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Myeongdong Kyoja Main

#7 of 1,19,798 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
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29-1, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04537, South Korea
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+82 2-776-5348
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10:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:30
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

the dumplings were just ok for me.. too much green onion for me.. but the hot wonton noodles were delicious.. I would go back just for the noodles.. we didn't try any cold noodles.

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Thank Joe T
Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a must to try their steam dumpling and noodle soup. Don't finish the soup so fast, you can ask for extra serving of noodle for free. The steam dumpling was bigger and tastier than those we tried in other area but also much pricier. You will need to make payment immediately after ordering at your table.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome dumplings (boiled style and not fried).. Soup noodles was nice too, but found noodles a little starchy though the soup was great for cold winter... The kimchi was really special, had many different styles of kimchi but loved this best in this trip Menu is pretty limited but good for what they specialize in

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu only had 3 items -- the kagilsku (noodle soup), spicy cold noodles and steamed dumplings (something like mandu/siomai/gyoza). We ordered all 3 and were all good. At first I was a little put off by the spicy noodles because it was served cold, but I soon realiz d that it went well with my soup. This is an... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't know why so many people like this food there. The taste isn't delicious. Stuff is very unfriendly and it's really dirty there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yummy food but a bit pricey. Definitely must try when in Seoul. Great food for cold weather. Go on and try it!

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Thank Kenneth W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not easy to find even if in a very busy street. Small menu with only four items but that is enough dumplings and noodles We had the noodles soup, green cold noodles and two portions of dumplings. A bit too much but we were hungray. All that for 30 euro, they do not have beer or other drinks, you do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place for noodles and dumplings. I really enjoyed the noodles, dumplings and kimchi. All are well prepared and tasty. The place itself can feel a bit cramped and rushed so it's not a place for special occasions or a romantic candle lit dinner, but definitely worth a visit. I will certainly visit again!

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Thank Kiriha
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy and good quality noodle and dumpling. Not to be missed and especially smooth noodle, lots of ingredients in the soup noodle and friendly staffs. Place is clean and warm

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This being near our hotel and one of the most highly rated dumpling places in Seoul, I took my family here a few weeks ago. The place was almost packed, and we ordered man-doo(dumplings in Korean) and Kal-gook-soo(flat noodle soup). Honestly, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant. While the service was good and the food came out quick, the food wasn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:30
Monday
10:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:30
Thursday
10:30 - 21:30
Friday
10:30 - 21:30
Saturday
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-1, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04537, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Myeongdong / Namdaemun
  • Neighbourhood: Myeongdong / Namdaemun
  • Phone Number: +82 2-776-5348

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Staying in Myeongdong / Namdaemun

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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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