We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

MyeongDong NANTA Theatre

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 3F UNESCO Bldg., Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-739-8288
Website
Today
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: "A talented troupe of Korean performers treats Cookin' audience to a taste...
"A talented troupe of Korean performers treats Cookin' audience to a taste of Culinary lunacy-sliced and diced to percussive perfection." - Playbill, Minetta Lane Theatre-NANTA premiered in 1997 and is the longest running show in Korean history. This electrifying 90-min show, on the comically-charged efforts of four cooks who are tasked with preparing an entire wedding banquet in just one hour, is one of Korea's most popular musicals of all time. Since its first performance, this world famous non-verbal performance made a record of 20% above full capacity at the theatre driving the largest number of audience in Korean history.
read more
Visit MyeongDong NANTA Theatre like an insider
$29*
and up

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,493 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 961
    Excellent
  • 372
    Very good
  • 122
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Great show!

The show was entertaining! Good family fun. The chefs were very talented with their cooking skills. Was easy to find in Myeong Dong.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
Haley N
,
Hilo, Hawaii
Add Photo Write a Review

1,493 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Hilo, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The show was entertaining! Good family fun. The chefs were very talented with their cooking skills. Was easy to find in Myeong Dong.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

While Cooking Nanta is regularly having their World Tour but of course there is nothing to compete than seeing it in its hometown. An all-family show you have to go when you are in Seoul, no need to understand Korean, they do not use words in the show anyway :-) A comic acrobatic cooking show will fill ypur afternoon or... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
41 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Have been here multiple times with different groups and you will never be bored. You don't have language barrier in the show and everybody can enjoy every minute of it. Do interact with the performers to have the best experience!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We watched the final show of the night, the show is funny and thats given but the actors and the actress are locking something. For 50000 Won (infront) 40000 (back) 70000 (center) is not quite worth it but the show is really funny though. But for the price is quite expensive for the show.. (The prices are based on walked-in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The show is super. There is no comedy, acrobatics, dance, music, audience participating, and a couple of magic tricks. The prices are about ₩50,000 to start depending on seat selection. Be advised there's a chance something may come from the stage like food. They have a rotating cast because of the high energy performances. The opening of the show starts... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I am not a huge fan of percussions, but this performance is totally enjoyable, the production is classy, and had huge doses of humour sprinkle throughout. Highly recommended for all. A definitely must see if you are in Korea

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The "Cookin Nanta" show was possibly the best part to my stay in Korea, since it was highly recommended by some friends and was really really close to our hotel we decided to give it a go. This was the best choice ever. The show was hilarious as I did not expect some of the events occurring during the show.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
South Korea
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is the third time I've seen this show and it just keeps getting better! The cast are hilarious, no Korean language skill is needed, it's interactive and it's a fun 75 minute show. Well worth the trip and a must see while in Seoul!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This show made my day and it was very funny. Fun for all the family credit to all the actors. Loved it! there was also some audience participation. Laughed a lot.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Quality. Had my wife and I laughing throughout the show. It is a type of drama that has little speech, but lots of action. Worth every penny going to watch this. Must watch!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed MyeongDong NANTA Theatre also viewed

 
Seoul, South Korea
 

Been to MyeongDong NANTA Theatre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from MyeongDong NANTA Theatre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Myeongdong / Namdaemun

Neighborhood Profile
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Arguably Seoul’s most famous neighborhood and undoubtedly one of its most popular, Myeongdong takes shopping and eating to new heights, with hundreds of shops, restaurants, and cafes all stacked on top of one another. The rise in popularity of Korean cosmetics, fashion, and more has made this area a must-see for visitors who come and marvel at Myeongdong’s often frenetic pace and energy. Lotte and Shinsaegae’s massive department stores are also popular draws for both Korean and luxury products. The department stores, just like Myeongdong’s streets, are crowded around the clock. Myeongdong’s many street food carts are also immensely popular for their inexpensive and quirky offerings (French-fry-encrusted corn dogs, anyone?). The neighborhood’s popularity, as well as its close proximity to other popular sights and neighborhoods, makes it one of Seoul’s most popular places to stay.