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Sinseon Seolleongtang Myeongdong

#16 of 119,789 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
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56-1, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04537, South Korea
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+82 2-777-4531
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Melbourne
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant in the heart of Myeong Deong. I had the is Ox bone soup with vegetables and my sister had it with rice cakes. Both were delicious. Highly recommend if you like warm soup on a cold day. Though, stay away from the Kimchi pancake, bit too oily for my liking.

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Thank Yoshii
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I think a lot of people giving this place bad reviews fail to realize you need to add salt and pepper to taste to the very rich broth, that's why its provided to the table. Eating it as is is still probably good, but the S&P really take it to another level. This was one of the best 설렁탕 I've... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Honestly delicious and incredibly milky broth. Ordered the Seolnongtang for 7,000w while my partner had the special one which had mushrooms, jujubes and ginseng (perhaps some other roots & herbs too). Both were tasty (though I would see why if you're used to heavier seasoning you'll find it a bit bland), the latter more herbal. Go for the original though,... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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180 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

One of my favourite restaurant in Seoul. The brooth is quite tasty, considering most of Korea's broth is rather bland. The meat is tender, and don't forget to try their dumpling. The price is also reasonable. The nearest subway is Myeongdong station. Instagram : @adjimantoro

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

If i could give 0 stars I would. Its as bland as plain water and the amount of beef in my soup is near negligible. Wouldnt give this a go as there are many more better food choices in Myeongdong.

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Sydney, Australia
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202 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Having passed by this place and seen the huge line of locals out the front each time, we were curious to give it a try. So when we happened to be walking past (about 17:30-18:00 on a Sunday) and the line wasn't ridiculous we decided to give it a try. We didn't have to wait long to be shown in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Food : Nice broth(i ordered the first item in the menu)..great dumpling.. Kimchi two thumbs up..free water.. Service : it's fast and not to over for me Restaurant : clean but they don't wipe the watermark in my kimchi plate before..something like that..but overall it's a great restaurant.. Toilet : clean..it's kind of small for me (176cm/76kg) See you next... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

After a red eye flight and some winks, we really want a soup based lunch badly. This Resturant is famous for clear and white need rib soup. Some years ago, there was a drama series filmed in this chain. I brought along my Friend and she was amazed by the free flow of kimchi. We ordered our meals and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The food was really. Got some kimchi sauce on my white shirt and the lady helped me to clean it up :)

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Thank Huong V
Singapore
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This seolleongtang speciality shop is located conveniently in Myeongdong. It is really busy during meal times, even breakfast time, so be prepared to queue! Since it's open 24/7, you might want to go during odd hours so you can get a seat quickly. I ordered seollongtang, tteokguk seollongtang and doganitang. The soup of all 3 were milky and quite rich... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Korean
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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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