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36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae! Make sure to read through before your 2020 trip to Korea!
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[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!

Hongdae is currently the most popular attraction in Seoul, as a business area with many university students gathered together. It's known to be a youthful, cheery attraction. Along with cosmetics, clothes, and snacks, there are also many restaurants gathered in the Hongdae area, but there is such a wide variety, it's too difficult to choose which to go to. To help, we've compiled a list of Hongdae's restaurants so you can take note when you visit Hongdae later.



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1. Ongdarae Steamed Chicken (옹다래)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 양화로 122
  • Opening hours : 11:00 - 23:30
  • Offer : If you present a coupon, you can receive 2 Ong Rice (옹밥) and a beverage for free.

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Ongdarae Steamed Chicken, located in front of Hongik University Station Exit 9, is full of chicken with an unforgettable flavor. The chicken doesn't smell bad at all, and the savory sauce has seeped into the chicken meat to create a delicious meal, so don't miss it if you want to try Korean steamed chicken!


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2. Ganggangsullae Hongdae Branch (강강술래 홍대점) 

  • Address : 서울 마포구 잔다리로6길 25
  • Opening hours : 11:30 - 22:30

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Hongdae's "Ganggangsullae" is a Korean BBQ restaurant with a luxurious atmosphere. The interior is spacious and neat, which is one of the reasons it's gaining popularity. While the meat is pricey, the flavor is well worth the cost, as it is a flavor that truly brings happiness.



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3. Idaejo Bbyeodagui (이대조뼈다귀)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 동교로 200  
  • Opening hours : 24 hours a day

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Hidden in the other side of Hongdae (around Exit 2), it's open 24 hours a day, so you can fill your hunger no matter what time of the day it is. The pork ribs have already been cooked until they are soft, so they are ready to eat after a short boil. Each piece of meat is large, juicy and tender, and the soup is very flavorful. The spicy flavor easily goes into your mouth.


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4. Kkot Dwaeji Gallery Hongdae (꽃돼지갤러리 홍대점) 

  • Address : 서울 마포구 와우산로19길 19
  • Opening hours : 12:00 - 00:00

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Hongdae's "Kkot Dwaeji Gallery" is located in the inner part of Hongdae's shopping area. It's a place where you can fill yourself with as much meat as you want for a relatively cheap price. In addition to Korean BBQ meat, you can also get unlimited cheese, chicken feet and spicy chicken. If you like cheese, you must come to "Kkot Dwaeji Gallery" and try meat wrapped around in cheese.



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5. Gaemijip Hongdae (낙지볶음 개미집 홍대점)  

  • Address : 서울 마포구 잔다리로6길 20-12
  • Opening hours : 11:00 - 22:30

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Hongdae's "Gaemijip" is famopus for its "nakgopsae (낙곱새)", a dish made of small octopus, gopchang, and shrimp, and its price level is also quite modest. Or you can also order other menus instead of the "nakgopsae", and mix together with white rice to finish off the meal.


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6. Hong Ma Tteok (홍마떡 본점) 

  • Address : 서울 마포구 홍익로5안길 24
  • Opening hours : 11:30 - 22:00

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


There are lots of restaurants in Hongdae with very strong flavors, but if you don't want to eat too much or you think it's too heavy for you, come here for some snacks! This restaurant's tteokbokki is flavored with garlic, but the flavor isn't at all strange, and it actually has a more savory flavor the more you eat it.


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7. Tokkijung (토끼정)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 잔다리로2길 13 
  • Opening hours : 11:30 - 22:30(Last order : 21:30)
  • Offer : Download the coupon to receive a 10% discount.

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Tokkijung's advantage is that it's a restaurant the likes of which you've never seen before! Not only is it beautifully decorated, but the food also looks incredibly rich, giving you urges to dig in. Tokkijung's most popular menu is its "Cream Curry Udon", which is really delicious, savory yet sweet, and clean on the mouth with no greasiness at all.


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8. Mikado Sushi (미카도 스시 홍대점)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 잔다리로6길 30-1 2F 
  • Opening hours : 11:30 - 21:30 (Lunch break 15:00 - 17:00 on weekdays; No lunch break on weekends)  
  • Offer : Download the coupon to receive a 10% discount.

