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The Flying Pan Blue

#90 of 120,263 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Itaewon
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123-7 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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02-793-5285
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for breakfast in Seoul and found Flying Pan Blue on an Internet search. The food was fantastic according to all. We had the open omelette, the French toast and eggs benedict. All the food was delicious and well presented. The portions were way too big for us though. The ambiance was nice but not amazing. Other food... More 

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Thank Dan V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a place a bit hidden (down in the basement). It's a breakfast place with decent offer. The portion is fairly big and looks great! Waiter spoke good English and was friendly. The food was tasty too. For a coffee + breakfast (no juice or coffee is included in the breakfast price, just a glass of tap water) you'll spend... More 

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place! We went for a late breakfast and we really pleased with everything. The ingredients were very high-end, looked beautiful, and tasted great. The atmosphere is fun and quirky.

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Thank fojane
Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Ate here with my wife and daughter this morning for brunch. First things first, the place is hard to find! It's in the basement of the building and doesn't have very prominent signage. Entry is from the street next to the Hamilton Hotel. The food was good, but lacked seasoning. I had the eggs and avocado with smoked salmon and... More 

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Thank MacintheROK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I love to swing by the Flying Pan Blue for brunch on the weekends. It's stylish and cosy and the portions are decent. I recommend the Eggs Benedict or the Chicken Avocado sandwich!

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Thank Carol F
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and presentation. Sure, the dishes are little bit pricey but the portion and quality makes up for it. Each dish that came out looked delicious. I ordered the Flying Pan breakfast (15,000 Won) which is stirfried mushroom, spinach, poached egg on toast with hummus on the side. The only downside is that the service is a bit slow,... More 

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Thank Jenny F
Harker Heights, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Bottom line: it was a tasty breakfast of American style food in Korea. We challenged the staff by ordering a variety of items on the menu. The presentation of all food was outstanding and wait staff hustled their butts off to get food to the table in a timely manner. The teenagers remarked, "food is Bueno". We had seven people... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The place is COLD if it is not well over 20 C outside. The prices are daily high compared to other, better places in same area and I did not care for their sandwiches, very sweet and soggy.

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Thank jkbbd
Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Everyone seems to rave about this place. It is ok but not fantastic. The menu is varied and caters for vegetarians but they do odd things like putting marmalade on the plate next to spinach and potato salad. The mushrooms are not very nice so I normally ask for my breakfast without. To be honest I find the enormous portions... More 

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Thank Kathryn S
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

The brunch here is great! They definitely top your meal with tons of delicious mushrooms and spinach :). You can get a hearty and healthy brunch and they aren't cheap with the toppings! Highly recommended :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123-7 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
  • Neighborhood: Itaewon
  • Phone Number: 02-793-5285

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Itaewon

Neighborhood Profile
Itaewon
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.
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