MAP-Myeongdong Restaurants and areas that are popular with tourists

Seoul’s leading shopping destination, Myeong-dong is especially popular with foreigners. Not only can one find the famous department stores Lotte and Shinsegae, there are also cheap clothing and accessory stores lining every alley. Because of the high-quality, inexpensive cosmetic shops as well as affordably-priced popular brand-name fashion outlets, Myeongdong is the essential shopping destination for foreign tourists.

Besides the shopping, Myeong-dong offers an abundance of other attractions. One can also find Myeong-dong Cathedral, which has been designated Historic Site Number 258, as well as The Bank of Korea, a cultural property of national importance. Near Myeong-dong Central Post Office, there are many old Chinese restaurants and Korean restaurants where you can enjoy seafood stew and budae-jjigae (spicy sausage stew).


1. Bongsuni

Bulgogi set, Pork or beef, is highly reccomended.Pork Bulgogi set is 8,00 won, and Beef Bulgogi set is 12,000 won.15 homemade side-dishes come together and order available from 1 person.

Address: Namdaemun-ro 64, Jung-gu, Seoul

Phone: 02-3789-1544

2. Wangbijib
The popular menu is a set meal of pork Galbi,
12,000 won (Time sale11am to 5pm: 10,000 won)Except for the busiest times, the set menu is available for one person. The meal comes with noodle, soup, side dishes, and Galbi and vegetables to wrap meat. Very soft pork is served after grilled.* During lunch time, order at least for two personsAddress: 2F 34-1 Myeongdong 1 ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
3 Myeongdong Yeongyangjuk
The right place for breakfast in Myeongdong.The owner started his restaurant for office workers in this area and tourists to provide tasty breakfast with high quality ingredients for health and  pursuing the taste.address: 199-59,  Euljiro 2ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
phone: 02-755-1328Coupon: 10% OFFClick here to know more detail.
4. Myeongdong seafood Omonijip
This restaurant specializes in spicy seafood hotpot and agwitang (angler fish stew in a soybean paste broth). Another famous dish is called jobangnakji, made by pan-frying green onions, garlic, octopus, rice, leeks, sesame oil, and various seasonings.address: 33-6, Myeongdong, Jung-gu, Seoul
phone: +82-2-776-3896
5. jangsubunsik

The popular dish at this restaurant is the somewhat spicy Jeonju bean sprout soup with rice. In addition, their representative dish is hot stone pot udon made with generous helpings of about 30 different garnishes. One more popular dish is jangsusoba, buckwheat soba noodles served in the broth and topped with vegetables. In the summer, they boil and grind beans and make noodles by hand.address: 199-48 Euljiro 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
phone: 02-777-5974
6. Hadonggwang
This restaurant has currently become the place to go for gomtang (beef soup). Since opening in 1939, this restaurant has maintained its good reputation by focusing solely on making one kind of soup. To make the thick, delicious broth, they prepare a broth by boiling beef leg bone, and then boil the resulting pale broth again with a Korean-bred beef brisket, shank, and tripe. They are normally open until 4 pm, but should they run out of soup, they can even close as early as 1 or 2 pm. As a garnish, you can choose from beef shank, brisket, tripe, or brisket point to suit your taste.address: 10-4 Myeong-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
: 02-776-5656
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7. Baekjesamgyetang
They’ve been making chicken soup for 40 years the same way. They start with a young chicken and boil it with onions, leeks, ginseng, and Chinese dates. It is served with several varieties of Kimchi, pickled garlic and short rice. The broth is fantastic and the restaurant also serves a very popular roasted chicken.address: 50-11 Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoulphone: 02-776-3267
8. Jeonju Junganghoegwan
The dish this restaurant is famous for is Jeonju bibimbap (rice mixed with vegetables). Rice made with beef broth made from leg bones is mixed with flavored soy bean paste and cooked in a pagodite pot until the rice on the bottom gets scorched, then it’s topped with various sauteed vegetables. In addition, they also offer various Korean dishes like grilled loin. This is a place where Japanese tourists visit quite often.address: 24-11 Chungmuro 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoulphone: 02-776-3525


9. Myeondong Gyoja
This restaurant has been a landmark in Myeongdong for 30 years. The chicken broth, which they make from chicken bones simmered for 8 hours, is without equal. Their flavourful, garlicky kimchi is as popular as the knife-cut noodles. Rice and noodles are replenished as often as you like, and taste especially good with dumplings.address: 25-2 Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
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With a long tradition of over 30 years, this restaurant is legendary for their gimbap (Korean seaweed rolls). In addition, they make fantastic topokki (a spicy stew of rice cakes and fish cakes) and bibim-jjolmyeon (cold wheat noodles served with vegetables in a spicy sauce). In the early days their menu was limited to just topokki and gimbap, but they have since added a variety of other dishes, such as dumplings and udon noodles. It is very satisfactory for the price.address: 55-3 Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul


phone: 02-777-7317


This cafe makes a wide variety of things with green tea — beverages, cakes, cookies, ice cream, and bingsu (a sweet Korean treat of shaved ice topped with various ingredients). Their eco-friendly interior is a harmonious mix of East and West, traditional and contemporary, an suitable atmosphere for a contemporary, metropolitan tea house.address: 33-1 Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
: 02-774-5460
12. Owooga

This is a Korean barbecue restaurant that offers both pork and beef. They have a lot of vegetable side dishes, so it’s quite healthy. The rice is served in a bamboo container that you can take with you when you are done.Address: 12-13 Chungmuro 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
: 02-753-7533
13. Yeongyang Center

Youngyang Centre, a fixture of the Myeong-dong area since 1962, was the first to introduce electric rotisserie chicken. At that time, this restaurant had branches here and there throughout Seoul, and this kind of chicken used to be eaten nationwide as a nutritious food. This restaurant is frequented by people who want to reminisce about the good old days. The chicken goes perfectly with beer. In summer, a good choice is samgyetang (chicken and ginseng soup).address: 25-32 Chungmuro 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
: 02-776-2015
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15. Gogung

Go Gung has carried the honor of Korean customs for nearly 30 years with bibimbap in Jeonju. The traditional Jeonju bibimbap is eaten in a brass bowl. Rice made with bone soup is mixed and eaten with bean sprouts, meat sashimi, wild vegetables and nuts.address: 12-14 Chungmuro 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
: 02-776-3211
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16. Myeongdong hamheungmyeonok

This is one of the most famous Ham Heung cold noodle restaurants in the city. Ham Heung noodles are cold and spicy, but the broth at this restaurant is thick and clear with a great taste. The restaurant adds a nice touch by putting thinly sliced raw meat on top of the noodles.address: 26-1 Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

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