Authentic Jeolla-do Makgeolli House in Euljiro

Wonjo Nokdu


The southwest region of Jeolla-do is known as the “breadbasket of Korea” for its abundance of farmland and the variety and high quality of its cuisine. While Seoul may lack the type of food tradition that Jeolla-do boasts, there are quite a few restaurants in the city serving patrons an authentic Jeolla-do taste, one being Wonjo Nokdu in Euljiro. Opened in 1971 by a couple from the North Jeolla Province city of Jeonju, Wonjo Nokdu boasts some of the best jeon, Korean-style fried pancakes, in all of Seoul. They serve about a dozen varieties of jeon, such as seafood, pork, and oysters, none of which cost over 11,000 won. Of course, you can’t eat jeon without makgeolli, and there is plenty of it here, along with beer and soju. The restaurant itself is rather old, but it has plenty of character and a neat second-floor loft with extra seating available to deal with the rush of customers during the evening. For those looking for a more authentic drinking experience, Wonjo Nokdu is a spot that needs to be near the top of your list.


Company NameWonjo Nokdu (원조녹두)
Category Food, Drink & Nightlife Social
Opening HoursWeekdays: 16:00 - 23:00 / Weekends: 13:00 - 23:00

272-8 Euljiro-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea 272-8

Take Lines 2 or 3 to Euljiro 3-ga Station and go out Exit 3. -> Walk straight about 100 meters until you reach the second alley and turn right. -> Walk straight about 140 meters. Wonjo Nokdu will be on your right.

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