Classic Vibes, Great Gopchang, and a Variety of Soju

Gugongtan Gopchang


Located not far from Hapjeong Station is an old school hole-in-the-wall gopchang restaurant called Gugongtan Gopchang. Gopchang is a very popular dish in the Hapjeong-Hongdae area largely because it goes so well with soju, making gopchang restaurants the first stop on many people's nights out. Gugongtan Gopchang's bare bones, throwback vibe, and delicious gopchang make it an incredibly popular spot. While Gugongtan does offer more traditional style grilled gopchang, they've also concocted a sort of large frypan style, where gopchang, rice cakes, eggs, and cheese are grilled together in a circular frypan with a container of sauce in the middle.


They also offer both yangnyeom marinated gopchang as well as non-gopchang menu items such as jangeo, galbi, and galmaegisal (pork skirt) for those who are a bit grossed out by intestines. What's also special about Gugongtan is the number of soju brands they stock. While most foreigners may be familiar with the regular soju brands like Chamiseul and Cheomcheoreom, many don't know that each region of Korea also has its own special soju brand. Gugongtan stocks many of them, such as Busan's Daesan, Jeju's Hallasan, and Gwangju's Ipsaeju.  

Price List

Grilled Gopchang (곱창구이) 11,000 won
Grilled Makchang (막창구이) 11,000 won
Yeontan Galmaegi (연탄갈매기) 11,000 won
Grilled Eel (연탄꼼장어) 11,000 won
Odol Galbi (오돌갈비) 11,000 won
+Cheese and Other Toppings 5,000 won


Company NameGugongtan Gopchang (구공탄곱창)
Category Food, Drink & Nightlife
Opening Hours17:00 - 02:00

400-12 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea 400-12

Take Lines 2 or 6 to Hapjeong Station and go out Exit 5. -> Take a right at the first street and walk straight for about 450 meters. Gugongtan Gopchang will be on your left.

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