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.

The Flying Pan Blue

Neighborhood:
Itaewon
American, Sandwiches, Eclectic
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.
Get directions
123-7 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
02-793-5285
Add hours for The Flying Pan Blue and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 74 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Huge portions, extremely accommodating staff

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
M T
,
Adelaide, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Seoul, South Korea
Level Contributor
94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
toronto
Level Contributor
45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Netherlands
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Busan, South Korea
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seoul, South Korea
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
The Netherlands
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tokyo
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seoul, South Korea
Level Contributor
302 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

In our oppinion, this place is not what it used to be. First time we went, the veggies were fresh and lush. Which was not the case in our last visit: as they were mushy and not crunchy; the sandwich bread was soggy, and the avocado smoothie was all banana and no avocado. This was a disapointment since the prices... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

While everyone has a favorite Flying Pan location, I prefer Itaewon to Gangnam. And judging from the number of diners who visit on a regular basis, I am not alone! The menu appeals to the Western palate, to be sure, featuring a mouth-watering selection of brunch and lunch-type food. From crepes, waffles and omelets to soups du jour and fresh... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Flying Pan Blue also viewed

 

Been to The Flying Pan Blue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Flying Pan Blue

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

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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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, Eclectic

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Flying Pan Blue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Itaewon

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.