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Wonjo WonHalmae Dakhanmari

#39 of 1,19,793 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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282-21 Jongno 5-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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+82 2-2279-2078
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Seoul, South Korea
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I went to jinokhae place before, and I was going there again then I saw this restarant with old name sign and says that it was the filming site for the movie 히말라야. Looked interesting so we came in and paid 25000 won for the couple a set. I am sorry to give you bad review but just didnt taste... More 

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Thank JUNO L
Singapore, Singapore
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Happened to stumble upon this place after wanting to go to the other famous ones. The famous ones has super long queue and i just walked away from it. Luckily i stop infront of this place and decided to give it a try. This place also had a lot of celebrity visiting and in feature in variety shows as well.... More 

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1 Thank Anne L
San Diego, California
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97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

A good meal in winter. We really enjoyed it and want to try to cook it at home. It looks really simple. You have to serve Kimchi and water yourself but that is good because you don't have to wait for anyone to get them for you. Add noodle and other sides to your pan. There were lots of tourists... More 

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1 Thank jkim3
Seoul, South Korea
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

One of the reasons why you go to a place like this is not just for local meal but for the friendly atmosphere. In these restaurants, you can easily ask for what koreans call " Service". It means: on the house. Try and enjoy the wonderful hospitality. The word is extremely useful and I found this video that portrays the... More 

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1 Thank HeeJoo Haley L
Ohiya, Sri Lanka
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

This is one of my favorite types of places to eat; simple and hardworking people who are good at what they do. This is where you'll see many locals coming to eat with coworkers after a long day of labor or with family to enjoy themselves inexpensively. It's one of those traditional restaurants that only serves one thing. I was... More 

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Puchong, Malaysia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

At the back lane and not the easiest to find but worth the effort to locate this hidden germ. Mostly locals come here for a nice hot chicken broth. Restaurant is clean and comfortable with friendly staff/owner. Though they speak little English, it was more then compensate with illustrative pictures and gesture. Overall a good experience on typical Korean cuisine.

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Highly recommended. The restaurant only has one set menu: chicken in soup with sticky rice cake, potatoes, mushroom and noodle. That's all. The chicken and the soup are amazing...

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

In this alley in an alley you will be taken care of the ladies of the restaurant. Being new to Seoul and Korea I cannot vouch for its authenticity but I felt it was a real Korean restaurant where real Koreans come to eat. The locale is very basic with fluorescent lights but you forget that with the service and... More 

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Irvine, California
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167 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

We were actually looking for the 265-22 original chicken, but entered this one by mistake. However, it is really good. Just order Set A and prepare 25000. It is a very memorable meal for two. Don't forget to drink all the soup after boiling the noodles.

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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013 via mobile

Nothing beats being cheated off than this place. Not worth the effort to walk all this way here to try this. It's just chicken onion and mushroom soup one can cook at home. Rip off for a pot of chicken soup.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282-21 Jongno 5-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
  • Neighbourhood: Gwanghwamun / Jongno
  • Phone Number: +82 2-2279-2078

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gwanghwamun / Jongno

Neighbourhood Profile
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 behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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