Best restaurants in Pyongyang

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    Ryongwang Coffee Shop

    Right in the centre of the city, just off Kim Il-sung Sq, is this joint-venture project set up by Austrian investors in partnership with North Koreans. It's a great option for coffee and cake between sights.

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    Chongryu Hotpot Restaurant

    The Chongryu Hotpot Restaurant is nearly always on the itinerary. It’s a pleasant place where you make your own hotpot dish on little individual gas stoves. There’s a second branch of this restaurant housed in a boat-shaped restaurant overlooking the Potong River, by the ice-skating rink.

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    Okryu

    Okryu, the most famous restaurant in North Korea, is a faux-traditional structure on the riverside that’s famed for its cold noodles and very popular with locals. For this reason it’s not usually on the schedule for groups, but you may get lucky. The restaurant is divided into a cold-noodles section and a turtle-soup section. Locals call this place 'Ongnyugwan'.

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    Italian Restaurant

    Pyongyang’s imaginatively named first pizza joint caused a sensation when it opened in 2009 after Kim Jong-il reportedly sent a team of chefs to Italy to learn how to make the perfect pizza. The results are pretty decent, although if you don’t fancy pizza, there’s a full range of pasta dishes, as well as the ubiquitous after-dinner karaoke.

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    Pyulmori

    Pyulmori is an innovative project run by a charity supplying food to local orphanages and is made up of a restaurant, coffee shop and bar. You can get decent food, coffee and excellent cake here, and in the evenings it’s a popular bar and something of an expat hang-out (this being a relative term in North Korea, of course).

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    Lamb Barbecue Restaurant

    The Lamb Barbecue Restaurant has some of the friendliest and most boisterous staff in the country. Once the delicious lamb barbecue has been served at your table the waitresses will burst into song and encourage diners to dance with them.

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    Pyongyang Number One Duck Barbeque

    Pyongyang Number One Duck Barbeque is one of the best places in town and will often be where groups go on their last evening. Here you’ll be served delicious strips of duck meat you cook at your table.