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Om Halal Restaurant at Gwanghwamun

One of our favourite halal restaurants here in Seoul is Om Restaurant. Serving Indian and Nepalese cuisine, they are also conveniently located right beside Exit 7 of Gwanghwamun Station. After touring the national palace that is Gyeongbokgung and its surrounding areas such as Samcheong-dong, Insa-dong and the Cheonggyecheon stream, settle your dinner here at Om Restaurant! Prices are reasonable, food was fantastic and the service excellent. They even have set lunch and dinner menus that includes curry, chicken, naan and lassi should you not be able to make up your mind! We hear from the staffs there that only one menu on their item, their tandoori chicken is non-halal, so do take note!

Here at Om Restaurant, they serve the typical Indian dishes such as masala, curry, naan, briyani and chicken tikka etc. They also have plenty of different kinds of curry such as vegetable, chicken korma, chicken tikka masala etc. Lunch sets are reasonably priced from 16,000KRW to 27,000KRW for a set that includes 2 kinds of curry, chicken tikka, soup, naan, rice and beverages.

We ordered the Om set that includes soup of the day, salad, tandoori chicken, naan, chicken or vegetable curry, basmati rice as well as two glasses of lassi.

At only 20,000KRW per person for a set meal that included so much food, we feel that this is one of the must-go halal restaurants here in Seoul. The curry was fantastic, to say the least. It was creamy and full of flavour. The naan were freshly made, crispy and delicious. Even the lassi was not too sweet either, different from some of the lassis that we have tried in Singapore. Last but not least, the service was great. If you need the password to the wifi, simply seek the help of the kind and polite staff and they will help you straight away. Really worth a visit!

How to get to Om Restaurant at Gwanghwamun:

From Exit 7 of Gwanghwamun Station on Line 5, take a u-turn after exiting. Turn towards the first alley you see on the right and look for Om Restaurant on the left side of the road in less than 30m.

We think you would enjoy Om Restaurant as much as we do. It is not easy to find halal restaurants in Seoul, and Om Restaurant is really conveniently located in Gwanghwamun, near the national palace for the convenience of Muslim travellers! Time to check this place out!

• Address: 103 Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
• Subway: Gwanghwamun Station, Exit 7, Line 5
• Opening Hours: 1100 ~ 2200
• Website: www.omfood.kr
• Contact Number: +82-02-723-4848
• Email: om@omfood.kr