• Gimbap Cheongug Central Branch

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Serves meat, vegan options available. The English menu says 'please tell us if you are vegetarian and we can make vegetarian dishes for you'. Yachae gimbap (vegetable gimbap) can be made vegan by omitting egg and mayo. Gimbap is made in the front of the restaurant so you can see what is going in it and some staff check each ingredient with you before adding. Bibimbap can be made vegan by omitting meat or egg. Side dishes may not be vegan (e.g. kimchi). Open Mon 11:00pm-12:00am, Tue 12:00am-8:00am, Wed-Sun 12:00am-12:00am. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - never closes.

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11 Reviews

First Review by GenevieveE


Points +16

Non Veg
26 Sep 2023


Ordered vegetarian bibimbap, not very exciting tastes. Staff seemed disinterested and distant, could barely ask further what the soup side dish had in it. Decent price however and something to eat at the end of the day

Updated from previous review on 2023-09-26



Points +474

26 Apr 2023

Two kimbap that are vegan

They opened at 15:00 just as we arrived.
We wanted some vegan kimbab to take out and eat later. The first two vegetarian kimbab were vegan. Loads of veggies!

Updated from previous review on 2023-04-26

Pros: Nice and helpful; loads of veggies;, Take out, Cheap


Points +6062

27 Oct 2022

Great Gimbap!!

Grabbed a veggie gimbap to go and it was loaded with veggies! I was very happy with it.


Points +158

29 Sep 2022

Nice Gimbap for a snack

It was easy to order a vegan gimbap, I explained in Korean that I do not want eggs, mayo, or sausage in it. I ordered more than two, and one had egg in it though; the other two were vegan.


Points +312

29 Sep 2022

Nice place

It is very hard to find vegan food in Sokcho, so finding this option on HappyCow and finally eating after struggling in the city was really nice. Apparently everything there is in korean, so I asked for the english menu and after ordering "bibimbap with vegetables", I used the Papago app to make it clear that I needed it without meat, eggs and mayo. Food is nice, main course is light while the side dishes have strong Korean seasoning. Bibimbap was 6,500 and gimbap 3,500 (September 2022). They don't exactly work 24/7. When I arrived there (14:30), there was a sign saying they were preparing food and would open at 15:00. Also, one lady there told me that their working time is: from Monday 11pm to Tuesday 8am, and open full time on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Ah, if you are coming from the bus terminal to the restaurant, there is a huge local market with plenty of fruits on the way.


Points +80

10 Jul 2022

Vegan options but rather plain (needs That kimchee)!

Great place if you’re looking for a vegan/ vegetarian meal- however the taste was a little … lacking . Great for a basic, simple meal

Updated from previous review on 2022-07-08


Points +40

20 Jun 2022

A welcome veg-friendly place in Sokcho

This place came up on my Papago as 'Gimbap Heaven'. In a city that's not easy to navigate as a vegetarian or vegan, this place was a great find. Prices are very reasonable, they have an English menu and while the owner's English isn't great he seemed to have a good sense of what we were likely to be able to eat, double-checking with us whether we could eat egg when I asked him whether the bibimbap had meat, and passing on the anchovy side on our table. The bibimbap was super tasty; the gimbap clean but not quite so tasty. But having really struggled with dinner the night before, this was a very welcome find. Would def recommend.

Pros: Vegetarian options, English menu, Affordable prices


Points +204

29 Dec 2021

Fresh yummy 김밥

I had just arrived in Sokcho & needed something quick to fuel myself before hiking Mt. Seoraksan. Came here & ordered two rolls of 야채 김밥 as well as one to-go for after my hike. All in all I believe I spent about 6,000 won for three rolls. I was told the complimentary broth, pickled radish & kimchi were free of animal products.

Pros: Super affordable, fresh, yummy, friendly service


Points +148

29 Aug 2021

Hot stone bimibap 🤤

The hot stone bimibap was delicious! Made vegetation by saying "no gogi" and making an X with my fingers. Amazing taste and great quality! Try the gimbap also!

Pros: Quiet, Feels like a small dinner/scratch kitchen, Great taste


Points +391

05 Jul 2020

Vegan Korean Options

Most dishes on the menu can be made vegan! A very affordable and good meal in a city with not many vegan options.


Points +138

29 Sep 2019

Friendly, affordable, vegan options

This place was so handy, in a town with few vegan options. The staff are helpful, although speak little English, but we showed them a note in Korean explaining what we didn't eat and they made us vegan gimbap and Bibimbap. The gimbap is made in the front of the restaurant so you can see what they are putting in it and one member of staff checked each ingredient with us before adding.

The prices are affordable (5,500 won for Bibimbap, 3,000 won for gimbap). You can get take out and because it's open 24/7 we were able to go in early in the morning to buy takeaway gimbap as a packed lunch for a day of hiking.

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