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Being a city of 10 million, it’s no surprise that restaurants and cafés in South Korea’s capital city need to come up with quirky concepts to stand out from the crowd and attract customers. This list includes the seven most unusual dining experiences in Seoul.
Attached to Seoul’s number one escape room, the Vault, you’ll find one of the most iconic dining experiences: dinner in the dark. At Le Noir, you need to trust your remaining four senses while exploring the restaurant’s delicious menu in complete darkness. You’ll find things like salads, pasta dishes and juicy steaks reasonably priced on the menu here. If you are looking to try something new, you should definitely head to this place in Hongdae.
Located in Insadong’s arts and craft market, the “Poop Cafe” is one of those things you shouldn’t miss when in Seoul. Order a delicious latte and drink it out of a mini toilet or have some homemade waffles shaped like a pile of poop. While there are a couple of other similar cafés around in Asia, there’s only one that does it tastefully.
The newly opened Lotte World Tower, also the tallest building in Seoul, boasts five observation floors from which you have 360 degree views of the city. If you fancy, you can even have a meal or grab a coffee on the top floor at Café 123. As the name implies, the café is located on the 123th floor claiming to be the closest point to the moon in Seoul.
Ever wanted to grab a bite to eat with fish nibbling on your feet? This is not at all strange in Seoul! Dr. Fish allows you to forget all your troubles with some good food, coffee and a fish spa. In case you don’t know, these little fish nibble off the dead skin from your feet. Don’t worry, they don’t have any teeth and you’ll only feel a tickle.
Located close to Ehwa Women’s University, Blind Alley is a place for animal lovers. There are plenty of dog and cat cafés all over Seoul but what about a chance to grab some food or a good coffee while watching and playing with lovely raccoons? Blind Alley makes your dreams come true with two lovely raccoons waiting for you to feed and pet them. The food and drinks are also delicious and the prices are reasonable!
Who doesn’t love Korean BBQ? The folks at Indian Soul Teepee take it to a whole new level. The lovely restaurant, located in Bukhansan National Park, offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy all kinds of meat and vegetables grilled on a BBQ on their camping themed rooftop. You don’t need to leave Seoul to enjoy an outdoorsy experience with Indian Soul Teepee!