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Gogung Insadong

) #42 of 120,918 Restaurants in Seoul €€ - €€€ Asian, Korean
38 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-300, South Korea
+82 2-776-3211
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bibimbap” (51 reviews)
“octopus” (5 reviews)
“rice” (10 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 20:00All hours
Asian, Korean
€€ - €€€
38 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-300, South Korea
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1 - 10 of 158 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here for lunch during a weekend trip in Seoul and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a good range in the menu including vegetarian options. Furthermore excellent service in cool surroundings mean Gogung Insadang is a superb place for authentic Korean bibimbap.

Thank Amit M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. Very good traditional Korean food, ample servings, helpful staff. The staff helped us figure out what our nut allergic family member could eat. I am wavering between 4 and 5 stars but the food was excellent and the location was...More

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal - in comparison to other restaurants in Seoul I would rate this as average/good. The atmosphere and service are average as well- we didn't find anything special about this experience.

Thank casadeboys
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We enjoyed our meal and the service was good. The hot stone bowl bibimbap was delicious and I didn't miss the meat I usually have in it. I didn't know the Korean word for it.

1  Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Delicious bibimbap in centric street of Seoul, reasonably priced. We were able to communicate with a bit of simple English. The restaurant is in the underground floor of a spiral shopping centre (can't remember the name), shown in my photos. Once you enter the mall,...More

Thank Antonio R
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I've been looking for some traditional bibimbap and found this place. I loved the food, had their specialite - bibimbap on the hot stone, it goes with a set of snacks (panchan). A bit hard to find. When you enter the skipping center, on the...More

Thank kopilashvili
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Without a doubt the best bibimbap I had in Seoul. The restaurant itself is a bit hard to find, since it is situated in the cellar of the Ssamziegil Mall. But after a bit of a search, you won't be disappointed. The bibimbap is truly...More

Thank CarolienBAC
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The best bibimbap experience in our Seoul trip so far! The restaurant was located in the basement of a beautiful young-designed building with simple decoration. The food, however, was a bright star! Rice was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The banchan (side dishes) was very delicious!...More

Thank Kiet Q
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the Gogung at the suggestion of a front desk staff person at our hotel. It was an extremely good suggestion as both my wife and I ordered the vegetarian Bibimbap. We were both very pleased with the soup, hot stone pot vegetable...More

Thank lfiebert
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Thursday evening dinner in almost empty restaurant. No one of the staff spoke any English, but menu was also in English. First time having bibimbap, was not impressed. Waiters were not very interested in us. It is the only restaurant in the basement of Ssamji-Gil,...More

Thank Purjelentaja
Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small
neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects
of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional
Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts,
fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir
shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in
particular has become a local institution for its
unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, can this restaurant accommodate 60-70 people?
27 March 2017|
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Response from Roberto C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, maybe 60-70 can have lunch at the restaurant, even more, but if they don't have any special room for events, they won't be in the same place, because the restaurant is divided in some areas.
Lina L
Is there meat in the bibimbap? Would it be possible to have the bibimbap without meat ?
14 March 2017|
Response from Jillian H |
Hi Lina L Yes we had meat in our bibimbap, but a vegetarian version is available. We were there on a Monday night early (6.15pm) so it was quit but staff very helpful. One of our group spoke Korean so that may have... More
Sasha F
As a solo traveller, would it be unusual for this restaurant to have a solo diner? Would I be able to dine here alone without people staring at me? Also, for the other solo travellers who visited Korea, can you recommend me restaurants where I can easily dine alone.Thank you!
24 September 2015|
Response from Jungah Alex H |
I had lunch at this place today and saw a lady having lunch by herself. Definitely you can have a meal alone. Food was excellent!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-300, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Insadong
  • Neighbourhood: Insadong
  • Phone Number: +82 2-776-3211
  • E-mail
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