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The Flying Pan Blue

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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy but slow service.

5 friends went for brunch. Ploughmans lunch ~ very tasty but not enough cheese and the brie was not authentic. (Had to ask for butter) Itaewon breakfast good but needs bacon^^ Pancakes big and rich. Eggs with avocado and salmon was great as was the same dish but with ham instead. High quality... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Lesley S
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English first
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The perfect place for a good atmosphere to talk while listening to soft music in the background. It's a cozy place to spend time. It's very clean and staff was welcoming. I would suggest it for brunch as they have great menu. Fresh flowers also are my favorite.

Thank Ирина Ц
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had the Itaewon Breakfast and the Eggs Benedict (with Ham) and it was delicious to say the least. A bit on the pricey side but the portions are generous. Service was friendly but a little hard to communicate at times.

Thank Robert S
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

5 friends went for brunch. Ploughmans lunch ~ very tasty but not enough cheese and the brie was not authentic. (Had to ask for butter) Itaewon breakfast good but needs bacon^^ Pancakes big and rich. Eggs with avocado and salmon was great as was the same dish but with ham instead. High quality food and an extra surprise of complimentary... More 

Thank Lesley S
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

I don't know why I don't go more often. The food is delicious and although it isn't cheap, the serving size makes up for it.

Thank silveroses69
Hong Kong, China
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160 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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.

Thank GlobetrotterJ16
Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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.

Thank Butler C
Seoul, South Korea
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151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 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 

Thank Marc_and_Kim_Z
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

Thank beachgirl078
The Netherlands
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

Thank Knipoog
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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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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, International, Delicatessen


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Staying in Itaewon

Neighborhood Profile
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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