Healthy and Delicious Dakhanmari in Dongdaemun

Dongdaemun Dakhanmari Alley

동대문 닭한마리골목

Dakhanmari is a large chicken soup dish that literally translates as “one whole chicken” and there’s a whole alley in Dongdaemun with restaurants that serve it. Dakhanmari Alley sprang up in the late 1970’s when a restaurant called Jinokhwa Halmae opened its doors. Its popularity brought along copycats who opened their own dakhanmari restaurants in the area and thus Dakhanmari Alley was born. These restaurants are always packed during lunch time with hungry shoppers and tourists but there shouldn't be any issues getting a table at any of these establishments. 


All of the restaurants in this alley have been featured on various television programs, both Korean and foreign, and signs indicating such are featured prominently in these restaurants' windows. However, one restaurant in this alley stands out from the rest and that's Jinokhwa Halmae, the only one in this alley to have received a Michelin rating. Nevertheless, you can’t really go wrong with any restaurant in this alley. Dakhanmari is an incredibly refreshing dish and it's very difficult to mess up the recipe. Much of what makes good dakhanmari is the quality of the ingredients, and each of these restaurants ensures that their ingredients are high-standard. 


Company NameDongdaemun Dakhanmari Alley (동대문 닭한마리골목)
Category Food, Drink & Nightlife Family & Living
Languages Available English Chinese

18 Jong-ro 40ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea 18

Take Lines 1 or 4 to Dongdaemun Station and go out Exit 9. -> Walk straight about 120 meters, cross the first street, then turn left. -> Walk straight then turn right into the first alley. -> Walk straight for about 80 meters. You will be in Dakhanmari Alley.

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