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.
|Company Name||Buchon Yukhoe (부촌육회)|
|Category||Food, Drink & Nightlife Services|
|Opening Hours||Monday to Saturday: 09:00 - 23:00; Sunday 09:00 - 23:00|
|Closed Days||Closed 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.