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Vegetarian Restaurants: (36 Listings)

19-4 Banpo-Dong, Seocho-gu, Buk-gu ~ PH: 02-5341688
Inexpensive-- Vegan, International, Korean--- Additional Info: A natural food vegan restaurant at the bus terminal complex. Menu has photos. Located outside exit 1 in the metro station.
Mon-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Temple Stay Building, 5th Floor, 71 Gyun Ji Dong, Jongno-Ku ~ PH: 02-7362083
Moderate-- Vegan, Korean, Buddhist--- Additional Info: Buddhist temple cuisine in a clean and modern space, at 서울시종로구견지동715F. Managed by a Buddhist nun from the Choe Gae Sa Temple across the street. Reservations suggested. In the second floor of the same building is very simple temple cuisine buffet. Some dishes can also be ordered for additional price. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Coexistence Vegan Cafe
267-2 Dapsimni-dong, Dongdaemun-gu ~ PH: 070-82015999
Moderate-- Vegan, Western, Take-out, Korean--- Additional Info: Serves ice cream, juices, coffee, dinner, lunch, and snacks. Adjacent to an animal rescue center. Every meal you purchase helps an animal in need. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Tue-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Eden Valley
187-4 Gumi-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do (at Ori-yuk, point-town B/D 207) ~ PH: 82-317119201
Moderate-- Vegan, International, Buffet, Korean--- Additional Info: Restaurant and health food shop. All-you-can-eat buffet at lunch and dinner. Features brown rice, whole wheat bread, mock meats, tofu with mushroom, salad bar, spaghetti, glass noodle, buckwheat noodle, brown rice cake, various side dishes. Uses many organic ingredients from its own farm in Wonju, Gangwon-do. Directions: Subway Bundang Line off at Ori station, from Exit 2, turn right and walk 200m to Ori three-way junction, turn left at Nak Saeng Nong Hyup Bank, walk 100m to WA BAR (beer bar), the entrance is to the left, Eden Valley is on the second floor. Or Bus 303, 370, 1005-2, 9000, 9407: off at Sungwoo Star Us Office-tel (across street from Eden Valley). 60, 102, 116, 116-1, 116-3, 230, 300, 310, 380, 520, 700-2, 720-2, 810, 820, 1001, 1005-1, 1116, 1303, 1500-3, 3500, 5500-1, 7007-1, 8100, 9001, Airport Limousine Bus: off at Hanaro Mart (Agro-Fisheries market). 230, 9401, 9403, 9408, 9409, 9414: off at Ori Station (Dong Il High Vill). Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-8:00pm, Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-8:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Han Gwa Chae
30-9 Guan Hoon Dong, Jong Ro gu, Insadong ~ PH: 02-720-2802
Moderate-- Vegan, Buffet, Korean--- Additional Info: Vegan buffet style. Han Gwa Chae is an abbreviation for "rice with herbal medicine, fruit and vegetables". Food is prepared in a traditional, Korean (temple food) spirit, with ingredients from small farms. The basic menu is composed of porridge, a soy-base soup, variety of cooked season greens, acorn jelly, tofu, and different sides. Organic fruit and seasonable tea served. Directions: Take Seoul subway line 1 to Jonggak Station, take exit 3, walk straight toward Geumgang Jehwa, turn left at intersection of Geumgang Jehwa, turn right at Sudo Pharmacy located centrally on Insadong St, walk 100m and on the left is Han Gwa Chae. Also nearby is Anguk Station on the Seoul subway line 3. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sat 11:30am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-8:30pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Hyeonmibab - Brown Rice Cafe
17 Bangbaejungang-ro 27, 17gil, Seocho-gu ~ PH: 010-25942043
Inexpensive-- Vegan, Organic, Korean--- Additional Info: Name in English translates to Brown Rice. Serves traditional Korean food such as bibimbap and kimbab made with organic brown rice. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Loving Hut - Yangjae/Gaepo SM
Gangnam-gu, Gaepo 4(sa)-dong 1229-10 ~ PH: 02-576-9637
Moderate-- Vegan, Organic, Buffet, Salad bar, Take-out, Korean--- Additional Info: Part of international chain of vegan restaurants inspired by Supreme Master Ching Hai, an advocate for veg living. Each location is individual family owned and operated. Serves all vegan food, non-alcoholic beverages, and vegan desserts. Versions of Korean recipes done veg-style (soups, stews, sushi/kimbop, dumplings). Also sells packaged vegan faux meats like veggicken and veggie. Directions: It's by Yangjae station on Orange line, Exit 5, and it's south of the Han River in Poi-dong. Take subway line 3 to Yangjae Station. Take exit 5, bear right, and take bus 9, 18 or 21. Get off at the second bus stop, and Loving Hut is across the street; the crosswalk is to the right. There's a Starbucks across the street. Or take a taxi from Yangjae Station to the Samhomulsan area (around 3,000 won). Previously named SM Vegetarian Restaurant. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sun 12:00pm-2:30pm, 6:00pm-9:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

