8 top Dongducheon Jihaeng restaurants

My boyfriend is in the army serving the duty which every Korean male has to do. The army base is near Jihaeng, Dongducheon so I go there a lot to see him. Almost once a week. It has been almost one and a half years that I have visited him in Jihaeng and I found out that there are so many foreigners (mostly foreign soldiers working in the American army base in Dongducheon) there as well.

I have decided to make a list of some restaurants that I have tried in Jihaeng so far. If you are looking for a restaurant in Jihaeng ๐Ÿ™‚ Here we go!

1. Yukggojip (์œก๊ผฌ์ง‘)

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There are quite a lot of Korean BBQ restaurants in Jihaeng and my favorite is Yukggojip. Their meat is delicious and you can see a fire show as they make it. Every table here has a huge iron grill and it has so much space that you can grill meat, Kimchi, and other vegetables at the same time.


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When you order, you first choose which meat you want to eat and then two side dishes out of six which are Kimchi stew (๊น€์น˜์ฐŒ๊ฐœ), Doenjang stew (๋œ์žฅ์ฐŒ๊ฐœ), steamed egg (๊ณ„๋ž€์ฐœ), butter corn (๋ฒ„ํ„ฐ์ฝ˜), stir-fried squid (๋ถˆ์˜ค์ง•์–ด๋ณถ์Œ), and grilled cheese (์‹œํฌ๋ฆฟ์น˜์ฆˆ๊ตฌ์ด). What I chose were butter corn and Kimchi stew. The heart-shaped egg fry is given to every table which a server makes nicely ๐Ÿ™‚


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After eating Korean BBQ, Bokkeumbab (๋ณถ์Œ๋ฐฅ; fried rice) always comes. It is always the best! After eating meat, people usually order a half portion for a person. For example, if you are with one friend, then you would order one portion of Bokkeumbab. If you are with two other friends, you can’t order one and a half portions, so just order two. It is just an example. It’s up to you ๐Ÿ˜‰

Price: Pork meat- around 10,000 KRW for one portion (It depends on which part you eat)/ Two side dishes – 3,000 KRW / Bokkeumbab – around 2,500 KRW for one portion

Address:ย ๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ ๋™๋‘์ฒœ์‹œ ์ค‘์•™๋กœ 110-9 (110-9, Jungang-ro, Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea)

Phone:ย 031-866-1236

More pictures:ย http://lyuj1.blog.me/220454168916


2. Misoya (๋ฏธ์†Œ์•ผ)

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Everyone loves Donkatsu and I do too! There are not many Donkatsu restaurants in Jihaeng. I haven’t tried all of them so can’t compare with others in the city but this tasted fine. The basic Donkatsu like the one in the first picture above was good but not the one in the second picture. I would say to go for the basic ones.

Compared to other Donkatsu restaurants in other cities, this is just okay, but it’s fine in Jihaeng. You can order just Donkatsu or a Donkatsu set meal which includes rice, Udon, and Sushi.

Price: Donkatsu set meal – around 11,000 KRW/ Donkatsu itself – around 8,000 KRW

Address:ย ๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ๋„ ๋™๋‘์ฒœ์‹œ ์ค‘์•™๋กœ 126 ์ƒ์—ฐํ”„๋ผ์ž 1์ธต (126, Jungang-ro, Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea)

Phone: 031-864-8810

More pictures:ย http://lyuj1.blog.me/220498210786


3. Jipshin Maeun Galbijjim (์งš์‹ ๋งค์šด๊ฐˆ๋น„์ฐœ)

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If you fell in love with spicy food, this is the place you need to go. It has spicy braised pork/beef. You can choose either pork or beef and the level of spiciness. The medium is 50% which Koreans commonly choose. If you are confident in eating spicy food, try 50% or 70% but over 70%. Over 70% would be too spicy.

I usually order the pork set meal which includes spicy braised pork, rice balls, and steamed egg. Steamed egg helps to reduce the spiciness ๐Ÿ™‚

The server will cut the meat stuck to bones nicely into a bite size so that you can easily eat. I love the soybean sprouts in it. After eating the meat, you can order Bokkeumbab which can’t be missed. Spicy food lovers, you should try this.

Price: Pork set for two people (including the meat, rice balls, and steamed egg) – 23,000 KRW / Beef set – 32,000 KRW

Address: ๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ ๋™๋‘์ฒœ์‹œ ์ค‘์•™๋กœ 110-23 ์‚ผ์„ฑํ”„๋ผ์ž 1์ธต (110-23, Jungang-ro, Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea)

Phone: 070-7526-3536

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4. Gajang Ma-sit-neun Jokbal (๊ฐ€์žฅ๋ง›์žˆ๋Š”์กฑ๋ฐœ)

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If you want to try Jokbal, this place is the best for you. I have tried a couple of Jokbal restaurants in Jihaeng and I like this one the most. I usually order half normal Jokbal and half spicy Jokbal. The meat is well-balanced between the fat and the lean meat and it is soft. The Spicy Jokbal is not so spicy that you can’t eat it, but just spicy enough. I would say “deliciously spicy.” It could be too spicy for foreigners though.

If you haven’t tried Jokbal, click the link to see my video talking about Jokbal ๐Ÿ™‚ I explained four different ways to eat it.

