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Tosokchon

#39 of 12,874 Restaurants in Seoul
#44 of 13,918 Places to Eat in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Asian, Korean
As featured in 3 Days in Seoul and 1 other guide
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85-1 Chebu-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, South Korea
02-737-7444
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Used to be legendary, but becomes ordinary

This restaurant serves chicken-soup called Samgyetang. This place became famous for Koreans because ex-president Moo-Hyun Roh enjoyed their food. I am sure the place was one of the best places to enjoy the chicken soup. However the quality of food becomes worse. It may be because too many tourists... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
KunwP
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Daejeon, South Korea
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Daejeon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant serves chicken-soup called Samgyetang. This place became famous for Koreans because ex-president Moo-Hyun Roh enjoyed their food. I am sure the place was one of the best places to enjoy the chicken soup. However the quality of food becomes worse. It may be because too many tourists visit the place. Nevertheless, their food still tastes good, and worth... More 

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Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Honestly my family of I don't find this ginseng chicken soup fantastic! I have tried better and cheaper ones. Too over rated already. I won't come back for sure.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Only if you are into ginseng chicken broth, this is the place for you. We were recommended to this place by the guesthouse owner, where we stayed at. It was indeed difficult to find because it is actually located along a small lane off the main road of Chebu-dong. We had Tosokchon Ogolgye Samgyetang (original ginseng black chicken) and Tosokchon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

korea is not just kimchi, bibimbap, bulgogi... the piece the resistance is in this soft boiled spring chicken with ginseng and rice stuffing. boiled and cooked ever so slowly to create a delicate yet flavorful dish. A definite dining experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had been looking forward to visiting and tasting their famous ginseng chicken soup after reading all the reviews. We spent an enjoyable afternoon strolling through Gyeongbokgung Palace and managed to see the changing of the guard ceremony as well, we had a late breakfast and saved ourselves for this meal. The restaurant was a bit difficult to find and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is my second visit to Tosokchon and just like my first visit, the queue was long. It took is about 30 minutes or so to get inside and seated, the only difference was that it was a sunny morning not rainy afternoon. The moment you enter the restaurant, it is like you are brought back in time with a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

We arrive at 11.15am on 27May and waltz right in to take the last seated table setting. The restaurant was completely full house by 11.30am. We requested for table setting as 3 members of our family were elderly and they ushered us in swiftly. The cutlery, wine and rice wine were served abruptly on the table. As it was our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

I like ginseng chicken soup. This is the second ginseng chicken soup I had in my trip. The first one was at Korea ginseng soup. I thought it is very tasty. Wait till this evening we went to Tosokchon Samgyetang ... It was simply the Best! They also provided us with a small bottle of ginseng powder to add to... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had long queue that day and its raining. But it's really worth the wait. We ordered their famous samgyetang (ginseng chicken) and pajeon (seafood pancake). The ginseng chicken was stuffed with glutinous rice, ginseng, red dates and chestnut and sunflower seed over it. A comfort food during cold weather. The seafood pancake is crispy on outside layer and loaded... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I am not a food critic, but I'm quite picky on food. I'm also a budget traveller and this price is actually quite high, but when I tasted the first bite, oh my... I totally forgotten that it costed me 15000 won or the fact that I had to join a long (but fast) queue or I was shivering outside... More 

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Additional Information about Tosokchon

Address: 85-1 Chebu-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-737-7444
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Asian, Korean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85-1 Chebu-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul
  • Phone Number: 02-737-7444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Korean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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