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First Review by amandateng

Very friendly staff and delicious food! - Edit

This restaurant is run by very friendly people, and their food is just as delicious as Loving Hut - Gangnam-gu, which is quite close to this place (within 10 minutes’ walk I would say). If you love food at Loving Hut - Gangnam-gu, you would love food at Loving Hut Smile as well.

But mind you, Loving Hut Smile has a different menu from Loving Hut - Gangnam-gu though they share the same name ‘Loving Hut’. First of all, they have the famed vege fried chicken and cream sauce pasta! (Unfortunately, I have not had any opportunity to try them so far…) Secondly, they can make their dishes in the Buddhist vegetarian style, meaning no onion, no garlic, etc! Thirdly, some of their dishes are quite pricy…

Personally, I like their vege omulet. Yum yum! :)

Updated from previous review on 2016-11-14

Pros: Friendly staff, Delicious food, Buddhist vegetarian food

Cons: Small space, A bit expensive


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Terrible - Edit

Over priced (40 000 won for a "pizza" and a steak). Disgusting. Salty.

PIzza (price 20 000 won)- Cheap processed tomato sauce on an instant processed crust that tasted of cardboard. It was topped with the kind of factory-made add-water processed soy meat you can buy in bulk. There was no cheese though quality mock cheeses are available in Seoul.

Steak (price 20 000 won) - Salty and smothered in a processed steak sauce. The texture was not bad and it did have vio-life cheese (a definite plus) but overall the dish was a complete and utter disappointment.

I regretted not staying home and having vegan ramyeon instead.

Updated from previous review on 2016-06-08

Pros: The dog was nice.

Cons: Cooks have no skill, Ingredients were all processed crap, price


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cozy & delicious - will surely come here again - Edit

We were thrilled to discover this bright little place, from which we left with a smile and belly twice their original size. It has a family atmosphere, and eating there seems almost like being invited to lunch at a local warm family's place. The restaurant has an English menu with all sorts of tasty dishes, and the cooks/servers are cordial Koreans who know English well enough to help you choose and express curiosity towards you and your experience as a vegan in Korea. We especially recommend the ramen soup, tofu rice (they're huge dishes - prepare yourself!) and cutlet, which comes with rice and salad on the side. It seems that the more expensive dishes are big enough to be shared by a couple, and that's how they're served: a big bowl with two small ones and a ladle to pour with. Overall, the meal we ordered, which consisted of five dishes, cost less than it would in our home country.
Highly recommended!

Pros: warm staff, easily found, Local Koreans enjoy eating here too

Cons: simple, home-like cooking, but that's not a con :)


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Wonderful Staff & Hone Cooking - Edit

I got here just at closing but was welcomed with open arms. Immediately, I felt like the staff and I were family, though only one spoke any English.

The vegetable/tomato soup was like mom's home cooking and a lady whipped up a nice acai yogurt drink for me. Can't promise this, but was invited to stay after hours for a traditional Korean tea ceremony.

I want to go back today!

Pros: Staff like my family, Home cooked food


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spicy fried chicken is a MUST! - Edit

The most chicken-like dish that you must have. Also the cheesy steak is a good dish. Friendly dog who's vegan but dislikes photo-taking so no taking of pictures. The staff is very friendly and can speak reasonably good English too!


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