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Cookin' NANTA (Myeongdong)

26, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu | Myeongdong NANTA Theater, 3F, Unesco Bldg., Seoul 04536, South Korea
+82 2-739-8288
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Slapstick humour with acrobatics and lots of banging

This is a light hearted, very little speaking humourous show. A lot of slapstick humour, music in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
wszarmach
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Must-see

A co-worker who had recently visited Seoul badgered us into including this show in our itinerary... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Onyib
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"A talented troupe of Korean performers treats Cookin' audience to a taste of Culinary lunacy-sliced and diced to percussive perfection." - Playbill, Minetta Lane Theater - NANTA premiered in 1997 and is the longest running show in Korean history. This electrifying 90-min show, on the comically-charged efforts of four cooks who are tasked with preparing an entire wedding banquet in just one hour, is one of Korea's most popular musicals of all time. Since its first performance, this world famous non-verbal performance made a record of 20% above full capacity at the theater driving the largest number of audience in Korean history.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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26, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu | Myeongdong NANTA Theater, 3F, Unesco Bldg., Seoul 04536, South Korea
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a light hearted, very little speaking humourous show. A lot of slapstick humour, music in the form of banging with kitchen equipment (pots, pans, knives, bins, etc), acrobatics, and audience participation in the form of audience members joining on stage or being encouraged...More

Thank wszarmach
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A co-worker who had recently visited Seoul badgered us into including this show in our itinerary. He insisted we would enjoy it. I had doubts, to be honest. It’s not that easy to get a laugh out of me, but I was never so glad...More

Thank Onyib
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We went to the highly praised cooking show The Nanta Cooking Show. When se reaches there the show was nearly full and only few seats at the back were available or else we had to wait for next show. So we bought those tickets. We...More

Thank priti S
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

A good mix of music, comedy and public interaction. Fun for all ages and no korean language knowlwdge required. TIP: if the show is fully booked online. try visiting the physical location. they will likely still have seats left.

Thank Jeroen T
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I have heard Nanta for many years but never had the chance to watch it even when it came to the nearest town I stayed. Finally, we had the opportunity to watch when we visited Seoul. Booking through the website gives you some discount for...More

Thank Jaclyn Rosa L
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the show, very entertaining. Must see! Audience can participate in some portions. Good for all ages.

Thank Sadicay
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

A very dynamic interesting show. I found it worthwhile even I paid the rack rate as I bought on the spot. You can get cheaper fare with advance booking from some agents. I wish they'd just improve their official English site though. There is one...More

Thank Chr1stiJ
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great show for everyone. The characters are fun, they speak "jibberish" so no language barrier to get through, easy to follow and good humor throughout. Highly recommended and the price is very reasonable for the show provided

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Recommended 10/10. I bought the tix online from Voyagin at 33% discount so the tux costs 28,000krw. Our seats were in the middle and the seats are reclining so it doesn't matter if you're seated at the back, you'll still be able to see. Unless...More

Thank snbs96
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Very entertaining show with a cooking theme. Good for family event even with young kids. Beware of audience participation - lots of fun and laughter. Was good to do something different other than shopping in Myeongdong.

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