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Bonjuk Myeongdong

) #315 of 120,918 Restaurants in Seoul ££ - £££ Asian, Korean
65-2 Chungmuro2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-755-3562
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good47%
  • Average27%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“porridge” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Korean
££ - £££
65-2 Chungmuro2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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11 - 20 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

So glad i pondered on this place... The porridge is well made, doesn't have the usual salt or soya sauce seasoning! Very original. The abalone porridge is a must try but be prepared for queue as I notice the locals and Chinese do frequent them.

Thank SJYeo
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Many varieties of porridge. Very big portion. Taste: ok especially if you like something bland. Price reasonable from 8000 to 15000 (ginseng abalone). Place convention within myeongdong.

Thank YKPng
Reviewed 23 March 2016

When we were in Seoul last Dec for a vacation, we made a trip to Myeongdong to try this porridge for breakfast as we read many reviews.. Overall the porridge is very nice and tasty.. the portion is also quite big... Note : each adult...More

Thank brokeezc
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

I always saw people in Korean dramas eating it.... So I decided my first day in Seoul we should eat for breakfast. We walk around in myeongdong and found Bonjuk. We got the last table and people are start lining up. It was delicious!!! My...More

Thank fionababyt
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The Bonjuk chain which can be found all over Seoul offers Fantastic, Tasty porridge. I visited 3 different outlets and ordered 3 different types of porridge, of which all were fantastic. Would recommend their vegetable porridge, there is no lingering taste of vegetables, which is...More

Thank yewys
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Watched Boys over flower? This is one of the porridge restaurant featured in the drama (although it may not be this outlet). It has different types of porridge and the price is reasonable too. Worth a try! Got a simple meal (porridge) with side dishes...More

Thank Agustini90
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I wasn't a fan of porridge usually as i find most prridges quite bland. I happen to see this in myeongdong and i was down with flu. To my surprise i love Bon Juk a lot! I had the chance to taste the seafood, abalone,...More

Thank edgychic
Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

We ordered the beef mushroom and abalone porridge. It was served along with three side-dishes, kimchi, radish and perserved salted meat. The beef mushroom has minimal to bare beef, which is probably minced up into really small pieces. The abalone porridge is so bland that...More

Thank Matilda T
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Fair price, yummy food & slow pace. The most important thing is it opens 24 hours a day~!! Best choice for hot carbohydrate in the midnight!

Thank Marspeople
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I love the Korean version of congee. Some of them were much tastier than the ones I'm used to. The combination of the side dishes made the dish complete. Would go there everyday if I could.

Thank Catherine H
Myeongdong / Namdaemun
Arguably Seoul’s most famous neighbourhood and
undoubtedly one of its most popular, Myeongdong takes
shopping and eating to new heights, with hundreds of
shops, restaurants, and cafes all stacked on top of
one another. The rise in popularity of Korean
cosmetics, fashion, and more has made this area a
must-see for visitors who come and marvel at
Myeongdong’s often frenetic pace and energy. Lotte and
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Hello! Would love to visit this place for porridge, but we 're a little worried about communication. As I hardly know any korean, is this place english friendly? :)
28 July 2016|
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Response from ccalcf | Reviewed this property |
The menu has photos and English, Chinese and Korean on them explaining what the congee are. If someone speaks putonghua , that would be better as there are putonghua speaking staff in most places now. Hope u enjoy this... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-2 Chungmuro2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Myeongdong / Namdaemun
  • Neighbourhood: Myeongdong / Namdaemun
  • Phone Number: +82 2-755-3562
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