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Wonjo WonHalmae Dakhanmari

#27 of 122,871 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Asian, 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
a good local restaurant experience

A good meal in winter. We really enjoyed it and want to try to cook it at home. It looks really simple. You have to serve Kimchi and water yourself but that is good because you don't have to wait for anyone to get them for you. Add noodle and other sides to your pan. There were lots of tourists... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A good meal in winter. We really enjoyed it and want to try to cook it at home. It looks really simple. You have to serve Kimchi and water yourself but that is good because you don't have to wait for anyone to get them for you. Add noodle and other sides to your pan. There were lots of tourists... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

One of the reasons why you go to a place like this is not just for local meal but for the friendly atmosphere. In these restaurants, you can easily ask for what koreans call " Service". It means: on the house. Try and enjoy the wonderful hospitality. The word is extremely useful and I found this video that portrays the... More 

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1 Thank HeeJoo Haley L
Ohiya, Sri Lanka
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Tan2805
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

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 reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

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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2 Thank zyxlsy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 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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188 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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: Asian, Korean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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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