Woo Hoo! It’s finally Friday, and if that wasn’t great enough as it is, it’s also the start of a 5 day weekend!!! For the next few days Koreans will be heading out of the city to spend time with their loved ones, making it the perfect time to enjoy a relaxing time in an otherwise bustling metropolis. With all this time off you are likely to have plenty of free time for eating out, so I have found out the opening times for all my favourite restaurants to stop you from arriving to closed doors with rumbling bellies! Happy Lunar New Year Everyone!

Closed Only on Monday 8th February 


Leftcoast – As usual Left Coast will be serving up their their gourmet burgers and yummy deep fried sides. they have some pretty good cocktails too.


Brera – My favourite Italian in Seoul, will be serving its full brunch, lunch and dinner menu throughout the holidays.


Spain Night Market – The cheapest tapas joint in town by far, and cheap eats = more money for Sangria.


Pick A Bagel – Real NYC bagels are in the house. Though they will not open until 12pm on Tuesday.


Little Baja – Seafood tacos, horchata and Tequila, need i say more?


Lobster Bar – Whole lobster, lobster sandwiches, steak, and cocktails are just a few of the many treats I enjoy at this Itaewon eatery.


Dominic – NY style dinging at it’s finest in Itaewon. If you know whats good you you, you’ll get the steak and creamed spinach.


Linus BBQ – Bama style southern BBQ and a whole host of boozy treats. get the platter, you won’t be sorry.


Closed on Sunday &  Monday 7th & 8th February


WinK –  Kyodae’s best pub will be open from 11:30am – midnight.


Spicy Bite – Serves up pan-Asian cuisine, think lots of lovely crispy noodles, and sweet and spicy dishes.


Jil’Hal Bros Cheongdam – Chicken, rice, salad and pita NYC style, more addictive than crack!


Closed Monday & Tuesday 8th & 9th February 

NYC style pizza - margarita and supreme

Gino’s NY Pizza – Real NY style pizza open on Wednesday for dinner only from 5pm. See their facebook page for more details.


Vertex Chicken – Tender chicken in a teriyaki or spicy sauce. served with rice and veggies. Deliverable and addictively tasty.


Bulldogs – My number one Brit hang out, Pimm’s, scotch eggs and amazing hot dogs. Did I mention Pimm’s?


Vatos – Still the coolest Mexican by far, great tacos, giant cocktails and a super cool vibe.


Jil’Hal Bros Hongdae – The new branch serves up the same amazeballs chicken and rice as their Cheongdam branch.

Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 7th – 9th February


The Beastro – Fine American dinning and killer cocktails at incredibly reasonable prices. Still one of my favourite places in town.


McCoy’s The new fine dining HBC restaurant has already become one of my favourite places to eat, probably because it’s so cheap. They will be open for Sunday lunch but closed for dinner.

Closed Monday Tuesday & Wednesday 8th – 10th February


Manimal – BBQ goodness in all it’s meaty glory. Closed for the holidays, but at least they are open this weekend.

Closed Only on Wednesday 10th February 


Mozzie – Your favourite Kiwi pub will be knocking out its ginormous portions of pub grub as per usual.

Open everyday 

While almost all of the restaurants seem to be closed on Monday, the pubs have got you covered.


The Workshop – Booze and fried food from 5pm everyday!


Route 66 – Giant sandwiches, boneless wings, and drinks by the bucketload from 5pm everyday.


The Wolfhound – Your favourite Irish bar, is open 365 days of the year and will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well a wide variety of libations. I also met TFB there over 7 years ago, so if you’re looking for love it might be just the spot to check out.


And as a special treat Villa Guerrero will be doing a pop up in Itaewon from the Tuesday 9th- Saturday the 13th of February at 34-40 Itaewon-dong. If you like a real carnitas taco then these should not be missed!


Windy City Pizza will also be doing a pop up on Monday 8th of February from 11:30am and on Tuesday & Wednesday the 9th & 10th of February from 5pm at Cali Kitchen in Gyeongridan. Lucky customers will be able to get their lips around one of their delicious Chicago style slices while stocks last.