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Cha Iyagi

29-11 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-735-8552
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good50%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bamboo rice” (3 reviews)
“tofu” (3 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Barbecue, Asian, Korean
$$ - $$$
29-11 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We went here based on reviews from TA. The photos that people have posted of the front was the only way we found it. The bamboo rice was delicious! We got 1 pork set and 1 beef set. They were both good, but the cuts...More

Thank Garfieldluvr
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

The meat costs 15.000 krw per 100 gram. At the street kitchen it is around 10.000 krw. However, the meat was lovely and tasty, and you get a lot of side dishes as well which are free, along with a spicy soup. The restaurant is...More

Thank Annemette Ø
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I have been going to this place for 10 years and it never disappoints. Good quality meats, great variety and quality of salads, very fragrant rice steamed in bamboo, and friendly service. The old hanok adds to the charm of the place too. This place...More

Thank Benjamin C
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Found your recommendatuons near our hotel. Service is excellent and very good food. Yes do order the soju.. Rice wine to go with your meal. Beautiful ceramic wares too!

Thank Ffifo
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Cha Iyagi serves, in my opinion the best Korean food. As we entered the restaurant, there weren't many tourist just locals. To me that says a lot of the place when only locals know about this place in bustling Seoul. The bbq pork and beef...More

Thank Eugene G
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This place isn't hard to find; ust look for the spinning BBQ sign on Insadong 10-gil and you’re there! There was one other table occupied when we arrived, but the place was fairly busy by the time we left. The ladies running this restaurant were...More

1  Thank divebunny1
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

While this place was a little hard to find because it's nestled between many other small restaurant, it was worth the trouble. If you're visiting during the colder months make sure you know exactly where it is as it can be a bit frustrating looking...More

Thank Mostafa Z
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I was walking around all day and suddenly found myself near Insa-gong, not even having it on my list of places to see, and getting hungry. TripAdvisor to the rescue I came across reviews and decided to try this place. Very cheerful and helpful staff...More

Thank Jesse Y
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

A must try for those Seoul visitors. An unassuming hole in the wall located in one of those alleys in Insadong that serves the best korean barbecue.

Thank L1gaoeno
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Korean BBQ. Loads of different salad leafs to choose from and fantastic side dishes. Staff was very friendly even though the English was limited. Place is not that easy to find.

1  Thank lemelle79
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
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27 March 2018|
Response from Eugene G | Reviewed this property |
Cha Iyagi, Insadong 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea Do use Google maps when you're at the area. It's by a small alley on one of the main roads. Enjoy !
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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 29-11 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Insadong
  • Neighbourhood: Insadong
  • Phone Number: +82 2-735-8552
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