Yangjae is an area filled with modern apartment blocks and office buildings. But tucked away in between these modern buildings, just a stone's throw away from the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, lies an old single story hanok-style building that has been serving delicious bowls of kalguksu since 1988. The Michelin rated Lim Byung-Joo Sandong Kalguksu restaurant makes everything from scratch, including the kimchi. It's packed from the minute it opens at 11:00am, although there's enough space to ensure there's never a long waiting time. Besides kalguksu it also serves cold soy milk noodles, known as kongkuksu, as well as massive sized Pyeongyang-style dumplings.
As mentioned before, the kalguksu is made every day from scratch, with a mixed seafood and meat broth. The careful food preparation, along with the old-school vibe of the restaurant, leads many customers to compare it to eating at their grandmother's house. There's also unlimited toppings, so feel free to throw in as many clams as your heart desires into your kalguksu. If you find the taste of the broth a tad bit boring, then pour in a little bit of the sweet soy sauce available at your table.
|Company Name||Lim Byung-Joo Sandong Kalguksu (임병주 산동 칼국수)|
|Category||Food, Drink & Nightlife Services|
|Opening Hours||Weekdays: 11:00 - 21:30 / Weekends 11:00 - 21:00|
|Closed Days||Lunar New Year and Chuseok|
63 Gangnam-daero 37-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea 63
Take Line 3 or the Sinbundang Line to Yangjae Station and go out Exit 1. -> Walk straight about 60 meters and turn right into the second alley -> Turn left at the next alley and walk straight about 100 meters. Lim Byung-Joo Sandong Kalguksu will be on your right.