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Gamekol Son Wangmandu

#82 of 1,19,693 Restaurants in Seoul
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Myeongdong / Namdaemun
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60-2 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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+82 2-755-2569
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Kansas City
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837 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here and stood in line for about 10 minutes. It was worth the wait for these steaming hot dumplings! Five years as enough for the two of us.

Thank dixiepeach
San Francisco, California
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1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Wonderful steamed dumplings that are typically not more than a few minutes old. I got there early enough to get four for breakfast (two pork, two kimchi), but when I went back later in the day and the next day, it was a mob scene.

Thank spudhilton
Penang, Malaysia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Initially want to buy 12 pcs but they listen wrongly but give us 24 pcs. but lucky thing is 12 pcs is really not enough for 8 of us :D It have spicy and non-spicy taste. Personally like spicy one.

Thank winnome
Guam, Mariana Islands
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

You don't need to go to restaurant. This will stretch your money for a filling meal. They always have newly fresh steam dumplings every 5-10 minutes. It's healthy. They have 2 kinds, regular and with kimchee. It has cabbage, onions, and mince pork. I wasn't to sure why the lady refused to sell us 1 but she insisted a minimum... More 

1 Thank Ecotravelgem
los angeles
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Good but they raised the price from 6 buns for 3000 Won to 4 buns to $3500 Won That takes 4 stars down to a three

1 Thank michelle923
Seoul, South Korea
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

We saw a line of koreans' waiting at this slot so what did we do? We got in line! When we saw them come out we were so excited. We just watched people order in front of us and followed suit. They were so delicious, fresh and a fun experience to just follow the locals!

Thank GrizzTravel
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2015

As a recommendation from our local friend, we ordered a dozen of the wangmandu (large dumplings) for takeout. This is the type of food where you're sooo stuffed but you *must* have just ONE more because they're so damn delicious.

Thank steffieharner
Los Angeles, California
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1,817 reviews
588 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 919 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

We were hungry when we walked through the market and stopped here for a snack as we saw them bring out of several huge platters of freshly steamed (HOT!) wangmandu (giant steamed dumplings). Your choice of spicy or non-spicy. They are minced pork and scallions with or without kimchi. Five for KW3,000. What a deal! Huge, full of flavor, and... More 

1 Thank Saranger
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We stumbled across this place while walking around the market -- we noticed the steam coming from the dumplings and the long lines of people waiting to buy them that we had to go see what all the commotion was about. There were two types of dumplings to choose from: regular or spicy. Since they had ran out of the... More 

2 Thank slyandvero
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

It serves simple noodles, meat pau n red bean pau. you can either takeaway or eat in the shop on the 2nd floor. Noodles was tasty so were the paus. All are freshly make by the shop. Of course as "starters", there must b some kimchi. Arrive around 930 on a Saturday morning n there wasn't much crowd yet. By... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Asian, Korean
Breakfast, Lunch
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  • Address: 60-2 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Myeongdong / Namdaemun
  • Neighbourhood: Myeongdong / Namdaemun
  • Phone Number: +82 2-755-2569

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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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