Korea’s TOP 10 Kimchi Jjigae restaurants

Can you name one best food that represents Korea? I bet the first thing came across most people’s minds must be KIMCHI!!

Kimchi has become a unique culture of Korea and Korean people just can’t live without kimchi siding each of their meals. It is interesting in Korea that no matter you go to a Korean restaurant, Chinese restaurant or even Western restaurant, Kimchi could be served nearly everywhere.

Today we are going to introduce you some nice restaurants to have the great winter kimchi menu – Kimchi Jjigae. ‘Jjigae’ in Korean means a kind of stewed dish, with all the ingredients stewed with soup that usually based on Korean traditional sauces such as chili paste or soybean paste. There are so many kinds of ‘Jjigae’ in Korea, while Kimchi Jjigae is the one uses kimchi as its main ingredient.

BnBHero has chosen the 10 restaurants mostly recommended by local Koreans! If you love Korea and love Korean kimchi, like this post and remember to check out the places below!

 

1. Ttukbaegi Jip 

Ratings: 4.3

This is a small family restaurant cooks Jjigae in a traditional way. Recommended for its simple, cheap and nice Jjigae with an original taste.

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Price

Kimchi Jjigae 5,000 won

Doenjang(Korean soybean paste) Jjigae 4,500 won

Soft Tofu Jjigae 4,500 won

Location

5-1 Gwancheol-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

 

2. Gonangzy

Ratings: 4.0

Kimchi Jjigae here comes with a share of Korean mixed rice as a side menu. You are also free to add various toppings including pork, sausage, soft tofu based on what you like.

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Price

Kimchi Jjigae 6,000 won (with mixed rice)

Egg Rolls 6,000 won

Location

110-15 Daehyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

 

3. Hanjongho Kimchijjim, Kimchi Jjigae

Ratings: 4.0

Famous for both Kimchi Jjigae and Kimchi Jim, which is braised Kimchi with pork or pork ribs, another favorite Kimchi menu in Korea.

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Price range 

Less than 10,000 won

Location

272-1 Seohyeon-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do

 

4. Eumak Gugsujib

Ratings: 4.0

Eumak Gugsujib is mainly serving Korean traditional noodles, but their Kimchi Jjigae is recommended so much that it became famous as well!

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Price

Kimchi Jjigae Set (for 2) 14,000 won

Location

640-17, Yeoksam 1-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

 

5. Nangpung

Ratings: 3.9

Kimchi Jjigar in large portion and need to be shared. It’s good to eat with just rice or you can add other toppings to the jjigae as well.

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Price

Nangpung Jjigae Regular (for 2 to 3) 13,000 won

Nangpung Jjigae Large (for 4 to 6) 24,000 won

Egg Rolls 6,000 won

Location

53-97 Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

 

6.  Hanokjip

Ratings: 3.8

Hanokjip is an old kimchi jjigae restaurant more than 10 years, and had been on Korean TV show!

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Price

Kimchi Jjigae 8,000 won

Kinchi Jim 8,000 won

Location

178 Naengcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

 

7. Eunjujeong

Ratings: 3.8

Cheap and delicious restaurant! They also serve Korean pork BBQ~ Great to eat together with kimchi jjigae.

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Price

Kimchi Jjigae 7,000 won

Location

43-23 Jugyo-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul

 

8. Jang Kko Bang

Ratings: 3.8

Jang Kko Bang is a restaurant specialized in Kimchi Jjigae. They also have very nice grills, too.

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Price range

Less than 10,000 won

Location

1438-8 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul

 

9. Cheol-Ineduluchigi

Ratings: 3.7

Cheap yet large and tasty jjigae popular among college students.

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Price range

Less than 10,000 won

Location

B1, 52-48 Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul

 

10. Guldari Sikdang

Ratings: 3.7

Another restaurant that specialized in only simple menus, but made them especially delicious.

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Price

Kimchi Jjigae 7,000 won

Stir-fried spicy pork 10,000 won

Location

181-45 Dohwa-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

 

** All restaurant information & pictures from MANGO PLATE


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