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. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan, Korean, Chinese, Western
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First Review by craigmc
VeganBiker
VeganBiker
  • vegan
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+70

Loving Hut

5 Posted on 09 / 09 / 2014

It's another Loving Hut franchise with a slightly more traditional Korean twist, at least in terms of the dining experience.

The food is decent enough and pretty typical of all other Loving Hut locations in Korea. Because it's in Insadong (the most popular tourist area), they have made it a little more "authentic" looking. Under the hood, it is by all other measures a standard Loving Hut.

That said, if you like Loving Hut or you are just looking for a reliable vegan meal in this area, please check this one out. Prices are good and certainly better than some of the other sit-down restaurants in the neighbourhood (due to tourist inflation).

Give it a try.

Pros: Reliably Vegan
Cons: Nothing Groundbreaking or Original
veggieisland
veggieisland
  • vegan
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+61

The best!

5 Posted on 06 / 21 / 2014

The first time I went looking for this restaurant it took me over an hour. I simply COULD.NOT.FIND.IT.

Luckily, all was forgiven when I finally sat down to enjoy my meal. This is now my favorite vegan restaurant in Seoul. I've been here a few times now and it never disappoints!

They've recently changed their signs and it's easier to spot. Basically if you're at the main shopping center, you want to go to the alley adjacent to it (not on the road side)...go all the way to the end of the alley and you will see the restaurant.

DO NOT LEAVE YOUR STROLLERS OUTSIDE....the people who own the restaurant next door love to yell at people who "block" their entrance even if it's not ACTUALLY blocking it.


lopegreen
lopegreen
  • vegan
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+16

Great place

5 Posted on 04 / 02 / 2014

This place is one of my favorite vegan places in Seoul. It's hard to find actually HEALTHY organic vegan places here and this place is the best for the price!!

Pros: Lots of options , Healthy , Multigrain rice
Cons: No parking

Pitaya
Pitaya
  • vegan
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+262

Very nice place

4 Posted on 06 / 19 / 2012

I visited this restaurant 3 times when I travelled to Seoul couple of weeks ago. It's on a small side street of very popular Insadong street. It's not really a Loving Hut -restaurant, but it is connected to the same ideology. They also sell vegan food products in their small shop.

Food was good. Even though all the food is not Korean, you can experience the Korean way of eating with all the different side dishes (always including kimchi) served with any main dish you order. Also tea is served for free. They have both very spicy and some quite bland dishes.

Service is really nice and friendly. And I found my Lonely Planet -book there well guarded the next day after I forgot it in the restaurant.

You sit on the floor, so you have to leave your shoes on a shelf when entering the restaurant.

Pros: Good food and service, Vegan, Central location
wsh79
wsh79
  • vegetarian
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+24

Wonderful!!

5 Posted on 01 / 02 / 2012

I ate a few times at this restuarant. Its located beside Ssazmie-gil. came across this chinese word 尋牛and turn into that street.
Restuarant do serve onion/garlic. Hence, have to tell them specifically. Average meal is around 8000won.
I tried their chinese noodle soup which is on the 1st page of the menu. Its very delicious that i ate the same food back.
They also sell some vegetarian stuff like instant noodle etc.
The only thing is you have to sit on the floor and eat which is the korean style. But i enjoyed thoroughly.
Their side dishes is also delicious. i finish every single food on my plate.


mfoy
mfoy
  • vegan
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+50

Good value - not just Korean food

4 Posted on 09 / 16 / 2010

We ate here twice while in Seoul in Aug 2010. It is not specifically focused on Korean food here; can also get Chinese+ type dishes. Fairly inexpensive compared to the other veggie restaurants in the area. Good food, but nothing super special. It is a Ching Hai Supreme Master restaurant - but not called Loving Hut.

Pros: value, not just Korean food, quick service
Cons: nothing particular special
westcornersville
westcornersville
  • vegetarian
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+283

Lots of Good Food for a Good Price

4 Posted on 05 / 07 / 2008

When you're reading the menu and see the pictures of the food, it looks like you're not getting much. However, with the main dish, you get about 5 different side dishes (mostly kimchi) for free--with free refills of those side dishes. So, in reality, you get a large meal for 7000-14000 won (depending on which dish you order--the 7000-8000 won dishes are quite sizable). They use a lot of fake meats, but not all dishes have them. This is up towards the north end of Insadong at the end of a side road to the east of Insadong-Gil (there are other restaurants along this side road). The biggest disadvantage (for some--mainly larger--people) is that the tables are very short and can be hard to sit at.

Pros: good food, convenient location for tourists, lots of side dishes/kimchi
Cons: can be hard for some to sit at tables
tohho
tohho
  • vegetarian
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+17

very good

5 Posted on 03 / 27 / 2008

Nice enviroment, good food, confirm no onion and garlic, 7000 won food will make you full.
cheers
jeffrey


veganqwert
veganqwert
  • vegan
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+42

Good, but vegans be careful

3 Posted on 09 / 13 / 2007

Although they will tell you that everything is vegan, it isn't. I got the company's address off one of the packages of fake meats for sale in another establishment and checked it out. On their English site, ingredients are listed for each product they sell. A lot of them have whey in them. As long as you make up a list of which is which and question carefully, you should be all right. But remember, in this country, things like eggs, pork, ham, and fish are not "meat", so it's not too surprising that "whey" is considered to not be an animal product.

I'm sure that for vegetarians, especially those who like fake meats, this is a fantastic place. But, vegans do need to be more careful.

Pros: clean, friendly, good prices
Cons: whey in some fake meats
  • TransmogriBenno TransmogriBenno

    Is the website you're talking about this one? http://vegefood.x-y.net/eng/
    I looked through all of the products and didn't see whey or any other non-vegan ingredients listed. Perhaps the recipes have changed since 2007?

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craigmc
craigmc
  • vegetarian
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+591

new kid on the block

5 Posted on 08 / 11 / 2007

this place was great. dishes start at 7000won, and they have a great selection of veg/mock meats and soups.
the restaurant has a nice set up. there is no smoking and no booze.
i am a fan of mock meats and bean curd, so loved this place. it therefore offers something that other insadong eateries don't. give it a try.

Pros: happy staff, mock meats, big selection

 

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