One of the biggest problems about Seoul is that it really isn’t Foreigner friendly. Nobody really speaks English. Some do but you can’t really understand what they are saying because of the thick accent. All the signs are in Korean too. What’s an English speaker to do? For food lovers it’s especially hard to navigate the ocean of restaurants here in Seoul Korea.
There is a new website called shikdang that is trying to help out people like me. Shikdang.com lets you list, rate, and review restaurants in Seoul. The site is starting to grow and it seems that they are hard at work. I spoke with the admins of shikdang and they are currently working on a new iPhone app as well. We will see if they can bring a useful restaurant locator app to the Korean market.
If you need some help in finding restaurants in Seoul, visit Shikdang’s website.