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Tosokchon Samgyetang

#31 of 109,177 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
€€ - €€€
5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03041, South Korea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I know this place is famous for it's soup but you must really buy the kimchi! absolute star of the place!

Thank Li Lian W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always took a taxi here from my hotel to this place as it's cheaper and faster but Today we decided to take the subway . Alight at gyeongbokgong station and exit 2 not 3. Walk straight and u will pass by a lot of cafes...More

Thank weejihui
Reviewed 1 week ago

I nearly fainted when I saw the long line queuing under the hot sun. But luckily the queue moved quite quickly and we were in the line for about 20mins. There was also minimum order for each person. The ginseng soup was really very nice,...More

Thank RisiaC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the soup just so so only.. can’t really taste the ginseng and the black and white chicken is the same.. egg pancake is good.. the staff service is so so only.. some staffs know how to speak mandarin..

Thank tinachok
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This would be my 3rd visit. Got here around 2pm. No queue. Loving it as I did when I was here before. This time I added the wild ginseng into the soup- 22,000 won. Super tasty. My only problem is getting here, today I remembered...More

Thank Hazelmenon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having come from a metropolitan city with endless choices of food, I’ve had my fair share of ginseng chicken soup. But none can compare to just how fantastic this pot of goodness gets. The broth is thick and flavourful, and the chicken meat has been...More

Thank unicon95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were ordering 1 bowl of the simple samgyetang (about 16,000 krw) and the seafood pancake (about 14,000 krw) and also 1 bottle of Kloud beer (5,000krw) for 2 people. I actually was more impressed with the pancake than the Samgyetang, so I definitely recommend...More

Thank Linh D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the black chicken & white ginseng chicken soup/broth. Yeah it tastes pretty good I gotta say. Not as punchy as one would hope (its a broth) but definitely tastes pretty hearty. The chicken is soft, and interestingly, the chicken is stuffed with glutinous...More

Thank Wolfain
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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Response from davidchoo | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can choose vegetarian dishes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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