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Sinseon Seolleongtang Myeongdong

#14 of 119,681 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
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56-1, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04537, South Korea
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+82 2-777-4531
00:00 - 23:59
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We felt welcomed the moment we stepped in. The service staff were conversant in English and they were very attentive. They quickly ushered us to a table and ensured we were comfortable. We ordered a large portion of the ox beef soup to share and the staff immediately came back to us with an extra bowl and serving spoon for... More 

Thank life_infullcircle
Cebu City, Philippines
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got into Seoul late evening and arrived at our hotel around 1am. This was the only logical place to eat, we did not want oily junk food before going to bed. And was it a delight to be able to eat here. Everything tasted more than what we expected. The best Mandu by far. You have to try it... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We came during lunch and waited for thirty minutes. It was a Tuesday around 2 PM. Well, this place was so hyped up it actually met my expectations. This was the best seolleongtang I've had. I thought Gam Mee Oak in NYC was the gold standard, but this place kicks it up a notch. I think it's because the meat... More 

1 Thank ejk2000
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great food at affordable price! Queued for a quick lunch at Myeongdong. The queue was long, but because of the restaurant efficiency, it moved rather quickly! Food was served promptly after order was taken. Will definitely be there the next time when visiting Myeongdong!

1 Thank laoyusheng
New York, United States
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Perfect for a late night meal or early morning in winter to get your stomach warm for a good night sleep or a great start of the day in winter. This place opens 24 hours and at a very convenient location in Myeoungdong. I was lucky to be there before 8am, there was a line forming after I came in.... More 

1 Thank Winnie C
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Got to front of shop by 7:20am by which time a small queue had already formed. But the queue moved quickly enough and 20 mins later I was seated. It was a delicious meal, an excellent choice on a chilly March morning. The radish kimchi was very good too. Free flow tea was also provided. Staff was efficient and polite.... More 

Thank DShim
Singapore, Singapore
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We went there for lunch. We ordered the seolnongtang (Ox bone soup) with rice KRW7,000 (a nice lady's portion) KRW5,000 (child's portion). The men ordered the Mandu Seolnongtang (Ox bone soup with dumplings) and Modeum Suyuk (Ox bone soup with assorted boiled tender meat with tofu & vegetable). All are so yummy that we finished our lunch in no time!... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Came for a late night meal and there wasn't a line.. the stew was amazing and was the highlight of my trip.

1 Thank cpcch0i
Madrid, Spain
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If you want to taste one of Korean traditional dishes, try this. Seollongtang. I'd rather say a pot than a dish. It is a special Korean beep soup with a little of noodles. You can enjoy with rice and also with side dishes like kimchi and ggakdoogui. Strongly recommend!

1 Thank dannykim3
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Visit this restaurant due to high rating. This restaurant always crowded especially during lunch or dinner hour. You may need to queue up for 10 to 15 minutes if you visit during peak hour. But you won't be disappointed as they serve tasty beef broth and the service is good. Definitely recommend.

1 Thank Lai V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56-1, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04537, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Myeongdong / Namdaemun
  • Neighbourhood: Myeongdong / Namdaemun
  • Phone Number: +82 2-777-4531

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Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Arguably Seoul’s most famous neighbourhood and undoubtedly one of its most popular, Myeongdong takes shopping and eating to new heights, with hundreds of shops, restaurants, and cafes all stacked on top of one another. The rise in popularity of Korean cosmetics, fashion, and more has made this area a must-see for visitors who come and marvel at Myeongdong’s often frenetic pace and energy. Lotte and Shinsaegae’s massive department stores are also popular draws for both Korean and luxury products. The department stores, just like Myeongdong’s streets, are crowded around the clock. Myeongdong’s many street food carts are also immensely popular for their inexpensive and quirky offerings (French-fry-encrusted corn dogs, anyone?). The neighbourhood’s popularity, as well as its close proximity to other popular sights and neighbourhoods, makes it one of Seoul’s most popular places to stay.
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