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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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“ginseng chicken” (188 reviews)
“seafood pancake” (87 reviews)
“white chicken” (52 reviews)
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Asian, Korean, Soups
$$ - $$$
5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03041, South Korea
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ginseng chicken soup is worth the second visit. We had eild ginseng chicken and worth the money paid. Free flow of side dishes!

Thank SL3152
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a happy tummy there. The korean ginseng chicken soup is very nice especially for cold winter season. It's supposed to have long queue but we arrived quite late at night so there was no queue. Must try !

Thank viviin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always go this place to have delicious and healthy silky fowl Samgyetang with well stewed soup which is very rare and laddish kimchi is very testy and we even enjoyed eating ginseng, very bitter, but good for health! I definitely recommend this restaurant for...More

Thank YumiTlovetrip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was visiting tosokchon in November 2017. It was such a good place to eat. Really crowded in lunch time. The prices are average like the other restaurants in Korea.

Thank Ardiyanti D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food prices is too expensive and keep on rising. But food quality and service are lower and lower. Food tastes are not good for korean. There is a place only for travelers. ( high price, poor food, bad service )

Thank llollsean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went just before lunch time and it was already crowded but we got seated immediately. Start the meal with a shot of ginseng liquer which is great for warming up the body from the cold winter weather. Ordered one white and one black chicken to...More

Thank Richardy30h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went after the crowded lunch time (about 2.00pm) and was seated almost immediately. Prior to entering the dining area, we have to remove our shoes. Menu wise, it is limited but i guess most customers visit for the ginseng chicken. We ordered a white...More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, before I go, this restaurant already become must be visit one. Lucky me, I dont have to line up. First they have English menu ^^ second the food it self recommended. Its a traditional Korean Food. The chicken delicious the side dish so fresh....More

Thank dewi m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a good Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup, this is the place to go. We tried one in myeongdong & our friends tried another in myeongdong too, both our comments were bland & somewhat tasteless. Not Tosokchon ! The soup was rich...More

Thank Maddy334
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here 5 years ago, and last week. Still have good quality. But not cheap compared with other store. Worth a shot. ^^

Thank Yuri K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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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