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Hongdae's "Mikado Sushi" is a famous chain sushi store in Korea, popular for its stable quality of sushi at an affordable price. Mikado Sushi carefully selects ingredients from the store to truly allow you to experience what it means for sushi to be "fresh".


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9. Hongdae Jopok Tteokbokki (홍대조폭떡볶이 홍대2호점) 

  • Address : 서울 마포구 홍익로6길 38
  • Opening hours : 11:00 - 06:00

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


I really like their sundae (순대, blood sausages), and you can get a dishful at just ₩3,000. It's the price of a street food stall, but you can eat comfortably in the shop (while even watching TV). Don't miss this affordable delicacy near Exit 9 of Hongdae University Station!


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10. Hongik Gejang (홍의게장)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 성산동 232-12
  • Opening hours : 11:30 - 15:00; 17:00 - 22:00 (Closed on the last Monday of each month)

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Take a look at this fresh crab, doesn't it look delicious? At first, I also couldn't dare to try this gejang (marinated crab), but after trying it once, I could never let go of this flavor. Especially because it's now the cold autumn - winter season, the crab is even more delicious. Filling your stomach with crab at Hongdae is worth every penny!


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11. Slow, Cali (슬로우캐리)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 동교로38길 35 
  • Opening hours : 11:30 - 20:30 (15:00 - 17:00 break time); Closed on Mondays 

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Yeonnamdong's "Slow, Cali" has salmon that isn't stringy and is quite sweet, and is very appetizing together with the Korean spicy sauce and the light flavor of the green tea rice. As it's rich in fiber, it's very popular among Koreans, especially Korean women around the Hongdae area.


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12. Baettaegi Gopchang (배떼기곱창)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 양화로18안길 26-6
  • Opening hours : 15:00 - 01:00

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!Snowflake MakchangWith lots of cheese piled on top, you can find a variety of different versions of gopchang at "Baettaegi Gopchang"! Gopchang (곱창) refers to the small intestines of cattle or pork, whereas makchang (막창) refers the abomasum of cattle. They both have a unique texture, making it a popular delicacy loved by many Koreans.



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13. Ungteori Meats (엉터리생고기 홍대점) 

  • Address : 서울 마포구 어울마당로 118 2F
  • Opening hours : 11:00 - 23:00
  • Offer : Download the coupon to receive a 5% discount!

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


When think of Korean BBQ, "Unteori Meats" is one of the first to come to mind. I've tried lots of Korean BBQ, and in comparison with others, Ungteori Meats' samgyeopsal is definitely ranked high on the list, with delicious flavor and stable meat quality. It's also conveniently located in the shopping district, but you need to find it on the second floor.


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14. Urban Plant (어반플랜트)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 어울마당로 118 2F
  • Opening hours : 11:00 - 23:00
  • Offer : Present the coupon to receive a 10% discount on all items!

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Hongdae's "Urban Plant" is famous for its brunch menu, the omelette sandwich. As the name "Urban Plant" suggests, it's a relaxing place with plants placed here and there.


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15. DOMA (도마)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 양화로16길 33
  • Opening hours : 17:00 - 05:00 on weekdays; 12:00 - 05:00 on weekends

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Hongdae's "DOMA" is popular among Koreans, with tender beef in large portions. While the price level is quite high, the owner explains that they only use high quality meat, which is what separates them from other restaurants.


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16. When You Miss Your Mother's Home Cooking (밥해주는남자)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 연남동 성미산로 152 
  • Opening hours : 11:00 - 21:00 (Mon); 11:00 - 01:00 (Tue~Sun)

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Hongdae's "When You Miss Your Mother's Home Cooking" serves a big spicy Tteokbokki, upgraded by adding a whole squid. However, make sure to keep stirring, otherwise you might burn your food.



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17. Hong's Octopus (홍스쭈꾸미)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 어울마당로 146 
  • Opening hours : 11:30 - 02:00

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


The price is quite affordable, with small octopus, small octopus with samgyeopsal, small octopus with shrimp, and small octopus with beef brisket all being priced around ₩13,000 - ₩15,000, also including fish egg fried rice. After it's done cooking, you can eat it with sesame leaves. It's very appetizing with a spicy taste that makes you keep wanting more.


