, Duck with Foie Gras with Carrots Maraichere and Sea Salt “feuillete” Hazelnut Pralin.

STAY, Modern Restaurant
Address: STAY, LOTTE World Tower 81F, 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea
Opening hours: 6.30AM - 10AM,  11.30 AM - 14.50 PM, 6 - 10PM daily
Telephone: +82 2-3213-1230-1
Website

 

7. 37 Grill & Bar - Western grill for the meat lovers

 

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37 storeys high, 37 Grill is a Western steakhouse, with a menu sporting the usual mains like fish and lamb, as well as bountiful platters like the Smoking Meat Platter for 2 (beef, lamb, pork & chicken) and the popular Skewer Estpetada (tenderlion, lobster and scallops.), ₩120,000 ($146.40) each.

Seoul Restaurants view Korea - 37 grill bar mango dry ice bingsu

They’re also widely popular for their dry-ice Mango Bingsu.
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Seoul Restaurants view Korea - 37 bar grill view

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A window side table here will get you a stunning view of the Han River bend and the bustle that surrounds it. We recommend dropping by before dusk for the best views. There’s also a gorgeous wine cellar made out of glass if you prefer that kinda scenery.

37 Grill
Address: 10 Gukjegeumyung-ro (Yeouido) Yeongdeungpo-gu, Conrad Seoul, Seoul, 07326, South Korea
Opening hours:  
Grill 11.30AM - 2.30PM, 6 - 10.30PM daily 
Bar Sun- Wed: 11.30AM - 12AM, Thu - Sat 11.30AM - 1AM
Telephone: +82 2-6137-7000
Website

 

8. The 100 Foodtruck - affordable burger bar by the mountainside

 

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Situated along the Namsan mountainside, The 100 Foodtruck brings views with a mix of suburban life, old Korean houses, and the city skyline in the distance - very much like a picturesque postcard.

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They specialise in thick burgers, and their signature 100 Burger ₩9,800 ($11.96) is made from locally bred Hanwoo beef to give you a rich and juicy mouthful, sandwiched between toasted buns. And if you’re getting a side to share, go all out with a sinful order of chilli fries - comfort food at its best. 

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Top it all off with their Korean craft beers on tap.

The 100 Foodtruck
Address: 45-1 Sinheung-ro 20-gil, Huam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 11.30AM - 10PM daily
Telephone: +82 10-7197-4448

 

9. Walking on the Cloud - romantic restaurant along the Han River

 

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Head over to Walking on the Cloud if you're looking to score some brownie points with your boo. This restaurant is the perfect place for a romantic date, with its intimate setting and candlelit tables at night. Not to mention the gorgeous views being situated along the riverbanks of the Han River.

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They serve a mix of European cuisine, with fan favourites like Char-grilled Beef Tenderloin or Grilled Lobster with Champignon Cream. Lunch courses start from ₩63,000 ($76.86) and a 6-course dinner from ₩98,700 ($120.42)

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Walking on the Cloud
Address: 50 63-ro, Yeoeuido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 11.30AM - 3PM, 5.30 - 10PM daily
Telephone: +82 2-789-5904-5
Website

 

10. Adela Bailey - popular wedding spot tucked away in the mountains

 

For those who require a little peace and quiet, Adela Bailey would be right up your alley. Tucked away in the fringe mountainsides of Seoul, this glass house restaurant feels more like a countryside resort amidst its wide open landscapes.

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The courses here are pretty affordable, with the all-day Giorno 4-course meal at just ₩25,000 ($30.50) nett. The set comes with your choice of any Pasta and Risotto dish, or you could top-up a little extra for their other mains like Pizza or Bistecca Meats.

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The a la carte menu carries pastas with 3 main bases of Olio, Pomodoro and Creme - starting from ₩19,000 ($23.18), as well as Pizzas ranging from ₩25,000 - 28,000 ($30.50 - 34.16).

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The patio area is a popular place for wedding ceremonies.
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Adela Bailey
Address: 종로구 북악산로 48, Bu am dong, Seoul 110-816
Opening hours: Weekdays: 11.30 - 10 PM, Weekends: 11.30AM - 12AM
Telephone: +82 2-3217-0707
Foursquare website

 

11. The Griffin - Western bites at the heart of Dongdaemun

 

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Located in the tourist hotspot of Dongdaemun, The Griffin is the crowning glory that sits atop JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square. This rooftop lounge and bar overlooks Dongdaemun Square, and among the busy roads is the historical monolith of Heunginjimun Gate.  

