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“C'mon, people, this is just a cheap fastfood chain...”

Kimbab Cheongug Yongmun Market Store
Ranked #9,132 of 122,485 Restaurants in Seoul
Price range: $2 - $5
Cuisines: Asian, Korean
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
Seoul, South Korea
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34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“C'mon, people, this is just a cheap fastfood chain...”
Reviewed January 7, 2010

Kimbab Cheongug ("Gimbap Heaven") is a cheap Korean fastfood chain. It is well-known for its 1,000 won wonjo ("original") gimbab (which is now 1,500 won due to inflation).

The funny thing about this chain is that the quality and taste varies from location to location. And sometimes the product itself changes from time to time. So it's difficult for me to understand how this is a chain besides the franchise owners paying a royalty to use the name. Even the one located where I live used to have a crap wonjo gimbap with only a little bit of omelet and dakkuan. Recently, they upgraded it and it does taste good with lots of ingredients. So it's definitely more than worth the 1,500 won. So what gives? They can't even have uniform quality or even ingredients?

Anyhow, this is a fast and cheap way to get yourself full. But the quality and taste are very low by any standard. It's only slightly cheaper than other places that serve better food. I just don't think you should put this up as one of the top places to eat in Seoul! Please!

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Chile
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not this one exactly but as a chain...kimbab available 24/7 at a hilarious budget... could you ask for more? i really...”
Reviewed October 25, 2009

Not this one exactly but as a chain...kimbab available 24/7 at a hilarious budget... could you ask for more? i really miss it!

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cdn in seoul
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“when you don't want to think about what to eat”
Reviewed July 26, 2008

the chamchi (tuna) kimbap is 2,000 won and i could eat this every day and never get sick of it. the dwen chang jiggae is excellent if you like spicy for 4,000 won. it is a soybean paste soup with tofu and a vegetables. their kimchi and other side dishes aren't the greatest. you can find this chain all over seoul. it has become as common to me as tim horton's was in canada.

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“there is many chain shop. good price”
Reviewed July 1, 2008

there is many chain shop. good price

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“good stuff. cheapest, fastest kimbap around. great kimchi bokeumbap too.”
Reviewed March 30, 2008

good stuff. cheapest, fastest kimbap around. great kimchi bokeumbap too.

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