The Best Dumplings in Seoul

Gamaegol Sonwangmandu

가메골 손왕만두

Gamaegol Sonwangmandu (가메골 손왕만두) is largely considered to serve the best dumplings in all of Seoul and has been featured on all the major Korean TV networks; KBS, SBS, and MBC. Sonwangmandu translates as "Handmade King-Size Dumplings" in English, and two types of them are served: meat and kimchi. The meat dumplings are filled with minced pork mixed with chopped chives and onions, while the kimchi dumplings are filled with minced kimchi and pork mixed with chopped chives and onions. If you want to try both you can ask for half-half. They also serve galbi and shrimp dumplings but they don't come out king-sized. 


There are always lines of people waiting to get their hands on these delicious handmade dumplings made fresh throughout the day on site. Long lines form when a fresh batch of dumplings comes out, and it can take up to ten minutes before your turn, although usually, it takes no more than a few minutes. The 2nd and 3rd floors of the building are open for customers to eat inside and on your way up you can catch a glimpse of how these delicious dumplings are made. 

Price List

King-sized Dumplings (왕만두) 3,500 won (5 pcs.)
King-sized Dumplings (왕만두) 7,000 won (10 pcs.)
King-sized Dumplings (왕만두) 14,000 won (20 pcs.)
King-sized Dumplings (왕만두) 35,000 won (50 pcs.)
Galbi Dumplings (갈비만두) 5,000 won (10 pcs.)
Shrimp Dumplings (새우만두) 6,000 won (8 pcs.)


Company NameGamaegol Sonwangmandu (가메골 손왕만두)
Category Food, Drink & Nightlife
URLs Homepage
Opening Hours08:00 - 20:00
Closed DaysSundays

60-2 Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea 60-2

Take Line 4 to Hoehyeon Station and go out Exit 5. -> Turn right and walk straight 30 meters. Gamaegol Sonwangmandu will be on your left.

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