near Naebang station ~ PH: 025365258
Moderate-- Vegan, Korean--- Additional Info: Temple food restaurant at 서울특별시 서초구 방배동 793-13. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Oh Se Gae Hyang
14-5 Insa-dong 12-gil, Jongno-gu ~ PH: 02-7357171
Moderate-- Vegan, Chinese, Western, Korean--- Additional Info: Seoul vegan restaurant owned by well-known Korean vegetarian food company, Vegifood. 60-seats, Korean style seating. Each 12 tables introduce the world 12 saints' wise sayings and their pictures. Food is mostly Korean and Chinese with a few pasta and salad dishes. No galic or green onion. Located at Insadong near NakWonSangGa where there are many Korean traditional crafts and art works in the area. Metro: 1 line JongGak / 3 line AnGuk / 5 line JongRo3Ga. Straight in front of the end of the street on the nort side of the Ssamzigil Arts-Center. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Plant 63-15 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu ~ PH: 070-4115-8388
Moderate-- Vegan, Western, Take-out, Bakery, Korean--- Additional Info: Vegan cafe and bakery with a changing menu of sandwiches, kale salad, wraps, and occasionally veggie burgers. Also offers baked cakes, cookies, brownies, coffee and chai. Tue-Sat 11:00am-8:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Bell Jongno-gu 154-18 ~ PH: 070-41338126
Moderate-- Vegan, Macrobiotic, Organic, Western--- Additional Info: A small, dessert and drinks cafe near Hyehwa station. Serves sugar free, gluten free, vegan baked goods like brown rice cakes, and drinks like grain coffee and black tea. Savory dishes are only available on the days of pop-up dinners - check facebook. Owner speaks English and offers cooking classes. Accepts credit cards. Wed-Sun 2:00pm-9:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Insa-Dong ~ PH: 02-735-0315
Expensive-- Vegan, Korean--- Additional Info: Features panchan (side dishes), soups, vegetable dishes, and traditional music & dance. Started by a former monk. Directions: right in the heart of the Insadong area. It is about mid way between the two ends of Insadong Street. In Aug 2010, Sanchon had a type of "health food store" right on Insadong - and the sign said temple food. To get to the restaurant, follow the little alley right next to the health food store all the way back. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

1230-5, Gaepo-dong, Gangnam-gu ~ PH: 02-5774012
Inexpensive-- Vegan, Asian, Korean--- Additional Info: A small 100% vegan Korean restaurant serving traditional food; home meal style, Chinese style and street style. Some menu items are deckbokki, bulgogi & rice, jajangmyeon, jjamppong, deep fried vegetables, ramen, dumplings and more. Family-run with friendly owners. Accepts credit cards. Tue-Sun 9:00am-9:00pm.Closed Mon.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Zero Plan
Dongjakgu Sadangdong 224-51 ~ PH: 010-68380149
Inexpensive-- Vegan, American, Western, Take-out--- Additional Info: Opened 2014 a small vegetarian cafe that switched to all-vegan in Feb 2015. Offers a menu of vegan desserts plus drinks and a dining menu with burgers, sandwiches, and pasta. Accepts credit cards. Mon 11:00am-9:00pm, Wed-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

