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Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant

) #8 of 120,944 Restaurants in Seoul $$ - $$$ Asian, Korean
18, Jong-ro 40ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03197, South Korea
+82 2-2275-9666
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken soup” (31 reviews)
“potatoes” (8 reviews)
“kimchi” (23 reviews)
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Asian, Korean
$$ - $$$
18, Jong-ro 40ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03197, South Korea
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I visited this shop. Love their chicken soup! Drank till the very last drop! If they could offer more varieties like vegetable, mushroom, tofu it's even better

1  Thank Yue Ching C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there twice on this trip! The taste was great & yummy. We love the soup after melted with chicken and eaten with noodle! It was awesome :) Surely, we will return again ^^

1  Thank Pooomy
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Took sometime to figure this out. A bit overated but the limited menu does a great job. The Hotpot chicken and the soup is nice. Have a hard time in Seoul to work the Google and other maps. Better ask the hotel to print a...More

1  Thank Vai Choi M
Reviewed 16 May 2017

On all 3 floors they serve only one single dish - hot chicken soup, which you have to make yourself in the pot in front, you can add different noodles, rice, potato gnocchi, veggies, kimchi (it is free, in the corner), sauces are on the...More

1  Thank Lana N
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

There is only one thing to order (chicken soup) and all other items are just add-ons to the soup. The restaurant is very busy with tourist and despite visiting at 3:30 in the afternoon, the restaurant was basically at full capacity. I'd imagine the wait...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The chicken hot pot was fantastic, I liked the part where you can add more ingredients or spices to fit the broth to your tastes. You can add garlic, pepper, or red pepper flakes. You have to chopped the chicken yourself with scissors, but if...More

1  Thank Sungmin K
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Only 1 main dish here...one whole chicken with broth put into the aluminum like pot and boiled for about 10-15 mins. Eat the chicken with the chilli paste mixed with soy source, vinegar and mustard source. This was the best taste for the chicken meat...More

1  Thank scw2513
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It is located in a small alley of Dongdaemun but very accessible with GPS navigation. The ingredients are simple but the taste is astonishing. I've never had a better chicken soup than this! You have to try it for yourself to find out!

1  Thank limnatasha19
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Ok we stumbled upon this place randomly while wandering the alleys of Gwangjang Market... and saw that it was PACKED with Koreans even before 5 pm. It said chicken restaurant, and we weren't sure what was so special, but decided to try it anyway. It...More

1  Thank Angela C
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Didnt have a good impression. Place was very crowded and messy (we went around 3pm+). Staff werent friendly. We wanted to order the noodles but the staff didnt allow, insisted that we finish ALL chicken before we add the noodles, kinda ridiculous. I've went to...More

2  Thank teddymm07
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul,
Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s
most important historic sites and neighbourhoods.
Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area
is rich with history and culture in its palaces,
shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of
Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt.
Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue
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20 August 2015|
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Response from Michelle L | Reviewed this property |
Yup, they have an English menu but once ya sit down, they will give you the chicken as everyone comes for the chicken. The menu is used for one to order things like noodles, rice, etc.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18, Jong-ro 40ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03197, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
  • Neighbourhood: Gwanghwamun / Jongno
  • Phone Number: +82 2-2275-9666
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