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#115 of 13,677 Restaurants in Seoul
#126 of 14,253 Places to Eat in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Asian, Korean, Chinese
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2F 2-23, Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Nice Porridge

The restaurant is located near to my hotel. I tried the abalone porridge which is nice. I especially liked the octopus side dish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Chan C
Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the restaurant erroneously expecting porridge/congee as per reviews, but their menu listed only ginseng chicken and abalone porridge. We asked for a vegetarian porridge/congee option and told there was none available, so we unfortunately left without trying their food.

Thank Aeruginosa
Hong Kong
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292 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Refill here before going off again for the next site. GInseng chicken for energy and assorted congee for soul. Clean fresh environment, quick service and a soothingly quiet atmospere. Excellent.

Thank HKeater
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A good breakfast place for porridge or light meals anytime in the day. Location is opposite CitiBank.

1 Thank WFun1203
Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The restaurant is located near to my hotel. I tried the abalone porridge which is nice. I especially liked the octopus side dish.

Thank Chan C
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food is good and the portion is just nice for breakfast. The location of the restaurant is in Mydeong and is very near to our hotel. Will visit again if we ever go to Seoul.

Thank aloh1989
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This place was right opposite our hotel. It was freezing cold in Seoul so we came here for breakfast to warm our stomached. They only serve congee but it tasted so good. We came twice during our stay in Seoul. English menu available and staff very friendly.

2 Thank TinaY1
Perth, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We had snow crab and abalone porridge. They were nice porridge but it's average when compared to other restaurants in Korea that serve similar porridge. However, if you don't have time to try porridge elsewhere in Korea, you should try this place.

Thank mcfan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Although it is kind of pricey but I enjoyed it. Not the normal Porridge you would have in Singapore. Love the ginseng chicken porridge most. The service staff are kind and very polite. A must visit place if you want to a non-spicy or non-kimchi related food in korea. Haha ~

Thank annkris23
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking to tick off 'Ginseng Chicken' from your list of must-have foods in Korea, Migabon will easily fulfil that. Located in the heart of the bustling shopping district of Myeong-dong, this place is in a convenient location for tourist to access. The specialty of the restaurant are porridge and broth-based dishes which includes Ginseng chicken in a... More 

1 Thank The_Windthunder
Singapore, Singapore
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107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I had a one day stop over at Seoul before flying to Mongolia. It's just one day, and first time to Seoul, I decided to go all Koreans. No American or British breakfast! So I came to Migabon, located in Myeong Dong. With some help of Google, I managed to find the location of the restaurant, not too difficult. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2F 2-23, Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Myeongdong / Namdaemun
  • Neighborhood: Myeongdong / Namdaemun
  • Phone Number: 02-752-0330

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Korean, Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic


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Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Arguably Seoul’s most famous neighborhood 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 neighborhood’s popularity, as well as its close proximity to other popular sights and neighborhoods, makes it one of Seoul’s most popular places to stay.
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