Bab Cooks
261-2 Buam-dong, Jongno-gu ~ PH: 01045130229
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Take-out, Korean--- Additional Info: A vegetarian Korean restaurant nestled in the quiet Buam-dong area. Serves salad and rice dishes like yeonibap. Also offers a variety of set meal options. Reported to HappyCow in January 2015 possibility that the restaurant is vegan; please inquire and report to HappyCow - thank you! Tue-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.Closed every day 3:30-4:30pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Cook and Book
Hapjeong-dong 361-26, Mapo-gu ~ PH: 02-3251028
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Organic, Western, Bakery, Korean--- Additional Info: Cooking school with a cafe that's open one day/week and looking to open more days starting Oct 2014. In Hongdae/Hapjeong area. Lots of vegan baked goods, soymilk available for drinks and espresso. Mostly vegan food. Accepts credit cards. Call for hours - tell us.Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Di Shuei Restaurant
Basement 2, 188-6, Changchung-Dong 2Ga, Chuan-Gu ~ PH: 02-2276 0993
Inexpensive-- Chinese, Western, Taiwanese, Korean--- Additional Info: Korean name 적수방, Chinese 滴水坊, address 서울시 중구 장충동 2가 188-6. Offers meals and also sells vegetarian snacks, biscuits, and sweets from Taiwan. Staff speaks Korean and Chinese. Directions: take Metro Line 3 Dongguk Univ Exit 2, walk out straight and you will see a "太極堂" building, go to alley beside it and look for "佛光山寺," and the restaurant is in basement 2. Note that the building does not look like a Buddhist temple, although it does have a temple in basement 1. Mon-Sat 11:00am-8:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Jack's Bean
Mapo-gu seokyo-dong 327-23 ~ PH: 82-2-3334849
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Organic, Mediterranean, Take-out, Middle Eastern--- Additional Info: Middle Eastern food restaurant, opened in 2012 and moved here in 2015. Offers falafel wraps, salads, hummus, chickpea soup, and other vegetarian food. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Tue-Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Jogyesa Kitchen
45 Gyeonji-dong, 45-20 Ujeongguk-ro ~ PH: n/a
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Korean--- Additional Info: A simple kitchen run by the Buddhist Jogyesa Temple with a limited menu: 3 noodles and 2 rice main courses. Main course comes with kimchi, plain rice and seaweed soup which is self-serve. You buy the meal ticket at the temple's souvenir shop first, give it to the staff and tell them what you want. Some staff speak limited English. Note the bibim noodles has egg. Mon-Sun 8:00am-8:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Rice Burger Himiso
29, Nonhyeon-ro 10-gil, Gangnam-gu ~ PH: 02-3495002
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, Western, Take-out--- Additional Info: Serves burgers with brown rice bun and rice meat (vegan). Let your server know if you're vegan to get vegan sauce. Also fries. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Fri 11:00am-7:30pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Socho-dong, Socho-gu ~ PH: 02-583-6136
Inexpensive-- Korean--- Additional Info: Please send HappyCow some details! Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Small Rice Cake Shop
Mangu-ro 62-gil, 8 ~ PH: n/a
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Fast food, Take-out, Korean--- Additional Info: Located at the beginning of the market street. Sells a variety of rice cakes for take out only (no seating). Owners are vegetarians. Cash only. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

The Store Sajik-dong
1-7 Sajik-dong, Jongno-gu ~ PH: 070-40456331
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian--- Additional Info: Serves only vegetarian and vegan Tibetan and Indian style curries and dosa, chai and teas including soy milk options. Some dishes contain dairy, check with staff first. Name in Korean: 사직동 그가게. Call for hours - tell us.Open Tue-Sun. Closed Mon. Check for hours.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Sahmyook Hospital ~ PH: 2210-3693
Inexpensive-- Vegan-friendly, International, Western--- Additional Info: A vegetarian restaurant on the grounds of an Adventist hospital. Has plenty of vegan options. Mon-Thu 8:00am-7:00pm, Fri 8:00am-2:00pm, Sun 8:00am-7:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Buccella Sandwich
Seoul ~ PH: +8225177339
Moderate-- Lacto, Ovo, Italian, Western, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Italian style shop at 534-22 신사동. The vegetarian salad and sandwiches can be requested without cheese to make it vegan. Has outdoor seating. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: Not rated yet

