A Pocha Formed Out of Economic Hardship, Now a Seoul Hotspot

Hanshin Pocha


Hanshin Pocha opened in 1998 in the midst of the IMF Crisis, a period of economic depression that hit Koreans hard. Its founder was Baek Jong-won, a famous chef who started from nothing and now runs many famous food franchises across Korea. During the IMF Crisis, his businesses took a huge hit, and that's when Baek developed a new concept for a pocha. He came up with the idea for a large indoor hall filled with various food vendors, with minimal decor, using just cheap plastic chairs and tables to give it an egalitarian vibe open to people from all walks of life. Its signature dish was dakbal, or chicken feet, a simple, cheap dish that's heavy on the spice. It was good for people feeling the pinch from the IMF Crisis and kept his overhead costs low. Even after the Korean economy recovered, Hanshin Pocha has maintained its popularity, becoming a rowdy, vibrant drinking spot for the young and middle-aged alike. Lines starting forming outside as the night goes on, so make sure to get there early!

Price List

Tomato Sauce Rolled Omelet (토마토소스계란말이) 14,000 won
Hanshin Chicken (한신통닭) 10,000 won
Hanshin Dakbal (한신닭발) 15,000 won
Assorted Stir-Fried Seafood (해물모듬볶음) 18,000 won
Buckwheat Crepe (매밀전병) 15,000
Stir-fried Cartilage (오돌뼈) 14,000 won
Stir-Fried Octopus 18,000 won
Chicken Rectum (닭똥집) 13,000 won
Spicy Cheese Barbeque (치즈돼지고추장바베큐) 16,000 won
Fried Boneless Monkfish (아귀순살뒤김) 14,000 won
Snail and Vegetables (골뱅이무침) 18,000 won
Rolled Omelet 12,000 won
Steamed Egg (계란찜) 10,000 won
Grilled Meoktae (먹태구이) 12,000 won
Grilled Butter and Soy Sauce Squid (오징어간장버터구이) 8,000 won
Mackerel Galbi (고등어갈비) 12,000 won
Fried Meat Pancake (고기전) 12,000 won
Chilled Fruit (쿨~황도) 11,000 won
Cold Noodles and Snail (냉골뱅이) 15,000 won
Chopped Ricecakes and Bingsu (찰떡빙수) 9,000 won
Mussel Jjammbbong (홍합짬뽕탕) 19,000 won
Seafood and Rice Soup (해물누룽지탕) 18,000 won
Fishcake Soup (오뎅탕) 14,000 won
Gochujang Soup (고추장찌개) 15,000 won
Mussel Soup (홍합탕) 12,000 won
Egg and Crab Meat Soup (계란게살탕) 9,000 won


Company NameHanshin Pocha (한신포차)
Category Food, Drink & Nightlife Social
URLs Homepage
Opening HoursSunday to Thursday: 17:30 - 08:00 / Friday & Saturday: 17:30 - 09:00

11 Gangnam-daero 116-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea 11

Take Line 9 to Sinnonhyeon Station and go out Exit 3. -> Walk straight about 90 meters until you reach Caffe Pascucci then turn right. -> Walk straight about 75 meters. Hanshin Pocha will be on your left.

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