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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend highly recommended that we should try the bossam pork. Fortunately, we found this restaurant reviewed on Tripadvisor. Adding my review since most are years out of date, with the most recent one in Apr 2024. We ordered the larger portion of garlic bossam...pork together with an order of noodles. The boiled pork was tender and had the right portions of fat. The garlic sauce complemented the meat. Lettuce leaves were provided that one could wrap the pork with some of the other banchan side dishes. They have an English menu and proprietor speaks English. We would highly recommend this dish and restaurant. Note, restaurant’s name is in Hangul, so a Translator app will let you know you have found the right restaurant. But see picture if you need a visual confirmation, as this restaurant is tucked away through some alleys.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here. The food and service were excellent and everything was very authentic. The employees didn’t speak much English but the menu was bilingual and we didn’t have any language issues. Note that the restaurant is usually listed under the...name of Insadong Maneul Bossam. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 17 October 2019 via mobile

Exceptional ! The food had me foaming at the mouth with its smell before I had even had a bite. My first experience with Korean food will not be forgotten. The pork and garlic sauce leave a lingering taste in the mouth for more. The...kimchi and pancake bliss were overwhelmingly succulent. It was like being back in the womb.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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taekdaeri, 오너 at Insadong Garlic Bossam, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2019

Thank you for leaving such a nice review. There is nothing more rewarding to us than having a good memory and experience at our restaurant. I hope you always enjoy your trip.!

Reviewed 12 April 2019

Is the pork bbq or slow simmered ? Thank you because I m visiting seoul next month and i am making food list

Date of visit: April 2019
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taekseongo, 매니저 at Insadong Garlic Bossam, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2019

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We have another restaurant in Heyhwa- dong. There is a slow simmered. We call it "갈비찜" I hope you will find our store someday again.

Reviewed 18 October 2018

We found this restaurant on Tripadvisor, and had a very nice experiance here. Good local food with lots of new tastes for us coming from Norway. The service was good too.

Date of visit: October 2018
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taekseongo, 매니저 at Insadong Garlic Bossam, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2019

Thank you for your great review! I just check this review. Your great time is our happiness!

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Catering to us tourists this place knows how to make it easy. It’s really quick to find and near a busy tourist street. There are set menus depending on the number in your party which makes ordering a breeze. No need to make choices. Point...and done. The meal comes with an alcoholic Rice wine bowl for two. I originally thought it was a porridge but it was Makgeolli. Husband enjoyed it. I don’t drink so had to set aside. Pork was tender and flavorful. Easy and simple first night dining.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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TAEK SEONG O, 매니저 at Insadong Garlic Bossam, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you for your great review!. Your high rating make us happy!

Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I start with “WOW!” I was on a weekend adventure to visit my niece. She took me downtown to shop and get a bite to eat. Lots of places on the main strip but she said the best are found in the little alleyways. Tucked...in between the buildings. She was right! At first glance it’s a simple doorway but step inside and the place opens up. Friendly staff welcomes you and we were seated right away. She ordered the food. Korean pork belly, Kimchi, and Leek pancake. Oh my goodness! Delicious!! They brought us some rice wine that was the best ever! You can’t go wrong with this place. And for those who want to feel as though you are discovering an Anthony Bourdain hidden gem, this is the place! When in Seoul, you have to eat here.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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TAEK SEONG O, 매니저 at Insadong Garlic Bossam, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you for the impressive and sincere reviews. We are a restaurant that aims to make our guests enjoyable. It is our pleasure for you to have a good time. And I am grateful to your niece, too Please tell us that if you visit...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant in TripAdvisor. It is confirmed that foods here are very good. The people are friendly. Very happy.

