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Wonjo WonHalmae Dakhanmari

#30 of 12,902 Restaurants in Seoul
#33 of 13,947 Places to Eat in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Korean
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282-21 Jongno 5-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
02-2279-2078
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Local Food and Working Class Atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Ohiya, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 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 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

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 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My boyfriend and I came to Seoul for the sole purpose of eating here and we were not disappointed at all! Selection of food and quality was very good The lamb itself was heavenly, but what really blew me away was the spinach The atmosphere is very comfortable and lovely, and we enjoyed the good chats and great food. Can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

What is better than a wholesome meal of chicken and chicken soup on a cold cold day!! We wanted to try Dakhanmari and took great pains to walk to this alley using a slip of paper saying "Dakhanmari Meokja-golmok" (Dakhanmari = Chicken Soup, Meokja = Food, Golmok = Alley). Again we met a kind gentleman who knows a smattering of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

First of all this is a real Korean experience, a gang of Aguma`s (Old Korean women) hanging around, seemed like they where working there, but did not do any work. But the service was good from a young Korean guy who could speak some English, he took me through the whole process of eating this delicious chicken soup. Its made... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

I noticed most of the reviews were from non-Koreans, or tourists, as a Korean person that know what Korean chicken should taste like, this is far from even meeting the basic requirement of what Korean chicken soup taste like. As for the "tourists" that liked it, I'll be more than happy to take you to places that are much superior... More 

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Additional Information about Wonjo WonHalmae Dakhanmari

Address: 282-21 Jongno 5-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-2279-2078
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Cuisine: Korean

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  • Address: 282-21 Jongno 5-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
  • Neighborhood: Gwanghwamun / Jongno
  • Phone Number: 02-2279-2078

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Korean

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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 neighborhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighborhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the center 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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