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Kim Kwon Tae Donkatsu Baekban in Seoul’s Gwanghwamun

Seoul’s Gwanghwamun area stands as a prominent office-dense district, hosting the Seoul Government Complex, headquarters of various newspapers, and the offices of major corporations. During lunch hours, the streets witness numerous professionals emerging to address their meals.

Positioned north of the Seoul History Museum and south of the Sejong Museum of Art, this area, generally associated with Gwanghwamun, reveals a local ambiance not typically thought of when picturing Gwanghwamun.

Even here, you can find diverse restaurants, and “Kim Kwon Tae Donkatsu Baekban” is one such eatery located at the end of this street.

“Seoul Gwanghwamun Schnitzel Restaurant, Kim Kwon Tae Donkatsu Baekban”

While being a schnitzel restaurant, Kim Kwon Tae Donkatsu Baekban offers a somewhat unique combination of dishes. Typically, schnitzel is served in a Japanese style, blending with Japanese flavors. However, this place presents schnitzel in a Korean style.

The restaurant serves a combination of schnitzel and soybean paste stew, accompanied by various other Korean side dishes. This undoubtedly sets it apart from other schnitzel restaurants.

“Formerly an All-You-Can-Eat Schnitzel Restaurant – Kim Kwon Tae Donkatsu”

Kim Kwon Tae Donkatsu was once operated as an all-you-can-eat schnitzel restaurant, allowing customers to enjoy as much schnitzel as they desired. However, it no longer operates on an all-you-can-eat basis.

“Donkatsu Baekban: 16,000 won”

The menu consists of a single item, the “Donkatsu Baekban,” priced at 15,000 won per serving. While it might seem somewhat pricey for a solo dish, it includes not only schnitzel but also a variety of side dishes, including soybean paste stew. As the name suggests, it’s a set meal.

The schnitzel is coated with a sauce, not the typical schnitzel sauce we’re familiar with, but a soft and mild sauce made with tofu.

For those seeking a unique reinterpretation of schnitzel in a Korean style, Kim Kwon Tae Donkatsu is an excellent place to explore a home-cooked schnitzel in the Gwanghwamun area.

“Seoul Gwanghwamun Schnitzel Restaurant, Kim Kwon Tae Donkatsu Baekban”

  • Address: 1F, 5 Gyeonghuigung 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 02-733-7339
  • Business Hours: (Mon-Sat) 11:00 – 20:00
  • Closed on Sundays