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#17 of 26,560 Restaurants in Seoul
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Reviewed January 20, 2021

They only serve 8,000 won bugeoguk(dried-pollack soup). Very popular place for people work nearby. - Close from City Hall, Jonggak(Jongno-1-ga) and Gwanghwamun Station. Locating in popular food street 'Mugyodong'. - It's popular. You may have to wait outside. But, you'll quickly be entered. - Bugeoguk...is not that impressive. Just 'very good' level. Tourists would better not get disappointed. I think their popularity also comes from running for a long time in current place. On the other hand, we loved jangajji(pickle) served as a free unlimited side dish.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

It’s so amazing and yummy soup ever. At first we had tried to find the restaurant for a while. But it’s worthy for it. The taste is super and all staffs are so sweet. The last but not the least is amazing price, only 7500W...and don’t forget to order fried egg and soju😋😋😋More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 13, 2019 via mobile

This place deserve five star from me because the service is great and the male female boss are very friendly with us. despite not speaking korean, we say 2 sets and we were given 2 sets and also two more for the kids which is...free for us. The boss gave the kids their own rice and soup dish. The soup is made from fried fish and we loved it although the taste is mild.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

If you are hankering for something bland (think chicken soup, instead of with cod) to soothe your stomach after all the spice from Korean food, this is the place to go. No menu, just one item (dry cod soup), you can add a fried egg,...but that's about it.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 4, 2019 via mobile

This is a one dish restaurant, I should have read more carefully. If you like Beef Bone soup with tofu and fish, this is the place for you. I thought it was ok, but my wife, meh, not so much. It is only 7500 won...so no harm done.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed June 26, 2019

This one excellent restaurant. Friends who live here in the Greater Seoul Area took me to dinner here and it was a real treat. We had spent a long afternoon visiting the Korean Folk Village and we were both tired out and hungry. Little did...I know what was coming for dinner. Because I am not all that familiar with Korean dinners, this was something else indeed. The food excellent. The service excellent. Everything was excellent. We were not rushed and we took our time eating and visiting. A most enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

The beef bone soup is simply delicious, it is light in flavor but has a unique taste, the fish mixed in the soup is also sweet and delicious. Mix the shrimp paste in the soup for a richer flavor. Best eaten when mixed with rice,...although there is a onion and sesame oil paste to mix with the rice, which is also rich in flavor and delicious. This restaurant has been here since the 1960s, and is a definite must goMore

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

This shop open since 1968. The open time at 7 am and close on weekdays at 8 pm .On Sat-Sun close at 4 pm. You can ask for refill the soup as you like.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

I didn’t know what I was in for here, as there isn’t anything in English. It was Lined up, but got a table within 3-4mins. You don’t pick from a menu, they simply served a bowl of what I would describe as similar to ramen:...soup with noodles and fish. I’m not a big seafood fan but it was good. They saw I had finished it and topped me up with another serving. I assumed I’d pay more, however was very surprised to find that it was free. Don’t be daunted by the lack of foreigners coming here: the fact locals pack in is a good sign. Cost 7500KRW: very cheap. Give it a shot. Final note: it’s not in the exact location shown on the TripAdvisor map. Look to the South East of the intersection to find it.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

The best soup to wake you up from hangover. Unlimited soup, tofu, even the fish refill. You may need to wait in a long line, but as the meal is immediately served the seat will be available in no time. Better to come in a...small group, alone, or only twoMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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Response from leit2014 | Reviewed this property |
Grove road is the cafe I will go to across the road,no kitchen only counter food avai.
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Response from Annie G | Reviewed this property |
this place is very near to eulgiro 1 ga station. from your apartment, you will probably have to walk a bit before getting to city hall station (green line) and it's only one stop away. If the distance is a deterrence,grab... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mugyodong Bugeokukjib

  • Yes, Mugyodong Bugeokukjib offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Mugyodong Bugeokukjib offers delivery services.

  • Mugyodong Bugeokukjib is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4