Samcheonggak
Samcheonggak
4.5
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
A historic site established in 1972 which held a Red Cross Korea conference feast commemorating the joint communique of 4 July. 1972 between the South and the North Korea. Samcheonggak is a place of history that wishes the oneness of North and South Koreas. tradition and modernity and Korea and the world. It has now turned under the care of Sejong Center into a traditional and cultural complex and an international tourist attraction where you can experience the class and taste of Korea's elegant tradition passed down through creative inheritance.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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4.5
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Mir H
1 contribution
Nov. 2022 • Family
My favorite tea house in South Korea so far. It was lovely and just had a wonderful view and atmosphere. I came during fall and our friends drove us here after lunch.
Written 4 November 2022
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Rapwalk
Seoul, South Korea110 contributions
Apr. 2021
It is closed for renovations until at least mid-2021. If you end up here by mistake, then visit the nearby Stone Art Museum instead, so you have not wasted a journey.
Written 28 April 2021
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JV0214
New York City, NY353 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
I decided to take the bus to get to this place on a very early Saturday morning. Just a one bus transfer from Gangnam. There is actually a shuttle service, however, I was not sure of the actual location of the pick-up points. Its best to have a wifi cause google maps can lead you up the hill. When you get off the end of the line for the 2nd bus, its an uphill climb of around 15-20 minutes. Its a residential area with narrow side walks. Mid-point of the hike, there is a bakery and a Japanese restaurant. I had coffee at the bakery on the way down. Both were still close at around 9AM. The grounds of the place has various activities that can be booked in advance to experience Korean culture. Since it was so early in the day, I had a peaceful stroll and opportunity to take pictures. The site facilities where also still close. But the hike was well worth it.
Written 8 June 2019
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Warmest greetings from Samcheonggak in Seoul. Thank you for your valuable comments and it is very heartwarming to learn that your visit with us was enjoyable. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed our facilities and service. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful comments on our team. As per your valuable comments, I have shared with team members to provide the guests with better than service now. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you. Best regards, Mi Ra Park Samcheonggak General Manager
Written 8 June 2019
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ensam971
Celje, Slovenia59 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Business
We were invited as a group and had a great evening, topped with cultural experience while the food just kept coming to the table in at least 10 turns. We only had water and tea but this was just great not to take away any of the taste from the food.
Written 12 July 2018
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Warmest greetings from SamcheongGak in Seoul. Thank you for your valuable comments and it is very heartwarming to learn that your visit with us was enjoyable. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed our facilities and service. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful comments on our team. As per your valuable comments, I have shared with team members to provide the guests with better than service now. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you. Best regards. Mi Ra Park SamcheongGak General Manager
Written 13 July 2018
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gmz63
San Zenone degli Ezzelini, Italy339 contributions
May 2018 • Business
My Korean customer invited me there for a dinner meeting.
It is a world "out of busy city of Seoul".
Paceful place inside a truly traditional Korean old building with a cozy garden.
We had a excellent food, I was extremely satisfied.

Take the opportunity to enjoy it if you are in the city!
Written 31 May 2018
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Warmest greetings from SamcheongGak in Seoul. Thank you for your valuable comments and it is very heartwarming to learn that your visit with us was enjoyable. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed our facilities and service. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful comments on our team. As per your valuable comments, I have shared with team members to provide the guests with better than service now. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you. Best regards. Mi Ra Park SamcheongGak General Manager
Written 13 June 2018
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E.S.Goh
Singapore, Singapore256 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
The restaurant is located in premises used for government events. As our visit was during a wet and dark night, I can only imagine that the grounds are beautiful. There was a wedding and the place was very crowded. Perhaps the ambience is more suited to such occasions rather than just a meal.
We did not have the set menu but several à la carte items. Food was nice but not memorable, from exotic abalone to common vegetable pancake. The room and decor were not particularly fancy. Only the buildings and gates were in old Korean style.
Written 19 May 2018
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Warmest greetings from SamcheongGak in Seoul. Thank you for your valuable comments and it is very heartwarming to learn that your visit with us was enjoyable. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed our facilities and service. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful comments on our team. As per your valuable comments, I have shared with team members to provide the guests with better than service now. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you. Best regards. Mi Ra Park SamcheongGak General Manager
Written 13 June 2018
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JJ_tomford
8 contributions
Aug. 2017
My friend treated me a really nice Korean dinner (Hanjeongsik) The food was awesome and we were so full. The servers were nice and helpful. I enjoyed my dinner at Samcheonggak. Need reservation.
Written 25 November 2017
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Warmest greetings from SamcheongGak in Seoul. Thank you for your valuable comments and it is very heartwarming to learn that your visit with us was enjoyable. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed our facilities and service. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful comments on our team. As per your valuable comments, I have shared with team members to provide the guests with better than service now. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you. Best regards. Mi Ra Park SamcheongGak General Manager
Written 13 June 2018
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mwen97
Singapore58 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
We booked for lunch through our hotel concierge and made use of the free shuttle service provided by the restaurant. Was at the pick-up point five minutes before the scheduled time and the van arrived promptly to bring us there.

