Hadongkwan: six decades of sincere and delicious cuisine

Hadongkwan: six decades of sincere and delicious cuisine

Run by the same family for more than 60 years, this restaurant still serves the best traditional soup in town.

Every day at noon, locals and tourists get in line for a table in order to taste the best Korean soup in the capital.

Ms. YH Kim, head chef for more than 40 years, always buys from the same suppliers to ensure that everything is flawless and absolutely unique. Open every day at lunchtime, the restaurant closes its doors when they run out of ingredients. Just so you know: since 1939, they have never closed later than 4:30 p.m. It's a simple formula: choose a normal or special bowl, you pay, and you take a seat. Minutes later, your bowl comes with a bit of kimchi.

The barley tea is especially delicious and is said to help digestion, but you can only drink it standing up,because seats here are worth their weight in gold.

10-4, Myeongdong, 1(il-)ga

+82 (0)2 7765 656


Menu: around 12,000 KRW