Balwoo Gongyang

Vegetarian in Gwanghwamun & Jongno-gu

Reserve three days in advance for the fine temple-style cuisine served here. Take your time to fully savour the subtle flavours and different textures of the vegetarian dishes, which range from rice porridge and delicate salads to dumplings and fried shiitake mushrooms and mugwort in a sweet-and-sour sauce.

For less fancy vegetarian food Balwoo Gongyang Kong on the building's 2nd floor offers a buffet (₩9000), or simple noodle and rice dishes for around ₩4000.