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Tosokchon Samgaetang

Samgyetang Restaurant₩₩₩
사직동, 서울특별시
  • Lloyd P.
    "The roast chicken and the black chicken is awesome!!!!"(9 Tips)
    Kenny L.
    "Lovely ginseng chicken soup, which was well balanced in taste."(6 Tips)
    Bitter R.
    "Chicken stew is delicious, but the black chicken stew is..."(6 Tips)
    Cheryl G.
    "One of the most delicious ginseng chicken"(2 Tips)
85 Tips and reviews
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  • healthy food
  • family-friendly
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  • Marzieh
    MarziehNovember 28, 2016
    I chose black chicken & wild ginseng. The service was very quick.It was a great experience. It was too much couldn't finish it. It is located in an old big building. Nice traditional ambience.
  • Leo G.
    Leo GohOctober 24, 2015
    It's a well known place for ginseng chicken. Choose the white chicken unless u like herbal (black chicken) taste. Salt n pepper can help with the herbal taste. Pancake was delicious!
  • Michelle E.
    Michelle EvangelineSeptember 28, 2015
    Must try when in Seoul! Q may seem long but move quite quickly. Love the rice in it, so damn good! The seafood pancake is quite good too.
  • Alice A.
    Alice AlyssJune 13, 2016
    Love the black chicken ginseng soup. Very hearty. Plus the chicken rotisserie with a ginseng rub inside was moist with crispy skin. Love it.
  • Carol
    CarolMarch 12
    There is nothing vegetarian on the menu. But my friends loved the chicken. They give you a free tasting of the ginseng wine. Arrive early.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TsangDecember 23, 2016
    Traditional (inside a hanok) and a big chunk of ginseng compared w other stores. Rice is cooked just right and absorbs the chicken and jujube flavours.
  • Angela N.
    Angela N.November 10, 2013
    The line may look long but the wait isn't. Do not miss out on the infamous Samgyetang if this is your first taste of the soup. Tranquil, homely and impressivly large space. Great experience.
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KamMarch 19, 2015
    Black ginseng chicken is good. Pancake as well. Price gone up compared to the previous time.. But for first a must try..
  • Thann Sanctuary
    Thann SanctuaryJuly 9, 2014
    One of the better Ginseng Chicken we tasted so far but probably not something we will que for. Be there bright & early to avoid the que follow by sight seeing.
  • Zhi hong L.
    Zhi hong LamSeptember 16, 2016
    A must try chicken ginseng soup in Seoul, nearby Gyeongbokgung. See the long queue then you know it is worth waiting.
  • Shyan T.
    Shyan TanJanuary 27, 2015
    Long queues. Consequence of its omnipresence on virtually all travel guides. Go early, 10am sharp or you'll risk hour-long waits despite its massive seating capacity. It is THAT good. Go.
  • Kwong Sheng C.
    Kwong Sheng ChongApril 29, 2013
    The roast chicken can be a bit dry but very tender. As for the ginseng chicken, the taste is blended to a mild but pleasant taste even for those who hate ginseng like myself. Try both if possible.
  • Kenny L.
    Kenny LowDecember 9, 2016
    Lovely ginseng chicken soup, which was well balanced in taste. Slightly catered to tourist but not too pricey - about 20k per pax. Come before 6pm to avoid the queues.
  • Ting
    TingAugust 25, 2016
    Somewhere I would go at least once just to set a benchmark for Korean samgaetang. The most ex black silky fowl does taste better than the standard chicken.
  • Ally P.
    Ally ParkJanuary 30, 2016
    I didn't particularly find this place is outstanding with samgaetang. But it is not so often to see black chicken made for samgaetang so if you are interested go for it otherwise, just try any local's
  • Joon L.
    Joon LoongFebruary 6, 2015
    The restaurant makes you feel like you're eating at home. The chicken are well made, it's soft texture and soup is quite the crowd pleaser.
  • Marizel S.
    Tip the chicken in some salt ang pepper and put the bones in the stainless tin provided to keep your plate clean. The ginseng sake drink is quite strong.
  • Eli
    EliAugust 18, 2013
    The Best 삼계탕 (chicken soup) in Seoul, but be ready to queue if you go on weekends or weekdays at lunch time.
  • Kassyn N.
    Kassyn NgNovember 14, 2016
    Best ginseng chicken and one of the best meals we've had in Seoul.
