Nature Kitchen (Jayeon Byeolgok) in Gwanghwamun – Seoulistic

Nature Kitchen (Jayeon Byeolgok) in Gwanghwamun

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Nature Kitchen is widely considered the best Korean buffet restaurant in Korea with several locations all over the peninsula. However, rumor has it that the Nature Kitchen in Gwanghwamun is the best in Seoul. Lunchtime waits can get up to an hour long for the wholesome dishes that boast being chemical free and devoid of MSG. Favorites include the lean boiled pork or bossam, the bibimbap bar and the do-it yourself patbingsu (shaved ice dessert). At dinner, the price goes up slightly and the dinner menu changes seasonally to include added meat or seafood specials. With coffee and tea included, Nature Kitchen is a great value to please everyone in your group at 13,900 won for lunch on weekdays and 19,900 at dinnertime and weekends. If you’re looking for Korean food in Gwanghwamun, why not all you can eat?

Note: This is a chain restaurant with several locations throughout Korea. See their official website for all locations (Korean only).

Operating Hours:
11AM - 10PM
Weekday Lunch (before 5PM): 13,900 won
Weekday Dinner (after 5PM), Weekends & Holidays: 19,900 won
Phone Number:
246, Cheongjin-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Subway Station:
Gwanghwamun Station (Line 5)
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Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he's put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea. Follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.