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O'ngo Food Communications - Private Day Tours

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Address: Seoul, South Korea
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+82 2-3446-1607
09:00 - 18:00
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Our food tours should be your #1, must do thing in Korea. We are focused on...

Our food tours should be your #1, must do thing in Korea. We are focused on great food and exclusive, curated experiences. Because our goal on is to have our guests experience culture through the cuisine. You can join other adventurous foodies on our popular Night Dining Tours or Street Food Tours or you can have a customized experience for you and your group. The was started in 2008 by noted Korean food historian and chef, Jia Choi, PhD. Our tours will take you on an in-depth adventure into Korea as you will taste, see, and explore. We have programs in Seoul and other great destinations such as Jeju, Jeonju, Boseong, Gyeongju, Busan and Andong. O'ngo has done tours and programs for groups and companies such as YPO (Young President's Organization), the European Union, the Hilton Group, Mars Chocolate, Yahoo! and more. Our tours, staff, and cooking classes have been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic (tv), The Kimchi Chronicles (tv), Bizarre Foods (tv), USA Today, Johnny Jet (web), Lonely Planet, Gadlings, Politiken, Olive Magazine, Food Network Asia, the Sydney Herald and Euronews. O'ngo is a registered and insured tour company with the Jongno area and the Korean Association of Tour Agents (KATA).

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Highly recommend taking this tour

This was a great experience and I highly recommend taking this tour if you have never been to Korea before. Our tour guide Logan made the experience really great. He was very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great experience and I highly recommend taking this tour if you have never been to Korea before. Our tour guide Logan made the experience really great. He was very knowledgeable and gave of insight to Korean culture, eating drinking customs, and taught us fun drinking games!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

My family was very pleased with this food tour. Our tour guide (Janice) was very knowledgeable, accommodating, and friendly. She put everyone at ease and showed everyone a good time. The food stops were also very enjoyable and gave us a good summary of highlights of Korean food. Would highly recommend this package to everyone!

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Hangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Good experience, and very detail introduction, Kim is a very good guide of Korean food, I will recommend it to other tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

J.S. assisted by June (trainee) took us on the night food tour. I cannot name the restaurants we visited but I do recall the second one was in a tent and the third was a street market restaurant. The food was delicious but I enjoyed the Sweet After Bitter much more. We had rice wine and plum wine. It was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Our guides were really friendly and knowledgeable, not only telling us about the history of the city and the areas we visited but also recommending other places they liked in Seoul or thought we would find interesting. The food was excellent, and the places we visited we would have never even known about otherwise. Having no grasp of Korean it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My O'ngo Street Food Tour was that absolute highlight of my trip to S. Korea! My guid Jain was absolutely amazing and provided endless conversations and information while we wandered the amazing authentic streets of Korea. The secret and hidden little places we went too you would never have found without a guide to navigate the labyrinth of alleyways. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Wow! I cannot speak more highly of O’ngo! We used O’ngo for two tours. A Busan Eats and Culture tour, as well as a Jeju Eats and Culture Tour. From the lovely Jain based in the office in Seoul, to the fantastic guides, Heo (Hyoung Hwa) at Busan and Dee at Jeju, everything was just fantastic. Also, it was not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide Chris took us to 4 restaurant's, each one had different food and it was all very delicious. Hard to choose a favourite. Would recommend tour for those who want to sample Korea food. Would take with you a big appetite though. Great tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Chris brought us to 4 restaurant in total. He explained about the food and beverages. We were all satisfied with the delicious food and drinks. This is definitely a worth it tour to get to know Korean meals.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We really enjoyed our tour, led by Jain. The communication was great beforehand and the actual tour was well organised and took us to some very local sites. We ate some tasty food and also learnt a little about the area of Seoul as well - I would highly recommend this for people who are unsure about what to eat... More 

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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