  • Ling
    LingNovember 5, 2015
    Was there around 3pm, no queue. I recommend two sharing a chicken and maybe an additional pancake.
  • Kars A.
    Kars AlfrinkNovember 18, 2014
    It's in all the guidebooks so expect throngs of tourists. The samgyetang is worth it in my opinion though. This place is quite big and service is well-tuned.
  • Johnnie Skywalking
    Johnnie SkywalkingDecember 31, 2015
    Having Samgaetang and Korean bathhouse makes you as healthy as you can be in the cold winter in Seoul.
  • Melvin L.
    Melvin LimOctober 11, 2016
    Best ginseng chicken in town and prepare to line up after 12pm
  • Bitter R.
    Bitter RootOctober 4, 2014
    Chicken stew is delicious, but the black chicken stew is a little tough. Be careful of the ginseng liquor.
  • Sebastian P.
    Sebastian PhangJuly 16, 2014
    I think this place became too famous. Large crowd and also time limit apply during peak hours. Food is okay and a bowl SGT cost 15000 won.
  • Janette J.
    Janette JCJanuary 5, 2016
    I love the ginseng chicken soup here. Worth for the long queue!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LiuMay 19, 2015
    Served best deboning the chicken with the side plate and dip it into salt and pepper - simply delicious
  • Shunuan
    ShunuanJanuary 16, 2014
    amazingly rich broth though service is a little unfriendly. but the food makes it worth the unpleasantries
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PrayogoJanuary 18
    The president of Korea apparently came here. Great service, you sit on a warm surface as you enjoy your food. Food was OK
  • Rose R.
    Rose RiveraDecember 26, 2015
    Great chicken soup and the Rotisserie chicken is great too.
  • Suet Leng
    Suet LengAugust 12, 2016
    Be sure to drop by early because the queue gets pretty long even before business hour.
  • K1ngT1m
    K1ngT1mNovember 8, 2015
    Ginseng Chicken Soup is great on a cold day - very warming and Super tasty!
  • Vivian C.
    Vivian CheahDecember 31, 2015
    Wasn't crowded when I went during winter. 15k won per samgyetang. I was told that the black chicken is more beneficial for women. You can skip the pancake.
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  • Hyun Ku K.
    Hyun Ku KangOctober 3, 2016
    1. You need to wait to be seated. 2. Whole bunch of international tourists to taste to cuisine. 3. I think taste is great but nothing special compared to others
  • Shi-Ying L.
    Shi-Ying LokeOctober 24, 2014
    The line is long, but it moves quickly. Amazing food too!
  • Jonathan Y.
    Jonathan YoungJune 25, 2013
    Really great Chicken Ginseng Soup, great for hangovers
  • BrandyCoke
    BrandyCokeMay 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best samgyetang in Seoul, hands down!
  • Cheryl G.
    Cheryl GomesApril 5, 2016
    One of the most delicious ginseng chicken
  • Roxanne L.
    Roxanne L.October 12, 2013
    Considerate business- leaves umbrellas out in case it rains or is too sunny.
  • TC Boi
    TC BoiOctober 3, 2016
    Come before 1130am and you shall be able to skip the queue.
  • Hianmin T.
    Hianmin TanSeptember 29, 2014
    Nice ginseng chicken soup I would like it more if the ginseng taste was stronger.
  • Chloe K.
    Chloe KhorOctober 18, 2016
    Great samgaetang, once you tried this, you'll have problem getting better ones
  • A M.
    A MNovember 22, 2016
    Get the black chicken
  • Emily
    EmilyJune 11, 2012
    Tosokchon samgyetang - massive queue all the time but totally worth the wait.
  • puiman
    puimanAugust 9, 2014
    Popular restaurant, good taste of Korean food.
  • Jung Hoon K.
    Jung Hoon KimAugust 7, 2014
    Best chicken soup in the whole wide world^^
  • Lim W.
    Lim WeiOctober 31, 2013
    Come early for the soup. No need to wait. Soup is nice.
  • Penny W.
    Penny WangSeptember 20, 2015
    Ginseng stew chicken taste good ! Should give it a try 😆
  • travel42
    travel42October 5, 2011
    A favorite soup shop. Try the specialty samgyetang, Korean-style chicken soup with ginseng.
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