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Hwangsaengga Kalguksu

78, Bukchon-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03053, South Korea
+82 2-739-6334
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef broth” (3 reviews)
“pancakes” (3 reviews)
“kimchi” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Korean, Soups
$$ - $$$
78, Bukchon-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03053, South Korea
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really great dumpling soup. Worth the 10 to 15 minute queue outside for the Michelin recommendation Very filling and large portions for a great price

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I didn’t realize this was a Michelin Star Restaurant until I saw the logo! Kalguksu and Mandu Soup were served in big portion and really yummy! The price also reasonable. Although you had to queue, it was really worth to try!

Thank steffanuspranoto
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Our hotel concierge recommend this place for lunch after our morning visit to Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Folk Museum. It has a very simple menu with English, clean dining room, prompt service, food brought to table within 3 minutes of ordering, pleasant enough simple soup...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

A block from Contemporary Museum, across from Palace. Not to be missed for lunch. The traditional dumplings are larger than dim sum so don't order too much.

Thank Gregory L
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Service and food was amazing. Would definitely come back. Across the street from the museums. We had the dumplings and Kalguksu soup.

Thank Joshua F
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Rustic and traditional feel to the place. Sat on the traditional Korean 'tatami' Portions of the dumplings and the soup are massive so make sure you do not over order.. overall a great experience

Thank CarlosArij
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My Korean importer recommended this place and I was not disappointed. Wonderful noodles, perfectly made and cooked and some of the best dumplings I've tasted. This is true Korean cuisine evidenced by the fact that I was perhaps the only foreigner there. Truly a great...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

It was a cold windy and rainy day in Seoul. After finishing our visit at the palace we decided to take lunch here. Came around 2pm and there only 2 tables occupied, both by korean. It s a sign of good thing for us that...More

Thank HgLoria133
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Was walking around the Neighbourhood and came across of this restaurant. This place has a simple menu. We ordered the dumplings as big as our thumb and noodles soup. The soup based was not made by beef broth. We also ordered one set of their...More

Thank Nicoleng23
Reviewed 2 March 2017

You come here to eat freshly made titanic dumplings (USD8-10) that are priced so fairly in spite of the restaurants popularity that you deeply want to cheer on the owners and thank them for their modesty. This restaurant is perfect for those who just finished...More

2  Thank Alcovesph
Samcheongdong / Bukchon
This historic neighbourhood was traditionally home to
Seoul’s middle and upper-classes. Now it’s most famed
for its clusters of beautiful, traditional Korean
homes (called hanok), many of which are found in
Bukchon. Many of these homes have now been converted
into restaurants, cafes, shops, and even guesthouses,
and their unique architecture offers a look at Korea’s
traditional beauty. Samcheongdong’s main and side
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12 October 2017|
Response from KKDBS | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the hours. I am sure you can ask your hotel once you check in to phone the restaurant. We were there around 11:45 on a week day, it fills up very quickly by noon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78, Bukchon-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03053, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Samcheongdong / Bukchon
  • Neighbourhood: Samcheongdong / Bukchon
  • Phone Number: +82 2-739-6334
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