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The Flying Pan Blue

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Itaewon
American, Sandwiches, International, Delicatessen
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123-7 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
02-793-5285
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chocolate Pancakes

This is a small venue with a lot of character. I dropped by with two other folks for breakfast, and I ordered the chocolate pancakes. If you're a fan of chocolate, this dish is for you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Amarillo, Texas
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite places in Seoul for brunch, delicious eggs benedict, waffles, pancakes etc. Small and cozy place, great for a casual way to start the day.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a small venue with a lot of character. I dropped by with two other folks for breakfast, and I ordered the chocolate pancakes. If you're a fan of chocolate, this dish is for you.

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Seoul, South Korea
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I kicked myself all the way home. I cannot believe it took us over a year of walking by this restaurant to finally try it out. The menu was bigger than I expected. My wife ended up getting a salmon plate with pouched egg and avocado. I on the other hand had to try the pancakes. Both plates were delicious.... More 

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toronto
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

After yearssss in Seoul, this was one place my friends and I returned to time and time again. My go to is their grilled veggie sandwich. Heavenly! A little pricey, but Not compared to foreign food restaurants in Seoul. Their home made soups are great too. They have nice eggs Benedict and delightful pancake dishes we often shared as dessert!... More 

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The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Was here three times last week and it is a fantastic place to eat. They serve only Brunh, but they do that all day long and what they serve is great! The presentation of the food is fantastic! Every dish is a candy for the eye. And the taste is great with nicely balanced flavoures. It is not cheap, but... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Im torn between 4 and 5 in this rating. One one hand the food was great as were the friendly staff and the atmosphere. On the other hand - whats the point in naking a reservation if they give away your table anyway!? We ate the pancakes with walnut and figs and ricotta, the flying pan benedict with hummus instead... More 

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Busan, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Not bad, just not as great as reviews make out. Got the Itaewon Breakfast with an extra sausage. Took almost 20 mins to arrive on a relatively quiet morning. Sausage was plasticy. Hummus was delicious though, I will admit that. Overall, underwhelming for the price/reviews.

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It's one of the few brunch places in the neighborhood. Their pancakes and omelets are huge - super American size (bigger than ihop)- but they also aim to go big on your tastebuds using heavy butter (in eggs) and syrup.

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Went here half of March, and it is just good here. Atmosphere is great, so is the service. Food was a little sweet, the Grapefruit and something drink was great! It is not cheap, but totally worth going here for a relaxing good Brunch.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It's been awhile since my trip to Seoul, but Trip Advisor suggested I review this place, so I am. I had the berry french toast (or pancakes??) and I remember hubby had something with a middle-eastern flair. It was all fantastic! Kinda pricey, but so good. It's tucked away from the busy road a bit in a cute location. I... More 

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Address: 123-7 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-793-5285
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, International, Delicatessen

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123-7 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
  • Neighborhood: Itaewon
  • Phone Number: 02-793-5285

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, International, Delicatessen

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Neighborhood Profile
Itaewon
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.
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