Loving Hut - Yangjae/Gaepo SM

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 5 Reviews
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. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan, Organic, Korean, Buffet, Salad bar, Take-out
Gangnam-gu, Gaepo 4(sa)-dong 1229-10
Seoul, South Korea
Closed now

Mon-Sun 12:00pm-2:30pm, 6:00pm-9:00pm

  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by Terry B.
Sex in the Siti
Sex in the Siti
  • vegan

Vegan Buffet

Posted on 03 / 28 / 2014

This is a very well prepared buffet selection with an extensive choice of vegetable dishes to choose from.

The food is fresh, the premises is clean and comfortable and the staff very friendly. One or two there speak English.

There is a vegan grocery area with quite a good range of products to buy to take home.

My only criticism of this particular Loving Hut outlet was that they didn't offer more mock meat dishes.

For a vegan restaurant though which serves greens, potato and other Korean vegetable delights, you really can't expect a better effort.

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Updated from previous review on Friday March 28, 2014

  • vegan

korean food with faux meats

Posted on 09 / 04 / 2008

Workers were really nice and the atmosphere was very calming. There was a lot of fake meat in the dishes and the food tasted a bit like organic food store air... if you know what I mean. The little store on the side was great, so far the only place I've been able to buy veggie meat, and their vegan oatmeal cookies were good. On the whole: too many fake meats, nice people, calm atmosphere.

  • mostly-vegetarian

Wonderful food, great atmosphere

Posted on 06 / 27 / 2008

The restaurant's all-you-can-eat buffet style was diverse, and each dish was delicious. Many dishes incorporated mock-meats, and brown rice is available. Great dukboki, and veggie kimbop! The place is tidy, and usually bustling. The staff is very, very warm and friendly.

It's a bit of work to get there, but really worth it. I twice took a cab from the subway, directing the driver to go to Poi-Dong / Samhomulsan, which was a short, easy drive away. Once you are on Poi-Dong, you will see a Starbucks. Contrary to what the website seems to suggest, SM is not across from the Starbucks, but is on the SAME side of the street. If you are facing the Starbucks, go to your right a little ways. SM is across the street from a Paris Baguette. It is set back slightly from the street and has a little porch area and some bushes / trees around it.

Pros: delicious food, friendly staff, buffet style
Cons: not near the subway

  • vegan

SM retaurant

Posted on 10 / 06 / 2007

The food is ok, but the price is high for a meal.
The reason I often go there because you can buy frozen veggie food such as vegetarian bulgogi and other wheat and soy meats. These are really good and they add to my cooking at home.

Pros: Sells frozen foods to take home. , Decent dine-in food, Friendly staff
Cons: expensive
Terry B.
Terry B.
  • vegetarian

My favorite restarrant in Seoul

Posted on 11 / 10 / 2006

My family and I have eaten here ~20 times and have always enjoyed it, as have both meat and non-meat eating friends who have joined us.

Pros: excellent food, small store, price
Cons: location


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Added: 2007/08/01


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