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Tosokchon

#41 of 12,825 Restaurants in Seoul
#46 of 13,859 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
Today
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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  • 102
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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
authentic korean ginseng soup

The service was good despite the crowded visitor. the auntie that served us was nice eventhough she doesn't speak english. the food served fast and taste good, really refreshing and taste healthy, i can taste the freshness of the food. in korea, they ussualy give free flow water and free side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Astarimartha
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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748 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I have tried different ginseng chicken soup at various restaurants but this is the best so far. The restaurant is very authentic with a guide at the entrance wearing the Korean traditional costume and you will be brought to your own 'room' whereby you have to take off your shoes and sit down at a low table. Each of our... More 

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Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the restaurant in the late afternoon upon recommendations from trip advisor & various travel blogs. It was still early for dinner hence there were ample seats. The service staff were conversant in Mandarin & basic English. Menus are available in these 2 languages as well thus it was easy for tourists. Food was served within 10 minutes of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We got two different types of chicken and ginseng soup, seafood pancake and roasted chicken. All really good!!! It was particularly good because it was cold that day. The kimchi was really good too. It was our family's favorite restaurant in Seoul!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The service was good despite the crowded visitor. the auntie that served us was nice eventhough she doesn't speak english. the food served fast and taste good, really refreshing and taste healthy, i can taste the freshness of the food. in korea, they ussualy give free flow water and free side dishes.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Simply delicious, although the price its a-bit costly (KRW 15000 = RM50++ per person) but worth a try.. you can't find that rich and strong ginseng taste in Malaysia.

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Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

i went there at 4pm and there was no queue at all and the restaurant was semi empty. the service level is so-so, it may be because of the language issue. the front desk just simply directed us "go straight and turn right", then we saw some seats available. although we were a bit confused, we still tried to serve... More 

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San Francisco, California
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83 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Don't be discouraged by the long line that wraps around the building, it moves quite fast. We got in within 20 minutes or so (during which time kept busy by shopping at the nearby beauty stores). The line seemed to consist of mostly Chinese tourists. Once inside, you'll find how large the restaurant is. Tables share the condiments on the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The ginseng chicken soup is by far with the most ingredients. The best of the menu is of course the most expensive item. Try the basic one will also complete ur Korean experience. The pancake is not really fantastic, can give it a miss. I love the ginseng extract that comes with the soup, rem to mix well into it!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The ginseng checken soup is milder than most but it's still very tasty and subtle. We were there rather late and the staff were anxious to pack up to go home but they were still friendly and helpful. Nice building housing the restaurant.

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?