Korea House

Korea House, Seoul: Hours, Address, Korea House Reviews: 4/5

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Lucca
Hoi An, Vietnam14 contributions
Apr 2019 • Business
I went to Korea House several times with my clients on business trips. The reception team has been always very professional and friendly. Set in an historical building, the Korea House is serving an extensive set menu made of several dishes and kimchi (make sure you are hungry because this is like a fest). The show is nice, some acts are really well made.
Written January 29, 2020
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Hansyul
Korea1 contribution
May 2011
Hi! I'm HanSyul Yang from Korea. I'm writing this because I want to introduce Korea to you!!!
I'm fron Korean Tourism Senior High School so you can trust me! Korea is a small country however beautiful and strong country. If you travel to Korea you can see our beautiful palaces,houses and many many heritages which contains 50000000 years of history. Also you can see how Korea developed so well in short time. Koera is number one in IT industry. You will be amazed. You can also feel the sadness of our heartbreaking history of Japanese Ruling Era and Korean war. Also there are many beautiful places to rest too. There are many beautiful mountains and beaches in Korea. You know Korean food is popular theseday. There are also exiciting themeparks too. Everland and Lotteworld is the most famous theme parks in Korea. Korean food is well-known for slow food which is really healty and its taste is also perfect. I recommend you to try Bibimbob, Bulgogi and Ddukboggi. These are what other foreighners told me so delicious. I'm not mentioning Kimch because it's the obvious thing you should try!!! To wrap up I'm deadly hoping you to come to our charming country Korea. Thank you.
Written May 28, 2011
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HonestCanuckian
0 contributions
Outstanding! Captivating! Moving! Unfortunately my friend didn't enjoy some of the traditional instruments. The drums were an exception as all listeners showed their appreciation with a thunderous applause. I, myself, thoroughly enjoyed every bit. If traditional arts is not your thing then don't go. This place offers an eclectic experience of traditional dance and music to all those with an openness to such arts.
Written June 17, 2012
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Continentalhooper
Brisbane, Australia47 contributions
Nov 2011 • Couples
Ok, this is another tourist trap. If you want to have a dinner that beats your local hospital food, this is the place to go. You can find much better food, at a reasonable price, in almost any local restaurant in Seoul. Korean food is fabulous and certainly this is not the best place to experience it.
Written November 21, 2011
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lilythes
Wittlich, Germany52 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
A friend stateside recommended we try the palace royal food experience. Only a few places in Seoul do it and this is one of them. Our hotel was close to this location and they made the reservation for us.
I write this review trying to be fair and honest. I wanted to love this and it was my fault for not really fully reading the other reviews and understanding what they were saying.
This experience was horrible. The service was so so at best, you are in this lovely traditional Korean house, yet the room we sat in felt like a cheap buffet lit with office lighting.
The staff didn't explain anything and most of the girls were cold and dismissive, with an exception of two. We were rushed into making a selection for our course and just chose one at a glance (happened to be the most expensive of course!)
Every single dish was basically horrible, not just bad but horrible. I don't know what palace food was like, but it lacked taste. Most of it was tasteless food that was not appetizing in any way. Yes the portions were small but I have had course meals before and been very satisfied.
My biggest issue was the experience could have been amazing if the staff explained the dishes, such as when they were prepared which dynasty etc. even if we weren't a fan of the food if we felt like it was a historical meal we would have been ok spending the insane money we spent.

It was insanely overpriced, and I am highly disappointed in the fact we just wasted over $200usd that could have been used for something worth while.

Save your money or go to the show and skip the meal at all costs. Please trust me.
Written May 8, 2017
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Jered C
Worcester, MA35 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Every time I travel with my wife we always spend one night watching cultural shows that represent the culture of the country we are visiting. In Seoul I think Korea House is the place. They offer different ticket options, like show and dinner, and dinner itself has different options, depending on the food you want to eat, or the kind of service you want to have, etc.... The show is a total representation of the old Korean cultures as shown through the evolution of their music and dance. The food...I don’t really like the food, but it’s worth it if you want to try culturally or historically sourced food, and the servers are wearing period Korean attires.
Written May 8, 2019
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chanwoo1985
Pyeongtaek, South Korea12 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
The show was nothing short of spectacular. My wife and I enjoyed every second of it. However, there were bunch of Chinese business type travelers showed up way late and spoiled the flow of the show. Additionally, they had the balls to walk around the theater with their cellphone flashlights on! So rude and inconsiderate. Once they sat down in the middle of the show while blinding everyone with their stupid flashlights, they began looking at their phone with their bright screens. It seems like everywhere you go in the world, Chinese tourists are rude and inconsiderate. They act as if the rules don't apply to them...
Written April 13, 2018
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chatthefoodie
Bangkok, Thailand583 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
Korea House was on my must-do list in Seoul. In hindsight, I should have just penciled in the show and forget the food. While the show at 20.00 hrs. was spectacular, colorful and excellent value for money, the ultra-expensive dinner was a major letdown.
We took a long walk from Myeongdong to get to the restaurant. Located on a side street from the main road, the restaurant is easily identifiable because it looked just like, well, a Korean house on a small slope. Once inside, you are greeted with a lady in traditional garb. Advance booking is essential especially for the show. We waited a bit then was shown to our table inside the vast and romantically illuminated compound. There were three set dinner menus to choose from and we decided on the cheapest one at W88,000 per person.
The first course was some Korean snacks laid out colorfully in a round wooden bowl which got my hopes up for a memorable meal. What followed was one disaster after another. Though there were some very interesting ones like pumpkin soup with abalone and deep-fried shitake mushrooms, I could not comprehend why the set was so ridiculously pricey. The dishes were mostly bland. Portions were very small. I would have been better grabbing something to eat at fast food joint in Myeongdong before getting here. Avoid having a meal here at all costs.
The performance, however, turned out to be a highlight of my trip. There were 9 shows in all, each showcasing a different set of artistic skills. There was a solo singer and beautiful fan dances, but the ones that were totally captivating were the four-person drum show and the ladies doing the standing large drum beats. Just seeing those two was enough of a great night for me. The performers were obviously seasoned professionals. The set was lovely and the mood lighting was spectacular. This is a truly unmissable show in Seoul, on a par with a Broadway musical in Times Square or West End play in London.
By all means take in the show at Korea House, but be sure to have a satisfying dinner somewhere else before it.
Written June 2, 2014
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Ryan S
1 contribution
May 2017 • Friends
My wife and I had our traditional Korean Wedding ceremony here and it was excellent... My family was blown away by the beautiful venue and amazing performances... Best part of the trip to Korea by far! Food was pretty good too.
Written July 9, 2017
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warren t
Manila, Philippines217 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
This is an easy place to go to via subway. Great garden. Should definitely go for the Show which starts at 630pm for about 1 hour. We had the Royal Traditional Menu and it was a disappointment. We booked 2 so called Royal Traditional Meal from two location so we can compare. And Korea House was bad in food quality, taste and service (rushed, makes me wonder if Royalty were that rushed in having their meals). The other place is Seokparang. No show but the food was really good.
Written December 26, 2015
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