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Tosokchon

#44 of 13,036 Restaurants in Seoul
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Asian, Korean
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Famous but quite average.

Long lines but wait times are quite short. This restaurant is quite large, made up of lots of little rooms. 15000 won gets you tea, all you can eat kimchi and pickled daikon plus a basic gingseng chicken. Portions are filling however I didn't get a piece of ginseng but my partner did. Overall... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Alan T
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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682 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Long lines but wait times are quite short. This restaurant is quite large, made up of lots of little rooms. 15000 won gets you tea, all you can eat kimchi and pickled daikon plus a basic gingseng chicken. Portions are filling however I didn't get a piece of ginseng but my partner did. Overall it's ok, it's good if you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

IT's amazing. Try not to go during lunch / dinner time as I queued for 20 mins. It's a MUST TRY in Korea

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I ordered white chicken ginseng soup (there is an option for black chicken which is more expensive). Hot tea is include and refillable. The broth was rich and the chicken is very tender but not breaking apart. I added the half cup of ginseng wine (include in the menu) to give a kick of taste. The radish kimchi is fresh... More 

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Singapore
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12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Came about 11 + am to avoid the queue. Itis comfort food on a rainy day but too bland for our liking.Shot glass of Ginseng wine helped a little. Chicken is fresh, comes with glutinous rice and that's pretty much it. Will not come back as we felt it was overrated.

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Singapore, Singapore
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98 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Glad there was no queue when we got there! We were given tables that you'll need to remove your shoes; a hassle during winter season when you're wearing boots. The entire place look like a hanok! The ginseng chicken was delicious, but a bit bland; there are salt and pepper shakers on the table for customers to add.

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Makati, Philippines
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Pros: a) food is good; b) service is prompt; c) the resto interiors are unique, feels like dining inside a traditional hanok. Con: a) toilet was very dirty; b) the food prep appeared to be unsanitary. I saw the food being placed on low lying open containers outside of the dining rooms prior to being served.

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Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Best samgyetang I have had. A nutritious meal which you can season according to your own taste by adding sea salt or salted fish paste. The ginseng wine smelled great so I poured the whole cup into the samgyetang. I felt dizzy after I finished the dish ^^"

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Seoul, South Korea
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Before the review, as an expert of Samgyetang my standard is much higher than ordinary people. Lately lot's of Chinese tourists flock to the restaurant so if you want a quiet meal it's not ideal spot. So the Samgyetang is stuffed chicken with ginseng and rice cooked in broth served in a soup bowl. The overall taste is above average,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Their Black Chicken Ginseng soup came with a milky broth that was bland, but it tasted really great after a generous amount of salt and pepper were added. I liked the glutinous rice that was stuffed in the chicken. One order can be shared by 2 people. Also, their Kimchi was the best I've tasted in Seoul.

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singapore
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28 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Expensive. Abt 15,000 krw for white chicken and 22,000 krw for black chicken. Went there at 11am, not much queue. We can go into the store. The seats are quite crap. People there knows how to speak chinese. The food is very filling with rice and ginseng inside the small chicken. Free flow of kimchi to take. Walking distance about... 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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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