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#870 of 1,19,681 Restaurants in Seoul
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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
German, Swiss, European, Central European
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7, Yulgok-ro 2-gil, Jongno-gu | 1F Somerset Palace Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
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+82 2-722-5622
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed food price is a bit much. My family lived in Germany for 8 years and rwally wanted to talk to someone in German.... no such luck. Very friendly staff but no Germans.

Thank metcalf B
Kiama, Australia
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This place is right next to my hotel and had a very nice drink and snack here, the staff were friendly and upbeat. I love German food and can thoroughly recommend the schnitzel.

Thank pavmanmikey
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Pros - Authentic German sausages - Elegant atmosphere - good food - nice terrace for warm evening - prompt service Con - pricy If you are from Germany or near there, it would be speechless to see that you have to pay nearly ten times more money to get the curry sausage. But remember, this place is a luxurious foreign... More 

Thank Thomboy
Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The food here was good and the portion sizes were in concert with what I'm used to in the US. That said, it was enough for my son and I to share.

Thank Jil R
Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

It was dead as a door nail. We were the only 2 people there. Food was great but the price for 2 simple German meals was not worth it. We made the mistake and ordered and stayed. Had our hearts set on eating German and thus paid the price. Afterthought is that we could have had 3 meals locally elsewhere... More 

Thank M L
Sugar Grove, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2015

My husband and I had some time to kill before leaving for the airport so we stopped in. We got a couple beers which were good. We thought about ordering food, but it was too expensive for us. Soup was $15.

Thank Beth K
Seoul, South Korea
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135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We have been here a few times for a beer and once for food. Good German beers and food in a lovely setting, a bit pricey but good for a treat.

Thank ShellywUK
Toronto, Canada
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We came here for lunch and had excellent schnitzel. The wine list is not extensive but the bottle we had was terrific. Nice patio to sit outside on a lane to a quiet street. Service was fine.

Thank Joanna D
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Excellent german food. The menu contains all of german food known. Schnitzel, Haxe, Currywurst, Schweinebraten.... Sauerkraut, Bratkartoffeln. For those who miss their german food or for those who love the german way of food. I honestly love this restaurant! And - a huge PLUS - german beer!!! Original! Only disadvantage - the staff does not understand german and/or (partly) english.... More 

Thank Matthias G
Boulder, Colorado
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86 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

If you don't mind overpriced food and drinks this place will suit you. A very pleasant place with very attentive staff Someone's idea of "German" food which is in fact palatable.

Thank juhaszj

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Restaurant Details

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German, Swiss, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7, Yulgok-ro 2-gil, Jongno-gu | 1F Somerset Palace Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
  • Neighbourhood: Gwanghwamun / Jongno
  • Phone Number: +82 2-722-5622
  • This restaurant is at Somerset Palace Seoul

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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