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Jeonju Jungang Hoegwan

) #67 of 120,918 Restaurants in Seoul $$ - $$$ Korean
21, Myeongdong 8na-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04536, South Korea
+82 2-776-3525
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good47%
  • Average28%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bibimbap” (11 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
21, Myeongdong 8na-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04536, South Korea
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had brunch here on the 22 June 2017. Delicious hot stone bibimbap, nice food and excellent Korean pancake!!

Thank Kenny L
Reviewed 23 April 2017

After looking for a traditional Korean restaurant; we found this restaurant in a small alley. This restaurant has been since the 1960's and we were not dis-appointed since this was the best Korean restaurant we had. It was so good that we end up having...More

Thank PhilippineTraveler
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Traditional Korean restaurant on a small alley off the main shopping street. Very friendly staff, with no English spoken. Tasty bulgogi.

Thank Purjelentaja
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Hidden in a narrow alley at the heart of myeong dong, it is located only a few steps away from myeong dong LINE cafe. Usually they have their mascott (an old man wearing ancient traditional travelling outfit with a pointed hat) standing at the front...More

1  Thank Karina B
Reviewed 16 November 2016

A very good place for bibimbap and cold noodle. This restaurant is in Myeondong but it is a little hidden, so one must look carefully for the entrance.

Reviewed 7 November 2016

So, this place is a bit of a hole-in-the wall as it's so easy to walk past it. Still, the food is well worth the effort. Sure, their famous bibimbap is good, but the best part of the meal was the Angus beef ribs which...More

Thank Sergia S
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

One of the popular restaurants in Seoul, now being managed by the family's third generation, Jeonju Jungang Hoegwan has been in business for more than half a centuries already. It is said that they are the first to create the stone pot bimbibap, now the...More

Thank D8490IValicec
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We traveled for an hour to get to this place as it had made several top bowls lists in Seoul. I was definitely expecting to be blown away by flavor but it just didn't happened. Definitely a fair price for the amount of food they...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 31 July 2016

With the help of the map and previous reviews I found the place just were they said, in a small alley beside SPAO, past the icecream and handicraft store. There were no westerns in the restaurant when I arrived only asians. It felt very local...More

Thank soffis
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

This place is very old and there is an old man in traditional Korean costume waving u into the little alley. U will pass by an ice cream and handicraft shop before going into the shop. There is a construction opposite now, adidas i believe....More

1  Thank ccalcf
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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How to get to your restaurant from Hotel J Hill?
24 December 2016|
Response from LEEKLPMG | Reviewed this property |
Hi ... I am not too sure where hotel j hill is but do make your way to myeondong station.. the restaurant is just a short walk away from the station
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21, Myeongdong 8na-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04536, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Myeongdong / Namdaemun
  • Neighbourhood: Myeongdong / Namdaemun
  • Phone Number: +82 2-776-3525
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