Looking for a nice meal out with your partner? Look no further! From casual to Michelin-grade, we’ve hand-picked our favorite restaurants & cafes in Seoul for your next date night. In this list, we’ll break down our top 3 picks for date night restaurants and cafes in Seoul – as well as all the details you need to get a table. Browse the full list or click the name below to jump directly to that section.

Restaurants

  1. That Neighborhood Tteokbokki
  2. Geumdwaeji Shikdang
  3. Doughroom

Cafes

  1. Beans and Flour Cafe
  2. Fillin Focaccia
  3. Pain Perdu Seoul

*Hours of operation and menu prices are subject to change, please check the restaurant’s website for the most up-to-date information.


Restaurants

Not too loud, but not too stuffy – these restaurants are sure to set the scene for the perfect night out with your date! From casual eats to fancier fare, here are our top 3 picks for your next date-night meal.

1. That Neighborhood Tteokbokki

  • Address: 14 Wausan-ro 27-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul (KakaoMap)
  • Hours: 11:30am – 10pm Daily
  • Recommended Menu:  Cheese Rabokki, Ssamjang Kimbap

That Neighborhood Tteokbokki‘s cozy atmosphere and delicious food offer a relaxed casual setting for any date night. Conversation flows easily over a shared hot stone bowl of rabokki without the pressures of a fancy setting.


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2. Geumdwaeji Sikdang

 

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  • Address: 149 Dasan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul (KakaoMap)
  • Hours: 11:30am – 11pm Daily
  • Recommended Menu:  Pork Belly, Spicy Pork Kimchi Jjigae

The iconic gold-on-white tile signage of Geumdwaeji is easy to spot, even if it weren’t for the near-constant line outside to get in. Serving the premium K-BBQ experience with delicious cuts of YBD (Yorkshire Berkshire Duroc) pork cooked at your table and a kimchi jjigae to die for. It’s no wonder this spot is a favorite among celebrities including BTS’ Jimin & Jungkook, EXO’s Suho, and even recently, David Beckham.

3. doughroom

 

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  • Address: 99 Donggwang-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (KakaoMap)
  • Hours: 11:30am – 11pm Daily
  • Recommended Menu: 2-person Course Menu

The Michelin-recognized, doughroom in Bangbae is ideal for date night thanks to its elevated menu and intimate atmosphere. They offer a wide range of wine in addition to a perfectly portioned course menu for two featuring their fresh handmade pasta.


Cafes

Finished your meal but not ready for the night to end just yet? Or maybe you’re looking for the best brunch spot for a new date – either way, these cafes are sure to be a hit!

1. Beans and Flour Cafe

 

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  • Address: 33 Ttukseom-ro 17-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul (KakaoMap)
  • Hours: 10am – 6pm Daily
  • Recommended Menu:  Americano, Salt Bread

The hearty eats and cozy vibe of Beans and Flour are the perfect setting for an intimate brunch or casual coffee date. You won’t want to miss their salt bread or breakfast plate if you have the chance!


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2. Fillin Focaccia

  • Address: 12 Pirundae-ro 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul (KakaoMap)
  • Hours: 9am – 7pm Tuesday – Sunday
  • Recommended Menu:  Chicken Veggie, Ragu Stew

Intimate & light-hearted, Fillin Focaccia offers a unique cafe atmosphere ideal for casual dates and after-meal coffees. If you stop in for lunch, make sure you share the chicken veggie sandwich and ragu stew with your partner for extra cozy vibes.


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3. Pain Perdu Seoul

  • Address: 12 Donggyo-ro 38-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul (KakaoMap)
  • Hours: 11am – 9pm Daily
  • Recommended Menu:  Churro French Toast, Matcha Latte

Open the latest among the cafes on our list, Pain Perdu is the perfect option when you’re just not ready for date night to end. Top off the evening with a smooth matcha latte or sweet bites of their churro french toast!


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