BEYOND BULGOGI: SHANGHAI’S KOREATOWN TOUR

  • BEYOND BULGOGI: SHANGHAI'S KOREATOWN

  • 12+ Tastings at 4-5 Seated Stops
  • Banchan Shop
  • 3 Hour Experience

Go beyond bulgogi on the first ever food tour of Shanghai’s Koreatown! As the sun sets, a local Korean guide will help transport you to the heart of Seoul. You’ll weave your way through the K-Town neighborhood, seeing Korean Street, the original K-Town building, the more modern side of the area, and pocha (night market tents), and dive into a range of restaurants, bars and shops. Explore some of the best-kept secrets and most enticing places to eat and drink in this K-Town enclave – there’s so much more than bulgogi, bibimbap, and Korean fried chicken waiting to be discovered! Who needs a plane ticket when a world of delicious Korean food and culture is hidden just a few metro stops away?

HIGHLIGHTS

TOUR DETAILS

  • Price: Due to Covid-19 and travel restrictions, we are only offering public tours during public holidays and after Sept 1. To book a private tour, please contact us at this link or via WeChat at UnTour with your requested dates and tour!
    
    Adults: US$90 / RMB 595 (min 6 adult tickets for a private tour)
    Kids (Ages 6-12): US$75 / RMB 485
    Tiny Tots (Ages 0-5): Free (if tasting not required. If the tiny tot would like a tasting, please purchase a Kids' ticket).

    On public tours, each child must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • When: Fri-Sat: 3:30pm Start Time
    Mon-Thurs: 6:30pm Start Time
    Click here to see our calendar.
    For private tours or other dates, please contact us.
  • Where: Shanghai's Koreatown – near Jingting Tiandi and Seoul Plaza. The exact tour meeting point will be emailed upon booking.
  • Max Public Tour Group Size: 8 guests + 1 guide. Please contact us for large groups.
  • Transport: Walking (1.6 km or 1 mile). Please note at one stop we will sit on the floor in a traditional Korean restaurant.
  • Inclusions: 12+ Tastings (not including Banchan!) • Curated Koreatown Visit • Local Beer, Korean Liquor, Soft Drinks & Bottled Water • Welcome Packet • Awesome Bilingual Korean Tour Guide!
  • How To Book: Click here to book your public tour.

TOUR PREVIEW

TAKE A TRIP WITHOUT LEAVING SHANGHAI

You'll be transported to the streets of Seoul in this expat enclave. Shop in a local banchan shop run by a husband-and-wife team and taste authentic Korean dishes you've never heard of before. Your Korean guide will show you the ropes of how to make the most of K-Town - it's only a metro ride away!

EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH K-TOWN

Get the lay of the land of Shanghai's HUGE Koreatown. The variety of malls, restaurants, street food stalls, and tents that make up the culinary world of K-Town can be overwhelming. With a local guide showing you the ropes and our handy trilingual welcome packet, you’ll be back for more in no time!

VISIT A LOCAL KOREAN WATERING HOLE

Learn how the locals drink, and pick up a few new drinking games. You’ll also taste the lasting culinary influences that American soldiers left on the Korean peninsula, learn about the darker side of K-Pop, and try a fermented rice wine that just might become your new favorite tipple.

DIVE DEEP INTO AUTHENTIC KOREAN CUISINE

Korean food is so much more than bibimbap, fried chicken, and bulgogi. Uncover authentic specialty dishes, drinks, and traditions from our Korean guides.

*Each tour has 4-5 rotating seated stops offering a tasting of 12+ dishes.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

We do not recommend this tour for vegetarians, vegans  or those with shellfish/seafood allergies as many of the dishes are flavored with fish sauce or teeny, tiny shrimp. If you’d like to book this as a private tour that features only vegetarian, vegan, or no seafood dishes, please contact us about running a private tour by clicking here.

Pescetarians are welcome, but will have to skip out on several dishes. We will make substitutions where possible, but please note that we cannot substitute all dishes, so the selection of dishes will not be as large as the selection for omnivores. If you’d like to book a private pescetarian-only version of this tour, please click here to contact us.

We’re sorry! We are not able to make substitutions for those with gluten free restrictions and/or celiac disease. 

Nut allergies have not been a problem in the past, however we cannot guarantee that the utensils and other cooking tools have not touched any of the food tour ingredients. Please bring your epi pen or other meds to the tour if you choose to participate.