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Respond to Review of CLOSED: Sosim Vegetarian Restaurant
by Mea

Review: I'm sorry to say that I'm quite dissatisfied with Sosim. I have been in Korea two years and am used to how things are usually done. Generally, side dishes and often rice are re-filled when you finish them. It's often done even without you asking for it, and you get tons of side dishes in addition to your main meal. At Sosim, the entire "set meal" consists of side dishes. I went with another vegetarian as well as someone who eats fish. The cheapest set meal was 15,000 won, and it contained fish, so we got one of those as well as two "vegetarian dishes" for 12,000 each. The food that came for the three of us consisted of three small bowls of rice, three bowls of soup filled 1/4 of the way, and twelve small side dishes filled with less food than most restaurants serve. For the fish eater there was also one small piece of fish. We quickly ate the various side dishes, because we assumed they would be re-filled since there were three of us (especially since the meal was only side dishes with no main dish), but they would not re-fill them for us! No one ever came to check and when we did ask, they said no. I did manage to get my rice re-filled, but in the end that cost of an extra 1000 won. The side dishes were good, but we only got about 2-3 pieces of each one before the bowl was empty - ie a very small piece of broccoli, a bit of kimchi, a teeny triangle of pancake, a bite-sized piece of tofu. None of us were anywhere near full. Honestly, there wasn't even enough food in the side dishes for ONE person, and none of us are "big-eaters." I didn't expect this place to be dirt cheap, but I also didn't expect to leave as hungry as when I came in! In the end, a few bites each of various side dishes plus rice and a bit of soup cost (plus the small piece of fish) cost 40,000 won! I can't believe we paid that much for a "meal" of single-serving side dishes... one of the worst eating experiences I've had in Korea.

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