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Myeongdong Dakhanmari Main

14, Jong-ro 40ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03197, South Korea
+82 2-2266-8249
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“rice cakes” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Korean
$$ - $$$
14, Jong-ro 40ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03197, South Korea
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Came here by mistake.. was going to go to the restaurant a few doors down. Tried their chicken stew and had rice in the pot at the end. Didn't think it was good.. maybe other restaurants are better?

Thank cpcch0i
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Dakhanmari is good for dinner, but the waits are usually long and I'm not so sure what the hype is all about, it really is just chicken boiled in water inside a very unhealthy aluminum pot (people who are concerned with ingesting harmful chemicals I...More

Thank Alexander K
Reviewed 17 October 2016

There was 3 shops side by side. there is always a crowd in the night, so you might have to wait for a short while. They would let you know which shops has spaces and direct you to the shops. It is first served with...More

Thank Jackyteo1981
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Again lured by the all positive review at TA, I decided to try it out although very short of time during my stay. Following the very detailed direction by my one reviewer here I managed to find the correct exit from the metro station which...More

3  Thank Philip C
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were introduced to this restaurant last night by a friend and we had such a great time. We aren't novices to Korea, but this was the first time that we've had dakhanmari. Such a delicious meal with a great combination of...More

Thank LFCfanatic9
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Fresh chicken cooking right before your eyes, compliment with noodles, fried rice & porridge. Great comfort food that let nothing go to waste. Restaurant located in the side-lanes of Shin-Jing Market.

Thank KK-Yeo
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

This is a yummy chicken soup place. Everything is cook from scratch. Its not your typical all nice restaurant but its the best place to hangout with friends. The staff unable to speak in english only speaks korean so to non korean speaker be prepare....More

1  Thank littlejglcl
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

They don't speak English here but some of the staff do speak Chinese well. Just show them how many people on your group and they will arrange for you. You can make your own sauce by customizing based on your own preference, for example less...More

1  Thank Jason L
Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

Yummy chicken - no English spoken ! Interesting setting as most restaurants in that area serve similar foods

1  Thank jilljourney@yahoo.com
Reviewed 4 October 2014

The walk from Dongdaemun Station Exit 9 was not that far, but made us a bit suspicious as we reached Jong-ro 40-gil. The surroundings were like a wet market. When we reached the restaurant at Jong-ro 40ga-gil (alley), inside the restaurant seems pleasant. The waitress...More

7  Thank James_Y01
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 neighbourhoods.
Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area
is rich with history and culture in its palaces,
shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of
Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt.
Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14, Jong-ro 40ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03197, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Gwanghwamun / Jongno
  • Neighbourhood: Gwanghwamun / Jongno
  • Phone Number: +82 2-2266-8249
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