983 Ildong-building, Daechi-dong ~ PH: 02-55591734
Expensive-- Korean, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Lunch and dinner with separate veg and non veg menu. The fixed menu is the only option for dinner, and once the dishes start coming, they keep coming. The meal essentially consists of a wide assortment (about 15-20) of Korean-style amuse-bouches, from salads, kimchi, and soups (cold and hot) to noodles and sweets. Plan on at least 90 minutes for a meal. Near the Creative Museum. Accepts credit cards. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Dos Tacos
Seocho-Dong, Seocho-gu, 1303-35 Gangnam Chae-young de Xiang Rube 104, Gangnam-gu ~ PH: +82-25935904
Moderate-- Lacto, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Fusion, Korean, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Korean-style Mexican food. Could build your own burrito. Located at 서울시 서초구 서초동 1303-35 강남 채영 데시앙루브 104호. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Gusto Taco
146-6 Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul ~ PH: 02-3388226
Moderate-- Lacto, Ovo, Western, Beer/Wine, Mexican, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. American-run taco and burrito eatery. Has tofu as filling and can get your order without cheese. Accepts credit cards. Tue-Sun 11:30am-10:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

2F, 24, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu ~ PH: 07041622533
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Organic, Korean, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Traditional Korean vegan food, some temple style. Food takes up to 30-40 minutes to prepare, so reserve ahead to avoid wait. Mostly vegan, but has 3-4 non-vegan dishes. Last order 8pm. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm.-- Rating: 3 HappyCow(s)

Seoul ~ PH: 023388054
Expensive-- Buffet, Salad bar, Korean, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Buffet and salad bar at 그랜드마트 6층, 노고산동 57-1. Many vegetable side dishes suitable for vegans, including blanched greens, battered fried vegetables and pickles. A separate bibimbap station is entirely vegan (three different varieties of boiled rice with various vegetable toppings and seaweed). Drinks include cinnamon apple punch. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

March Rabbit
560 shinsa dong, Gang-nam gu (at Garosugil) ~ PH: 0234444514
Moderate-- Lacto, Ovo, American, Western, Salad bar, Take-out, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Offers Southern-Californian style salads and sandwiches. Has lentil and tofu, and you could customize your salad. Sources vegetables from local farms as well as imports. Open kitchen, free Wi-Fi. Has outdoor seating. Wheelchair accessible. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Maum Meoggi - Nature’s Kitchen
Baekbeom-ro28gil, 17, Mapo-gu ~ PH: 02-32730997
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Pizza, Organic, Korean, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Focus is on slow food, organic food. Features a fire pot which is used to make the food including pizza. You roll pizza dough and paste the sauce and topping by yourself. Other main dishes include ddeokbeokki. All ingredients are local and seasonal. Many dishes can be made vegan. Near Gongdeok station exit 1 (line 6). Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Tue-Sun 3:00pm-10:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Potala Tibet
4F, 32-14, Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu ~ PH: 02-7758860
Moderate-- Lacto, Indian, Tibetan, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Tibetan and Indian food restaurant with some marked vegetarian offering ("V"): noodle soup, stir fried noodle, stir fried potato, papadam, curry, stir fried rice. Staff speak English. Be sure to ask for no ghee, butter, cream, egg, etc. Accepts credit cards. Mon-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

10, Hongik-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu ~ PH: +82-231435525
Moderate-- Organic, Korean, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Restaurant and eco shop, at 서울 마포구 동교동 163-9 5층. Promotes slow food movement and sources fresh produce from local growers. Uses healthier ingredients and no added MSG. Mon-Sat 11:30am-9:00pm.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

