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Samcheonggak

#128 of 740 things to do in Seoul
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Address: 330-115 Seongbuk-2dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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+82 2-765-3700
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Established in 1972 as a special Korean saloon (“Kisaeng house”) for high...

Established in 1972 as a special Korean saloon (“Kisaeng house”) for high ranks, this building now serves as a cultural place in Seongbuk-dong.

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Unique dining experience

We brought our daughter to Korea for the first time and wanted to experience some of the traditional korean cuisine. And this place was fantastic. We came here for lunch on a... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Yeowang
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Urbandale, Iowa
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The location on a hill was superb. It creates an anticipation for things to come. We had lunch there and went for a set has most of the items we wanted to try. We were told that they will need 20 minutes to prepare the food. No worries. Trouble was when the food came, it was not course by course.... More 

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Urbandale, Iowa
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We brought our daughter to Korea for the first time and wanted to experience some of the traditional korean cuisine. And this place was fantastic. We came here for lunch on a Sunday at noon. When we fist arrived we were the only people but the place filled full soon after. The server started bring out the food right at... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We indulged in a Sucheong Sura (a.k.a. The King's Dinner). There were 13 courses; very much like a fantastic "tasting menu" of authentic Korean cuisine. We were entertained by traditional Korean musicians and had a thoroughly wonderful experience.

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Thank Patricia L
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We had a group event. The food was decent. Venue was fantastic. Entertainment was first rate. Great for large gatherings. So near Seoul but so high up and surrounded by greenery.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

If you want to experience a good quality Korean banquet meal in peace with a great view then this is a good place. The prices are a little high but the service is good and the variety and volume of food is very good. January is not the best time for being outdoors at minus 15 so the main activity... More 

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Thank Murray C
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

A quaint, well-maintained restaurant/tea house with a great view. A bit expensive but worth it. The environment around is also so peaceful and beautiful it's lovely to just go out and take a long walk after a tea. I love going there every time I get a change to visit Korea.

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Thank Rina Y
Hong Kong, China
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Highly recommended place . A place to relax, to take photos, to have lunch... Serene atmosphere and romantic feel.

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Singapore, Singapore
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 2014

There is a free shuttle to Samcheonggak, which we took from Gwanghwamun area at Gallery Hyundai stop. It's about 10 to 12 minutes bus ride to there. If you would like to dine at the restaurant for Korean course meal, do make a reservation. Since we didn't have any, our lunch was at the Dawon, the terrace where one could... More 

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Gais Schweiz
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

one of the best restaurants in seoul. here you get a great service and special food from korea. its one of the places that you have to go

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

A nice quiet place out from the hustle and bustle of Seoul City. They have a hourly shuttle bus that pick people up from a couple of places in Seoul. ( Eg. About 20m from JONGGAK station exit no.5) We took the 10.16am bus from here. Lunch Set cost us about US$60 per head but it comes with good quality... More 

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