Guide to APT Incheon, South Korea 2023: Where to Stay & Things to do

Ben Wilson / 4 Aug 2023

Guide to APT Incheon, South Korea 2023: Where to Stay & Things to do

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, August 4, 2023 – The APT Incheon, South Korea 2023, running August 25–September 3, 2023, at premium art-tainment resort Paradise City is fast approaching so we at the APT have done a little homework to bring you all the essential information on how to get to the venue, where to stay, great places to eat, and entertainment available away from the tournament tables.


The APT Incheon, South Korea 2023 is taking place at the luxurious Korean-style resort complex Paradise City, which is located close to Incheon International Airport.

You can pre-book an airport pickup with APT travel partner DK Poker Tour Bookings – this needs to be booked at least one week in advance.

Taxi's and Uber are easily available at the airport and Paradise City is just a ten-minute ride away.

You can also use public transport and take a bus from Incheon Airport T2-B1 floor, with buses 6006, 6010, 6100, 6103 running every nine minutes to Incheon Airport T1 (1F 2A). You can also take bus 4001; a seven-minute non-stop trip.

Then you catch bus 302, 303, or 306 for two stops to the E-Mart, which is located a short seven-minute walk (roughly 450m) from Paradise City.

O_DSC04132_1.jpg The stunning Paradise City Korean-style resort complex


There are several great hotel options in the area but expect them to sell out if you don't book early: The speed with which the APT High Roller Early Bird Special sold out already proves the scope of the demand for accommodation, with over 30 players taking advantage of this great deal.


Available until rooms sell out so make sure to book yours as soon as possible – you can contact DK Tours via email, or use the below contact information.


Grand Hyatt Incheon.jpg Grand Hyatt Incheon

Address: 208 Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea

This five-star hotel is one of the closest to the venue with prices starting at USD $200 per night: All rooms have WiFi and breakfast is included.

img-good-day-airtel-hostel-incheon-1.JPEG Goodday Airtel Hostel Incheon

Address: South Korea, Incheon, 중구 공항로424번길 72 IBC 디오빌 220호

Located one mile from the airport and 600m from Paradise City, rooms at this two-star hostel start from USD $93 per night for a large double room with a Queen-size bed. Rooms have WiFi, but breakfast is not included.


There is a wealth of dining options available in or near the venue offering a wide variety of cuisines ranging from Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Italian, and Western-style fare, depending on your fancy. There is also a 24-hour casino restaurant onsite. Some of the standouts in the nearby area include:

Imperial_Treasure.jpg Imperial Treasure

Address: 1/F 186 Main Building, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea MENU

Located on site and open from Monday-Sunday, 12-3pm and 6pm-10pm Imperial Treasure is a Michelin star-rated Cantonese-style Chinese fine dining restaurant.

img_onThePlate_station5.jpg On The Plate

Address: Yeongjonghaeannam-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon MENU

Another onsite Michelin-star quality dining option, On The Plate is a five-station buffet offering Asian and Western foods from around the world. Open Monday-Sunday, 6:30-10:30am, 12-2:30pm, and 6-9:30pm.

Raku.jpg Raku

Address: 2851-14 운서동 Jung-gu, Incheon MENU

Raku is a Japanese fine dining restaurant offering Japanese dining in a modern setting. The restaurant serves different genres of Japanese foods with a creative twist. Located onsite and open Monday-Sunday, 12-3pm and 6-10pm.

La_Scala.jpg La Scala

Address: 2850-2 운서동 Jung-gu, Incheon MENU

La Scala is an onsite Italian gourmet restaurant that delivers rich and sumptuous flavors and high-quality Italian foods at reasonable prices. Open Monday-Sunday, 12-3pm and 6-10pm.

Go-Hyang-Jip.png 고향집 Go-Hyang-Jip

Address: 66, Gonghang-ro 424beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon

Classic Korean food and beer in a casual setting (with English menus), this eatery is located a short five-minute walk from the venue. Open 9pm-1am Monday-Sunday.