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18. made by OZ (메이드바이오즈)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 와우산로21길 14
  • Opening hours : 11:30 - 22:30

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


You can taste mouth-watering meat wrapped in cheese at Hongdae's "made by OZ". Wrap the spicy flavored meat with cheese and take a big bite, and you'll feel your mouth filled with the fragrance of cheese. The combination of the hearty meat with vegetables and melted cheese really filled my whole body with joy.


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19. Kyochon Chicken (교촌치킨 홍대점)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 양화로16길 6
  • Opening hours : 12:00 - 02:00

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


There's not much need for an introduction, Kyochon Chicken is Kyochon Chicken! Eating directly at the store is most safe, as you can avoid any complications that may occur in delivery. However, many chicken lovers visit Hongdae's Kyochon Chicken, so remember that there might be a long wait during meal times.


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20. MUSSO (무쏘 홍대점)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 잔다리로 10
  • Opening hours : 24 hours a day

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Hongdae's shopping district is close to the nightclub area, and the beef restaurant "MUSSO" takes up a space in that downtown area. It's filling and delicious, with decent meat quality that isn't frozen, and an affordable price, making it suitable for a meal.


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21. ALLA TORRE (알라또레)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 와우산로23길 8 5F  
  • Opening hours : Lunch 11:30 - 15:00; Dinner 17:00 - 22:00 
  • Offer : Book in advance online to receive discount package deals!

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Restaurants in Hongdae come and go, but this is one of the few restaurants that managed to continue their business for 18 years. Their steak is cooked to a medium rare, very tender and rich in flavor. It's served together with mint, so the scent of mint also seeps into the steak.


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22. Myth Jokbal (미쓰족발 홍대본점)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 어울마당로 123-1
  • Opening hours : 12:00 - 04:00

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


On the lively Hongdae streets, "Myth Jokbal" is a very famous chain restaurant. In particular, Myth Jokbal not only serves jokbal, but also brings noodles with a pot of hot soup to the table. Enjoy your jokbal with the garlic sauce together with the salad dish.


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23. L7 Floating (L7 플로팅)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 양화로 141 21F
  • Opening hours : 06:30 - 22:00 
  • Offer : Book in advance online to receive discount package deals!

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Hongdae's L7 is a well-known restaurant, which not only boasts a beautiful view of the Hongdae landscape from the 21st floor, but also has superb cuisine that is not to be underestimated. If you want to spend a memorable time, visit L7 Floating and taste delicious food.


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24. 1988 Gogi Bulpae (1988고기불패)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 와우산로17길 14
  • Opening hours : 12:00 - 01:00

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


I would recommend Hongdae's "1988 Gogi Bulpae" as it provides a supply of not only samgyeopsal, but also other chicken meats and pork skin. They grill some of the meat for you, and you can eat all you want.



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25. Deopbul (덮불)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 홍익로6길 44
  • Opening hours : 11:00 - 23:00

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Hongdae's "Deopbul" sells various rice bowls with salmon, octopus, or seafood, and even allows you to adjust the sauce to match your own personal taste. If you don't want rice, you can also try their udon or soba noodles.



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26. BOOYAS Gopchang (부야스곱창)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 어울마당로 136-13
  • Opening hours : 16:00 - 01:00 (weekdays); 15:00 - 01:00 (weekends)

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


When you visit Hongdae, you can't miss gopchang! At BOOYAS Gopchang, you must order their "garlic gopchang (통마늘곱창)", which has even been introduced on foodie TV programs. The gopchang is grilled together with aromatic garlic, and rather than being spicy, its tender and savory flavor melts in your mouth. You can help but keep having more.



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27. Joseon Dynasty (조선시대)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 홍익로3길 44 B1 
  • Opening hours : 24 hours a day
  • Offer : Download the coupon to receive a 10% discount! 

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!

Joseon Dynasty is a pub in the Hongdae area, known not only for its decorations and interior in the retro Joseon style, but also for all of its food and drinks being delicious. Inside their kimchi stew, there was a whole pork belly! It looks really delicious, doesn't it? The pork belly is so tender, and tastes amazing together with kimchi.

