Maboknim Wonjo Halmeonijip Ttokbokki

Restaurant 292-112 Sindang 1-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea Published on: 13-11-2015

07:00 AM - 01:00 AM
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Maboknim Wonjo Halmeonijip Ttokbokki is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Maboknim Wonjo Halmeonijip Ttokbokki is the nice restaurant with the warm and friendly atmosphere. It is said to be the first Tteokbokki shop that sprung up at this street.

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Why Maboknim Wonjo Halmeonijip Ttokbokki is special ?

Maboknim Wonjo Halmeonijip Ttokbokki is the nice restaurant with the warm and friendly atmosphere. It is said to be the first Tteokbokki shop that sprung up at this street. It brought in so much crowd that other Tteokbokki restaurants started popping up and eventually became the Tteokbokki street today. This restaurant has been cooking up hot, delicious tteokbokki for over 60 years, ever since it started up in 1953. It is common for Koreans to enjoy a sweet drink like pineapple juice when eating here so be sure to get some juice too. It is really fun so go check it out.

Must try dish:

떡볶이 (Tteok-bok-ki) – Sticky Rice Cake 2500 won ($2.2)

Tteokbokki - the steamed and sliced rice cakes cooked with fish cakes is a popular street food in Korea. Its sauce is spicy but it is also very sweet and packed with an immense amount of flavor.

오뎅사리 (O-deng-sa-ri)- Fishcake 2500 won ($2.2)

쫄면 (Jjol-myeon) – Korean Sticky Noodle 1000 won ($0.9)

라면 (Ra-myeon) – Maggie Noodle 1500 won ($1.3)

만두 (Man-du) – Dumpling 1000 won ($0.9)

계란 (Gye-ran) – Egg 500 won ($0.5)

음 료 수 (Eum-ryo-su) – Beverage1500 won ($1.3)

아이스크림 – Ice Cream 1000 won($0.9)

How to get to Maboknim Wonjo Halmeonijip Ttokbokki?


Sindang Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 or 6), Exit 8.

Go straight until you reach Jungbu Fire Station and turn left.

Cheonggu Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 1.

Turn right when you arrive at the playground and go straight for 200m.

Selling points

  • An excellent traditional Korean street food
  • Spicy rice cakes
  • Most delicious in Tteokbokki Town
  • The most famous tteokbokki restaurant
  • Special secret


  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card YES
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO

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1.0 day
6.40 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
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292-112 Sindang 1-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

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Tips for you

  • Toilet is available.
  • Smoking is forbidden.
  • The restaurant is closed on 2nds and 4th Mondays of each month, Chinese New Year holidays, and Chuseok holidays.
  • On weekends, the restaurant opens until 2:00 AM.
  • All menus for written in English and Japanese, the tourist can read easily.
  • Tteokbokki is very spicy, if you can not eat you can order other dishes.
  • You should not exchange money in this crowded place.
  • Some menu items may differ slightly in price and are subject to change without notice. For specific advice, please contact directly with the restaurant!
  • There will be the arched sign into "Sindangdong Tteokbokki Town". On the left side, you will see the large restaurant sign with a picture of the elderly Mabongnim. You should note to get easily.
  • Sometimes,It is very crowded so they advise that advance bookings are essential.


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There's an areas in Seoul known as Sindang-dong's Tteokbokki Alley. There are several tteokbokki restaurants on the street, which originally started as something popular with students to eat as a snack but has grown into an institution. Most places are open 24/7 but Mabongnim is not. It closes around 1 am and reopens at 9 am. We choose Mabongnim, or Maboknim depending on how it's romanized, since it was the first of the restaurants to open in 1953 and the first to serve tteokbokki as spicy. Plus it was our friends favorite and she lives in Seoul. All there is to order is tteokbokki - rice sticks in spicy sauce so if someone else in the group wants something different, they might be disappointed. It comes in a large pot that's brought to the table and it cooks at the table.. In the pot is tteok, unsweetened cylinders of rice cakes, gochujang, the spicy sauce, ramen noodles, chewy noodles, fish cakes, boiled eggs, cabbage, green onions and fried dumplings. The food was tasty, not too spicy. We ordered peach juice to help cool any spiciness. The place was hopping with people and every table was full. They have aprons you can put on if you want so you won't splash sauce on you. The place is very casual and seems like a good place to eat and hang out with friends. Outside the restaurant are soft serve ice cream stands for those who want desert. To get to take the subway line 2 or 6 to Sindang station, exit 8 and it's about a 100 meters walk. Note- restaurant is closed the second and fourth monday of the month. Expect to spend about $10-12 for food for two to three people. $17 for 4 people. And chances are there will be too much food for everyone to eat.

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