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) #158 of 120,918 Restaurants in Seoul €€ - €€€ Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly
14, Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-735-0312
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fixed menu” (3 reviews)
“rice cakes” (2 reviews)
“kimchi” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
14, Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I have absolutely no idea what half the roots and leaves are in the lunch set menu, but they were all delicious and beautifully presented. An oasis of calm in the hustle and bustle of Insadong!

Thank Moinoniin
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this beautiful restaurant! The decor and ambience was just so peaceful and our lunch was a great experience. They serve a set menu at lunch and dinner, lots of yummy vegan food but we couldn't get through it all.

Thank Travel B
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We went there right after we checked in the first night we landed Seoul. Even if my friend lived in Seoul before and knows Korean, it took us some time to find it in the alley of Insadong. We booked the dinner section and there...More

Thank 692kerryc
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

A very lovely restaurant with nice ambience that is tucked away in a small corner of Insa-dong. They play chanting music in the background. You can choose to sit on floor or table with chairs.They have lunch at 33,000 won each pax and dinner at...More

Thank Samantha K
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Vegan restaurant, temple food. Enjoyed not needing to enquire about ingredients, just relax sit back and eat anything they put on the table. Also they did a show which was lovely.

Thank MissMagdalen
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Totally Vegan Must Visit place. Food was well thought out, everything is so pretty and yummy, despite you'll wonder how the heck they make kimchi without fish sauce?? Surprisingly delicious, couple with korean tradition music and dance, it definitely is an eye-opener.

Thank Wittynam3
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I am Korean, but live abroad. I was in Seoul for a few days so went to Sanchon with cousins who live in Seoul. I was excited to try Korean vegetarian so my cousins were willing to try Sanchon. The decor was all over the...More

2  Thank Roaming R
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Second visit to this place. Loved the temple style vegetarian food. Food are prepared with minimal sauces so if you are someone who likes strong flavour you will find it quite bland. tasteMany varieties of mountain & wild vegetables I have never seen or tried...More

Thank Rachel_PRL
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Sitting down to a meal in Sanchon means allowing yourself to unlearn many things about anything you've tried before. Whether its Korean or another type of cuisine, Sanchon came up with many moments of beauty throughout my meal there. First of all, you need to...More

Thank lujoya
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is temple food. Foreigners will not know what most of the item are but that's 1/2 the fun. not cheap.

Thank Jason B
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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Is this a place you can take a baby?
16 May 2015|
Response from Marietta F | Reviewed this property |
It's just a normal restaurant with the special cuisine so babies should be welcomed as well. Only thing is easy to miss the turning, you have to go inside one of the side alleys and the restaurant is located right at the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14, Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Insadong
  • Neighbourhood: Insadong
  • Phone Number: +82 2-735-0312
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