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Migabon

#50 of 13,721 Restaurants in Seoul
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2F 2-23, Myeong-dong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
02-752-0330
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 68
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  • 25
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Accessible place to have Korean Ginseng Chicken

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2014
The_Windthunder
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 ~

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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The porridge was simple, with very nice banchan accompanying it. I chanced upon this place on the second floor of a building. It is a welcoming change from the spicy meaty food we had on other days. Also comforting for those with weak & sensitive stomachs in a cold winter climate. I ordered mushroom abalone porridge while my husband ordered... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Breakfast at home. That's how I felt when we had breakfast at Migabon. Felt as if I never left home or the hotel for that matter. I believe those who served us were the owners of the restaurant as the service was very personable and quick too. We ordered 3 sets of porridge meals - pumpkin, abalone, shrimp. And I... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I watched a Korean documentary that mentioned Pumpkin Porridge, so I tried it as soon as I could in Seoul. Can’t tell if it would be the same if I try it in spring or summer, but in winter, it’s a sweet warm treat. Tasted delicious. The staff was very friendly, so somewhat it even warmer.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff and cozy environment. I tried the abalone porridge which is savoury. For those with a swet tooth, try pumpkin porridge.

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Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

This was the first time I tried Korean porridge and I am loving it. Personally I like porridge that is not too mushy. I could still taste the grains of rice when eaten. I had ordered the ginseng chicken and my hubby ordered the abalone porridge. Both tasted wonderful to me. The porridge was served with some side dishes. I... 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
  • Phone Number: 02-752-0330

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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