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Tosokchon

#39 of 12,777 Restaurants in Seoul
#43 of 13,802 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, 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
Savory and amazing comfort food

Suspicious as this down to earth place is in all the tourist guides. It was wonderful. I ordered the special black chicken with extra ginseng. Well made and just so well flavored. DEFINITELY TRY.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Suspicious as this down to earth place is in all the tourist guides. It was wonderful. I ordered the special black chicken with extra ginseng. Well made and just so well flavored. DEFINITELY TRY.

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Each bowl of ginseng chicken was 15,000 won and we were able to share. After slurping up every bit of the dish, we wish we were hungrier when we arrived (ate too much street food) and ordered one each for ourselves! Service was very pleasant too.

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33 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We love ginseng chicken soups & have tried few places since arriving here. We have heard about this well known place & decided to give it a try. After a not so long wait, we ordered both the original & black versions. Somehow ,the black chicken don't taste as good as the original. The pancakes were so so. Our verdict?... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The samgyetang here definitely lives up to its hype. We reached the shop at 1pm+ and there was a queue all the way past the building. Fortunately, the building is quite big, turn-around time was pretty fast. We got in about 15-20 minutes later. Other than the original samgyetang, there was a version that came with a small bottle of... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is my second time back to this restaurant. This time round queue was long. Seems like more and more people know about this place. Famous for ginseng chicken soup and it did not disappoint. While some people say the soup is bland, there is salt placed on the table for you to adjust according to your taste. The soup... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It was a long queue no doubt but it also cleared rather quickly when I was there. Compared to the one I had in Myeongdong that had been touted as traditional, this pot was amazingly flavourful with a rich broth to boot! It was a great decision to have our lunch there after a visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace which is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We arrived and almost got discouraged by the long line. Having traveled over 6 hours by air, waiting another hour was worthwhile. The lines fortunately moved quickly and we had our lunch in about 20 minutes. Service was quite fast. They had less than 10 items in the menu. They are known for the Ginseng Chicken stuffed with rice and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The gingsen chicken soup is not that fantastic, I believed there are other restaurants are much better than Tosokchon.

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Long queue at the door but the waiting time wasn't long. Ordered the normal ginseng chicken soup and the seafood pancake. The chicken soup was really good but the pancake was mediocre and a little too oily for my liking. Very crowded place and we were given a traditional seat whereby we had to sit on the floor. This could... More 

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Shanghai, China
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

my friends wanted to eat here, so we came early at about 10.30am to grab a place. It was quite full already by then. Good soup & chicken, chicken's cavity was stuffed with glutinuous rice, dates & ginseng. Will come back for the food. Service is limited as the staff is mostly hoarding people to their tables and putting pots... More 

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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: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?