The 7 Best Burgers in Seoul

The 7 Best Burgers In Seoul

With so many fantastic food options, you can definitely add burgers in Seoul to that must-eat list. Borrowing Western burger influences and mixing in a bit of their own culture, Seoul’s burger scene is booming and creating its own identity.

These are seven places you need to consider getting a burger from if you’re in need of a bite to eat in the city.

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1. Itaewon the Burger

Itaewon the Burger is a legit burger joint and they even import their beef all the way from Australia. The patties are made in-store and are juicy and tender.

For adventurous eaters, try their Grilled Shrimp burger, which is your regular hamburger but with grilled shrimp in it. Interesting and tasty.

Itaewon the Burger in Seoul

2. Brooklyn the Burger Joint

Brooklyn the Burger Joint is where you go if you want a filling and delicious burger. You can even tell the chef how you would like your patty cooked, too.

One of the most legit burgers in Seoul is the C.R.E.A.M., which stands for cheddar rules everything around meat. This mouth-watering cheddar burger comes with bacon as well and is topped off with horseradish mayo.

Brooklyn the Burger Joint in Seoul

3. I Am A Burger

At I Am a Burger, you get to create your own burger and choose every ingredient that goes into it. From the bun to the type of patty, you get to create and tailor your burger to how hungry you are.

For a burger with complex yet tasty flavours, get the Maccicco Burger. It brings the heat and comes loaded with jalapeños, cheese, chili, and is topped with a fried egg.

Burgers in Seoul

4. Gilbert’s Burger & Fries

For a classic gourmet burger, Gilbert’s Burger & Fries has you covered. They have a lengthy burger selection and each patty has two sizes depending on how hungry you are.

Come here for a regular gourmet cheeseburger or get the Rocket, a burger laced with blue and gruyere cheeses, jalapeños, chili, and topped off with a chipotle mayo kick.

Make it a full meal and pair it with a root beer float and sweet potato fries. Fair warning: food coma awaits you…

Gilbert's Burger & Fries in Seoul

5. Mil’s Burger

Mil’s Burger is an interesting two-story burger joint in Seoul. Since it is located to a nearby army base, Mil’s Burger has an army theme in its restaurant that displays various army items.

Chicken burger lovers will be happy to know about their Air Force Burger. This fried chicken burger comes with the regular toppings one would find in a normal burger.

Mil's Burger in Seoul

6. Pipit Burger

Pipit Burger makes your job really easy when you come here. You only can pick from two burgers on their menu.

The Pipit burger is your traditional American cheese and bacon burger with all the regular fixings. The Patty Patty burger comes loaded with two patties and cheese and is definitely a lot more filling.

Both are amazing choices and you really can’t go wrong with either.

Pipit Burger

7. Downtowner

Downtowner is quickly making a name for itself in the Seoul burger scene. With only five items on the menu, it makes for the lack of items with its high-quality burgers. The secret ingredient to their burgers here is the addition of avocado.

For a hearty and filling burger, get their double cheeseburger with bacon and avocado. Pair it with a beer to make this an American classic meal.

Downtowner Hamburger


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James Wan
James Wan

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, James has always had an inquisitive nature and traveling is now his biggest passion. His biggest thrills are visiting places he's never been to and exploring different cultures. James counts Athens, Tokyo, and Rome as the top three places he's visited.

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James G.

What about Maloney’s pub in Kyunglidan? Their Bostonian is the thing of legend! Check that out if you get a chance.

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Thanks for the suggestion James!


Forgot Firebell in Hanti station and JRs pub as well as Corner Bistro in Ilan and Beer O clocks classic burger in Sinchon. Itaewon the Burger is too messy and hard to pick up and eat. MOST Koreans eat it with a fork and knife like a steak so it’s possible.

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Kayc Hilihetule

You missed @calikitchen