[NOODLE] Trusted kalguksu shop close to Gwanghwamun
Hours of operation
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m
62-7 Taepyeongno 1 (il)-ga, Jung-gu
Don’t confuse this restaurant with Myeongdong Kyoja, the most famous name in noodles in Seoul. In fact, the Myeongdong district is a couple of kilometers away. But this modest joint next to Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul offers steaming kalguksu (hand-cut wheat noodles) peppered with onion, zucchini and shiitake and served with a satisfying green and red fresh chili relish.
By ANTHONY SPAETH