North Korea Restaurants

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North Korea Restaurants

  • Traditional Korean pansanggi

    This restaurant was right opposite where we were staying at the Kaesong Folk Hotel and we came here for lunch after visiting Panmunjom. The meal we ate was a traditional Korean one called pansanggi which consisted of 13 small brass dishes, each containing different types of food such as kimchi, rice, pickles and vegetables. A pansanggi meal was...

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  • Eating al-fresco

    After we had visited Kim Il Sung's birth place at Mangyongdae, we had an outside barbeque picnic lunch at a place called Ryonggak Mountain. Again the food was excellent and a food way to cook and eat. We had, what we hoped were, beef and duck on skewers which we cooked on a small grill on the table, salad, bread and more bottles of beer.

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  • Great food and fun as well

    We came here on our last evening in North Korea and the food was top rate. It was a duck barbeque restaurant where you cooked the food yourselves at your table and was good fun. Included were bottles of beer and even some rice wine.

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  • Traditional Korean cooking

    This was lunch on our first full day in Pyongyang in a restaurant opposite some embassies, including Romania and Iran, on a street called Sariwon Street in the east of the city. Don't ask me what the restaurant was called but the food was great. You cooked it yourself in a small pot in front of you which was good fun.

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  • Not bad but not as good as one's in the...

    We ate a couple of times in two of the Yanggakdo Hotels restaurants. The first night of the tour we ate at the No.2 restaurant and had soup/bread, beef burger, salad and beer served to us by girls wearing traditional Korean dresses. We also had breakfast every morning which consisted of toast, eggs, coffee and yoghurt. The food was fairly good but...

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  • You can't choose restaurant

    1. You can't choose restaurant. They'll take you where they plan to.2. Buffet breakfast means: you are sitting and waitress is bringing piece by piece to you.3. Korean barbecue was the best thing we ate.4. Korean food isn't that bad, but then..nothing special.5. You won't starve. They take care for visitors.6. You can't order "something" else.7....

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  • Don't underestimate food in North Korea

    Writing a review of an individual restaurant is rather pointless because as a visitor to North Korea you won't have any saying on which one to chose anyway. The guides (or more likely their bosses or the bosses' bosses or the....) will decide for you.An educated guess would be that there are about a dozen restaurants serving foreigners. All of them...

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  • Food in General

    Honestly, food is surprising good (at least to an asian like me). You'll be served with local food most of the time and can almost bet that there'll be Kim Chi on your table for every single meal. Personally the food actually taste better than those in south korea. Perhaps, the favouring is milder. You can bet that you are serve as a worthy guest...

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  • DIY cooking in North Korea

    So, like with most of the things you will do in North Korea, there will be little alternative but to accept the places you visit and restaurants you eat in. The pick of the bunch in Pyongyang, would have to be the BBQ duck restaurant. The tables are set up so you grill within the constraints of your chair and along side are various dips, sauces and...

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  • Lunch stop

    We were served up a treat of local dishes at our stop at the border town of Kaesong which is a 20min drive from the DMZ. The variety of local cusine set out in mini dishes made this by far, the most interesting meal had in North Korea. including, seaweed, fish, assorted meat dishes and of course the usual round of Kimchi - pickled cabbage. All....

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  • Bibimbop (Mixture of rice and grass)

    This ONLY hotel is actually 'motel' and has only one restaurant. We couldn't help eating this food. I'm pretty expert at making and enjoying the Bibimbop (one of the easiest Korean food), but North Korean Bibimbop is radically different. It tastes something raw.

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  • Only one bottle please

    I had my first meal and then had a couple of beers with my meal. After dinner when I met up with my minders they then told me that one beer is free per day. After that is extra. Thanks guys. The beer U(although the label is guaranteed to fall off.

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  • North Korean Food...

    Beside the Food we got at the Yangakkdo Hotel (which was excellent, too excellent for such a county) we had a few times lunch/dinner at other places.- Once we had lunch near the Friendship Exhibition near Myohyang Mountains in a old building which was a hotel, it was EMPTY.- Once near the DMZ at Panmunjom (after the entrance to the DMZ to turn...

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  • Korean Restaurant, Yanggakdo...

    Korean Restaurant, Yanggakdo HotelFarewell dinner together with minders. FoodYou will not get hungry (if you do not eat like Romans). There is standard to have a continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. Normally, you will eat without your guides, but if you are in a restaurant outside hotel and at the farewell dinner you guides will be...

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  • You will eat in your hotel...

    You will eat in your hotel every breakfast and dinner - save for one night when your guides may let you eat in a local restaurant - if they think they can trust you. [getting along with your guides is the key to a more relaxed trip] You will stay in one hotel in the city, and one hotel in the mountains. During the day, have no choice as to the...

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North Korea Hotels

  • Koryo Hotel

    Pyongyang, North Korea

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Yanggakdo Hotel

    The are only a small number of hotels in Pyongyang at which tourists are permitted to stay. One of...

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  • Youth Hotel

    Chilgol-dong, Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang, North Korea

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

  • Ryanggang Hotel

    Chongchun Street, Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang, North Korea

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

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