Convenience store ramyeon & Hangang Park
4, Sinbanpo-ro 11-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul
Walk for approx. 20 min from Sinbanpo Station (Seoul Subway Line 9), Exit 1
There are plenty of popular dining options at Hangang Park, from ordering chicken & beer or pizza to preparing the classic Korean picnic food, gimbap.
These days, the top of every Korean’s list is ramyeon! Everyone knows packaged ramyeon is better than cup ramyeon, and with the installation of special ramyeon cooking machines at convenience stores, you can enjoy this better version even outside! Simply purchase a package of ramyeon from a convenience store, costing around 3,000 won, and you’ll be given a set of disposable chopsticks and a container for the ramyeon. After that, follow the instructions for your tasty late-night snack.
Of course, good food tastes even better when eaten before a beautiful view. We recommend the area in front of the Banpo Bridge Rainbow Fountain within Banpo Hangang Park.
Dried pollack with beer & Cheonggyecheon Stream
14-1, Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Walk for approx. 1 min from Gwanghwamun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), Exit 5
An urban oasis for busy office workers by day, the bright lights of Cheonggyecheon Stream at night attract tourists like moths to a flame!
The 10.79-kilometer stretch of the walking path is lit by almost 8,800 lights. The area by Cheonggye Plaza and Cheonggyepokpo Waterfall is especially beautiful at night. Of course, the walking paths are open 24/7, all year round, making it a great attraction to add to your itinerary whenever you can fit it in. To combine your trip with a late-night snack, we recommend visiting the area around Gwansugyo Bridge. Just one of the 22 bridges that cross Cheonggyecheon Stream, this area is near Exit 3 of Euljiro 3(sam)-ga Station (Subway Line 2, 3), and Euljiro Nogari Alley.
The pubs along this street sell sets of nogari (dried young pollack) and draft beer at affordable prices, making it a popular location for meet-ups among university students and office workers. If ever there was a place to live like the locals, this is it!
Samgyeopsal & Seoullo 7017
405, Hangang-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 한강대로 405)
1.5km between Seoullo Operations Center & Hoehyeon Station
* Seoullo 7017 has many entry points
Samgyeopsal (grilled pork belly) with a bottle of soju is an iconic late-night snack of Korea. Samgyeopsal comes in a variety of ways: frozen or fresh, thinly sliced or thick slabs, cooked on a grill, or a hot plate. The cut and cooking method has a huge impact on the taste so don’t be scared to try a few different styles.
No matter the style you like best, be sure to add some kimchi to grill in the pork fat. Round out the meal with some leaf wraps, doenjang jjigae (soybean paste stew) or bokkeumbap (fried rice). If you’re worried about all the calories, take a walk along Seoullo 7017! Opened in 2017, this attraction breathed new life into an old overpass from the 1970’s.
At 17 meters up, visitors can enjoy views of the city from a new vantage point. The walkway lights and the nightscape make for a romantic evening ambiance, the perfect ending to a perfect day.