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The Flying Pan Blue

#115 of 120,430 Restaurants in Seoul
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123-7 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank MacintheROK
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank Carol F
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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 

Thank Jenny F
Harker Heights, Texas
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 

Thank XVictorious
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank jkbbd
Seoul, South Korea
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank Kathryn S
Seoul, South Korea
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47 restaurant reviews
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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 :)

Thank Jennifer B
Yangsan, South Korea
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Holy. Cow. With items like cinnamon fig pancakes and pesto toast and poached egg, this breakfast/brunch spot has some swanky options as well and the traditional western ones. It is not to be missed. Down an alley off the main road, it is a bit difficult to find the small restaurant tucked down a few stairs. It opens at nine... More 

Thank Tricia H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

I wanted a place to have a quick breakfast and found this via trip advisor. I had the itaewon breakfast with an extra sausage and a latte. Good food, service very fast within 4 minutes of sitting at my table my latte arrived. Shortly after my breakfast. 20mins from sitting to finishing breakfast! (I was a little hungry) food was... More 

Thank James P
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

It's a hip little place w/ tables, eclectic decorations and funky music playing. I visited twice actually; once with some students who loved the pancakes and amount of food served. The other time was just my wife and I a few weeks later. The menu is varied and, as I mentioned before, was a hit w/ high school teenagers. Plus... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, International
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
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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