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!
|Company Name||Hanshin Pocha (한신포차)|
|Category||Food, Drink & Nightlife Social|
|Opening Hours||Sunday 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.