Date of visit: November 2017
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TAEK SEONG O, 매니저 at Insadong Garlic Bossam, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

We are very happy that you have a good time. We wish you will come back again! If you come back, Please send email for me! ptmazinga@naver.com Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 6 August 2017

I've just spent 3 weeks in Korea, and tried many versions of pork bossam (pork which you hand-wrap in green leaves with punchy sauces and kimchi) - including the Michelin-starred Jungsik in Gangnam -- but this was the best version I tried. We had the...2-person set for 40,000 Won (£27 total) which includes a really generous amount of soft pork belly, unlimited side dishes, a large kettle of rice wine, and a huge leek pancake. Moreover, the staff are really friendly, and took great joy in explaining the food to us - they also explained that the owner is a former banker who quit to open the restaurant as a means to share Korean culture with foreigners. Booking advised (they were completely full on our first attempt to visit)!More

Date of visit: August 2017
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TAEK SEONG O, 오너 at Insadong Garlic Bossam, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

I'm glad that u enjoyed our food. It was a great pleasure to having you either :) We'll stick the photo we took on the wall so when you visit next time we can recognise you right away! :) Thank you!

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Cosy restaurant in Insadong. Good local choices and very friendly service. Would go back. Recommend the Pork dishes and the pancakes

Date of visit: June 2017
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TAEK SEONG O, 매니저 at Insadong Garlic Bossam, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you for your valuable review. In the evening, you can feel the Korean traditional pub atmosphere. Please come again.

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

유난히 추웠던 1월에 최과장님과 우연히 들린 인사동 택대리네 마늘보쌈가게!!!! 마늘 보쌈도 맛있지만 돼지고기 김치찜은 정말 추운겨울 포근히 품어주는 따듯한 어머니의 품과도 같았습니다!!!! 옆 가게가 많이 사랑했던 전남자친구와 함께 갔던 밥집이라 더 아련했네요 다음에 누군가 눈시울이 붉어져 들어와 마늘보쌈과 밤막걸리를 먹는다면 저인줄 아세요!!!! ^^ 혼자만 알고...싶은 가게지만 흥하세요 택대리네 마늘보쌈!!! Thanks God. God bless you! I swear. This restaurant have BEST taste Korean pork cuisine I ever had.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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TAEK SEONG O, 오너 at Insadong Garlic Bossam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017
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열정이 느껴지는 리뷰가 완전 감동입니...More

Reviewed 22 January 2017

Taeks is a great place to eat, the staff are very friendly and everyone spoke fantastic english. The food of course is the highlight. Everything is really fresh and exploding with flavor. The menu is not oversized and there is a lot of attention to...detail in every plate. The service is attentive and I received my food quickly. I spent one week in Seoul and this restaurant was by far my favorite. Try their garlic pork, you can't go wrong with it!More

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Date of visit: January 2017
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TAEK SEONG O, 오너 at Insadong Garlic Bossam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you I remember you. You are also great customers for me. I wish your happy trip.

Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a very nice restaurant in the alleys of Insa-dong. The owner was very nice and spoke some English so he helped us make some decisions about the food. The food tasted very good! We had the beef bulgogi and the pork belly. Both...were excellent. Overall a very nice experience!More

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Date of visit: January 2017
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TAEK SEONG O, 오너 at Insadong Garlic Bossam, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thanks for your great review!

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This would be hard to find, but it's a great spot for all tourists. Americans will like the food here, so give it a try. Don't be scared; food is great, they have wifi and speak English pretty good.

Date of visit: November 2016
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TAEK SEONG O, 오너 at Insadong Garlic Bossam, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2017

I really thank you for your good rating. We always welcome tourists. :) ( I remember you. I just read this review. Sorry for lazy reply. )

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I had a fren reunion here a month ago And we ordered plate for 2 and some noodles for side dishes It was just right portion for 3 people. and they were all tasty and the meat was juicy. 😀 and people were so kind...and friendly. Right place for the korean dishes😊More

Date of visit: August 2016
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택성오, 오너 at Insadong Garlic Bossam, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

thank you for your review.

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Sorry for the late reply. Recently, we could not confirm. I think you have a good trip. There is a beef menu, but it is not the main menu. You are always welcome to come alone.
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Hi! I’m Looking forward on going to Seoul next month and i will surely go to your place.. I want to Ask if you also have beef on the menu? And do i need to book a reservation? I’m alone by the way😊
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Insadong Garlic Bossam is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5