Kid friendly restaurants in Korea


Kid friendly restaurants in Korea


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Kimchi. One of Korea’s oldest and most traditional dishes, found in almost all Korean meals. You love them, I love them, but do our children necessarily appreciate them the way we do? My kids are more skewed towards a scrunched-up face and a ton of head shaking. Moreover, a lot of the Korean cuisine is spicy so we’ve had to look up what we can feed them with that isn’t just pizza, pasta, and every other fast food we can find.


Myeongdong Street Food


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We believe kids should be allowed to explore different types of food in loud crowded spaces; not always in the comfortable seat of an air-conditioned area. They will experience just that at bustling Myeongdong shopping district where people can eat, and shop (thanks!). The great thing about street food, apart from the ambience itself, is that the kids can browse and sample the food before deciding if they really want it - psst, great for our pockets! Be prepared for chicken wings, meatballs, rice cakes, and more of everything children generally love - I think I’m more excited for my kids to enjoy the food than myself!.


On the grill



This restaurant is so popular in Seoul that the owner, a Singaporean (surprised me too!), opened On The Grill here in Singapore! To test its hype and authenticity, we’ve placed it on our ‘hard-yes!’ list. Similar to Hai Di Lao, the staff there is trained to help cook the meat to perfection on our behalves and while the kids love the hands-on experience of cooking (playing with) their food, they’ll appreciate the mid-meal entertainment



21, Toegye-ro 20-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04629


Opening hours:

Mon -Fri 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sat 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Closed on Sun




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Kimchi, rice cake, bimbimbap, understood. But porridge?! Is that even a Korean thing? Well it is! Without this research, I’d never have known that porridge is a staple breakfast in Korea, and apparently Migabon does it the best - especially their abalone porridge at KRW10,000 (~SGD12) - just imagining it already ‘tastes’ good! The family’s going to appreciate this even more during our freezing cold winter holiday, plus, this will be quite a healthy switch from all the other oily dishes we’d be consuming. We should expect a queue but also expect it to be worthwhile!



2-2 Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu,Seoul

2-2 Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu,Seoul


Opening hours:

Daily 8am – 10pm


Sulbing Myeongdong 1st


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Bingsu! Of course bingsu. Even though it’d be winter, how can we leave Korea without bingsu?! Especially not without trying out Sulbing Myeongdong 1st’s bingsu - they won the Certificate of Excellence for the last two consecutive years - must be doing something right! It’s great that we have strength in numbers so we can try more flavours - personally would like to try the strawberry bingsu since it’s been raved about and the kids can try either the tiramisu bingsu or the chocolate bingsu



20 Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul


Opening hours:

Everyday (11am – 10pm)


Themed Cafes

The kids are going to be over the moon when I give them this selection of kids’ themed cafes (a.k.a. ‘kica’ in Korea) to choose from! Seoul has an abundance of such cafes and here are a few shortlisted cafes with unique experience that both my 8 and 5-year-old would enjoy

Themed cafes


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Sheeps are not just found in farms here! My children love animals and this will definitely keep them busy while me and hubs can enjoy a nice afternoon with our cup of coffee and waffles



486 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul


Opening hours

11am – 10pm


Play in Museum


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A kids café with one of the best view in Seoul and many sensory activities for children, this comes up top in our list!



683 Olympic-daero, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea


Opening hours:

2.00pm – 10.00pm


Line Friends Flagship Store Itaewon


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This is a 3-storeys high LINE store; the biggest in the world with a café, merchandise store and many areas with opportunities for photo taking! Who can resist these cute characters?



200 Itaewon-ro, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea


Opening hours:

11:30am – 10:00pm (Sun – Wed), 11.30am – 11:00pm (Thurs – Sat)


In Korea, I’m sure there’s no lack of food, it’s just a matter of prioritising our choices and narrowing them down to the best fit for our families, and the above are just some that met the mark. We can’t wait to savour them all! For now, we’ll make do with what we have here and imagine being in Korea, till we really are.

Till then


Mummy C
Mother of 8-year old and 5 year-old



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