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Balwoo Gongyang

56, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu | 5F TempleStay Bldg., Seoul 03145, South Korea
+82 2-733-2081
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“salad” (3 reviews)
“temple food” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
56, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu | 5F TempleStay Bldg., Seoul 03145, South Korea
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice short dinner having simple vegetarian food. Dishes were properly explained. Portions are very small but filling. My partner had the biggest set and I took the smaller one. It's just one starter more and different dessert. Please don't expect any special...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Julia S
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We had lunch for two at Balwoo Gongyang and both ordered the Won (Vow) 45,000won course. A delicious, memorable dining experience. We loved the food - there was a real range of flavours & textures, and of course we liked some dishes more than others,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

I had in my mind what the meal would be like—serene came to mind. What I did not respect was the assembly line service, the annoying sound of cafeteria carts being wheeled endlessly through the hallways, the loud sounds coming from the other dining rooms....More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank pursuit
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

I ordered the 65k won lunch set which was worth the money. Dishes may look small portion but they all added up. Wonderfully flavored vegetarian food and I don’t like vegetables in the first place. Will be back if given the opportunity.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SammieYeo
Reviewed August 8, 2018

My husband, as a committed meat eater, thought I was mad when I suggested we visit a vegetarian restaurant. Given that we only had a few meals in Seoul I could see his point but having read a little about temple food I convinced him...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed June 22, 2018

I was eagerly awaiting for this opportunity t try korean temple food.. A few pointers while booking - This place get booked a few days in advance, Coming during off timings definitely helps you get good service. I did the Seon Course which costed 30,000...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank gautamh2014
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Went here for dinner and had the won menu. Consisted of about 8 dishes with so many elements and flavours to it. It was something unique that I had never tried before and I enjoyed it throughout.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jokolovksi
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

First of all, be warned that children are not allowed to share a set. So there was food wastage since the kids couldn’t finish their food. Only about a third of the food was freshly cooked, the rest were cold side dishes and salads in...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank meals1980
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Near Chogye temple : food is well prepared and taste is very unique. If you are meat lover then you will be disappointed but good healthy food for a change. A liittle bit pricy but you are paying for only this kind unique meal in...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank iyoungm
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Had the full 7-8 course Hee (Joy) menu at 95000 kwon per person. Each course was unique and true to its objective. For English speakers, I would grab a brochure to follow each course. Had a good server but his explanation was limited. Tastiest item...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank steveny174
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Questions & Answers
August 21, 2016|
Response from kangelini | Reviewed this property |
Hi, their phone number is :+82 2 733-2081. Every time I've been I made a booking on the same day, never had an issue till now.
April 29, 2016|
Response from Julian B | Reviewed this property |
I believe the 5th floor is closed Sunday and maybe Monday. Check their website. Best to go early. I believe it closes about 8. Many temple food restaurants operate on an early schedule. Arrive by 7 at the latest; best to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56, Ujeongguk-ro, Jongno-gu | 5F TempleStay Bldg., Seoul 03145, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Jongno-gu
  • Neighborhood: Jongno-gu
  • Phone Number: +82 2-733-2081
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