City Guide Review: The Flying Pan

Review by Tiffany Chu, ETA 2015-2016

City: Seoul

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Take the subway to the Itaewon Station (Line 6), and go out of exit 2. Walk straight and turn left at the first street. The restaurant will be on your right hand side, but it is slightly hidden because you have to walk down some steps into the basement floor of a building to get to it. Just look out for their sign, and you won’t miss it!

The Flying Pan Blue is one of the most popular brunch spots in Itaewon, so we were expecting a long wait. However, both times I visited their two locations (other one is in Sinsa-dong), my group was seated promptly with no wait time at all. They offer a broad selection of dishes, from staple breakfast foods and fresh juices to sandwiches and salads made from organic ingredients. Their portion sizes are huge, so you will not be hungry after you down one of their meals. Another added bonus is that they offer several options for those that are vegetarian/vegan or have a gluten allergy. The waiters understand English and were very accommodating when we had special requests. The food arrived at our table in a timely manner and with visually attractive presentation. Essentially, if you are looking for a cozy atmosphere and want the choice of both sweet and savory selections, you should definitely stop by for brunch when you’re in town!