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Nwijo

#6,775 of 119,685 Restaurants in Seoul
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Insadong
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84-13 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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+82 2-730-9301
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

I found this place by accident but it was phenomenal. I had a 9 course meal for 66,000 won out of a range of 27,500-88,000. Menu and various dishes on the photo. Service hurried but friendly.

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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016

I went here with 2 colleagues as the other reviews suggested it's suitable for vegetarians - maybe this has changed since then? When we arrived, we were placed in a quite unpleasant tiny room which had space for 1 table. The menu was very disappointing: All menus came with meat and seafood; same for the a la carte dishes. So... More 

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Hong Kong
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1,474 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 714 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2016

It makes a nice change to try something so traditional in such traditional surroundings. They serve lots of dishes, which as a visitor to Seoul, you've probably never come across. More root veggies than meat or fish which makes it very interesting.

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bruxelles
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Travelling solo, was treated to a room to myself, extremely friendly staff (given the lunch menu as I expressed that the dinner menu was too copious for me), and one of the best meals I had in Korea.

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bangkok, thailand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Ate here, service was mildly rude but food was worth it. Was not there even 30 minutes (for a pricey, multi course meal) and not even done eating when they asked me to please hurry up and finish as others were waiting! Why I never! When I left there were maybe 5 people waiting. Will never be back here, recommend... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

On our third and last night in Seoul, our colleagues wanted to share an authentic piece of Korea's history with us. They took us to Nwijo where we enjoyed a very nice, quiet meal, which helped us wind down from a two week business trip in Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul. The food was good...lots of interesting dishes. it was my... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

I have been to Nwijo twice ;once in September 2012 and most recently in February 2013.This restaurant serves a largely vegetarian cuisine punctuated occasionally with a few meat dishes in the degustation menu. The restaurant is situated right at the back of one of Insadong's side lanes. 14 Gil .It is sited in a quaint little cottage and was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Cuisine
Asian, Korean
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84-13 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Insadong
  • Neighborhood: Insadong
  • Phone Number: +82 2-730-9301

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

Staying in Insadong

Neighborhood Profile
Insadong
Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts, fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in particular has become a local institution for its unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops inside that sell handmade crafts and goods. This is the perfect neighborhood to sample a range of Korean dishes, with vegetarian Korean temple cuisine restaurants being a popular draw, but street food carts are just as famous. As a top tourist destination, crowds can swell, particularly on weekends, but you can find some rest and respite in one of the private art galleries or grab a cup of Korean tea in a tea house – many of which are located in beautifully renovated traditional Korean homes.
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