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Jeonju Jungang Hoegwan

$$ - $$$
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
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21, Myeongdong 8na-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04536, South Korea
Name/address in local language
+82 2-776-3525
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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Manila, Philippines
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 were so flavorful and fall-off-the-bone tender. We also had some abalone that tasted fresh and... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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136 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 signature dish of the restaurant. The rice is being served in a hot stone pot... More 

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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 give you.

Thank David B
Stockholm, Sweden
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102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 to me, I was not sure I was in the right place but I showed... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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119 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. And SPAO is next door It's been around for a long time.

Thank ccalcf
Woluwe-St-Pierre, Belgium
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223 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I love its bi-bim-pap! I once visited this restaurant more than 10 years ago and it was still there! The food was served quickly, which I really liked. The place was full of tourists, not by locals. I felt it was bit expensive and the old man in the street looked miserable and I felt sorry for him.

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Very good local food In a perfect setting , small house in back street , nice and friendly family run in3rd generation. Enjoyed it a lot

Thank Singgla
Singapore, Singapore
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

If you don't know about this restaurant, you might have wandered around Myeungdong and still do not know its existence - you have to walk into an inconspicuous alley to find this restaurant!! And given its location and the crowd this restaurant gathers (and fully deserves), it's probably proof that it's one of the better restaurants that you have to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Authentic Jeonju cuisines at reasonable prices. Healthy, fresh, delicious vegetables, meat, sea food cooked in minutes before your eyes in sizzling stone pot.

Thank KK-Yeo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 Shinsaegae’s massive department stores are also popular draws for both Korean and luxury products. The department stores, just like Myeongdong’s streets, are crowded around the clock. Myeongdong’s many street food carts are also immensely popular for their inexpensive and quirky offerings (French-fry-encrusted corn dogs, anyone?). The neighbourhood’s popularity, as well as its close proximity to other popular sights and neighbourhoods, makes it one of Seoul’s most popular places to stay.
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