Last week’s foodie crawl was around the world in Itaewon. We started off in South Africa, then went to Thailand and Morocco, and finished in Japan. It was a great success and I had just as much fun as the week before, maybe even more.

Braai Republic – Our first stop was Braai Republic, a South African barbecue joint. I have actually been here 3 times in the last month already. We got to try their lovely lamb chops, salad, and ice cold ciders. They went down a storm and everyone loved them as much as I did. We all vowed to come back for the all you can eat lamb chops on Tuesday.


Buddha’s Belly – This was our second stop and here we were served up Shrimp Pad Thai. Fresh and tasty, I wish there had been a whole lot more of this. I will be back to try it again when I get to have a whole plate to myself. We also sampled some very exotic cocktails here.



Marrakech Night – We arrived at the Moroccan favourite and tried wedding chicken, babaganoush and Moroccan bread. The aroma when they brought it out was delicious. This would be the perfect dinner to eat on a cold winters night. It also works on a boiling hot Saturday afternoon! They offer an all you can eat buffet at weekends, which I will certainly be coming back to try again.


Pier 8


Our last stop was Pier 8, a Japanese fusion restaurant. As soon as we walked in there were oohs and aahs all around. It’s a large place with an even larger cocktail list. To eat we tried the cinnamon chicken. Crispy coated chunks of chicken, and potato. These were good, I just wish there had been more of them. The place really started filling up as we were here so we got to look around and see some of the other dishes on the menu. I’ll be sure to come back when I have not eaten at 3 restaurants just before.


This crawl we certainly managed to have quite a few alcoholic refreshments. In our defence, it was a hot and sweaty day and the cocktails were just far too good to resist. It would have been impossible not to indulge.




The Itaewon foodie crawls are a weekly event hosted by Chip’s Maps with a little help from yours truly. If you are interested in attending one of the future foodie crawls, please check out the facebook page for more details and information on how to sign up. Hope to see you at the next one!



4 comments on “Itaewon Foodie Crawl”

      • It moved locations then closed. You should try Sinbad’s Kitchen on the corner of Itaewon though, they have fantastic Ethiopian food on weekends as well as more traditional middle eastern fare.

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