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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
German, Central European, Swiss, European
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7, Yulgok-ro 2-gil, Jongno-gu | 1F Somerset Palace Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
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+82 2-722-5622
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Pros - Authentic German sausages - Elegant atmosphere - good food - nice terrace for warm evening - prompt service Con - pricy If you are from Germany or near there, it would be speechless to see that you have to pay nearly ten times more money to get the curry sausage. But remember, this place is a luxurious foreign... More 

Thank Thomboy
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

The food here was good and the portion sizes were in concert with what I'm used to in the US. That said, it was enough for my son and I to share.

Thank Jil R
Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

It was dead as a door nail. We were the only 2 people there. Food was great but the price for 2 simple German meals was not worth it. We made the mistake and ordered and stayed. Had our hearts set on eating German and thus paid the price. Afterthought is that we could have had 3 meals locally elsewhere... More 

Thank M L
Sugar Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

My husband and I had some time to kill before leaving for the airport so we stopped in. We got a couple beers which were good. We thought about ordering food, but it was too expensive for us. Soup was $15.

Thank Beth K
Seoul, South Korea
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135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We have been here a few times for a beer and once for food. Good German beers and food in a lovely setting, a bit pricey but good for a treat.

Thank ShellywUK
Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

We came here for lunch and had excellent schnitzel. The wine list is not extensive but the bottle we had was terrific. Nice patio to sit outside on a lane to a quiet street. Service was fine.

Thank Joanna D
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Excellent german food. The menu contains all of german food known. Schnitzel, Haxe, Currywurst, Schweinebraten.... Sauerkraut, Bratkartoffeln. For those who miss their german food or for those who love the german way of food. I honestly love this restaurant! And - a huge PLUS - german beer!!! Original! Only disadvantage - the staff does not understand german and/or (partly) english.... More 

Thank Matthias G
Boulder, Colorado
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73 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

If you don't mind overpriced food and drinks this place will suit you. A very pleasant place with very attentive staff Someone's idea of "German" food which is in fact palatable.

Thank juhaszj
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

For all veggie Indians nearby, who'd love a good draft beer, check out this place for really authentic fresh German beers. We stayed at sommerset for a year and I've been to this place many a times. Very friendly staff and old style wooden interiors and ambience. French fries are fresh and V good too, to go with beer of... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

Very expensive and almost worth it. Lots of interesting dishes here that Ive only had done well in Germany before, never getting those dishes right in Asia. The herring is good and the sausages very good but the star of the menu is the Haxe.

1 Thank Marc S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Central European, Swiss, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7, Yulgok-ro 2-gil, Jongno-gu | 1F Somerset Palace Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
  • Neighbourhood: Gwanghwamun / Jongno
  • Phone Number: +82 2-722-5622
  • This restaurant is at Somerset Palace Seoul

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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