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Gogung Insadong

) #40 of 120,944 Restaurants in Seoul $$ - $$$ Asian, Korean
38 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-300, South Korea
+82 2-776-3211
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good52%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“bibimbap” (53 reviews)
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Asian, Korean
$$ - $$$
38 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-300, South Korea
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant was easy to find. Just go in the main entrance (Insadong-gil) and take the stairs on your left going down to the basement. Although it was a busy Saturday lunch time, we were quickly seated. Menu is in English and Korean. The waitress...More

Thank divebunny1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was recommended to visit Gogung. Difficult place to find - in the basement of one of the buildings along the shopping street in Insadong. Bibimbap is good but chilli hot. Love the fried potato noodles and seafood pancake. Reassured me that Korean Food in Perth,...More

Thank patrick2042016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch there. Ordered set of three mains. Jeonju style bibimbap in a metal bowl ,dolsot bibimbap in hot stone bowl and Beef bulgogi in stone pot. One of the better bibimbap we have tried , the Chilli sauce made the difference. Beef bulgogi surprising...More

Thank aileen_cp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for lunch during a weekend trip in Seoul and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a good range in the menu including vegetarian options. Furthermore excellent service in cool surroundings mean Gogung Insadang is a superb place for authentic Korean bibimbap.

Thank Amit M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. Very good traditional Korean food, ample servings, helpful staff. The staff helped us figure out what our nut allergic family member could eat. I am wavering between 4 and 5 stars but the food was excellent and the location was...More

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We enjoyed our meal - in comparison to other restaurants in Seoul I would rate this as average/good. The atmosphere and service are average as well- we didn't find anything special about this experience.

Thank casadeboys
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We enjoyed our meal and the service was good. The hot stone bowl bibimbap was delicious and I didn't miss the meat I usually have in it. I didn't know the Korean word for it.

1  Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Delicious bibimbap in centric street of Seoul, reasonably priced. We were able to communicate with a bit of simple English. The restaurant is in the underground floor of a spiral shopping centre (can't remember the name), shown in my photos. Once you enter the mall,...More

Thank Antonio R
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I've been looking for some traditional bibimbap and found this place. I loved the food, had their specialite - bibimbap on the hot stone, it goes with a set of snacks (panchan). A bit hard to find. When you enter the skipping center, on the...More

Thank kopilashvili
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Without a doubt the best bibimbap I had in Seoul. The restaurant itself is a bit hard to find, since it is situated in the cellar of the Ssamziegil Mall. But after a bit of a search, you won't be disappointed. The bibimbap is truly...More

Thank CarolienBAC
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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27 March 2017|
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Response from Roberto C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, maybe 60-70 can have lunch at the restaurant, even more, but if they don't have any special room for events, they won't be in the same place, because the restaurant is divided in some areas.
Lina L
15 March 2017|
Response from Jillian H |
Hi Lina L Yes we had meat in our bibimbap, but a vegetarian version is available. We were there on a Monday night early (6.15pm) so it was quit but staff very helpful. One of our group spoke Korean so that may have... More
Sasha F
24 September 2015|
Response from Jungah Alex H |
I had lunch at this place today and saw a lady having lunch by herself. Definitely you can have a meal alone. Food was excellent!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-300, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Insadong
  • Neighbourhood: Insadong
  • Phone Number: +82 2-776-3211
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