1F Sanullim Bldg, 327-9 Seogyodong Mapogu ~ PH: 02-3345919
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Japanese, Beer/Wine, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. Labels the vegan and vegetarian items on the menu. Offers a vegan set meal, cashew cheese with bread, vegetarian sushi, a raw vegan dessert, organic beer and wine, coffee and tea. Produce is sourced from a local farm in Yeoido, Pajeory. Directions: Restaurant is attached to a playhouse across from Ethiopia Cafe. Walk out exit 8 Shinchon Station straight up the hill, take the left across from the big church, walk over the little bridge, and you will find Sukkara on the right side. Closed 1st, 3rd Mon of month. Has outdoor seating. Mon-Sun 11:00am-12:00am.-- Rating: 4 HappyCow(s)

Taco Amigo
Yongsan-gu, Itaewon-dong, 130-34 ~ PH: 02-7495253
Moderate-- Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Mexican, Non-veg--- Additional Info: Serves meat, veg options available. The owner is a former vegan and is accommodating. Some items on the menu have vegan options, and many of the stable ingredients such as the rice, beans, and guacamole are vegan. Directions: From Itaewon station go out exit 4, once you are at the top of the stairs, go down the street behind and to the left of the stairs you just came up, and it's on the right 50 feet up the street. Closed Monday. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 3.5 HappyCow(s)

Health Food Stores, Vegan Shops, Vegan Bakeries, Vegetarian B&Bs, Veg Catering, Veg*n Organizations: (8 Listings)

Sleeping Strawberry Guesthouse
1 Fl. Wausan-ro 38gil 24 ~ PH: +82-7078892198
A woman-only veggie house in Sinchon/Hongdae, Seoul, catering to women backpackers and travelers. It provides a water purifier by red clay ceramic ball, so guests don't have to buy bottled water. Vegan meals are available upon request. Korean vegan cooking class included local market tour is available. Check-in is from 2-10pm, check-out at 11am. .-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Hoonja Food
Hoeghie subway 1 ~ PH: 02-22429500
Organic food market and Christian bookstore. Stock varies and includes veggie meat, organic legumes, packaged foods. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Saruga Organic Supermarket
Seodaemun-gu, Yeonhuimat-ro 23 ~ PH: 02-8348900
Stocks normal supermarket things as well as a huge range of organic fresh produce and herbs. Also, organic grains and other packaged goods. Some gluten-free products. Vegan instant noodles and a fair range of imported foods (Asian and American). 서울시 서대문구 연희맛로 23. Mon-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Alien's Day Out Bake Shop at Plant Studio
Plant 63-15 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu ~ PH: 070-41158388
Vegan bakery operating within Plant Studio, Monday through Saturday. Near Itaewon/Noksapyeong Stations - Line 6. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

Bakersfield - Gangnam
Yeoksam-dong 817-18, Gangnam-gu ~ PH: 02-5643310
Bakery offering many labeled vegan breads, from wholemeal and rye loaves to baguettes, fruit breads, nut breads, ciabattas and foccacia. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: Not rated yet

Bakersfield - Hyundai
Hyundai Department Store, Level B1, 83 Sinchon-ro, Seodaemun-gu ~ PH: 02-5643310
Bakery concession stand in the department store. Offers many labeled vegan breads, from wholemeal and rye loaves to baguettes, fruit breads, nut breads, ciabattas and foccacia. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: 5 HappyCow(s)

The Bread Blue
54-58 Nogosan-dong, Mapo-gu, Nogosan-dong ~ PH: 07044050723
A 100% vegan bakery run by the owner of the former Veggie Holic Bakery in northern Hongdae. Serves a variety of sweet and savory baked goods with all bakery items vegan. Cafe does sell drinks containing dairy (soy milk is available). The owner and other staff are welcoming and some speak English. Located near Sinchon Station. Address in Korean: 서울 마포구 노고산동 54-58. Mon-Sat 8:00am-11:00pm, Sun 8:00am-10:00pm.-- Rating: 4.5 HappyCow(s)

Acai Frooty
Mapo-gu ~ PH: 070-88023804
Acai shop at 서교동 364-14. Offers acai bowls topped with fresh fruit and granola. Sells blended acai berries in small and large sizes to take home. Accepts credit cards. Call for hours - tell us.-- Rating: Not rated yet

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