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Woo Lae Oak Jugyo

118-1, Jugyo-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-2265-0151
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bulgogi” (6 reviews)
“noodles” (9 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
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Asian, Korean
$$ - $$$
118-1, Jugyo-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

I was looking forward to tasting authentic, good Naengmyeon (cold noodles) while in Seoul. Asked for recommendations from the hotel and the concierge recommended this restaurant as it is apparently rather famous. Made my way there before service and the place is already almost full....More

Thank Marcus L
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

I travel on business often. Dinning out solo is not the most fun thing there is. This old restaurant has it's rustic charm. I felt right at home and welcomed. Service was pleasant, helpful (I don't speak Korean and she didn't speak English). Somehow, waitress...More

Thank DesyKo
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Traditional Korean food. Cold noodles on a sunny day and great BBQ meet makes it a relaxing and satisfying meal. Patronized by locals and we are lucky to have the chance to be here by chance. Yup the locals brought us here. Try and u...More

Thank Lilian12345
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has had good reputation. Maybe I was expecting too much, I went there on a Saturday and waited for like an hour. I ordered the famous cold noodles and tasted them.. well.. I didn't feel like it was so special. Not so impressive.....More

Thank Uni K
Reviewed June 20, 2017

We went to Woo Lae Oak for lunch on a Saturday and found the place packed with couples and families of all ages. (We arrived just after opening at 11.45 and still had to wait 10mins so recommend you get there early) We shared the...More

Thank J L
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

It is a traditional place for BBQ beef and cold noodle in the North Korean style. However, I am so sorry to find things are no longer as good as they used to be! First of all, this time the noodles have a bit too...More

Thank Lou L
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

The Restaurant has been in business since 1949. We ate Naengmyeon (cold noodles) together with Bulgogi. The taste of both was just very plain, almost no flavor especially of the stew of the noodles as I have been used from other places. Service was just...More

1  Thank ts0ama
Reviewed May 2, 2017

This is THE restaurant that my family have been going to from my grandparents' days. Needless to say, the food is great. It's their "wedding noodle soup" (naeng myun) that our family have been going crazy for. It's really like going back home and I...More

Thank monica2525
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Woo Lae Oak has a history and they have also been in Soho, New York. Unfortunately, the Soho branch has shut its doors after failed attempts to incorporate modern dining experiences. This Jung-Gu location however has kept its old ways and has maintained so far...More

1  Thank Alexander K
Reviewed January 29, 2017

If anyone looking for real Korean food and BBQ on the table... this is the place to be. Very tasty, clean and friendly staff. So many side dishes.... don't worry! You don't have to finish everything...

Thank My H
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April 15, 2015|
Response from moosepark |
The bulgogi is 30,000won/person, and the naengmyun (cold noodles) is 12,000won for a bowl. Currently, as of May 22nd, 2015, $1 is 1090.85 South Korean won.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118-1, Jugyo-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul
  • Phone Number: +82 2-2265-0151
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