Michelin Rated Traditional Raw Beef Restaurant

Buchon Yukhoe


Opened in 1956, this small but always bustling restaurant has served yukhoe, Korean-style raw beef, for over 60 years, handed down from mother to son. Located in the famous Yukhoe Alley in Gwangjang Market, the restaurant is always busy, with locals and tourists alike coming through its doors, and at peak hours an incredibly long line forms. However, it's very much worth waiting to sample this Michelin-rated yukhoe and feel the soft, fresh raw beef melt away in your mouth. The secret to this delicious dish is fresh Korean beef delivered to the restaurant every morning and the special sauce made on the premises. 


Buchon Yukhoe used to serve a spicy style of yukhoe from Jeolla-do, the southwest part of Korea, the founder's home region. However, after she had passed the restaurant down to her son, Park Dong-jin, the recipe changed. In 1980, after listening to the advice of long-time customers, Park decided to change the recipe of the yukhoe from the spicy gochujang-based style to the new Seoul style of yukhoe that was emerging which utilized sesame oil, raw egg, and shredded pear. This proved to be the right choice, as Buchon Yukhoe's popularity skyrocketed and it built a reputation for serving the best yukhoe in Seoul, culminating in its inclusion in the Michelin Guide in 2017. 

Price List

Yukhoe (육회) 12,000 won
Yuksashimi (육사시미) 25,000 won
Yukhoe Bibimbap (육회비빔밥) 6,000 won
Liver and Omasum (간천엽) 12,000 won
Yukhoe & Live Octopus (육회낙지탕탕이) 25,000 won
Cow Head Suyuk (소머리수육) 20,000 won
Cold Yukhoe Soup (육회물회) 12,000 won
Live Octopus (산낙지) 15,000 won


Company NameBuchon Yukhoe (부촌육회)
Category Food, Drink & Nightlife Services
URLs Homepage
Opening HoursMonday to Saturday: 09:00 - 23:00; Sunday 09:00 - 23:00
Closed DaysClosed on Lunar New Year and Chuseok

Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea 200-12 Jong-ro

Take Line 1 to Jongno 5-ga Station and go out Exit 10 -> The entrance to Yukhoe Alley will be located between two pharmacies, Gukjae Yakguk (국제약국) and Ujeong Yakguk (우정약국) on your left. -> Walk down the alley and you'll see the Michelin Guide signage near the end of it. That's Bukchon Yukhoe.

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