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Sinseon Seolnongtang Myeongdong

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2-2 Myeongdong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-701, South Korea
02-777-4531
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great for those cold Korean winter days!

I wanted to try seolangtang as I had seen it in numerous Kdramas. I lucked out and found this place on the way to Myeongdong Cathedral. The standard bowl is 7 dollars. The place gets very busy and it might be hard to get a table for large groups. As FYI, the place upstairs serves Sangyetang... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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San Francisco, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I wanted to try seolangtang as I had seen it in numerous Kdramas. I lucked out and found this place on the way to Myeongdong Cathedral. The standard bowl is 7 dollars. The place gets very busy and it might be hard to get a table for large groups. As FYI, the place upstairs serves Sangyetang (chicken in rice porridge)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The food was nice but the taste seemed similar between 2 soups I ordered. Could not find anything hot&spicy. Liked that water can be refilled and the atmosphere was quite comfortable.

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Bali, Indonesia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Coming here because of my Taiwanese friend refference . Infront of Royal Hotel Myeongdong , this place is not difficult to found. Almost full in dinner time . Being served by the waiters , you canl eat the kimchi in tables and drink tea with freeflow . The Ox bone beef soup are serving within 10 minutes even the restaurant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Something different from you usual Korean bone soup. It's light tasting and has a slight dairy aftertaste. Make sure you order the extra portion of beef, as the standard bowl has very little actual beef. The dumplings are surprisingly good. and actually compliments the whole experience well. the freeflow kimchi is also one of the better ones we had in... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Came here for lunch on my first day in Seoul, as my wife was shopping in Myeongdong. I have eaten seolnongtang a number of times before and found this place to serve a very typical version of the dish. The broth was OK, but kind of lacking in the flavor department compared to a few places I've eaten before; above... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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23 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The snow-white beef stock is great and it's a great break from deep-fried food and blow-your-head-off spiciness so common in Korea. But I kinda expect more beef in the soup rice... Other than that, I won't hesitate recommending it.

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Bangkok
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Seolnongtang (beef in white broth) was one of the foods I had my heart set on trying in Seoul, having missed it the last time I was there. Sinseon Seolnongtang in Myeongdong came highly recommended so I took several minutes walking around the area before stumbling upon it just as I was about to give up. The verdict: Just okay.... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

A lovely food to be enjoyed during cold weather, the fresh beef slices plus the milky soup is so yummy!

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Singapore, Singapore
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Soup that has been boiled with oxtail bones till milky and rich, with beef, tendon and other delicious additions, served with a bowl of white rice and a flavorsome garlic soya sauce for dipping. Add pepper and some of that sauce to the soup to spice it up a little. We shared pantried tofu and there was also kimchi omelette... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Visited the branch in hongdae area. It's quite crowded during lunch time. We ordered mandu seolnongtang and normal seolnongtang. The soup tasted a bit bland, so we add pepper and salt. But as we ate the soup with rice, it became tasty and enjoyable. I guess the texture of the rice which is a bit sticky help to absorb the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-2 Myeongdong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-701, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul
  • Phone Number: 02-777-4531

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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