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“Very authentic and unusual for europeans”

Jin Ok Hwa Original Chicken Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 123,169 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Korean
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Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: Gwanghwamun / Jongno
Reviewed 15 May 2017

On all 3 floors they serve only one single dish - hot chicken soup, which you have to make yourself in the pot in front, you can add different noodles, rice, potato gnocchi, veggies, kimchi (it is free, in the corner), sauces are on the table, mix them with chicken when it will be boiled and then add all you want to the stock and eat the stock with noodles. They have forks - you need to ask for it.
If you are shy or scary - don't go) Bt it is funny local experience.
And it is very cheap.

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2  Thank Lana N
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

There is only one thing to order (chicken soup) and all other items are just add-ons to the soup. The restaurant is very busy with tourist and despite visiting at 3:30 in the afternoon, the restaurant was basically at full capacity. I'd imagine the wait during dinner / lunch time being terrible.

With that said, the chicken was tender and the broth was good. Would I recommend going to Dongdaemon just for this? Not really, but if you're in the area, it's worth checking out. I will say the rice cake (add-on) was amazing.

1  Thank John H
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

The chicken hot pot was fantastic, I liked the part where you can add more ingredients or spices to fit the broth to your tastes. You can add garlic, pepper, or red pepper flakes. You have to chopped the chicken yourself with scissors, but if you're bad at it the clerks sometimes help you.

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1  Thank Sungmin K
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Only 1 main dish here...one whole chicken with broth put into the aluminum like pot and boiled for about 10-15 mins. Eat the chicken with the chilli paste mixed with soy source, vinegar and mustard source. This was the best taste for the chicken meat I had in this Korea trip...even better than the fried chicken.

1  Thank scw2513
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

It is located in a small alley of Dongdaemun but very accessible with GPS navigation.
The ingredients are simple but the taste is astonishing. I've never had a better chicken soup than this! You have to try it for yourself to find out!

1  Thank limnatasha19
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