April 24, 2024

Dining out in the DPRK capital: Pyongyang’s (surprisingly) good restaurants

As consumer choice for the upper classes has grown, so too have options for eating out

Alek Sigley is a graduate student at Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung University and runs the North Korea tour company Tongil Tours. You can read his first column for NK News here.

Pyongyang may be better known for its monuments than its restaurants. But living in the “Capital of the Revolution” over the course of two semesters as a foreign student at Kim Il Sung University, I've discovered a number of excellent places to dine in the city.

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