Price: Normal Jokbal – around 30,000 KRW / Half half Jokbal – 34,000 KRW for the portion like the one in the picture above.

Address: ๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ ๋™๋‘์ฒœ์‹œ ์ง€ํ–‰๋กœ 61 ํ•œ์Šน๋นŒ๋”ฉ 1์ธต (61, Jihaeng-ro, Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do)

Phone: 031-858-5849

More pictures:ย http://lyuj1.blog.me/220635359322


5. Kwang-eo-eui Jeonseol (๊ด‘์–ด์˜์ „์„ค)

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This restaurant has Sashimi for a good price but does not give you side dishes (besides lettuce and sauces) or sell drinks. Instead, you need to buy drinks from the store next to the restaurant. The restaurant does not look good and have servers, but you need to serve yourself.

The fish here is fresh and delicious. I can see that they focus more on the quality of the fish than on how the restaurant looks like and how many servers and side dishes there are. That is why they can serve you fresh fish with a good price.

Price: Two flatfish – 15,000 KRW / Flatfish + Squid – 20,000 KRW / Flatfish + Rockfish – 25,000 KRW

Address: ๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ๋„ ๋™๋‘์ฒœ์‹œ ์ง€ํ–‰๋กœ 12ย (12, Jihaeng-ro, Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea)

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6. Chun-cheon-gol Dakgalbi (์ถ˜์ฒœ๊ณจ ๋‹ญ๊ฐˆ๋น„)

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There are many Dakgalbi restaurants in Jihaeng. This restaurant is not highly recommended. The taste of Dakgalbi is fine but not super delicious. You can try it here or in other Dakgalbi restaurants. I will attach the addresses.

Price: 10,000 KRW for one person

Address: ๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ๋„ ๋™๋‘์ฒœ์‹œ ์ง€ํ–‰๋™ 719-1 ๊ณ„๋ฆผํ”„๋ผ์ž 1์ธต (719-1, Jihaeng-dong, Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea)

Phone: 031-866-2573

Other Dakgalbi restaurants: Dak-yi-bong Dakgalbi (๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ ๋™๋‘์ฒœ์‹œ ์ง€ํ–‰๋กœ 50; 50, Jihaeng-ro, Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do) / Hyeong-Je-Mul Dakgalbi (๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ ๋™๋‘์ฒœ์‹œ ๊ฑฐ๋ถ๋งˆ๋ฃจ๋กœ 24; 24, Geobungmaru-ro, Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do)


7. Jjambbong Sang-hoe (์งฌ๋ฝ•์ƒํšŒ)

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Korean-Chinese food is always a good choice ๐Ÿ™‚ This restaurant has good Jjambbong, spicy seafood noodle soup. You will enjoy eating a lot of seafood in the soup. You can choose the spiciness between the normal and the more spicy. Tangsuyuk, fried pork, is delicious too. The sauce is sweet and sour.

Other than Jjambbong and Tangsuyuk, they have so many various dishes. You should try it here!

Price: Jjambbong – around 6,000 KRW / Tangsuyuk – 7,000 KRW (small; what I ordered), 13,000 KRW(medium), 20,000 KRW (large)

Address:ย ๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ๋„ ๋™๋‘์ฒœ์‹œ ์ค‘์•™๋กœ 134-20 2์ธต (2nd floor, 134-20, Jungang-ro, Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do)

Phone: 031-864-0581

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8. Jerrys (์ œ๋ฆฌ์Šค)

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Jihaeng has so many cafes and most of them are franchises. Jerry is a small cafe which has various types of cakes. It also sells different types of desserts like Bingsu (Korean shaved ice) and macarons. They are confident in using healthy, organic ingredients.

Price: a piece of cake – around 4,500 KRW / Americano 3,000 KRW

Address: ๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ ๋™๋‘์ฒœ์‹œ ์ค‘์•™๋กœ 110-13 ๊ฐœ๋ฆผํ”„๋ผ์ž 1์ธต (110-13, Jungang-ro, Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea)

Phone: 031-866-0006

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  1. YoHan, Shin 3 years ago

    Hello Jina,
    Your posting still makes me happy:)
    And I was also impressed with your dedication to your boyfriend, under military service.

    This posting reminds me of two restaurants
    in ๋™๋‘์ฒœ. I just want to share them with you.

    First, the one is called ์†ก์›”๊ด€ whose popular menu is a ddeokgalbee. It is juciy and chewy.
    The other is ์ง„๋ฏธ์˜ฅ. they mainly serve ์„ค๋ ํƒ• which has a rich soup with a soft meat.
    You can get more detailed information about its location or pictures if you search each name on Internet.

    (Keep in mind that it is just FYI. )

    • Jina Lyu Author 3 years ago

      AH, thank you so much YoHan for your comment!
      You don’t know how happy and encouraged I am when I see your comment ๐Ÿ™‚

      I haven’t tried any of the two but I will! I should look it up.
      Thanks a lot again!

  2. YoHan, Shin 3 years ago

    Aw shuck! Haha! Glad to hear that.
    I think it is virtues of a sense of ‘sharing’.
    And it is caused from you, Jina.
    I mean that
    I just did express my feelings
    after seeing your good minds.
    The point is that your passion and joy for sharing some parts of your happy moments with others make me happy and such feelings are conveyed to you again. How awesome it is!

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