Han Gwa Chae

Seoul, South Korea

4.4 / 3 votes

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Korean Traditional Restaurant for Vegetarian

Although not entirely the strict Buddhist vegan restaurant, this restaurant serves 100% vegan dishes. Like many vegetarian restaurants, it is located in Insa-dong area. It is a buffet style and you can eat as much as you can. It is 12,000 won per person.

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We visited the restaurant twice for lunch while in Seoul in Aug 2010. It is an all you can eat buffet, with friendly staff (including a woman who I think was the owner who spoke some English). The food is very healthy - does not seem like a lot of oil, and they have lots of different vegetable items, and nothing fried - also they have two types of whole grain - one probably brown rice, and the other maybe barley. Overall, very good, and reasonably priced at WON12,000 per person.

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I know several vegan places back here in Canada and abroad, but this has been a wonderful experience. The food is surprising, the caring service, the tastes of prepared vegetables and pickles, all has been a wonderful experience. Their rice tastes like no other. No need to be a vegetarian to enjoy this, as my non-vegetarian friend was delighted too. The menu in English gives some information about the dishes. I truely recommend this place to everyone.

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Head over to Insadong using Jonggak (line 5) or Angguk (line 3) stops and go to the main Insa-dong shop area (Insa-dong Street) (Geumgang Jehwa). Locate Sudo Pharmacy (about mid-way along the street) and then turn to the street next to it. Within 100m, you should locate it on your left before a parking lot of a big restaurant/tea house. It is downstair of a building and you should be able t see the menu outside the building main entrance. Next to the building entrance is some sort of pottery/ceramic/knick knack shop.


Not Wheelchair Accessible


$ - inexpensive


  • Korean


  • Buffet


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11:30am - 2:30pm;
5pm - 8:30pm

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