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Mugyodong Bugeokukjib

173 Da-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-180, South Korea
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Ranked #13 of 12,718 restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Korean
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92% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

The Mugyodong Bugeokukjib, as the name suggests is a dried pollock fish soup restaurant in Mugyodong, just across the road from the rear entrance of the Seoul Finance Center. It only serves one dish, the fish soup and normally you have to wait about 15 minutes plus to get served if you go at lunch time. The service is fast... More

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Seoul, South Korea
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

one of famous foods for hangover in korea. taste good and side dish is good.

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This may not be for everyone However, if you like Korean dried fish soup, this is one of the best. Great consistency having been coming here for years. Good value for money. But in typical Seoul lunch time - line up, eat, get out. Efficient if lacking atmosphere Come for the Soup and Experience

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Seoul, South Korea
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Im not a fan of korean style of soup even after drinking last nite. But the soup was not salty unlike my expectation. There was a cue even after the lunch break. The unlimited filling the soup was interesting. Even didnt refill the soup..was big enough. But just wish few more side dishes to be able to eat with the... More

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san francisco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

I am a foreigner and stumbled upon this shop while in search of food. I had no idea they only serve one dish but it was kind of cool. You don't need to speak Korean for this spot, since they serve only one dish. Pretty awesome for a first meal in Seoul. You sit down, they bring banchan (side dishes)... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This restaurant has been serving only one dish since 1968: Pollock soup. A mere fish soup? No, No. The Seoulites albsolutely love this soup, and apparently it is really good if you have hang-up from alcohol drink. It is light, delicious, but hearty when taken with side-dish Chive kimchi, cabbage kimchi, water kimchi, and cucumber pickles, etc. These side dishes... More

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Seoul, South Korea
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I think it's not worth than it would be. The word "Bugeo-kuk" which is included in the name of this restaurant means the soup made from dried pollack. But I think it's not "Bugeokuk" but just normal beef soup (aka "Seolleountang") with a few piece of dried pollack. It's widely accepted that "Bugeo-kuk" is good for hangover relief, so many... More

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