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Samcheonggak Dawon

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3, Daesagwan-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02822, South Korea
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+82 2-765-3700
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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355 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Attended a friend's wedding event that was done the traditional Korean way. It was a beautiful setting, with traditional clothes, ceremony, etc. The service was impeccable and when it rained, the staff adjusted accordingly. Food was good too.

Thank Yjyj2
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Was wondering as to why someone wrote a negative review ., so I ask my Korean Friend Professor Eugene presently with Tanzania University & he gave me this address . Restuarant is located up in the hills so on approaching see if you can spot the defensive wall embankment which was build in the Josen era . Ordered Abalone &... More 

1 Thank calvinchan
Kuala Lumpur
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

if you are looking for a dining experience, try this restaurant. It is not just for the food, but a destination. Personally, I recommend arriving earlier and taking a walk in the garden and enjoying the views before dining, or before it gets dark. So don't rush through. The food is not fantastic, but still pretty good and of wide... More 

Thank dogtrek
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

I was looking forward to enjoying some delicate Korean cuisine amidst mountain views given the restaurant's popularity and location. Ordered the Dongbaek Sura lunch set which I regretted so much - worst Korean food I've ever had especially given the price! The Korean ribeye steak came in a tiny portion and was way too chewy and tough. Same goes for... More 

1 Thank valkw
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305 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Perched on a hill with some great views this restaurant is worth a visit as it gives you the full traditional koean atmosphere and taste from the word go. The building is really traditional and would not look out of place in a korean royal palace compound. The rooms have tatami style seating around a low table though you can... More 

Thank Idris A
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by an Australian who lived in Seoul for several years. We took a taxi there as the restaurant is in the hills. The drive there was approximately 45mins from Gangnam area and was a wonderful scenic drive in some of the expensive real estate areas. The restaurant is situated in expansive grounds that would... More 

Thank Possum007
Bellevue WA
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

This restaurant is fairly difficult to access (many rocky steps and would not be suitable for a wheelchair-bound person). That being said, once you reach there, it's pure magic! Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the building looks like a part of the Gyeongbokgung Palace complex. Your experience begins outside, where you swap your shoes for slippers (one of the staff moves... More 

2 Thank LoveToTravel1962
Belfort, France
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221 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

Settled at the very end / top of Samcheong-dong-gil, great surrounding nature will be charming your mind before finally reaching Samcheonggak temple and associated restaurant. Once in, you'll appreciate cosy environment but main remembrance will be that dozen of small Korean fusion dishes, tasting great, well presented but coming too quick each one after another. Very nice experience all in... More 

Thank Mathieu B
Madison, Wisconsin
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246 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

I dined here with a large group. This is one of several locations that provide a traditional Korean experience that combines traditional staged performances with multi-course Korean meal. The complex is large with a traditional architecture and a garden-like setting. As I had been to similar venue before I did not find it as interesting as a first timer might.... More 

Thank Loki_and_Odin
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014 via mobile

Brought my husband here for his birthday dinner as it was recommended by a Korean friend. As it was our first trip to Korea, we were amazed at the awesome food that was served. Service was fast as they make sure we always have food on our table. Would recommend this place to someone who wants to celebrate a special... More 

1 Thank norinang

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Korean, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3, Daesagwan-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02822, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul
  • Phone Number: +82 2-765-3700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?