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Tosokchon Samgyetang

#30 of 109,044 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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Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Asian, Korean, Soups
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03041, South Korea
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We queued for around 15-20 minutes during prime lunch hour on Saturday. The line moves fast and the restaurant is huge so don’t be discouraged. Everyone must order a minimum of one dish which may put some diners off but I can see why with...More

Thank wanderlust_rambler
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was at the palace nearby, read the reviews of this restaurant on the Tripadvisor, and decided to give it a try. It's about 15 minutes walk from Gyeongbokgung subway station. When I reached there, it's about 1130am. There's a long queue but the queue...More

Thank frappybaby
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went back here to have dinner with my friend. I introduced her about samgyetang and thankfully she likes the food! We order 2 bowls of soup and 1 rice wine drink. It was a great dinner, service is fast too as usual. Will be...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really good chicken soup. There is always big queue however it moves very quickly. Food serves quickly as well. Prices are reasonable

Thank Jolanta S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor attitude from Chinese waitress when I asked for order confirmation,she sarcastically replied in mandarin “You are alone,how many time do you want to order?”Rude and unprofessional

Thank linda pao pao l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have read reviews of this Tosokchon Samgyetang and have been wanting to try but did not so on my first visit to Seoul as we were lost while trying to look for the location. This time, we managed to find the location with the help...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place appeared in Google when I searched for ginseng chicken in Seoul. I've tried couple other places and I found this to be my preference. We had the black chicken with wild ginseng, it was really really good! The sticky rice is stuffed into...More

Thank Crystalism
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The samgyetang is very delicious. I've tasted it back in 2015 when we visited Seoul. Then in April 2018, my first meal in Seoul is this Tosokchon Samgyetang. Very delicious, juicy and they have the best kimchi. But beware they do charge you the ginseng...More

Thank SindyYW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set in a traditional Korean house, we were seated on the floor (they have normal tables for those who don’t like sitting cross legged) with low tables lined up in rows. It’s a busy/popular place with both tourists and locals. Here you will find friends/...More

Thank JNg512
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Taken here by a business colleague on her recommendation. The ginseng chicken was nice and well cooked but I did find the soup a bit ordinary. However once the chicken was dipped into the salt and pepper mix, the chicken came alive. Nice accompaniment of...More

Thank MarkMcG1956
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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, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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