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15 Fine Dining & Casual Vegan Restaurants to Try in Seoul

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Searching for the finest vegan dining spots in Seoul, from casual bistros to upscale dining experiences? Navigating South Korea's culinary scene as a vegan can be a challenge, but worry not – we've got you covered. In this handpicked list, we'll guide you through Seoul's most delightful vegan eateries, each offering its own distinctive blend of flavors, ambiance, and culinary creativity.


1. ••••••

••••••

•••••• (점점점점점점), pronounced jumjumjumjumjumjum, is a one-of-a-kind vegan restaurant located near Digital Media City Station. The space, adorned with scrap aluminum cubes, reflects the owners' commitment to environmental consciousness and minimalism. Their goal was to create a serene dining experience to promote veganism in Seoul and show people that veganism is 'cool' through delicious food and thoughtful design. Their menu features Korean fusion dishes like candied sweet potatoes, braised radish and fried tofu rice, soybean paste seaweed pasta, and matcha cake.


Address: 36 Seongam-ro 15-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul


2. byTOFU

byTOFU

Instagram @bytofu_hbc

By Tofu (바이두부) is a cozy vegan bistro with outdoor seating located in the trendy Haebangchon area next to Itaewon. As the name suggests, tofu is the star ingredient of many of their dishes. Their menu features hearty 'egg' sandwiches, tempeh wraps, soups, baked goods, and more.


Address: 10 Sowol-ro 20-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

3. Pinch Brunch Bar

Pinch Brunch Bar

Pinch Brunch Bar (핀치브런치바) is a brunch cafe by day and a wine bar by night. Located in Garosu-gil, its intimate atmosphere, beautifully plated seasonal dishes, and delicious combinations of plant-based ingredients make it a favorite spot for both vegans and non-vegans alike.


Address: 19 Apgujeong-ro 4-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

4. ALT.a

ALT.a

Instagram @alt.a_official

Situated in the vibrant neighborhood of Itaewon, ALT.a (알트에이) stands out for its delectable vegan Korean-Chinese dishes. Their menu also offers an impressive selection of vegan wines to complement your meal, making it a go-to destination for those seeking both delicious food and ethical dining options.


Address: 109 Bogwang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul


‍5. Plantude

Plantude

Plantude (플랜튜드) is a certified vegan "Plant Forward Kitchen" created by Pulmuone, a Korean company that produces plant-based foods. Their menu features a wide range of Asian-inspired dishes such as Sesame Dan Dan Noodles, Veggie Pad Thai, Soft Tofu Stew, Tofu Cutlet, Truffle Tteokbokki, and more.


Address:

Jamsil: 513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Starfield Coex B1)

Yongsan: 55 Hangang-daero 23-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (I'Park Mall 7F)

6. Lazy Farmers

Lazy Farmers

Instagram @lazyfarmers_

Located near Namsan Park, Lazy Farmers (레이지파머스) is a vegan restaurant that embraces the concept of the Namsan University Department of Botany. Step inside and immerse yourself in a cozy ambiance adorned with wooden interiors and lush green plants, creating a vibrant and inviting atmosphere. Their menu features meatless pizzas, charcuterie, salads, soups, and more.


Address: 5 Hoenamu-ro 35-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

7. Chez Valerie Vegan

Chez Valerie Vegan

Chez Valérie (셰 발레리), situated near Mangwon Station, offers a taste of French Canadian cuisine. This cozy eatery, curated by Valérie, serves up comforting home-style meals such as lasagna, poutine, and homemade apple cranberry pie, providing a delightful experience for all.


Address: 52 Poeun-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

8. Camouflage

Camouflage

Camouflage (카무플라주) is a vegan American-Chinese restaurant and wine bar nestled in Itaewon. Indulge in classic Chinese comfort dishes like Orange Chicken, Chow Mein, and Spring Rolls, all crafted with a delightful plant-based twist.


Address: 19 Itaewon-ro 26-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Order it on Shuttle: Camouflage Itaewon

9. Forest Kitchen

Forest Kitchen

Forest Kitchen (포리스트키친) is a contemporary vegan fine dining restaurant located inside Lotte World Mall near Jamsil Station. Their upcoming March menu showcases seasonal ingredients such as bellflower, bracken, and strawberries, capturing the vibrant flavors of spring in Korea while presenting visually appealing dishes with stunning plating. Courses are available in 5-course and 8-course options for lunch, as well as 8-course and 12-course options for dinner.


Address: 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (Lotte World Mall 6F)

10. Monks Butcher

Monks Butcher

Monks Butcher (몽크스부처) is a casual vegan restaurant and wine bar located in Itaewon and Dosan. Their dinner menu presents a tempting selection of dishes, ranging from Citrus Endive Salad and Grilled Vegetable Curry to Pistachio Green Pasta and Squash Gnocchi. For a satisfying lunch, don't miss their Tomato Chili Lentil soup or Pumpkin Cream Soup.


Address: 

Itaewon: 228-1 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Dosan: Eonju-ro 168-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

11. Mahina Vegan Table

Mahina Vegan Table

Mahina Vegan Table (마히나 비건 테이블) is a fine dining vegan restaurant located in Garusu-gil. If the sound of vegan caviar with pickled shallots, and potato croquette with Italia Umbria truffles with special cherry blossom pink sauce piques your interest, be sure to try their spring Cherry Blossom menu.


Address: 75 Nonhyeon-ro 175-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

12. Breaghetti

Breaghetti

Breaghetti (브레게티) is a charming vegan restaurant situated close to Itaewon Station. Their menu features affordable American comfort foods, fun vegan cocktails, and desserts.


Address: 124 Bogwang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

13. Plant Cafe Seoul

Plant Cafe Seoul

Instagram @plantcafeseoul

Plant (플랜트) is a vegan restaurant and bakery cafe nestled in Itaewon. Their menu boasts wholesome and nutritious dishes such as Cauliflower Wings, Hummus & Roasted Squash Salad, Kofta, Cajun Chick'n Burger, and more. Additionally, they offer gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free options. Indulge in their irresistible selection of cakes and desserts, including whole cakes available for preorder for special occasions. Plant's second location near Hongik University Station adds to its charm, situated in a trendy area bustling with hip cafes and restaurants.


Address:

Itaewon: 117 Bogwang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 2F

Yeonnam: 87 World Cup buk-ro 4-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Order it on Shutte: Plant Itaewon | Plant Yeonnam

14. Dahlia Dining by Choi

Dahlia Dining by Choi

Instagram @dahliadining_

Dahlia Dining (달리아 다이닝) is a gourmet vegan restaurant nestled within the Dear Dahlia flagship store in Dosan. It's the perfect spot for indulging in both vegan cosmetics shopping and dining. Formerly known for its vegan high tea on the second floor, this year it has been transformed into a refined gastro vegan dining experience crafted in collaboration with Korean chef and television personality Choi Hyun-seok.

Address: 14 Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 2F

15. LÉGUME Seoul

legume seoul

Instagram @legume.seoul

LÉGUME (레귬) is an exquisite vegan fine dining establishment renowned for its delicate flavors, stunning plating, and commitment to zero waste practices. Recognized as one of the "12 Best New Restaurants 2023” by Bar & Dining magazine and listed among the “25 New Rising Restaurants" in the 2024 edition of the Blue Ribbon Survey, guests are invited to immerse themselves in an exceptional culinary experience that combines sustainability with gourmet excellence.


Address: 652 Gangnam-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 2F



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