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Tosokchon Samgyetang

#35 of 109,372 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 2 days ago via mobile

Brilliant local soup restaurant all you’d expect quite an experience busy place recommended by a local thanks

Thank andij1066
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The restaurant located 5 min away from the infamous Gyeongbokgung Palace. Usually people comes here right after visiting the place or before. Me personally came here after visiting the palace. Although the restaurant is jammed packed with people, I must say that the queue is...More

Thank Bryan Andrean P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am not a chicken lover therefore Samgyetang is consider so so for me. However is good to eat during cold weather.

Thank Mira K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome, chicken was stuffed with ginseng, red dates, garlic, chestnut and glutinous rice. Soup was "concentrated" with ginseng taste. Go early before lunch or after lunch to avoid the long long queue that build up during lunch. Worth the visit, will go again if in...More

Thank 2bin
Reviewed 6 days ago

i ate here 2 years ago and loved it. Came back again in Oct 2018 and the food remains just as good! they serve the best samgyetang! the seafood pancake was excellent as well. and you gotta try the ginseng wine at least once! you...More

Thank surelyeverything
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy! Worth the long long queue. Better than other ginseng chicken soup I have tried in seoul. Some people may find the ginseng taste too strong but I liked it!

Thank Caryn J
Reviewed 1 week ago

a hotpot bowl of chicken soup that rice, ginseng (1-2years live of ginseng) inside the chicken's tummy. the portion is little bit too much for me.. (1 chicken with rice) the taste of the soup for me is little bit plain (i like salty food)...More

Thank Candri Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before coming here, I read some reviews. Some we good but there were some who were critical of the service. I've always believed in forming my own opinion. In this experience, the service totally sucks. The attitude of the waitresses were appalling. I definitely won't...More

Thank Jerome H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is very close to metro and Gyeongbokgung. If you are visiting Gyeongbokgung, you can definitely have lunch or dinner there! Ginseng and chicken soup is the most famous dish and staff there know English as well!

Thank Sam N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The signature dish from this restaurant is the chicken soup, so don't expect many other choices on the menu. However, most patrons go there for the ginseng chicken soup, which is served as a whole and stuffed with glutinous rice, it definitely makes for a...More

Thank mereytan
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Andrew S
27 August 2018|
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Response from Hazelmenon | Reviewed this property |
You can order the ginseng chicken for the adults & maybe side dish for the kids. They have the nice pancakes. You can have the option to sit on chairs though they tend to fill up the room for sitting on the floor.
Charmaine L
21 May 2018|
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Response from davidchoo | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can choose vegetarian dishes
Ruby S
2 April 2018|
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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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