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Tosokchon Samgyetang

#30 of 109,117 Restaurants in Seoul
₱₱ - ₱₱₱Asian, Korean, Soups
5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03041, South Korea
+82 2-737-7444
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Korean, Soups
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5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03041, South Korea
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The “Must have” ginseng chicken in Seoul. It is also highly recommended by locals. Go during off peak periods to avoid the crowd eg early lunch or late lunch

Thank h00ked0ntravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most delicious samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup) ever! Tasty chicken with well balanced herbs and spices. Lovely pancakes and side dishes too! This place is very popular, we went around 11:15am...by noon, there was a line out the door. Parking lot also fills up fast...More

Thank Hee Jeong S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this rather blend in taste and uninteresting to my palettes. I was expecting more than this even and felt I've had better samgyetang in Korean restaurants outside of Korea. On the same note, I think I could make chinese herbal soups at home...More

Thank NoOnesHome2day
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very tasty! Found it by chance after a long day wandering around without food and decided to give it a try after seeing how popular it was. Made a good decision!

Thank coldwhitewine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So glad my friend made reservations when I saw the lunch crowd queue. Love the authentic ambience and the soup. Theres a huge chunk of ginseng in the tasty soup. They served ginseng soju before the meal. Thumbs up.

Thank ceeejayy11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressed by the samgyetang and the korean roasted chicken. It was really tasty. The house that houses the restaurant looked like a traditional korean house. Definitely a go-to place for those who wanted to experience a cultural korean food. This place is also instagrammable.

Thank Carmen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our Korean hairdresser who said she always comes here whenever she goes home to visit. After navigating the long line, we found ourselves sitting on the floor. We got our ginseng drinks first then came our chicken soup. It was...More

Thank ritchcal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw in several travel blogs that it is an absolute must to try the Samgyetang and so we went! It was pouring heavily on the day of my visit and tbh, it was rather difficult to locate. It took us 15 mins by foot to...More

Thank cindycT2546KP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting presentation. Yellow chicken being offered .. the taste is quite normal . Ambience very common .. but if you want a samgaetang that’s what it is ...

1  Thank Kk C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You do not need to wait in a row for here more than 15 mins in hot summer. But still fine and recommend to try. I do not think Samgyetang (Chicken Ginseng soup) is the simblic Korean food so I wouldn't recommend to travelers but...More

Thank joseph_jk_lee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03041, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul
  • Phone Number: +82 2-737-7444
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