Noraebangs, Seoul

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    Noraebang

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jan 27, 2007

    Noraebang is Korea's version of Karaoke. Go with a local and you will have a blast drinking and singing John Denver songs... Noraebang are located all over Korea.

    In a Korean style place, your group will share one small room with your own TV and sound system so everyone can fell comfortable singing and you don't have to listen to a bunch of strangers. Here you can order a variety of snacks such as a fruit platter and you will pay by the hour. The rooms often have their own restrooms so you don't have to leave. Just use caution...in the richer areas of the town (like Apgujeong) 4 of us were charged around 400,000 won for just a few hours. In Itaewon you might only pay 100,000 won for a similar experience.

    Noraebang are located where ever you find other types of nightlife.

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    Noraebangs: Rockin It!!

    by minwoo11 Written Dec 7, 2006

    Norebangs are found everywhere in Korea. Teenagers go their, Everyone goes there! Last time I saw a business man in a suit at the norebang, after a long day at work.

    They mostly have Korean songs but as well they do provide English songs for us tourist. After your done screaming your heart out, it rates you on ur singing ability. Some American Idol for you. lol.

    Got 100 on a New Kids on the Block classic "Step By Step". weot weow!!
    Very inexpensive and just tons of fun. Good to do this with a group of friends. At the end they give you an energy drink. Very tasty!!

    Dress Code: You can dress up or go to the norebang with your night gown. Your in ur own room so there' s no need to worry about what you wear.

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    Day-ha Noraebang: Sucky Singing Room in Yeouido

    by jburron Written Dec 27, 2004

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    This noraebang is pretty brutal, but it's the only one I've found (except for Ben Hur's and ones that come with hot and cold running women). The place is old, they don't give you hardly any 'service' (free stuff in Korean) like pop or extra time and they don't sell alcohol (although you can smuggle some in).

    Avoid it.

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    Ben Hur Noraebang: Swanky Singing Room in Yeouido

    by jburron Updated Dec 27, 2004

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    My bud Jo belting out a song.

    There are 2 noraebangs (singing rooms/karaoke) in West Yeouido (and these are the only places I know where girls do not come with the place): at the Ben Hur and Dae-ha Noraebang just down the street. Ben Hur is much better. It's got a big screen, horse-shoe seating around a large table and good staff.

    Prices were a little more than normal (I think it was 30,000 won/27USD for an hour and some beers, but not sure as I didn't pay the tab)--but they were generous with the extra time (called 'service' in Korea), we got about another full hour as a freebie. (Hint: always go to the new places, as this is, because they usually give the most/best service/extras.)

    Dress Code: Anything.

    More stuff here: http://hometownyeouido.blogspot.com/2004/11/long-way-home.html

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    Dude-Rock Noraebang: Singing Room in Dae-hang-ro

    by jburron Written Dec 23, 2004

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    Look for this sign, shouldn't be too tough.

    Actually the Korean says "Doo-d Lock" but I'm pretty sure they mean Dude Rock (but who knows). This place is pretty cool, with 4 floors of rooms and pretty good prices (I think 12,000/11USD or 15,000 won an hour for the room).

    Rooms are clean and half of them have a wall of windows overlooking the street (a la "Lost in Translation"-the movie-when Bill Murray is in that karaoke joint belting it out with the city behind him).

    There's a lounge/waiting area if the rooms are full and if you wait you should get a free drink. Also, they give free time to you, as is the custom at most places in Korea.

    Dress Code: Anything.

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    Luxury Noraebang: Hongdae's Best Signing Room

    by jburron Written Nov 24, 2004

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    Here it is!

    This place is good. It's open 24 hours (I think) and the prices are ok. It's newer, the rooms are nice and (best thing, ask any realtor) the location is great: right in the heart of Hongdae.

    I often see a lineup for it in the late-night/early-morning hours. Another nice plus: free ice cream! (At least when I went there.)

    Dress Code: Anything.

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