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#36 of 3,553 Asian in Seoul
#48 of 26,499 Restaurants in Seoul
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Asian, Korean, Healthy, Soups
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Jongno-gu
0.3 miles from Gyeongbokgung Palace
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Reviewed April 18, 2020 via mobile

Definitely a restaurant that has a high tourist intake, but the food is good and the atmosphere is pretty cool. The ginseng liquor is a fun souvenir !

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2020

Options are available for traditional sit-on-floor or table and chairs arrangement. Tell the staff upfront if you want the latter or they'll look really annoyed with you. Heard so much about this place that I had high expectations but felt let-down. Just stick to the...signature ginseng chicken soup. Little difference in taste for the others. Food was good, but I couldn't understand the hype. We also ordered the Korean pancake which was also good but couldn't finish because portions were big. Worth a visit, go without expectations, and especially do not expect good service.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2020

We returned here for their ginseng chicken soup since our visit 3 years ago. Their ginseng chicken soup is flavourful and full of ingredients. They are generous in their ginseng. Come after 6.30pm for dinner to avoid the crowds and long queues.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

nice food that foreigners should try, good taste korean food compare with other dishes. location not far from gyeongbokgung palace, about 10 minutes walk.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

Never like Samgyetang but this was different. The chicken was soft, though a little dry, the soup wasn't too salty which was to our liking and the ginger wasn't those that were spicy but has more of sweetness in it. Everything just blends well together....I added a little ginger alcohol thingy that they gave but prefers it without. We were actually expecting better services since it was one of the "must-try Samgyetang" restaurants in the area. However, the staff could be friendlier and more patient with tourist like us who doesn't understand the ordering system. What's more, we do not understand korean.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

There are many places to go for this dish. I have tried to find a better one than this place, but honestly, as touristy as this place is...it actually is the best. Highly recommend! Get the black chicken soup! Super healthy and super delicious!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

Extremely rude service and pushy. Very impatient and no customer service at all. Other than the ginseng chicken soup is good given second thought will never patronize the shop despite all the acclaimed awards. The owner should reflect on his staff attitude and not all...travellers spoke mandarin are from mainland and given poor attitudes. For those travellers all the best if you do experience similar incidentMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

Came during winter Service was fast but pushy Malaysian's appetitie is smaller compared to Koreans. Thus we only ordered 2 bowls of Korean Chicken Ginseng Soup for sharing of 4. Luckily the waitress compromises our order of only 2 bowls as I know that we...have to order 1 bowl per person in Korea and stricly no sharing. Food wise : We thought it was only chicken and soup , the glutinous stuffed in the chicken brought us all to a surprise. The chicken was quite bland tho have to eat it with the salt provided. They provided i think it was suppose to be liquor but we didnt know whether to pour it into the soup or drink as it is. Price wise it was kinda higher than average. But there is always a 1st to everything **Do try it yourself and tell the tale as everyone has their own taste and preference :)More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 24, 2020

NEVER GO! The worst customer service ever. The servers rolled their eyes when I asked them for anything if not outright ignored me. The food was okay but couldn’t really trust that hygiene was up to par. They also pushed customers into getting one type...of dish for turnover by saying that the other takes longer. Extortion by definition. 18 dollar for a smallest chicken I’ve ever seen. I could of had the same for half the price somewhere else. Only went because my visiting friends wanted to but never going back again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020

Tried their famous chicken ginseng soup and it was super delicious. It will make you feel energized and full the wholebday once you finish a single serving. Its a must try especially during winter.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Yes, ask pls the concierge from your hotel
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Well, most visitors order at least a samgyetang each, and I really recommend that as it is indeed tasty. There are also other items on the menu but the samgyetang is the speciality here. So if you are ordering samgyetang... More
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The restaurant accepts credit cards. Unfortunately, the exchange rate to your home currency is not good. From my experience it is about 5% worse than cash exchange rate.
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