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Samcheonggak

330-115 Seongbuk-2dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
02-765-3700
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Ranked #93 of 384 Attractions in Seoul
4.0 of 5 stars 29 Reviews
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Established in 1972 as a special Korean saloon (“Kisaeng house”) for high ranks, this building now...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Established in 1972 as a special Korean saloon (“Kisaeng house”) for high ranks, this building now serves as a cultural place in Seongbuk-dong.

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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

There is a free shuttle to Samcheonggak, which we took from Gwanghwamun area at Gallery Hyundai stop. It's about 10 to 12 minutes bus ride to there. If you would like to dine at the restaurant for Korean course meal, do make a reservation. Since we didn't have any, our lunch was at the Dawon, the terrace where one could... More 

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Gais Schweiz
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

one of the best restaurants in seoul. here you get a great service and special food from korea. its one of the places that you have to go

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A nice quiet place out from the hustle and bustle of Seoul City. They have a hourly shuttle bus that pick people up from a couple of places in Seoul. ( Eg. About 20m from JONGGAK station exit no.5) We took the 10.16am bus from here. Lunch Set cost us about US$60 per head but it comes with good quality... More 

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We took friends here who were visiting so that they could experience the wonderful views and have a traditional Korean meal. Unluckily, the service was terrible - taking almost 2 1/2 hours to serve a multi-course lunch, not responding to service bells, having to ask twice for everything. On top of that, on of our guests ordered the beef rib... More 

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Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Took free shuttle from Insadong to restaurant.An oasis sitting a hill overlooking Seoul.Pricey but worth it for the experiences.Trad pagodas around the Korean restaurant. Also there is this Cafe sitting on a porch overlooking Seoul which we did not try. I saw free car parking there though I did not drive

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This is a place with restaurants offering good food at premium price. Apparently, this place is patronized by mainly well-dressed people, so please wear something more presentable too, so that you will not feel out of place. We had a multiple course lunch at the Samcheonggak Restaurant for 2 persons (and yes, the lunch menu required for a minimum 2... More 

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서울특별시, 대한민국
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173 reviews 173 reviews
114 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Expensive but worth it if you have big stomach. this restaurant used to be used for presidential/political treat purpose only. It was secret place for the public for a long time. Recently it is privatised and we can also enjoy nice food and scenery at the garden. this restaurant is surrounded by the moutain/old fortress. That produce also nice night... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

i lived in korea for 2 years, ate at a lot of traditional korean restaurant and tried lot of delicious and amazing korean dishes through those 2 years. However, samcheonggak wasn't one of those nice traditional restaurants. Food is good but nothing is amazing or spectacular. Moreover this is more like a korean european fusion were dishes are microscopic and... More 

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Sydney
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2011

Got the free shuttle bus outside Kyobo bookstore in Gwanghwamun. The restaurant has nice a modern deco. The service was really good. We ordered "Dongbaek Sura" - cost around KRW 61,000 inc tax. They brought a menu to us - written "A dining table prepared with sincerity for you someone special" - how nice. There were 9 courses including dessert.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

4 of us had lunch there and I can't praise this place enough. The food tasted delicious and looked exquisite. The service was flawless. The setting alone is worth the price. We paid $160 (no beverage other than the tea) and felt money well-spent. Definitely my top recommendation for an authentic Korean meal. After lunch, we wondered around the beatuful... More 

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