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Itaewon

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Address: Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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a good place to find halal food in seoul!

Itaewon Market looks like a junk yard sale. A good place to find antique stuff. If you are hungry, there are a lot of Halal restaurants especially near the mosque. To go here... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The DYNASTY tailor was highly recommended by friends for decent price of quality suit in Itaewon. because my body shape is not like a normal built which is a very broad shoulder with thick arms so none of rack suit fits me at all. that's why I definitely need a custom fitted suit so I went this tailor ordered 3... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this crazy area of seoul. Lots of shops and restaurants in crazy shapes, a must! One part is mostly fashion stores and then there is a dedicated foodstreet as well!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Itaewon Market looks like a junk yard sale. A good place to find antique stuff. If you are hungry, there are a lot of Halal restaurants especially near the mosque. To go here, take a subway to Itaewon Station (Line 6)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

On weekends its totally crowded and difficult to get a seat in the popular pubs. Not far from Gangnam district, little difficult to get transport late at night.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

If you want to witness some mad parties and Seoul's night life- head straight to Itaewon. Once a US Military base, is now a very popular hangout for young boys and girls. South Koreans really know how to party. Itaewon has the best clubs, amazing pubs and good eateries. The place is up and bouncing until early mornings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Visited Itaewon in 2005 and revisited in Nov 2016. The place is full of hipster galleries and craft shops and lotsa halal outlets, making it a magnet for Muslim travellers. Excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Many Hallal Restaurants in the area, that is why I call it Hallal Heaven especially for muslim travellers. Not only does it cater for muslim travellers but the area also has streets of shopping too. Very hilly area but great place to find souvenir to bring back to home country. There are tourist stores that sell clothes attire like shirts,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Nice area to hangout specially if you are foreigner from M.E you can find halal food In the morning its nice and quite in compare with the nights I mean . Lots of drunk ppl

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Itaewon is an area in which the American base and many embassies and consulates are located. As such, it has shops and restaurants focused on catering to both Korean and non-Korean nationals. The bar district/nightlife is probably the best in Seoul.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A Muslim-friendly area, Itaewon is known to have halal restaurants and shops. If you find any korean products that sell here, that's mean Muslim can buy it if they are sold outside. The well-known mosque is also located here but it only opens during the day but the compound is opened to the public all day. Mind you that this... More 

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Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.
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