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Grilled Fish Street in Dongdaemun Market

Gwanghwamun / Jongno
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Address: Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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Halal food for Muslims since it is Grilled Fish. Went there twice because of the food. It is truly the best! Very cheap compare to other halal restaurants. If you go there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 April 2016
Aimi D
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

If u want find some halal food n cheap u have come here..near marriot hotel..the owner of the restaurant very polite n friendly..the street quite hard to find, so u need to ask people to het there..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

common, but delicious fish grill. taste just right. excellent service. seller even give extra fish as service for ordering two fish. very kind.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is one of the best places for street food I found in Seoul. Since the location is quite central it's easy to reach.Close to the large fashion shopping mall and the Dongdaemun Palace.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Halal food for Muslims since it is Grilled Fish. Went there twice because of the food. It is truly the best! Very cheap compare to other halal restaurants. If you go there please do order the Grilled Fish & also the Sundubu Jiggae. Worth the money. The hospitality from the owner of the shop also was tip-top! Would definitely go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Have been to the grilled fish street twice. Very inexpensive, good food. We chose to stop at a couple different shops to compare...it was all good. Service could've been better as they monopolize how u can order trying to manipulate u to order more. There are also establishments that offer chicken soup in the same alley where they serve an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

From Dongdaemun, we walked cross several small street and finally arrived one with many shops selling fried fish. Though these shops are usually small and local in style, the fishes they fried were absolutely delicious. We have to repeat our orders in order to compensate for the walk. Definitely a good place to visit for fish lovers - the price... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

A Must-Try for Foodie! True local fare offering taste of different type of grilled fishes, served with rice and side dishes. We ordered 3 servings (1 fish per serving) of different fishes for the family, costing abt 7,000 won per serving (quite affordable). And all gone in 15 min...our kids took to it like a fish to water 😀. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

For every fish you order, there will be complimentary rice, cold water and also variety of banchans (kimchee) that come with it. Make sure you try different stalls so that you can taste different types of banchans. Price is low and wont rip your pocket. A must visit but make sure to go early as it will close around 8.30... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

This street is like a little dark street off Dongdaemun. Even now when I think about it I might salivate! We went back twice to the very first store, which had TV interviews. Even with a meal for three, the bill came to around £18 only!!! Fish is fresh and grilled to order - our family loved it so much... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

As soon as you pass by, somebody should be welcoming you from the inside. Plus, the smell of smokey grilled fish is always inviting. Knowing a bit of the Korean language will help you a bit, they might even throw in a complementary piece!

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Gwanghwamun / Jongno
If Gwanghwamun is the unofficial living room of Seoul, Jongno is the main hallway connecting some of Seoul’s most important historic sites and neighbourhoods. Being one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods, the area is rich with history and culture in its palaces, shrines, and temples. Stand in the centre of Gwanghwamun Square with Gyeongbokgung Palace and Mt. Bugak in front of you, King Sejong the Great statue behind you, and modern office buildings encircling you—it’s one of the best ways to experience both past and present Seoul in one spot. The main street of Jongno is mostly dotted with restaurants and cafes, but explore deeper within its intricate alleys to pass decades-old restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and pojangmachas (tents that open at night for quick bites and drinks) and life seems to run just as it did a decade or two ago. Don’t forget to stop at Gwangjang Market, Korea’s oldest traditional market, where it’s just as fun to explore as it is to eat the affordable market dishes that locals have been enjoying since the market first opened in 1905. For a break from urban life, walk along the restored Cheonggyecheon Stream that runs parallel to Jongno for a moment of natural refuge in metropolitan Seoul.
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