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2-2 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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+82 2-722-5019
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

... Where were the birds!?! I spent most of yesterday trying to find the place in the narrow back streets of the area (thanks to incorrect labelling in my guidebook) and eventually gave up. I google-mapped it back at my hotel that evening and street view showed that it was literally on the main street (just down from the crazy... More 

Thank BusinessTC
United States
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358 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

N37°34.412' E126°59.119 This hard to fine tearoom is on the first and second floor above a shop in the busy shopping street of Seoul. After help from some very friendly Koreans, we finally sat down for tea with rice cakes in August 2014. Enjoyable moment.

1 Thank goyourownway
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Find it finally and the Korean Dame nearby told us it is closed.......sad. It was tough to find it. Anyway, it is the good location and we foundanother tea house nearby.

Thank shenqi2004
Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

Found the Old Teashop quite randomly, completely unaware of its existence, but lucky me. I'm a hug tea enthusiast, but I actually had an ice coffee this time. It was delicious and was served with a side of very tasty dok. I was the only customer there at the time, so it was certainly peaceful. It was a much appreciated... More 

1 Thank VRosen4267
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

This place is unique and the tea is great. We were served snacks with the tea which were delicious. Well worth a visit.

Thank Shell123_12
Nagasaki, Japan
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

Lovely place, nice traditional teas, reasonable prices. This place is a great escape in the middle of Insadong. Recommended if you need to escape the bustle for an hour or so. I'd happily return.

Thank travisler
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130 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2011

My tea was too sweet, but my husband liked his very much. As expensive as coffee shops in general have become in Korea (which I consider very overpriced) but you are paying for absence here. It's a unique experience, and even though I had lived in Korea for a few years, I found it charming. If you are a visitor... More 

1 Thank mmstyle
Washington Boro, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

This was a peaceful oasis in a busy shopping area. The decor was relaxing and inviting and the tea, although pricey, was the best I have ever had. Loved it!

Thank Gwen4x2
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48 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

Had tea and snacks with my husband here and we throughly enjoyed ourselves. Try the Quince tea - it's a little sourish and apparently one of their bestsellers. The two finches near the door were chirping non-stop and added to the great ambience. Tea came with a small dish of traditional snacks. Would recommend as a rest stop while at... More 

2 Thank kokonuk
Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

Sound of the little birds chirping as they flew around in the teahouse was relaxing and soothing after a day of walking. Fantastic place to rest and relax!

Thank maisieo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 6
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-2 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Insadong
  • Neighbourhood: Insadong
  • Phone Number: +82 2-722-5019

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Insadong

Neighbourhood Profile
Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts, fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in particular has become a local institution for its unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops inside that sell handmade crafts and goods. This is the perfect neighborhood to sample a range of Korean dishes, with vegetarian Korean temple cuisine restaurants being a popular draw, but street food carts are just as famous. As a top tourist destination, crowds can swell, particularly on weekends, but you can find some rest and respite in one of the private art galleries or grab a cup of Korean tea in a tea house – many of which are located in beautifully renovated traditional Korean homes.
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