Hyangsan Hotel Restaurant
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Hyangsan Hotel Restaurant

Hyangsan Hotel Restaurant

Hyangsan Hotel Restaurant
Visiting Tips


Hyangsan Hotel is North Korea's first so-called  7-Star Hotel - actually they don't use star ratings, it is just code for something luxurious

One of the most recognisable buildings in the DPRK and certainly the most iconic in this area is the pyramidal Hyangsan Hotel,

This was the main tourist hotel in the area for many years until it was renovated in 2010 and became one of the DPRK’s ‘7 star’ (not really) hotels. 

The pyramidal building is topped with a small revolving restaurant; however, this is usually reserved for ‘VIPs’ whoever they may be.



The Hyangsan Hotel is nestled at the end of a valley just a few mins drive from the International Friendship Exhibition.

The restaurant at the Hyangsan Hotel is located on the third floor - and can only be reached via the elevator. 

Hyangsan Hotel Restaurant

One of the poshest meals you'll have in North Korea, a meal at the Hyangsan Hotel is held at the dining hall restaurant. 

The space is white and blue coloured and relatively modern. Also reassuringly very clean. 

The size of the dining hall is very large considering how many guests there will be. 

The food comes in three courses - and is usually a Western/Korean fusion of sorts. 

The food is usually beautifully presented and is pretty decent - especially if you have been eating similar meals in Korea for a long time. 

Visiting Tips & Anecdotes

  • The food here is good. But not THAT good for a 7* hotel. Don't get too disappointed - it is the best meal available for many miles!
  • The staff here are absolutely lovely and are happy to practice their English with you. 
  • Vegetarian options are available. 

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