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Potala Restaurant Jongno Store

#1,200 of 119,692 Restaurants in Seoul
££ - £££
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Asian, Indian, Tibetan, Nepalese
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Supyogyo Building B1, 35-2, Gwancheol-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-111, South Korea
Name/address in local language
+82 2-318-0094
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As someone who has a long fascination with Tibetan culture, I was really happy discovering this restaurant. The food, well, I've had better Tibetan food but I was not in Tibet nor India nor Nepal. So it's a great way to reconnect with the culture. What I really enjoyed was the vibe. You really get that positive vibe you always... More 

Thank NugiN
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

There is a saying expect the worst but hope for the best. I had already been disappointed with the lantern festival and decided to grab dinner before heading home. I saw a sign offering Tibetan/Nepalese/Indian food. I am not a vegetarian and know these countries can be heavy on the vegetarian side of things, but I decided to try anyway.... More 

1 Thank Scott M
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

It's the worst restaurant i've ever seen. Sorry but it's the truth. Nothing was fresh and even bread was old. :( :'( waste of money for me :( it doesn't even deserve 2 stars

Thank Asma B
Seoul, South Korea
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564 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

The menu has extensive vegetarian options, all well marked. We ordered the momo (steamed dumplings) as appetizer. The green chili spicy sauce was punchy and fragrant but the dumplings filling less interesting. As mains we ordered the Biryani, which was full of flavour and spicy, and the mushroom curry - not the best curry in the menu, but it was... More 

1 Thank hazinheira
Asan, South Korea
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

After reading such positive reviews about the restaurant on this site, I was very excited to try out the place as I adore Indian food and haven't had any in quite a long time. I had a hot and sour soup for starters which was okay...the flavours were interesting, but they didn't quite harmonise with one another. The same can... More 

Thank Gareth R
Seoul, South Korea
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

What else can I say? We tried the ginger chicken (deep fried gristly chicken bits in a nearly flavorless Chinese sweet sauce with a few random slivers of raw ginger) and one of the Tibetan stews (eh. it was ok- there was mutton in it that was nice, but it was just so...bland- not even as flavorful as canned soup).... More 

3 Thank joshuawdavies
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

I went to potala and love the Nepalese food. They have variety of food including Indian and Tibetan. The staff and owners are friendly and nicely. I recommend everyone who love Asian food to try here once.

1 Thank Ramesh A
Kota Kinabalu
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Great location, easy to find and the food is good, don't be surprise the waiter can speak and understand English, the Restaurant is located at the basement 😉

1 Thank BennyAzmi
Oslo, Norway
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124 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

A hidden gem in Seoul. This was a great restaurant where you get great tasty food for a good price. Nepalese, indian and chinese food in a great mix. Service was good and efficent. The restaurant was nicely decorated and the athmosphere was perfect.

1 Thank Holter-Nilsen
Helsinki, Finland
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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

We visited the place on Thursday evening after reading the positive reviews. The food and service was as great as written and price was decent.

1 Thank consttraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Indian, Tibetan, Nepalese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Supyogyo Building B1, 35-2, Gwancheol-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-111, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
  • Neighbourhood: Gwanghwamun / Jongno
  • Phone Number: +82 2-318-0094

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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