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The kitchen here whips up a standard collection of Western food such as Fish & Chips ₩26,000 ($31.78), Crispy Chicken ₩37,000 ($45.14) and Cajun Spiced Fries ₩15,000 ($18.30). There are also fancier items thrown into the mix, like the Dried Snacks Platter ₩27,000 ($32.94) with local charcuterie like dry-aged jerky, monkfish, sweet fish and plums. 

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The Dried Snacks platter pairs great with their extensive selection of cocktails and drinks available at the bar counter. 
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Best part? This restaurant bar opens till late, and I mean LATE, till 5AM - making it the perfect place to kick back with the squad. 

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You’ll also get great views if you opt to dine indoors, thanks to the large windows
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The Griffin
Address: 279 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno 5(o).6(yuk)ga-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 1PM - 5AM daily
Telephone: +82 2-2276-3344
Website

 

12. La Yeon - 3-starred Michelin restaurant on a hilltop

 

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Situated on level 23 of The Shilla Hotel, La Yeon is the highest professionally rated restaurant on this list, boasting an impressive 3 Michelin stars - nothing short of opulent. 

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Have your meal overseeing Namsan Park Gardens.
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The standout dish here touted by the Michelin Guide is the Sinseollo, otherwise known as Royal Hot Pot. It consists of a colourful medley of local greens, meats and mushrooms soaked in a flavourful broth - with portions made for sharing. 

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La Yeon
Address: 249 Dongho-ro, Jangchung-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 12 - 2.30PM, 6 - 10PM daily
Telephone: +82 2-2230-3367
Website / Naver Website

 

13. Le Style Restaurant & Bar - rooftop seating with mod style furniture

 

Seoul Restaurants view Korea - la yeon sinseollo royal hot pot

Decor here is reminiscent of the mod style, with colourful and quirky geometric furniture.
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The rooftop seating at Le Style Restaurant & Bar offers a 180° view of the surrounding shopping district, Myeongdong, as well as the iconic N Seoul Tower

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This restaurant offers Western buffet options like pastas, risottos and baked goods. They also stock hearty meat options like Medallion Steaks, BBQ Grilled Prawns and seared Ahi Tuna.  Apart from that, there’s a wide selection of antipasti and a salad bar.

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Le Style Restaurant
Address: F21, 302 Samil-daero, Chungmuro 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Opening hours: 6.30AM - 10PM daily (restaurant), 6PM - 12AM (bar)
Telephone: +82 2-6370-1101 

 

14. Mugunghwa - traditional Korean cuisine with a modern spin 

 

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If you’re looking for something different, head on over to Mugunghwa to try their modern spin on traditional Korean cuisine. Located on the 38th floor of Lotte Hotel Seoul, the restaurant offers an extensive view of the CBD and harbour area.

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Even the powder rooms here face an epic view
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The menu selection here varies throughout the year, based on what’s currently in season. A 7-course lunch starts from ₩75,000 ($91.50) while the dinner menus run from ₩150,000 ($183) for a 10-course meal. 

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P.S.: We heard the their beef items are particularly outstanding, so do check with the chefs for what’s currently in season.

Mugunghwa
Address: Korea Lotte Hotel Seoul 38F, 30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: 11.30AM - 2.30PM, 6 - 10PM
Telephone: +82 2-317-7061
Website

 

15. Panorama Lounge and Bar - views of Namdaemun in downtown Seoul

 

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Located on the 16th floor of Fraser Place Namdaemun, Panorama Lounge & Bar serves up a gorgeous view of the historical Namdaemun Gate and the surrounding city. We highly recommend popping by during the day and getting a seat in their outdoor patio.

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The servings are definitely on the bigger side, with surf n’ turf styled BBQ platters. Top off the meal with the unlimited beer on tap.

Panorama Lounge and Bar, Namdaemun Seoul
Address: 58 Fraser Place Namdaemun, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 04526, South Korea
Opening hours:   Breakfast: 6.30 - 10AM, Lunch: 11.30AM - 3PM, Dinner: 5.30 - 10PM daily
Telephone: +82 2-2098-0888
Website

 

Eateries in Seoul with the best scenery

 

With the beautiful architecture and city lights in Seoul, it’ll be waste not to visit at least one of these eateries just to admire the sights - all while blessing your tastebuds with some tasty grub. 

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