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Si.Wha.Dam Itaewon

) #896 of 120,970 Restaurants in Seoul $$$$ Asian, Korean
5-5, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-857, South Korea
+82 2-798-3311
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  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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Asian, Korean
5-5, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-857, South Korea
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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

All the meal was full of surprise - elaborate design and flavor, totally new angle of modern Korean cuisine. Beautiful deco of the room, interesting and out-of-box type of plates and food decoration on the plates. Each taste had unique yet traditional Korean style was...More

1  Thank nyay
Reviewed February 24, 2017

We had a personalized server who was attentive, efficient, and pleasant. The place's atompshere is luxurious and cozy with private dining rooms and view of Seoul Tower. The food is delicious and artistic presentations are equal to none. We felt pampered as this is definitely...More

Thank Je M
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Chic and moder, but nestled in the middle of a very old and tradiontal street this restaurant offers beautifully presented food with hardly any umami. Although I read the other reviews, I wanted to see and judge the beautifully presented food for myself. My husbnd...More

Thank Nisha R
Reviewed October 21, 2015

Korean dishes tend to be less pretty but Si Wah Dam presents Korean dishes that are worth pulling out the camera for. We went to the branch in Insadong for convenience. The little rooms provided privacy and almost all of 9 courses were enjoyable. The...More

2  Thank TravellerfromSIN
Reviewed June 29, 2015

Just a kind reminder that there are 2 Si Wha Dam, 1 in Itaewon, 1 in Insadong While i was researching for dinner at Si wha dam, i was totally confused by the mixture review of both restos combined here.

4  Thank Cecillllllle
Reviewed April 3, 2015

A must if you are in to fine dining. This is what happens to korean food when a brave cook goes bananas. And this is truly a art experience,and you get to eat korea from east west north and south. The restaurant is lovely and...More

3  Thank Harald B
Reviewed December 31, 2014

Restaurant is located on one end of Insa-Dong. Interesting take on Korean food. We loved the pasta with Kimchi, that was divine! We had a private room to ourselves during lunch which was nice with the kids in tow.

Thank Keio
Reviewed December 20, 2014

A great fine dining restaurant. Certainly one of the best meals I had in Korea. Great service and artistic presentation of the food. I would say it is a modern Korean cuisine. It's expensive but worth it! It is located near grand Hyatt hotel. Direction:...More

2  Thank mcfan
Reviewed November 8, 2014

You might be amazed by the services and presentation of the foods. The Price is quite high but comparing to the presentation and difficulties in cooking and presenting, I think it is reasonable. Truly enjoy eating with privacy by own room very much. But if...More

Thank Punsri21
Reviewed October 16, 2014

Lovely presentations of food of uneven quality. Some of the dishes were really excellent...the pasta with tomato-kim chi sauce was delicious, on the other hand the chestnut puree soup was interesting but bland, etc.. My wife and I had the medium priced menu at lunch,...More

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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$110 - $350
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-5, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-857, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
  • Neighborhood: Itaewon
  • Phone Number: +82 2-798-3311
Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in town. Unique in the world: Each dish draws its inspiration from nature, from a poem or a painting, and is, in itself, both a work of art and a celebration of Korean culinary art.
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