Myeongdong 10 Best Restaurants & Cafes

서울특별시 중구 명동길 (명동1가) | Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

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  • Myeongdong Station (line 4, exit 5/6/7/8 right onto Myeongdong). 

  • Euljro (line 2, exit 5/6). 2 mins walk.

Note: Myeongdong shopping district is a large pedestrian-friendly zone (see map below) where vehicles are generally not allowed, including to these restaurants and cafes.

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Best Restaurants and Cafes in Myeongdong (by order of map location from Myeongdong Station):

1.  Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory, Myeongdong

21, Myeongdong 7-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

www.chirchir.net

 

South Korea’s largest chain of restaurants originating from Seoul and is known for its signature freshly-cooked Korean chicken dishes.

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2. Wangbijib (왕비집 / 王妃家) Korean BBQ

26 Myeongdong 8ga-gil, Chungmuro 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

11:30-23:00

It is highly recommended to get to this popular BBQ restaurant early if you do not wish to join the long queue at the stairs... 

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3. Stylenanda Pink Hotel & Pink Pool Cafe (Flagship Store)

37-8, Myeongdong 8-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

www.stylenanda.com

11:00-23:00

 

The popular Korean fashion brand, Stylenana opened its Stylenanda Pink Hotel Flagship Store in Myeongdong with 6 pink-theme floors of surprises from clothing, accessories to cosmetics. The Pink Pool Cafe is located on the 5th floor with its lovely rooftop cafe, Cafe Terrace on the 6th floor.

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4. Loco Quan 401 Restaurant (Korean BBQ)

8th floor, 41 Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul (building located on the side lane of MCM store with Foot Locker on ground floor and Starbucks Coffee on first floor).

 

This is the BBQ restaurant opened by Running Man's Ha Ha, offering good views of Myeongdong from its 8th floor restaurant.

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5. Myeongdong Kyoja

29, Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

www.mdkj.co.kr

10:30-21:30

 

Myeongdong Kyoja, a popular noodle restaurant known for their knife-cut, handmade kalguksu (noodle soup). Also popular are their mandu (dumplings), bibim guksu (spicy noodles) and kongguksu (noodles in cold soybean soup).​

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6 & 11. Isaac Toast

The famous Isaac Toast has 2 branches in Myeongdong selling very affordable and delicious toasted sandwich.

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7. Yoogane (Myeongdong 1st Branch)

A famous Dak Galbi (Korean Spicy Stir-fried Chicken) restaurant in Korea.

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8. OSULLOC Tea House (Myeongdong Store)

12, Myeongdong 7-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

www.osulloc.com

9:00-22:30 (Sun-Thu), 9:00-23:00 

 

OSULLOC, the biggest national and globally renowned tea brand from Jeju. The tea house is a paradise for green tea lovers in elegant ambience spread over 3 floors.

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9. Jogabi Seafood Bar & Restaurant

17, Myeongdong 7-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

 

Unique and tasty steamed shell seafood experience.

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10. Hello Kitty Cafe

28, Myeongdong 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul

www.hellokittycafe.co.kr

10:00-21:00

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Other Cafe & Restaurants Waiting for You

Be adventurous to explore the many other interesting and good restaurants you may have past by while shopping in Myeongdong.

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Map of Recommended Restaurants in Myeongdong

Map of Myeongdong Best Restaurants & Cafes Locations | Seoul, South Korea

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