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The Flying Pan Blue

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

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  • 32
    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
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Adelaide, Australia
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toronto
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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114 reviews 114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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.

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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.

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The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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.

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Tokyo
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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Seoul, South Korea
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270 reviews 270 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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Ulsan, South Korea
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Flying Pan Blue has a superb location down a few stairs from the street immediately to the right of the Hamilton Hotel in Itaewon, Seoul. This means it is steps from the Itaewon Metro exit in front of the Hamilton. It is a small and charming space. Full breakfast and gourmet coffee. A friend loved the waffles and another... More 

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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

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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.