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Tosokchon

85-1 Chebu-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, South Korea
02-737-7444
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Ranked #29 of 12,718 restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian, Korean
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There are indeed many other restaurants in the same area selling Korean Ginseng Chicken and we came here mainly due to its fame. Service was fast and there was unlimited supply of Kimchi on each table. The soup was quite thick compared to what we had before, and it was not salty at all. Besides this signature dish, other choices... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The soup was flavourful and one portion was enough for 2 but the service lady did not allow us to share the chicken claiming it was too small and we have to order 2 bowls.

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Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Was anxious to try this highly rated chicken ginseng soup but it ended up in disappointment. Ordered a normal n a stronger taste soup. We were given a small container with ginseng roots. We assumed that was meant to be add on for the stronger taste together with the little cup of ginseng wine. Frankly, with all that added n... More

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Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

The soup does not gives a strong taste of ginseng... Slightly overated with the price they are charging... The staff there are not so friendly... Not really enjoy dining in there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Queues snake really long during offical meal times (abt 12pm and abt 5pm). Personally, I'm not a huge fan of Samgyetang but it was the 1st trip for my folks. Ordered 2 samgyetang, 1 Ttongdak (Grilled Chicken) and 1 Seafood pancake. Samgyetang was good, better then those i have eaten elsewhere before. The Ttongdak was fantastic!!! Skin was grilled till... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Everyone told us that we must pay a visit to this place, so we did. The food is delicious and it lives up to the expectations as we were told. However, the service is terrible and giving us a really unpleasant dining experience. We were ushered to our seat but the server that came to our table gave us an... More

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Bangkok
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427 reviews 427 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Tosokchon sells pretty much one thing - Samgyetang. It is a famous restaurant in Seoul that specializes in this herbal chicken soup. It is one of the rare places outside of Thailand that I return to again and again whenever I am in Seoul. For me, It is that good. The restaurant is located near Gyeongbokgung Palace so it is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Must avoid lunch and dinner hours. The place is big. The chicken was tender and I love the soup. Their raddish kimchi was the best I've tried. Will come back again~

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Sydney
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Very long queue but as reviewers have said moves very fast as the restaurant seats 420. The chicken ginseng soup was pretty good and worth a visit if it is your thing

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Chicken was tender, service was fast, but soup slightly bland, didn't taste too much of the ginseng too. However they provided a small cup of ginseng wine for you to add in for more flavour. Would not specially pay a visit here again.

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