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Gwanghwamun, Restaurant: ‘Sobok Noodles’

Gwanghwamun area can be considered one of Seoul’s representative office-dense areas. It’s a symbolic place in Seoul with a large number of office workers.

In this area, you can find a variety of restaurants to cater to the demands of these office workers. In the underground shopping area near Gwanghwamun, you can see various eateries established.

“Sobok Noodles: Gwanghwamun’s Bean Sprout Soup, Noodle House”

Sobok Noodles is another restaurant you can find in the Gwanghwamun area. Like most other restaurants, you can find it in the underground shopping area. It’s located in the Daewoo Building underground shopping area, where “KB Kookmin Bank” is situated.

As the name suggests, Sobok Noodles is a restaurant that specializes in selling noodles, including various types like udon, rice cakes, and soups.

Looking at the menu, you can see items like Kimchi Bean Sprout Rice Soup and Kimchi Bean Sprout Ramen being sold for 4,500 KRW. Unfortunately, these items are only available for breakfast, and you cannot order them for lunch.

During lunchtime, a similar menu item would be “Kimchi Udon,” where you can substitute rice for noodles, creating a dish similar to “Kimchi Bean Sprout Rice Soup.”

Additionally, you’ll notice regular portion and extra portion options on the menu. If needed, you can order an extra portion to have a larger meal.

Below are some menu items and their prices, based on regular portions.


  • Banquet Noodles: 6,000 KRW
  • Bibim Noodles: 7,000 KRW
  • Kimchi Udon: 8,000 KRW (Rice substitution available)
  • Fish Cake Udon: 8,000 KRW
  • Stone Pot Pollack Roe Rice: 7,000 KRW
  • Stone Pot Cheese Pollack Roe Rice: 8,000 KRW

“Side Menu”

  • Pollack Roe Rice Ball: 4,000 KRW
  • Water Dumplings: 4,000 KRW

“Seasonal Menu”

  • Rice Cake Dumpling Soup: 8,000 KRW
  • Spicy Beef Soup: 8,000 KRW (Can be served with noodles)

“Breakfast Menu” (7:30 – 10:00)

  • Kimchi Bean Sprout Rice Soup: 4,500 KRW
  • Kimchi Bean Sprout Ramen: 4,500 KRW

“A Cozy Venue”

The venue is not very large, with about 8 tables available. The atmosphere of the restaurant is similar to what you would expect in a typical snack bar in an underground shopping area.

However, when you order at the restaurant, you’ll notice that the food comes out very quickly. Thanks to this, it’s a great place to have a quick and simple meal when you’re in a hurry.

“Seoul Gwanghwamun: Restaurant  Sobok Noodles”

  • Address: B1F 102, 30 Saemunan-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 02-722-7771