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Machai Jjamppong: Chinese Restaurant near Seoul National University Station

When you walk up the hill towards the direction of Gwanak-gu Office from Seoul National University Station, you can find various restaurants along the roadside. Especially, you can find many Chinese restaurants, ranging from the famous “Hong Kong Banjeom” endorsed by Baek Jong-won to various local Chinese restaurants. 

You can particularly find numerous restaurants specializing in Chinese cuisine across the street from Gwanak-gu Office.

“Machai Jjamppong” is also a Chinese restaurant that you can find across from Gwanak-gu Office. It is known as a 45-year-old renowned restaurant in Daegu.

“Located Across from Gwanak-gu Office, Machai Jjamppong”

Machai Jjamppong is located directly facing Gwanak-gu Office. It’s easily accessible due to its location on the main street.

Even from the outside, you can see that the restaurant has noticeable interior design. It stands out for its clean and open atmosphere.

“A Variety of Chinese Dishes”

You can order dishes ranging from KRW 6,000 to KRW 8,000. The most affordable menu items are likely the “Jjajangmyeon” and “Jjamppong.” You can find a variety of Chinese dishes, and some of the representative menu items include:

  • Machai Meat Bibimbap: KRW 12,000
  • Meat Jjamppong: KRW 12,000
  • Machai Jjamppong: KRW 7,000
  • Jjambbong with Assorted Seafood: KRW 7,000
  • Meat Jjambbong: KRW 12,000
  • Machai Jjajang: KRW 6,000
  • Bul Jjajang (Spicy Jjajang): KRW 6,000
  • Meat Jjajang: KRW 10,000
  • Machai Bibimbap: KRW 7,000
  • Jjajang Bibimbap: KRW 6,500
  • Mini Tangsuyuk (Sweet and Sour Pork): KRW 10,000
  • Chili Kkanpunggi: KRW 22,000
  • Charcoal-Grilled Galbi Tangsuyuk: KRW 15,000
  • Lemon Cream Tangsuyuk: KRW 15,000
  • Jjamppong Hot Pot: KRW 23,000
  • Special Seafood Jjamppong Hot Pot: KRW 38,000

“Order at the Kiosk”

You can conveniently place your order at Machai Jjamppong using the kiosk. Once your food is ready, you’ll be notified through a vibrating bell system, and you can pick up your food to eat in a food court-style setting.

“Machai Jjajang: KRW 6,000”

Since it was my first visit, I ordered the representative dish of a Chinese restaurant, Jjajangmyeon. I ordered the version called “Machai Jjajang,” which is priced at KRW 6,000. It’s an affordable option to try out.

It’s a place where you can have a simple meal, and it’s a Chinese restaurant located across from Gwanak-gu Office near Seoul National University Station. Overall, it gives off a clean impression, making it a good place to visit when you’re in the mood for Chinese cuisine.

“Seoul National University Entrance Chinese Restaurant, Machai Jjamppong”

  • Address: 1F, 144 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, 08791
  • Phone: 02-873-8886
  • Website: Link
  • Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM