Onedang Gamjatang (Myeongdong 1)

I’m back with another review of a restaurant in Myeongdong! If you are wondering why I’m always talking about things to eat in Myeongdong, that’s because I always stay in this area during my Korea trips. It’s really convenient for tourists, + I have member’s discount & loyalty points for Skypark Myeongdong, so I might as well, right?

On that note, because I usually stay at Skypark Central Myeongdong, I’ve always noticed this particular restaurant right across our hotel. Apparently it’s been featured in TV shows (SBS?), so I guess it may be kinda famous.

Now, while it’s not exactly located in the prime shopping area, I have to admit that its location is super good, because I’ve seen a lot of hotel guests duck straight into here, especially in the cold winter months.

And guess what? We ended up being one of those people as well!

Menu

The restaurant was cosy enough, and has a pretty decent seating capacity. We ordered the following:

Stir-fried spicy pork hot pot (7000 won)
Samgyetang (14 000 won)
Korean pancake (13 000 won)

My truthful review? These really weren’t great.

My spicy pork hot pot was rather disappointing: it looks nothing like the photo on the menu. The amount of stew and amount of meat they put in this can definitely be improved on, and I felt it was too a little too spicy for me. I think most of what I ate were vegetables (if I remember correctly, a lot of tomatoes). I definitely expected a lot more stew/soup in this dish.

The samgyetang was decent, but seriously paled in comparison to the one from Tosokchon, even though it only costs 1000 won less than its famed counterpart. I know some people don’t really understand the hype behind Tosokchon, but once you’ve tried samgyetang from other restaurants, you’ll truly understand.The pancake was also just so-so – good to eat, but nothing really spectacular. Tosokchon’s is fluffy, chewy, and very satisfying, while Onedang Gamjatang’s is flatter and more bland.

Granted, we didn’t really order this restaurant’s specialty dishes (Pork bone & potato soup), but even their recommended pancake wasn’t super duper amazing or anything, so I guess that tells a lot.

I see that this restaurant has gotten rather good ratings and reviews on TripAdvisor, so maybe it’s just us who weren’t impressed with this. It’s a convenient place to eat at, but I think for the prices they charge and the taste they deliver, you definitely have much better choices elsewhere in Myeongdong where you should spend those won & calories at.


OPENING HOURS

Mon-Thu: 10:00 – 22:00
Fri-Sat: 00:00 – 24:00
Sun: 10:00 – 24:00


DIRECTIONS

Address: 13, Myeongdong 9-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04534

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