Sanchon Mountain Village
Insa-Dong area of Seoul; everyone knows it; ask.
W20,000 lunch; W35,200 dinner (includes exquisite traditional Korean music and dance performances). Features a set menu of numerous traditional Korean vegetarian temple foods. Founded by a former Buddhist monk, Sanchon has a beautiful temple-like atmosphere.Well-known within the artsy Insa-Dong area. Vegan.
Insadong Anguk Station, Insadong exit. Walk straight, past Tourist Information on your right, art store on your left. A convenience store is in front of you. Turn right at the store and a few steps down (before the bank) you should see an English sign for a vegetarian restaurant.
Vegan-friendly, macrobiotic, organic.
Yakcho Dimibang Vegetarian Restaurant
Insadong: Gohap Bldg. Exit 6 and backtrack to the first alleyy/street; from Insadong follow the street by Gana Art Space; from the N end of Insadong, it's the first alley on your left.
Jongno-Gu, Samchungdong 98-1 Subway line 3, Anguk station entrance 1. Walk for 10 minutes towards Kwanghwamun. As you walk into Samchungdong you will see the green signboard with 'Deul-hyang-gi.'
02-732-7775 12-10:00, closed Sun set meal W20,000,W15,000, sanche bibimbap W7,000,
Mushroom miso stew W7,000, sweet and sour mushroom W15,000 stuffed bean curd W10,000 The Sanche bibimbob here is served with 7~8 vegetable dishes, and these dishes are seasoned with natural spices and sesame oil, and no artificial sweetening is used. These vegetables are lightly stir-fried in a pan with seasoning or just dressing on top. The types of plants used here, root of bellflower, bracken, aster leopard plants, potherbs, zucchini, and shiitake mushrooms, result in a deliciously fresh taste. Sweet and Sour Mushrooms are prepared with deep fried shiitake mushrooms, agaric mushroom, pimentos, bamboo shoots, bokchoy stem with sweet and sour sauce. The house salad has an olive powder and spice dressing and offers a refreshing vegetable taste. At Deul-hyang-gi, no artificial sweetening is used in the food preparation, and the food is presented on wooden tables made from zelkova trees
Jongno-Gu, Kwanhun-Dong 196-6
Hangwachae Vegetarian Restaurant
Jongno-Gu, Kwanhun-Dong 30-9 Cheonga Bldg.
Take the alley across (Insadong) street from INSA Art Galley (the corner by Sudo Pharmacy) all the way until the main road. It's in the basement by Kyung-In Art Gallery.
02)735-5681, 02)3210-2151 12-2:00 W7,000
Kamrotang Sachal Restaurant
Jongno-Gu Hwa-Dong 87-1
Chayeoneul Saranghinun Saramdul (Nature-loving Person)
Jongno 3-Dong, Danseongsa (Danseong Temple) 2F
12-2:00, closed Sunday.
Soshim Vegetarian Restaurant
At the start of Insadong Street, in the basement of the building with the GS25 Conveienience store. Jongno-Gu line 3, Anguk Station, exit 6 stay on the main road until Insadong (Crown Bakery), then look for the convenience store.
The woman in charge speaks passable English. Closed Sundays.
Jongno-Gu, Kwanhun-Dong 118-27 Insadong-1 Kil
Anguk Station, exit 6
Seoul Wangbajirak Kalguksu
Jilliru Vegetarian Restaurant
Manzis Vegetarian Restaurant
Dongdaemun-Gu, Shinsol-Dong 102-26
Daehangno; Hyehwa Station
Jangsu Ssalnunbab Vegetarian Restaurant
line 4 Suyu Station exit 8 toward Gangbuk-gu office 150m
line 3, Dongguk University Station, exit 2, right outside look for a sign pointing inside with the temple symbol (reverse swastika)
SankolChaeshik Keonkang Dang (Mountain Vegetable Health Restaurant)
line 7, Meokgol Station, exit 6
11-8:00 closed Fri afternoon and Sat.
CheongMirae Jayeon Restarant
ChoreukTteul Vegetarian Restaurant
Shindongyang Vegetarian Restaurant
Yeoido Station exit 5
Organic Korean food/organic food market/Christian bookstore
Happia Healthy Restaurant
Hyeonmi Healthy Restaurant
line 2 Seongsu Station, exit 1
Seocho-Gu, Seocho-dong, Secho World Officetel B1, 1355-3
Soecho-Gu, Yangjae-Dong 2-13 Behind the Cocos' across from the Yangje Telecommunication Service Center
9:00-10:00 Sanche Special W24,000; Sanche Set Meal W17,000; Sanche Regular 12,000won Offers over 30 kinds of wild greens including codonopis lanceolata, mountain shiitake mushroom, mountain rocambole, roots of bellflower found on Mount Oh-dae. This restaurant specializing in wild greens dishes is a branch of the Odaesan Restaurant, located at the Woljung Temple entrance. The clean-cut taste of edible shoot of fatsia you dip into vinaigrette red pepper paste, fragrant wild potherbs, with the scent of strong leopard plant. All give you the impression you are on a mountainside. The key to the fragrant taste of the fare at Odaesan Sanche comes from the cook's using perilla oil and perilla seeds in seasoning to bring out the best flavor of the wild greens. No artificial sweetening agent is added in preparing dishes here, and all the sauce and ssamjang come from the main branch at Mount Odae. When storing vegetables, the restaurant uses refined salt and pine needles to preserve them. This way, the greens last more than a year, and their scent and flavor remains intact. The main menu can be either a Sanche Regular or a Sanche Set meal. In the Sanche set meal, about 15 kinds of dishes are offered including grilled codonopis lanceolata, grilled pollack, tofu, wild herbs panfried shiitake mushrooms, and many others. Grilled codonopis lanceolata is prepared with red pepper paste and then grilled over a fire. This dish has as much nutrition as ginseng does, and the crisp texture and rich flavor make many people regular customers here. Drinking home- brewed rice wine with tofu made with salt water and potato pancake is perfect for a special treat.
SM Vegetarian Buffet
Kangnam-Gu, Poi-Dong 229-10
12-3:00; 6-9:00 W 13,000
Kangnam-Gu, Nonhyeon-Dong 16-1
line 7, Nonhyeon Station
line 3 Shinsa Station, exit 2