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Chorokddeul - Green Field

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 3 reviews )
Contact 02-22437733

Dondaemun-gu, Huigyeong-dong 276-57, Seoul, South Korea,

Traditional style Korean restaurant with floor seating, at 서울특별시 동대문구 휘경동 276-57. Offers many noodle dishes and stews, lotus-wrapped rice, fritters and sweet rice cake. Sells dried food and grains. Located near Subway line 1, Hoegi station exit 2. From there continue straight, turn right at the next big junction, cross the main road (Mangu-ro), and the restaurant is down the nearest side street (Clover pharmacy is on the corner), it's on the 2nd floor over Sarang Pharmacy. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-8:00pm, Fri 11:00am-3:00pm, Sun 11:00am-8:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Korean

Reviews (3)

First Review by MarmiteHappy

Amazing - Edit

Green Field is awesome! It’s the best authentic Korean restaurant in Seoul AND its vegan. There’s classic floor seating, plants everywhere, and Korean TV dramas going on in the background. The ladies who work there are so sweet. They dont speak any English but they try to help you any way they can. It's a very homey environment. You definitely feel warm and welcomed. And the food… OH MY GOD! You get not one but TWO different types of kimchi (white and red). Everything there is wholesome and delicious. They have everything from dumplings, stuffed mushrooms, and mungbean jelly, to lotus wrapped rice and giant soups to share. The perilla soup is my all time favourite! I highly recommend it. Its cute but they always bring a bowl of popcorn for dessert too. Its all so cheap, 100% vegan, delicious Korean food and everything is homemade. I bring all my veggie friends and omni-family members from abroad and they all love it.

It is a bit confusing to get to the first time you go. It’s definitely a hidden treasure but well worth the hunt.

The only down sides are that they are closed on Fridays and Saturdays. Ive also provided a rough translation of the menu in happycows pictures above. The menu at the resto is all in Korean so I highly recommend you save the translated version on you phone so you know what to order when you get there.

Updated from previous review on 2016-10-10

Pros: Delicious, Authenitc Korean food, Cheap

Cons: Hard to find the first time, Weird hours, The menu is only in Korean

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Worth seeking out if you want authentic Korean vegan food - Edit

Thanks for the directions and the photographs - without careful study of both, I would never have found this great place!

Everything the previous reviewer rburrke said is correct. I phoned first, and they confirmed they were open. When you are just about to give up, you see a doorway leading to some stairs, and up you go! In traditional Korean style, your take your shoes off when you enter (I'm glad I didn't have holy socks on!) I was offered a menu only in Korean characters, but the lady sat next to me was able to translate and advise. At 6 pm it was already too late to have fried, vegetable stuffed, pastry parcels, but I could have steamed ones (thanks again to the kind lady sat next to me for negotiating that!). They were great, but surpassed by the spicy vegetables with noodles, which combined some really interesting flavours.

Kimchi and popcorn seemed to be given free (but as any vegan in Korea for any length of time will tell you, you can have too much Kimchi - and often it seems that is all you will get!)

Pros: Authentic Korean, Great atmosphere - worth going just for that

Cons: No photographic or English menu, Sitting on the floor can be a challenge

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Saturday - closed? - Edit

I went on a Saturday at 1:30pm. The opening hours said 11am to 8pm (11am - 3pm Fridays). The door was locked so I'm not sure if the restaurant is open. There were lots of healthy looking plants on the stairwell so it didn't look abandoned, also all the signs were still up.

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