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14, Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-735-0312
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (4 reviews)
“tofu” (2 reviews)
“temple food” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll 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 127 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this place was amazing.. I have never tasted food like it! Beautiful, fresh delicate flavours . Not sure if it Would appeal to real carnivores though. The temple setting is beautiful. And the show gives an insight into Korean culture. I thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank visitor049
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The experience of this place was great and the staff was very helpful. The gentleman waiter spoke English well and tried to coach me through the menu. As a vegan, the options were very limited as I could only have the stir fried kimchi and...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I wish I could say I enjoyed my meal at Sanchon as I expected it to be based on the reviews on TripAdvisor but the food were bland and awful. Only good thing about it was the presentation. If you are not a Vegetarian, look...More

Thank Pinkfox101
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch here as a friend was vegetarian.Its a restaurant that's tucked in one of the side alleys of Insadong. If one was coming to Insadong from Anguk station then the restaurant is in one of the alleys after Ssamzigie( a 3 storey...More

Thank Angela5656
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This was so hard to find but worth it. Every visit to Seoul must include this place for me. The first time I went, I thought you had to choose something off the menu, no..it is a set menu and you get it all! Beautifully...More

Thank cameragirl555
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I went for the lunch and it was a set menu. Excellent presentation and the food was good. Service was also very good. Lot's of great vegan options on the menu.

Thank David Y
Reviewed 4 July 2017

You get an enthusiastic dance and drumming performance in an atmospheric hanok-ish interior. You also get some temple-style food. It's not bad food, and 45K is a plausible price for dinner and a show in a fun ambience. But if you're looking for really good...More

Thank chienandalou
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
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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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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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