Jin-Mi_reataurant.jpeg 진미식당 Jin-Mi Restaurant

Address: Gonghang-ro 424beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon

Another traditional Korean eatery near the venue offering beer and classic Korean cuisine. Open 9pm-1am Monday-Sunday.


Those looking for a quick caffeine fix near to the venue should check out:

Mega_Coffee.jpg Mega Coffee

Address: 2850-5 Unseo-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea MENU

Mega MGC Coffee is a coffee and beverage specialty store, open 8am-11pm Monday-Sunday. Located a five-minute walk from the venue.

Han_Waffle___Coffee.png 커피HAN잔 Waffle & Coffee

Address: Jung-gu, Gonghang-ro 424beon-gil, 50 156호, Incheon, South Korea

Located right next to Best Western Hotel a short five-minute walk from the venue, this offers sandwiches, snacks and beverages. Open from Monday-Sunday 7am-7pm.


Of course, the highlight of the festival's entertainment will be the APT Players Party which kicks off at 10pm local time on Thursday, August 31.

Full venue details for this will be announced via the APT social media accounts, so don't forget to sign up and follows the APT via the below links:

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There are also a few bars and nightspots in the area worth checking out if you're after a nightcap:

rubik.jpg Rubik

Address: Yeongjonghaeannam-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon MENU

Paradise City's music lounge and bar offering live jazz performances by local and international musicians along with European-style dining and cocktails. Open Friday-Sunday 7:30pm-2am.

the_jet_lagged_lizard.jpg The Jet Lagged Lizard

Address: Gonghang-ro 424beon-gil, 60 대우 스카이월드 110호, Jung-gu, Incheon

Located near the Best Western Hotel, The Jet Lagged Lizard is popular with off-duty aircrew and serves cocktails and Western-style bar food including pizza and fried chicken. Open Monday-Sunday, 5:30pm-2am.

Vy_Bar___Karaoke.png Grand Hyatt Incheon Vy Bar & Karaoke

Address: 208 Yeongjonghaeannam-ro 321beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon MENU

Located at the Grand Hyatt, Vy Bar & Karaoke is a modern bar with private karaoke rooms. The drink menu features a range of unique cocktails, whiskies, and beers. Open Saturday-Sunday 6pm-1am, with Happy Hour running 6pm-8pm.


Of course, the main reason to come to Incheon at the end of August is the APT Incheon, South Korea 2023.

The ten-day 57-trophy-event Series boasts a whopping KRW 3BN (~USD $2.3M) in prize pool guarantees, with the biggest highlight being the KRW 2.3M (~USD $1,700) Main Event and its KRW 1.3BN (~USD $1M) guarantee.

For the complete APT Incheon, South Korea 2023 schedule please CLICK HERE


  • APT Kickoff (KRW 175M/~USD $135K GTD): KRW 600K (~USD $460) Buy-in, Running Aug 25-26
  • Mystery Bounty Hunter Sponsored by Natural8 (KRW 225M/~USD $174K GTD): KRW 800K (~USD $620) Buy-in, Running Aug 26-27
  • APT Super High Roller - 8 Max (KRW 250M/~USD $193K GTD): KRW 7M (~USD $5,400) Buy-in, Running Aug 26-27
  • Sunday Super Stack (KRW 100M/~USD $77K GTD): KRW 700K (~USD $540) Buy-in, Running Aug 27
  • APT Main Event (KRW 1.3BN/~USD $1M GTD): KRW 2.3M (~USD $1,700) Buy-in, Running Aug 28-Sept 2
  • Superstar Challenge - 8 Max: KRW 13M (~$10K) Buy-in, Running Aug 28
  • Zodiac Classic - Sponsored by Natural8 - Single Re-Entry (KRW 200M/~USD $154.5K GTD): KRW 1.5M (~USD $1,150) Buy-in, Running Aug 31-Sept 1
  • Double Stack (KRW 150M/~USD $115K GTD): KRW 800K (~USD $620) Buy-in, Running Sept 1-2
  • APT High Roller - 8 Max (KRW 350M/~$270K GTD): KRW 4.5M (~USD $3.5K) Buy-in, Running Sept 2-3

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