Location: 합정 (Hapjeong)
Date Reviewed: April 26, 2018
Highlights: Interesting new taste. Has a clean finish.
Lowlights: The line to wait to get seated. It’s a small place – seats about 8 – 10.
Bottom Line: Innovative chef-owner pushing the envelope of traditional Korean cuisine
The restaurant’s signature dish is the pork gomtang. Gomtang is traditionally made from beef bones and served with meat, but Chef Ok boils pork for three days to make a clear, clean and delicious broth. Chef Ok only makes 100 bowls a day. You can order the gomtang in large (특) – W14,000 or regular size W8,000.
It is also a 2018 Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand designation.
2018 Michelin Guide Inspectors
“With his take on dwaeji-gukbap, Chef Okdongsik has managed to single-handedly change any preconceptions the local diners previously had about the hearty pork soup-and-rice dish Koreans hold near and dear to their hearts. Think bacon-thin slices of silky tender pork meat piled on a bed of rice, all submerged in his trademark consommé-like clear broth.The extra large portion comes with double the amount of meat. The space is limited and only 100 bowls of gukbap are sold daily so get there early.”
Phone Number: 010-5571-9915
Hours: Lunch 11:00-13:40 (L.O.)
Dinner 18:00-20:30 (L.O.)
Parking: Not available.