Discovering Itaewon in Seoul, a great place to stay for HALAL eateries~

I’ve been to Seoul for 4 times, and yet this was my first time discovering Itaewon as in details of what they really have in Itaewon.

I was told by a Korean friend that Itaewon is a red light district on my first trip to Seoul, hence, I didn’t explore much on this township, but in fact, I started to felt curious about Itaewon and re-visited this place again solely because…’s a popular spot that G-Dragon always go too, and I’ve seen a lot of artists visiting the pubs in this area too.

Cakeshop Club (Itaewon)

cakeshop itaewon seoul club

Cakeshop is the club that G-Dragon always go to for some private event and so then it has become a place that VIPs (fans) must at least take a stroll around Itaewon to look for this club.

Seoul Central Masjid (서울 중앙성원)

seoul central masjid mosque

Seoul Central Masjid was the first Islamic mosque in Korea and it is located in the heart of Itaewon.

The mosque is made up of three floors:

1st Floor: The Korea Muslim Federation office and meeting room

2nd Floor: Men’s musalla (prayer hall)

3rd Floor: Women’s musalla (prayer hall)

The mosque is open to both Korean Muslims and Muslim tourists and prayers are conducted several times a day. Sermons are conducted in English, Arabic, and Korean.

Itaewon Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 3.
Go straight 100m and turn right onto Usadan-ro Road.
Go straight 150m and turn left onto Usadan-ro 10-gil Road.
Continue 200m to arrive at Seoul Central Masjid on the left.

Halal Restaurants in Itaewon

1. EID – 이드 Halal Korean Food

2. Makan Halal Korean Restaurant

Makan Halal Restaurant Itaewon



Check out the Top 7 Must-try Halal restaurant here.

Where to stay in Itaewon? –> Yacht Guesthouse

Yacht Guesthouse Itaewon Seoul

Yacht Guesthouse located at a very good spot which can be reach within 3-5 minutes walking distance from the metro or airport bus station.

yacht guesthouse itaewon seoul

Yacht Guesthouse has dormitory room to double/twin room to family room which can fit in 7 people.

6 people dormitory


Family Room

yacht guesthouse itaewon seoul family room

At Yacht Guesthouse, you can enjoy your breakfast with fresh air at their rooftop.

yacht guesthouse itaewon seoul

Moreover, you will also be able to enjoy a fabulous night view from their rooftop!

rooftop of yacht guesthouse itaewon seoul

Yacht Guesthouse Room Rate

(Weekdays/ Weekend /Holiday Season)

Dormitory (6 guests): ₩ 20,000 /  ₩25,000 / ₩25,000

Twin Room: ₩60,000 / ₩70,000 / ₩70,000

Family room (4 guests): ₩100,000 / ₩120,000 / ₩120,000

How to make your booking?

Deposite: 20%
Bank account number:
026401-04-227244 ByoungwoukKim (Yacht)
English: KookminBank

→ Check deposit then you will receive a reservation confirmation.

Make your booking on their website or email for your reservation.


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Shini Lola says:

    I have been to Itaewon but don’t know they have halal eateries here.

  2. Isaac Tan says:

    now this is new to me..been to seoul twice, and both also business trip. didn’t get to explore like you do.

  3. Jane says:

    The Yacht Guesthouse looks interesting. Will plan my trip there.

  4. Man Says says:

    Haven’t been to Korea before, will bookmark this post for my travel reference 🙂

  5. poojakawatra says:

    Awesome review and love that cosy family room and quite nice colour setup.

  6. Thanks for sharing this tip. Now it will be much easier to go around this !

  7. Emily says:

    A very informative post. I’ll be referring to you if I ever go to Seoul!

  8. Linda Yee says:

    I am planning a trip to Korea. This is great information.

  9. Sharynn Ling says:

    the guesthouse looks fun and comfortable, i love the deco and cleanliness

  10. Awesome… next time I will try stay at Itaewon and check out the cakeshop too… but I am guessing got no cake there huh

  11. Yuna says:

    Wow this is a nice review. I shoul let my friends know about this. 😀

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