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Myeongdong Kyoja Main

29-1, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04537, South Korea
+82 2-776-5348
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“noodle soup” (90 reviews)
“gyoza” (54 reviews)
“minced pork” (16 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
10:30 - 21:30All hours
Asian, Korean, Soups
$$ - $$$
29-1, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04537, South Korea
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1 - 10 of 772 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

The menu is limited but that just helps you make your food choices easier. The dumplings are juicy and the soup noodles were pretty tasty. There is always a huge crowd but the line moves pretty fast. Be prepare to pay right after you order....More

Thank AnnTWE
Reviewed 1 week ago

A mandatory stop to enjoy their delicious dumplings. There are 2 outlets in Myeongdong and recommended to avoid peak hour to avoid long queue. Normally they will give your mint candy upon payment. If they are too busy, please feel free to ask them because...More

Thank Carol E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a bit of a queue when we were here for lunch, but the line moves really fast so it's fine to join the queue cos you will get a table soon. We had the soup noodles, spicy noodles and dumplings and they were...More

Thank 441faithz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love it that they make it easy with only 4 items on the menu and the line moves fast. We went around 8 pm, no line. Be ready to pay before food is served. Filled with locals and tourists, a must stop over when in...More

Thank pollyanywhere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got here at 1130 for lunch and thankfully we were early because the queues formed shortly after. I have not seen a restaurant this popular in Seoul, with lines that snake from the first to second level staircase. Dumplings were yummy and so was...More

Thank Vivien N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We also order a spicy noodle (8,000w?) and a dumpling. Both was great despite the spicy noodle was a bit too spicy yet very delicious. When you order, you need to instantly pay to the waitress and she will gave you a ticket. Later, another...More

Thank Jarawee C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm frustrated to see so many recent reviews saying they didn't enjoy the food here. The food is absolutely delicious. As someone who has lived in Korea for a year I can tell you that the noodle soup here is outstanding and the noodles are...More

Thank Scarlett D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our must-eat food - dumplings - and restaurants in Seoul. We were not disappointed as the noodles and dumplings were great. It was cheap, too. Since we came during lunch time, the line was long as expected. But it moved quickly....More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has a lot of branches even in the same town because they are well known over the years for their dumplings and noodles. I was there 10 years ago and recently. The place is busier and felt more like a converter belt. The...More

Thank Emilynyc14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was very good. Only 3/4 dishes on the menu but everything is excellent. Special atmosphere like a school canteen but worth to try it at least once.

Thank Yo34me
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Arguably Seoul’s most famous neighbourhood and
undoubtedly one of its most popular, Myeongdong takes
shopping and eating to new heights, with hundreds of
shops, restaurants, and cafes all stacked on top of
one another. The rise in popularity of Korean
cosmetics, fashion, and more has made this area a
must-see for visitors who come and marvel at
Myeongdong’s often frenetic pace and energy. Lotte and
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6 June 2017|
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Response from QiaQia | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can go for its hot noodles (8,000KRW) which is good for 1 person serving. Otherwise, you can opt for the dumplings (10,000KRW) if you can finish 10 pieces on your own.
24 December 2016|
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Response from zdaati | Reviewed this property |
Your hotel is quite close to it, best is to ask at the hotel as the resturant is not easy to find with google maps, we asked some people around and found it
Dave W
24 October 2016|
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Response from Chance H | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! I believe there are only four items on the menu and there are pictures in the wall. Hot noodle soup (kalguksu), dumplings (mandu), spicy cold noodles (bibim gooksu or bibim nengmyeon - not sure) and one other... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-1, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04537, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Myeongdong / Namdaemun
  • Neighbourhood: Myeongdong / Namdaemun
  • Phone Number: +82 2-776-5348
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