Hidden Gem Right Next to the Cheongyecheon



Tucked between Euljiro's famous, narrow alleyways lies a restaurant that only serves two items; kimchi jjigae and samgyeopsal. Its name is Eunjujung. For lunch, only kimchi jjigae is available, while for dinner, samgyeopsal is added to the menu. The kimchi jjigae, which is filled to the brim with chunks of meat, is what attracts so many customers, ranging from middle-aged hikers to college students. Luckily the restaurant has two floors, so the waiting time is never too long during peak hours. 


Eunjujung's kimchi jjigae comes out in a large pot and is cooked at the table. It does take quite some time before it's ready, usually around twenty minutes, and although it's tempting to take the lid off the pot before that, especially when you're starving, the waiters at the restaurant will make sure the lid stays on for the full amount of time so it can cook thoroughly. While kimchi jjigae is usually just eaten from a bowl with a side of rice, at Eunjujung the kimchi jjigae is actually eaten similar to barbeque. The chunks of meat and kimchi from the jjigae are supposed to be wrapped in lettuce and perilla leaves that are provided for your table. There's also a vending machine (which only takes cash and coins) filled with packages of ramen noodles and sausage which you can add to your kimchi jjigae. For a very filling, unique meal definitely head over to Eunjujung. 

Price List

Kimchi Jjigae (김치찌개) 9,000 won
Samgyeopsal + Kimchi Jjigae (삼겹살과 김치찌개) 11,000 won


Company NameEunjujung (은주정)
Category Food, Drink & Nightlife
Opening Hours11:00 - 22:00
Closed DaysEvery Sunday, Lunar New Year, and Chuseok

32 Changgyeonggung-ro 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea 32

Take Lines 2 or 5 to Euljiro 4-ga Station and go out Exit 4 -> Walk straight about 20 meters and turn right into the last alley before the Cheongyecheon. -> Walk straight about 120 meters. The entrance to Eunjujung will be on your right.

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