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Tosokchon Samgyetang

5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03041, South Korea
+82 2-737-7444
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brick chicken” (147 reviews)
“pajeon” (25 reviews)
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Asian, Korean, Soups
$$ - $$$
5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03041, South Korea
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Reviewed today

This restaurant is a bit touristic but is still worth a visit as the traditional ginseng and chiken soup was simply delicious and the service was impeccable! They are used to receiving tourists, which makes the place easy to visit and they own english menus.......More

Thank Baldaquin
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having seen so much reviews, blogs, blogs about this place, we were really disappointed about the quality of the food here. We can get better quality back home in food courts so that shows how much we enjoy ourselves here. Of course it didn’t help...More

Thank Khiam Yeong H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for a place to sit down, eat and enjoy your meal, this is definitely not one place to go. The ginseng chicken soup is overrated. Staff is unfriendly and rude. When we asked for top up of drink, they shouted back...More

Thank Agnes A
Reviewed 2 days ago

The special soup was surprisingly tasty. This is a great place in a historical area of Seoul where old houses where the elites used to live have been preserved, with a great view of the city. Tasty and flavourful ginseng chicken soup which is a...More

Thank 399antoinek
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I don't know why many people expect Korean ginseng chicken soup to be more tasty and flavorful. Especially Asians who preferred their food to have stronger taste. If that's the case, just add salt and pepper which are available on the table. So Imo, this...More

Thank Denise K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ginseng chicken soup "samgyetang" is one of the "must try" Korean dishes. One positive trait is that it's a good meal for those who can't take spicy food. It's especially nice in winter when the weather is freezing: the soup comes boiling on the table...More

Thank AndreNothomb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Will give a 5 star for this restaurant in terms of food. Like all korean restaurant the services are average! The ginseng wine, offered free, can also be poured into the soup to enhance the taste! The best ginseng chicken I had tasted!

Thank mcleeSingapore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ginseng chicken and seafood pajeon were delicious! If you aren’t big eaters, a bowl is filling enough for two. I prefer the original ginseng chicken as compared to the black version. Prices are reasonable. There is a long queue during lunch time but the...More

Thank JacquelineMa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Tosokchon at ~12pm (approx 10mins+ walk from Gwanghwamun Palace or 5mins walk from Gyeongbokgung station) Lucky there was little queue with almost no waiting time even tho weekend. We ordered 1 Ginseng chicken with ginseng and 1 seafood pancake -portion is enough for...More

Thank shudduplar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there around 1pm+ on a Thursday afternoon. Line was moving quickly, barely waited 10-15 mins. We had to signature samgyetang + the seafood pancake. Word of caution, the waiter put a small container of dry ginseng on our table, and promptly added it into...More

Thank becksangel7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03041, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul
  • Phone Number: +82 2-737-7444
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