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Tosokchon Samgyetang

#11 of 119,690 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
As featured in 3 Days in Seoul and 1 other guide
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5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03041, South Korea
Name/address in local language
+82 2-737-7444
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been wanted to try the ginseng chicken for a long time. researched online and found out this is the most popular one. upon entering the restaurant, I realised there are 2 different seating area, and i personally believe one side is for locals, and the other side is from foreigners. tried the ginseng chicken soup and seafood pancake. Both tasted... More 

Thank Yodo86
Level Contributor
48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there for lunch after a visit to the Gyeongbokgung palace. The restaurant is easily located along a side street and the traditional Korean architecture stands out from the rest of the other buildings. Since it was lunch time, it was crowded but the staff were very efficient in getting you a table without waiting too long. The menu... More 

Thank mwen97
Singapore, Singapore
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a big guy and I found the communal seating arrangement hard, and uncomfortable. They have both 'table seating' and 'floor seating' options, however, be expected to wait in a long line outside before entering, then taking your shoes off before being seated. Appreciate so far it reads negatively, but I wasn't expecting what was to come.... Ginsing Chicken (I... More 

Thank SmokeyDJ
Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to find the restaurant, just walking distance from the subway station. We took lunch and found the restaurant was very full, we need to queue for a while. The portion is big enough for a family with 1 child as we order the classic samgyetang and 1 roasted chicken. The samgyetang served with tea, ginseng liqueur and all complimentary... More 

Thank vryanti2002
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had triad the signature one KRW29,000 x 1 for two of us to share. The table next to us - 4 persons ordered 2 of the Samgyetang - heard the female staff has been grumbling to each other in Chinese - saying that just ordered 2 sets for 4 persons' consumption. I think it was very unprofessional to say... More 

Thank 2jaem
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The samgyetang was good and I personally like the black chicken samgyetang once u add in the ginseng wine the soup taste sweet loving it . But for me the grill chicken was super dry which i don't really like it . How to get there Address: 5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul Getting there: Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3),... More 

Thank shidong85
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great. I think the place has the best kimchi I ate in Korea. Service was also very fast. Only thing is that the place is very popular with tourists so there is usually quite a long queue outside. But the queue moves quite fast. I waited for only about 20 minutes to get a seat inside.

Thank Vanessa L
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about long wait lines, and so we ate a really light breakfast and got there a little before 11. It really is a destination restaurant. There was a crowd filling fast. They have a well oiled system. We were prompted to follow servers in traditional hambouk, and told us to go sit in the rooms in back. Our... More 

Thank Marcyne
Singapore, Singapore
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to sit on the floor to eat just like in their local K dramas. Had the white & black ginseng chicken. That's their signature dish. I find it to be a little blend but at least must try once.

Thank FYLP2202
Medan, Indonesia
Level Contributor
106 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The samgyetang is definitely delicious. A must try in Korea The service was kinda rude thou. Imho, they seated their customer based on their assumption on the nationality. While in Korea, most people think that I speak Mandarin while I'm not. They seated me on Chinese section. When the waiters found out that I don't speak Mandarin, she seems inpatient... More 

Thank MKartini

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Korean, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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