The drive up a meadering hill was scenic with tall trees & fresh air. When we arrived at the entrance to the restaurant, we were awed by the beautiful landscaped garden surrounding the "palace" restaurant.

We dined at the main hall and the service staff were really tip-top. The prices are not cheap though but we order 2 set menus consisting of about 10 items which cost about Kwn69,000/- . Since we wanted to try a different kind of cuisine, we decided to pay for this extravagant lunch.

The food was fine and quantity small but enough to fill you up at the end of the meal. The cooking style was not oily and most items looked braised or stewed.

I will recommend this restaurant if you want to dine at a restaurant with a nice ambience and beautiful surroundings.
Written 23 May 2017
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Warmest greetings from SamcheongGak in Seoul. Thank you for your valuable comments and it is very heartwarming to learn that your visit with us was enjoyable. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed our facilities and service. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful comments on our team. As per your valuable comments, I have shared with team members to provide the guests with better than service now. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you. Best regards. Mi Ra Park SamcheongGak General Manager
Written 13 June 2018
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CoL
Singapore, Singapore93 contributions
May 2017
That's how it was pitched to us. I'm not so sure. The food is just ok. Tastes more healthy than delicious. Would come here more for the stroll around the surroundings before and after dinner...
Written 10 May 2017
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Warmest greetings from SamcheongGak in Seoul. Thank you for your valuable comments and it is very heartwarming to learn that your visit with us was enjoyable. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed our facilities and service. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful comments on our team. As per your valuable comments, I have shared with team members to provide the guests with better than service now. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you. Best regards. Mi Ra Park SamcheongGak General Manager
Written 13 June 2018
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YWengC
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia116 contributions
Dec. 2016 • Family
The location on a hill was superb. It creates an anticipation for things to come.

We had lunch there and went for a set has most of the items we wanted to try. We were told that they will need 20 minutes to prepare the food. No worries.

Trouble was when the food came, it was not course by course. Salad came with the second course and the third! Plates started to clutter the table as if went to a banchan shop. But Samcheonggak was not. And this went on through out the meal. It was as if they served the food after the kitchen has prepared it, not after you finished a course. It made eating harried and not a pleasant experience.

Besides that, the salad dressing (1st) and the pine nut dressing (4th) was so similar in taste, they shouldn't be set so near to each other. Having the scallops & shrimp in pine nut dressing served before we even finished our salad compounded to the negatives.

I was not sure if it was the high expectations that made this dining experience so memorable in a bad way.

Was it a good meal? Borderline yes.

Was it worth the price? Not really.

Will we go again for lunch? Don't think so. Maybe for a coffee to take in the views.
Written 16 January 2017
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Warmest greetings from SamcheongGak in Seoul. Thank you for your valuable comments and it is very heartwarming to learn that your visit with us was enjoyable. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed our facilities and service. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful comments on our team. As per your valuable comments, I have shared with team members to provide the guests with better than service now. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you. Best regards, Mi Ra Park SamcheongGak General Manager
Written 13 June 2018
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