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Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 10 July 2022 via mobile

I went to this bing-su cafe yesterday noon with my family. We tried ordering from the self ordering kiosk & but to no avail. We proceed to place 2 sets of bingsu over counter & wait. After wajting half an hour, we start to notice...those q numbers behind us already receive their orders. It became clear to us when q no. 38 flash( our q no is 36) I stood up & went over to counter to enquire from the waitress about my order. The waitress who is manning the counter give me a black face & just briefly signal me to wait some more. Somehow, we finally receive our orders briefly. We quickly finish the bingsu & went off to regroup with our tour guide. This is the 1st negative review I choose to write for my Korea trip. All the passive body language & negativd attitude are uncalled for. Are these behaviour arise due to we are foreigners?? I expect a reasonable explanation. Regards, ClaraMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2020

Tried the honeydew bingsu and it was really pretty. The portion is generous and good for sharing between 2 pax. This is really satisfying for people with a sweet tooth.Other than this, they have many other items as well. Prices are reasonable. This shop is...popular with locals and tourists. A must try.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 15 March 2020 via mobile

Absolutely a must try! We've ordered the strawberry cheesecake bingsu and the fluffy shaved ice is so flavourful because it is made with milk, topped with really sweet strawberries. The cheese and syrup greatly complements the taste as well.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 January 2020

This is another must-have snack on our to eat list when we are in Korea. Sulbing has an interesting variety of bingsu to try. We had the tiramisu bingsu and it was heavenly. We also tried two different types of toasted bread, one with flacky...peanuts and another with cream and chocolate on top. This place is totally great for fans of bingsu's like we are.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 9 November 2019

If you're in Seoul, don't miss a chance to have Bingsu at Sulbing. It included lots of our favorite desserts (fruit, cheesecake, ice cream, and shaved ice) but combined in a way that we had never experienced before. Dessert heaven!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 4 November 2019 via mobile

Discovered this gem place by accident. It’s located at 2nd Floor, was very spacious with lots of seating. We arrived there slightly passed tea break and before dinner, hence lots of empty seating. There’s only 3 of us, hence we ordered 2 dessert (Injeolmi Shave...Ice & Injeolmi Toast). We checked with the staff and these 2 items are the original flavor and most popular items. The Injeolmi toast is very crispy and they have a layer of mochi in between the toast. This gives a crispy yet chewy texture which interest the taste bud. You can choose to add condensed milk to enhance the sweetness. As I prefer less sweet, hence consume as it is, is sufficient. The Injeolmi shave ice is vert refreshing and flavorful top with plenty of Mung bean powder. Overall is less sweet and it’s a great dessert. Highly recommend this place for all ages.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 30 October 2019 via mobile

A Korean trip is not complete without a trip to Sulbing for Bingsoo. Multitudes of choices along with seasonal specials. You can’t really go wrong choosing anything here.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2019

There's several locations of Sulbing Dessert Cafe around Korea. I've eaten at several different locations in both Seoul and Busan. It is pretty consistent across locations. It's a good Korean shaved ice, bingsu, place. They have many different varieties to choose from, and they usually...have some sort of fun, seasonal flavors as well. The traditional injeolmi one is very good, but if they have the injeolmi macaron one available, that one is even better! The strawberry macaron one is quite good too. In my opinion, don't waste your time on the melon bingsu, unless you really need an Instagram photo of it lol, because it doesn't taste that good and is awkward to eat. Prices are fair. Order at the counter, they'll give you a buzzer thing, pick a seat and go pick up your order once your buzzer goes off. Bus your own table when you are finished - they have a return window area where you can drop off your tray when finished.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 26 June 2019 via mobile

Most popular dessert in summer season. Superlicious powdery snowflakes ice dessert, sweet melon & read beans and Imjeolmi (인절미) Korean rice cake with powdered soybean bingsu. This Korea dessert cafe is located on level 2 which gives a good view of the lovers walking streets...below. A small seating area which could be packed at peak hours.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 18 June 2019 via mobile

Trendy happy joint. Great atmosphere with fab desserts. Get in early, they are enormous servings , definitely for sharing. Like eating snow, with cheesecake sprinkled on top. Yum

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 18 June 2019 via mobile

Food was good, we ordered one each and we didn't realise how large they were so I'd definitely just get one to share next time. Atmosphere overall wasnt too bad, staff were friendly enough and it was a clean place. Perfect dessert for a hot...day though. I'd recommend that people come here to try at least onceMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

This Korean dessert cafe is situated on the second floor of a small corner building in a pedestrianised section of Myeongdong. If you get a window seat it’s a perfect spot to people watch and likely you will be photographed as well. It was very...crowded when we visited the store on a Saturday afternoon. The staff was very kind and efficient to help us find a table fairly quickly. We had a winter melon bingsu, which was visually very captivating and quite an excitement just to dissect it. Overall a fun place for a Korean dessert and a good rest stop amidst all the shopping trips.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 11 June 2019

While in Korea my family of course wanted to try Bingsu, as it has been one of our favorite desserts in Manila. We tried to go the night before, but even though info on websites said they close at 1130pm, they were already closed by...11pm. So we went after lunch the next day. After climbing the stairs filled with posters of yummy Bingsu, we were disappointed to learn that there were limited options in the menu, specially no Strawberry Bingsu, when all over Myoengdong (street) vendors sell Strawberries. Family ordered the Winter melon Bingsu and what we though was Apple-Mango Bingsu, but realized it was Apple Mango Bingsu, meaning it is a Mango variety called Apple Mango. Both were mediocre, we of course know that the Mangos in the Philippines are one of the best tasting, so the Apple Mango couldn't compare, however the shaved iced was also bland. To make things worse my Mom noticed that they put some Peaches in there, maybe coz they might have run out of Mangos. The Winter Melon was a bit hard, but not much to complain about the taste, it was a bit hard to eat with the Bingsu filled Winter Melon also would roll around the bowl as well. Sorry to say, after having a disappointing Bingsu experience here, we actually tried the Bingsu in Two Some Place at the Airport, and everyone said it tasted better, plus they had Strawberry Bingsu!! So, yeah I don't really recommend that place. :(More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

Convenient location in MYEONGDONG SHOPPING area. Ordered the Chocolate Matcha, and it taste so good. The Matcha syrup isn't overwhelming. It's a perfect combo. Though, you just need to wait for 20mins for them to prepare it.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

Sul bing is a great place for desert. Wide variety to choose. Had this shaved ice desert - strawberries and red bean with sesame twice. Very delicious. Good presentation with fresh ingredients. Most of the clients I noticed they ordered a plate and shared.

Date of visit: May 2019
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  • Service: 3.5
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