10 incredible restaurants in North Korea, which are able to surprise even worldly-wise tourists
North Korea is one of the most closed countries in the world. It is not easy for foreigners to get into it, and not all the realities of everyday life of the average North Korean citizen are showing them. Although in North Korea not many people can afford even a cup of rice a day, there are very good restaurants in the country. After all, there are still rich people in the country, and tourists need to show something.
1. Rotating restaurant
This restaurant is located on the 47th floor of the Yanggakdo Hotel in Pyongyang. Despite its name, it does not really rotate, but simply girds the tower of the building in a semicircle.
2. Diplomatic club
“Diplomatic Club” is a complex with a variety of bars, karaoke rooms and restaurants. It is here that tourists are regularly received, but most often the halls are completely empty. This is one of the few places open until late at night in Pyongyang. Interestingly, the complex even has a pool for those who want to swim after a hearty lunch.
3. Restaurants of the Koryo Hotel
“The hotel has its own brewery, which serves two types of beer: yellow and black. According to reviews, there is good food and cheap drinks. And especially the hotel’s restaurants will appeal to those who are nostalgic about the times of the USSR, because the atmosphere of the 1980s is very well conveyed yo
Here abundant portions of food, and quite tasty. The usual menu includes vegetables, fish and chicken. Sometimes in the restaurant you can catch live singing.
5. “House Kuksu”
According to reviews of those who visited the Kuksu House, here, dinner for six people cost only $ 11. Korean noodles are especially delicious in the restaurant, which you should definitely try. The courtyard of the restaurant is very nicely decorated, and the staff is friendly and polite.
6. Pizza Restaurant
This is the only pizzeria in North Korea, but the pizza in it is surprisingly good. And this is not surprising, because as Kim Jong Il personally sent a team of chefs to Italy to learn how to make the perfect pizza. Also in the range there is a full range of pasta dishes. A special feature of the restaurant is that the waitresses take turns singing karaoke.
7. Restaurant “Okryugwan”
This is one of the most famous restaurants in the city, which is famous for its cold noodles and is very popular among locals. For this reason, it is quite difficult for tourists.
8. Pyongyang ostrich farm
“Pyongyang ostrich farm” – a restaurant near the city, which is located (as easy to guess) on an ostrich breeding farm. This is truly a surreal place for lunch.
9. Restaurant on the TV tower
In 1967, a 150-meter TV tower was built in Pyongyang, the design of which was based on the Ostankino television tower in Moscow. At the top level of the tower there is an excellent restaurant with a beautiful view of the city.
One of the three hamburger restaurants in the country located outside the Chongnyong Hotel. Inside it is quite difficult to distinguish it from the usual McDonald`s.