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Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant

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” (32 reviews)
“potatoes” (9 reviews)
“kimchi” (24 reviews)
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Asian, Korean
$$ - $$$
18, Jong-ro 40ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03197, South Korea
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can adjust the spiciness by adding more or less of the red hot pepper based sauce. Add high quality kimchi and some garlic to the broth and wrap the kimchi around the rice cake and wow... it's like eating spicy cheese off a vegetarian...More

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We came here for our first night in Korea, you can see the location on Google map easily enough although it doesnt plot the path for you. Still, it is easy enough to locate amidst a row of quaint local small eateries. Place is clean,...More

Thank Mister_G_SG
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Found the famous chicken soup restaurant and it was busy busy. Nice man seated us straight away and pot of soup was ready on the boil. 10min you had clear chicken soup with garlic and sticky rice. They cut the chicken up for you. Big...More

1  Thank Jo T
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

They serve chicken as a whole, it's just chicken boiled in some broth, nothing special at all. If you don't eat spicy the taste of the chicken is very bland, you can mix some soya sauce with vinegar but still not great. I wouldn't recommend...More

2  Thank triplife22
Reviewed 29 June 2017 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 23 June 2017 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

2  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
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
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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