Vegetarian Restaurants in Seoul
Kangnam-Gu, Togok-Dong 411-11 Subway line3, Maebong station entrance 4, walk 100m toward the Yangje terminal
9-10:00 large set W18,000 sanche set W13,000, codonopis lanceolata set W15,000, sanche bibimbap W7,000, perilla noodle W7,000, sweet and sour mushrooms W20,000
Owned and operated by Ms.Soon-Nam Kang, a famous Korean author ('The Meal Table is the Medicine Table'), which is about eating uncooked vegetables and living a natural life style. All the spices, seasonings, and foods are prepared naturally here, and this makes this vegetarians as well as for those looking for natura-style remedies. All the ingredients used for food here are from organic farms, and no chemical seasonings are used as spices. The foods are prepared only with natural ingredients and natural sauces: kimchi in fermented with juice from greens, salad with tofu, radish, and onion in its dressing; Jochung, grain syrup made of brown millet rice and other grains as well. The most recommended and popular dish, the 'Sanche set meal,' is an order prepared with brown rice, millet, foxtail millet, adlay, black beans, vegetable soup, and various vegetables and potherb along with pancakes, acorn jelly, and salads, and served in woodenware to give the food an authentic appearance.There is also a terrace where fruit and soy sauce are fermenting in crocks, and pottery and here wooden furniture pleasing to one's eyes. There is also a small shop where you can purchase snacks made of wheat, Japanese apricot juice, bamboo salt, grain syrup, and many other natural foods.Sanchon Mountain Village
Insa-Dong area of Seoul; everyone knows it; ask.
W20,000 lunch; W35,200 dinner (includes exquisite traditional Korean music and dance performances). Features a set menu of numerous traditional Korean vegetarian temple foods. Founded by a former Buddhist monk, Sanchon has a beautiful temple-like atmosphere.Well-known within the artsy Insa-Dong area. Vegan.
Insadong Anguk Station, Insadong exit. Walk straight, past Tourist Information on your right, art store on your left. A convenience store is in front of you. Turn right at the store and a few steps down (before the bank) you should see an English sign for a vegetarian restaurant.
Vegan-friendly, macrobiotic, organic.
Yakcho Dimibang Vegetarian Restaurant
Insadong: Gohap Bldg. Exit 6 and backtrack to the first alleyy/street; from Insadong follow the street by Gana Art Space; from the N end of Insadong, it's the first alley on your left.
Jongno-Gu, Samchungdong 98-1 Subway line 3, Anguk station entrance 1. Walk for 10 minutes towards Kwanghwamun. As you walk into Samchungdong you will see the green signboard with 'Deul-hyang-gi.'
02-732-7775 12-10:00, closed Sun set meal W20,000,W15,000, sanche bibimbap W7,000,
Mushroom miso stew W7,000, sweet and sour mushroom W15,000 stuffed bean curd W10,000 The Sanche bibimbob here is served with 7~8 vegetable dishes, and these dishes are seasoned with natural spices and sesame oil, and no artificial sweetening is used. These vegetables are lightly stir-fried in a pan with seasoning or just dressing on top. The types of plants used here, root of bellflower, bracken, aster leopard plants, potherbs, zucchini, and shiitake mushrooms, result in a deliciously fresh taste. Sweet and Sour Mushrooms are prepared with deep fried shiitake mushrooms, agaric mushroom, pimentos, bamboo shoots, bokchoy stem with sweet and sour sauce. The house salad has an olive powder and spice dressing and offers a refreshing vegetable taste. At Deul-hyang-gi, no artificial sweetening is used in the food preparation, and the food is presented on wooden tables made from zelkova trees
Jongno-Gu, Kwanhun-Dong 196-6
Hangwachae Vegetarian Restaurant
Jongno-Gu, Kwanhun-Dong 30-9 Cheonga Bldg.
Take the alley across (Insadong) street from INSA Art Galley (the corner by Sudo Pharmacy) all the way until the main road. It's in the basement by Kyung-In Art Gallery.
02)735-5681, 02)3210-2151 12-2:00 W7,000
Kamrotang Sachal Restaurant
Jongno-Gu Hwa-Dong 87-1