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Cookin' NANTA (Myeongdong)

26, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu | Myeongdong NANTA Theater, 3F, Unesco Bldg., Seoul 04536, South Korea
+82 2-739-8288
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Depends how you view slapstick comedy

A slapstick comedy with drumming and dancing. It's not dialogue heavy, which is nice. My four kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tamara B
Great show!!!

This was a great show!! Very entertaining and great for all tourists since they don't really speak... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Helen H
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"A talented troupe of Korean performers treats Cookin' audience to a taste of Culinary lunacy-sliced and diced to percussive perfection." - Playbill, Minetta Lane Theater - NANTA premiered in 1997 and is the longest running show in Korean history. This electrifying 90-min show, on the comically-charged efforts of four cooks who are tasked with preparing an entire wedding banquet in just one hour, is one of Korea's most popular musicals of all time. Since its first performance, this world famous non-verbal performance made a record of 20% above full capacity at the theater driving the largest number of audience in Korean history.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (16 reviews)
“vip seats” (5 reviews)
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26, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu | Myeongdong NANTA Theater, 3F, Unesco Bldg., Seoul 04536, South Korea
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A slapstick comedy with drumming and dancing. It's not dialogue heavy, which is nice. My four kids, ages 3 to 11, loved it, as did our friend (kid at heart). My husband and I liked it, but what made it best was the others' reactions....More

Thank Tamara B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great show!! Very entertaining and great for all tourists since they don't really speak during the show. The story is carried out through body language/dancing and music!!! Loved it! Worth every penny and it was definitely worth paying a little more for...More

Thank Helen H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went based on the “fun for everyone” reviews. But it definitely is skewed for kids. Felt we weren’t really the audience as adults. And the jokes and drumming got a little repetitive. But the performers are very talented and it’s fun spirited.

Thank Jamie M
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

This is a light hearted, very little speaking humourous show. A lot of slapstick humour, music in the form of banging with kitchen equipment (pots, pans, knives, bins, etc), acrobatics, and audience participation in the form of audience members joining on stage or being encouraged...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

A co-worker who had recently visited Seoul badgered us into including this show in our itinerary. He insisted we would enjoy it. I had doubts, to be honest. It’s not that easy to get a laugh out of me, but I was never so glad...More

Thank Onyib
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We went to the highly praised cooking show The Nanta Cooking Show. When se reaches there the show was nearly full and only few seats at the back were available or else we had to wait for next show. So we bought those tickets. We...More

Thank priti S
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

A good mix of music, comedy and public interaction. Fun for all ages and no korean language knowlwdge required. TIP: if the show is fully booked online. try visiting the physical location. they will likely still have seats left.

Thank Jeroen T
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I have heard Nanta for many years but never had the chance to watch it even when it came to the nearest town I stayed. Finally, we had the opportunity to watch when we visited Seoul. Booking through the website gives you some discount for...More

Thank Jaclyn Rosa L
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the show, very entertaining. Must see! Audience can participate in some portions. Good for all ages.

Thank Sadicay
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

A very dynamic interesting show. I found it worthwhile even I paid the rack rate as I bought on the spot. You can get cheaper fare with advance booking from some agents. I wish they'd just improve their official English site though. There is one...More

Thank Chr1stiJ
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