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Sochan Korean Cuisine

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157 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-539 1200
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brown rice” (5 reviews)
“tofu” (3 reviews)
“bibimbap” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
157 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fried chicken with amazing taste! Best chicken I've ever had in NZ. Very tasty and clean Wish to visit every day

Thank Ha Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

conveniently located near the centre of town, this little restaurant produces a variety of good quality and tasty food and fast service. They also cater for vegetarians and vegans.

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Got a beef bibimbap and fried dumplings. Absolutely delicious. Beef was seasoned perfectly and the ingredients were fresh. The dumplings are so good. Would come again.

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Really, really good, fresh & authentic tasting Korean food. A small clean joint where one can eat in or take out. Can highly recommend.

Thank talbot123
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

This was my first Korean food experience after watching heaps of K-Drama I knew i had to try it out! Bulgogi was the dish on top of my list it did not disappoint I had it with the spicy pork also both were so amazing!...More

Thank Mara B
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Went there the other night with my parents and 8 year old son (was nervous about that!). The setting is a bright, almost take away feel (but there are tables to eat at). You choose the 'protein' and rice, and it comes out very quickly...More

Thank kiasusee
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent, fast, fresh and tasty food. Super impressed with the price, selection and service. Have been several times and always consistent.

Thank Kate8800
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend took me here five months ago and every time I'm in Nelson I crave this place. So fresh and nice. Great spice and never over cooked. For ten dollars I'm full!! And I don't feel a bit guilty!! I highly recommend

Thank Sailorbabe
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My wife and I ate dinner here in late December. Service is counter/cafe style. Decor is modern, funky minimalist chic. The food is a mix of Japanese and Korean. It is healthy, well priced and delicious. If this existed as a franchise in my home...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 14 December 2016

With very affordable authentic Korean food at pocket-friendly prices, Sochan should be a top choice for travelers on a budget. The chicken cutlet with rice was delicious, although perhaps the owner could have gone a little less heavy with the sauces.

Thank gnitiuh
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-539 1200
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