Always crowed with people making la line to enter.
|Address||25-2 Myeongdong 2 ga, Jung-gu
서울시 종구 명동 2가 25-2
|Hours||10:30 – 21:30|
|Address||33-4 Myeongdong 2 ga, Jung-gu
서울시 종구 명동 2가 33-4
|Hours||10:30 – 21:00|
*Both restaurants closed on New Year’s Day and Korean Thanksgiving Day.
* Payment methods: won and credit cards.
Myeongdong Gyoja, Kalguksu-special restaurant in Myeongdong
In Myeongdong- always crowded area-, There is a famous restaurant which make people wait in line during lunch and dinner time,
Myongdong Gyoja is well known for its Kalguksu, a Korean noodle made of flour, and Mandu, Korean style dumpling. It became popular since the restaurant opened in 1964 in a different area, and relocated to Myeongdong in 1969.
It is said there’s no one who doesn’t know this restaurant in Myeongdong. It’s worth waiting!
There are two locations in a Myeongdong area.
There’s always a long line people make to wait at both locations.
When you enter the restaurnt, you will still see people wait in a long line. So it’s better to avoid ruch hour if you want to taste Kalguksu here.
All dishes are 8,000 won and you pay in advance
What is Kalguksu?
alguksu is a Korean noodle dish consisting of handmade, knife-cut wheat flour noodles served in a large bowl with broth and other ingredients. (Source: Wikipedia)
Compared to other restaurants, soup is richer and noodle is soft.
Very juicy dumplings are wrapped in the very thin dough. So please be careful when you pick them up not to rip the dumpling warappers. Make sauce by vinegar, soy source and seasonings on the table.
be careful when you pick them up not to rip the dumpling wrappers.
Bibimguksu 비빔국수 8,000 won
Kongguksu 콩국수 8,000 won * Apr-Oct only
Rice is free and free refill of noodle.
Ask a waiter or a waitress who walks around the tables to give you a bowl of rice. It’s free.
Kalguksu is a big dish but if you need more, refill of noodle is also free.
Put rice into soup of Kalguksu after you eat and stir to eat.
It is also popular to eat rice after mixing with soup of kalguksu.
Very spicy Kimchi is of course free.
Kimchi is of course free. But it’s too spicy to eat. Some people pour water to Kimchi to dilute it. Please try.
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