 

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28. Red Zzim (레드찜)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 어울마당로 126 B1

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Hongdae's "Red Zzim" is a restaurant where you can eat spicy stir-fried octopus and braised short ribs. Their main menu is their small octopus and spicy braised short ribs. I recommend getting their small octopus with samgyeopsal, which has a very rich flavor, and you can also control how spicy it is. If you add cheese to your dish, you can enjoy a rich, savory, sweet and spicy flavor all at once.



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29. Minari Restaurant (미나리식당)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 잔다리로6길 34-5
  • Opening hours : 11:30 - 22:00 (Sun ~ Thu); 11:30 - 23:00 (Fri ~ Sat)(Break time 15:00 - 16:00)

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


At Hongdae, not only can you find popular, well-known foods, you can also find food you'd find at an average Korean household meal, including rice, doenjang jjigae (soybean paste stew), steamed eggs, kimchi, and meat. "Minari Restaurant" provides the satisfying everyday Korean's lunch meal at an affordable price.

 

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30. Gangnam Dwaeji Sanghoe (강남 돼지상회 홍대점)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 홍익로5안길 28
  • Opening hours : 11:30 - 00:00

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


Hongdae's "Gangnam Dwaeji Sanghoe" also provides a filling meal at a very affordable price (also with all-you-can-eat chicken), and their samgyeopsal has been pre-cut to allow faster cooking.

 

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31. Namul Meongneun Gom (나물먹는 곰) 

  • Address : 서울 마포구 잔다리로 20-12
  • Opening hours : 12:00 - 22:00

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


They have many side dishes. Unlike other restaurants that just provide simple pickled side dishes, "Namul Meongneun Gom" provides side dishes including pancakes and sweet potatoes. You can tell the great cooking skills of the restaurant even from the simplest dishes, and soy sauce shrimp, bibimbap, and japchae are all recommended.



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32. Hong Chun Cheon Cheese Dakgalbi (홍춘천치즈닭갈비)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 어울마당로 126 

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


"Hong Chun Cheon Cheese Dakgalbi", promoted by K-pop group MAMAMOO, is hidden in the alley in front of Exit 3 of Hongik University Station. With the dakgalbi together with the cheese in the middle as well as fried rice, you can enjoy a full meal.



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33. Sinmikyung Hongdae Dakgalbi (신미경홍대닭갈비)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 홍익로3길 32
  • Opening hours : 11:00 - 23:00

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


A variety of vegetables and hearty chicken steaks are served on top of a thick iron plate, which you cannot help but admit is delicious. Pancakes are also provided as side dishes, which is also unique to "Sinmikyung Hongdae Dakgalbi". Finally, you can add ramyeon noodles, udon noodles or rice cake, or add cheese according to your taste.



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34. God of Samgyeopsal (삼겹의 신)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 어울마당로 111-1 2F 
  • Opening hours : 11:00 - 06:00

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


How much does this appetizing dish at Hongdae's "God of Samgyeopsal" cost? For just ₩11,900 per person, you can get thick slices of samgyeopsal, pork neck, beef samgyeopsal, and doenjang jjigae. It's very affordable compared to the amount you can eat.

 

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35. Gamnamoo House Kisa Restaurant (감나무집기사식당)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 연남로 25 
  • Opening hours : 24 hours a day

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


This kisa restaurant (driver's restaurant) located in the Hongdae, Yeonnamdong area became famous as a restaurant with delicious food after it appeared on variety TV program "Infinite Challenge". There are various menu items, mostly home-style side dishes and grilled meat dishes. The servings are each for one person, and the dishes are warm as though it were food at home.



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36. So Good (쏘굿)

  • Address : 서울 마포구 양화로 100-15
  • Opening hours : 11:00 - 00:00

[Seoul Hongdae] 36 restaurants to visit in Hongdae, on your 2020 trip to Korea!


For just ₩19,900 per person, you can get fresh beef, not frozen. It yet again broke the record for my favorite Korean BBQ place. I personally thought it was more delicious than the other place I just introduced, but the downside is that it's a bit far from the Hongdae shopping area. The above is my collection of 36 restaurants in Hongdae. This should be helpful for any of you who aren't sure what to eat. You can't finish this list even if you eat every day!


Everyone, see you next time!

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