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MyeongDong NANTA Theatre

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Myeongdong / Namdaemun
As featured in The Best of Seoul and 2 other guides
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Address: 3F UNESCO Bldg., Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 8227398288
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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

"A talented troupe of Korean performers treats Cookin' audience to a...

"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.

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cute little comedy show

This one's cute, it's a good laugh and a little bit of Korean culture learned. you can get tickets online for 20%off, and vip tickets won't cost much more than regular tickets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This one's cute, it's a good laugh and a little bit of Korean culture learned. you can get tickets online for 20%off, and vip tickets won't cost much more than regular tickets, that said, the theatre is very small so no big difference between seats...they will throw things at times at you but no worries you won't get hurt, and... More 

Thank Kibiibss
New Delhi, India
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The show is entertaining, and you don't need to speak Korean to understand it. This is particularly good for children.

Thank cheribokern
South Korea
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the Nanta show with my family! Excelent performance by actors. You do not need to speak korean to understand the show

Thank glust
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interactive, funny, and keeps your interest. The staff did an excellent performance. I originally thought ticket prices were too much but after seeing the show you can tell how much dedication and practice the actors must do to have a flawless and perfectly timed performance is.

Thank Melanie L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The show lasts around an hour and a half and some parts are really well done. The performers are talented. At times, the script is so and so but overall it is entertaining and fun. A bit pricey though. No need to book beforehand on internet (I tried and failed, the site did not seem to work properly for reservations).

Thank Seasondtraveller
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

You can take pictures, but after the show is over w/ the actors on stage. I found it a pretty good and funny show. It's basically a cooking show where a cook has to make a course meal and gets help from 3 other cooks. They make gags and do stunts in order to entertain the audience. There's even a... More 

Thank Alex F
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This was our first Seoul attraction after we checked in to our hotel and set the stage for an excellent short break! A great show for the family with audience participation and very funny. My kids had a great laugh. Thoroughly recommended for a night out in Seoul!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

I watched this show because it got such high reviews online, but it was just okay for me. It was funny, but not that funny actually. All you can see is some people cut the vegetables, dancing and make some body gags. If you really wanna watch this show, make sure you book online and choose morning shows because it... More 

Thank Nila S
Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Brought my kids aged 12 and 8 to see the show and we all had a great time! The actors were very funny. There are a lot of audience participation as well. The highlight? My husband was called up the stage! Highly recommended for those people who want a few good laughs!

Thank Princess-Ong C
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We are going with a 3 year olds boy, have worried my boy will be crying because of the darkness and the noise.. but surprisingly, my boy loves it so much, he crapped and laughed so much during the show, and even now after a week, he still remembers those funny chefs! I think it is a very good show... More 

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