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Seoul Yongsan Restaurant ‘Gongneung Dakhanmari’

“Dakhanmari” is a dish where chicken pieces are boiled in a broth with ingredients like scallions and onions, seasoned with pepper, spices, garlic, and ginger. It’s then cooked in a hot pot with kimchi and seasoned sauce, and often served with rice cakes or noodles, to be dipped in mustard-seasoned soy sauce.

While similar to Samgyetang, it differs in having a clearer broth and being eaten in a hot pot style. In major locations in Seoul, you can find dishes similar to Samgyetang, including in Yongsan.

“Seoul Yongsan – Gongneung Dakhanmari”

In Seoul’s Yongsan area, you can find a restaurant serving this type of dish, specifically near Sin Yongsan Station, named “Gongneung Dakhanmari.”

Gongneung Dakhanmari is quite close to Exit 6 of Sin Yongsan Station. This makes it easily accessible on foot. After exiting the station, cross the street, and you’ll find it in about 2-3 minutes of walking.

“Gongneung Dakhanmari’s Menu”

At Gongneung Dakhanmari, the menu item to look for is “Dakhanmari.” Depending on the number of people, you can add more chicken. For a Dakhanmari that serves 2-3 people, it’s ₩25,000, while for a half-chicken serving for 3-4 people, it’s ₩36,000.

  • Dakhanmari (Small): ₩25,000
  • Half-Chicken (Medium): ₩36,000
  • Two Chickens (Large): ₩48,000
  • Additional Half-Chicken: ₩13,000
  • Nengi Dakhanmari: ₩36,000
  • Nengi Half-Chicken: ₩48,000
  • Nengi Two Chickens: ₩59,000
  • Additional Nengi: ₩13,000
  • Additional Leek: ₩3,000
  • Bossam (Evening reservation): ₩38,000
  • Dak Bokkeumtang (Potato + Mushrooms + Flat Glass Noodles): ₩33,000

Additionally, you can add various side dishes according to your preference. You can add Kalguksu (hand-cut noodles), Gyeran Jjuk (egg porridge), Dak Morejib (chicken feet), Gamja Sari (potato side dish), Beoseot Sari (mushroom side dish), Mandu Sari (dumpling side dish), Pa Sari (green onion side dish), Tteok Sari (rice cake side dish), Naljjak Dangmyeon Sari (glass noodle side dish), and Gyeran Sari (egg side dish). These range from ₩12,000 to ₩13,000.

”닭한마리 (소) : 25,000원“

이날은 2-3인분짜리 ”닭한마리”를 주문했다. 2명이서 방문했기에 소 사이즈만 주문해도 충분히 푸짐하게 식사를 할 수 있었다.

주문을 마치면, 여러 재료가 들어있는 닭한마리와 김치, 샐러드, 특제 소스 등이 함께 나온다.

닭이 포함되어 있는 육수를 직접 끓여서 닭이 적당히 익으면 맛볼 수 있다. 육수를 계속해서 따뜻하세 만들어서 맛볼 수 있기에 마지막까지도 따뜻한 음식을 맛볼 수 있는 것이 장점이다.

“Dakhanmari (Small): ₩25,000”

This time, I ordered the Dakhanmari for 2-3 people. Since there were two of us, ordering the small size was enough for a hearty meal.

Once ordered, the Dakhanmari arrives along with kimchi, salad, and a special sauce. You can taste the broth that contains various ingredients. It’s an advantage to be able to enjoy warm food until the very end since they keep refilling the warm broth.

“Kalguksu + Jjuk(Porridge)”

After finishing the chicken, you can add noodles to make Kalguksu. If you’re still not satisfied, you can also make and eat Jjuk (porridge) which is provided until the end.

From Dakhanmari to Kalguksu and Jjuk, you can satisfy various cravings in one place. It’s a great place to enjoy a generous meal at a reasonable price.

“Atmosphere of the Restaurant”

The restaurant isn’t very spacious but not cramped either. It can accommodate around 20-30 people at a time. There are tables in the dining area, and there aren’t separate rooms for private dining.

The atmosphere is typical of a regular restaurant, so it might not be suitable for important meetings or formal occasions. However, it’s a good place to have a reasonably priced and hearty meal near Yongsan or Sin Yongsan Station.

“Seoul Yongsan – Gongneung Dakhanmari”

  • Address: 213-12 Saechang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
  • Business Hours: (Mon-Sat) 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Closed on Sundays