Scraping in with just over 70 years of service, the restaurant started life located near Sangwangsimni Station before relocating in 2008 due to redevelopments. A local favorite amongst Seoulites, Ok Chun Ok is no stranger to the limelight having featured in TV shows and local newspapers. Currently holed up in Dongdaemun-gu, the restaurant serves traditional Korean seolleongtang and bulgogi.
The menu’s standout is cow head seolleongtang – but don’t worry, the “cow head” part just refers to the broth, which comes to life after hours of simmering in preparation. The resulting broth has incredible depth and makes for a delicious key component to the classic Korean dish.
How to get there
Address: 94-57 Sinseol-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm