Top 8 Super Cheap Foods in Seoul

(Creatrip.com) Everyone feels eating in Korea is not so cheap these days, so how does a true local eat a delicious meal with a small amount of money? Well, below you’ll find inexpensive restaurants with good quality of foods. You’ll be surprised to see these great places actually exist.


Sarangbang Noodle Soup (사랑방칼국수)

  • Address: 서울 중구 퇴계로27길 46
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 09:00-22:00; Sun 09:00-16:00 
  • Public Transportation: Chungmuro Station
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

This restaurant is renowned for its baeksook, or chicken noodle soup. One whole chicken might sound an enormous amount for one person but don’t worry, there’s half a chicken for only ₩8,000. They’re proud to use Korea’s traditional way to prepare their food. If you want to enjoy something hearty and authentic, why not try this place out? 

8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

Jjigae Market (찌개장터)

  • Station: Hoegi Station 
  • Address: 서울 동대문구 회기로21길 13
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

Hidden in Kyunghee University’s local restaurant that offers unlimited rice, side dish and drinks! So if you are a heavy eater, you will like this place. There is a variety of Kimchi Jjigae you can choose from like meat, fish, ham and tuna. The lowest price for a meal is ₩6,500. Try this place and see how much food you can handle.

8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

Mat-Yang-Gab (맛양값)

  • Station: Mangwon Station
  • Address: 서울 마포구 동교로9길 44
  • Hours: 10:00-01:00
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

If you can’t decide whether to have noodle soup or hamburger steak this place will sort your problem out. As it costs only ₩6,000 for both. When it comes to a cheap and large portion of food in Seoul, you can’t miss this place. The cheapest bowl of noodles cost just ₩2,900.

8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

Dongmyo Chicken Soup (동묘 백숙 닭국수)

  • Station: Dongmyo Station
  • Address: 서울 종로구 종로 372
  • Hours: 10:00-22:00
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

The price for this Half Chicken Noodle Soup is lower than the previous restaurant Sarangbang costing just ₩7,000. Dongdaemun and Dongmyo are known for their old and shabby looking buildings, but this place is an exception. If you like to enjoy your meal at a clean place, visit here. 

8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

Byeoldang Kimchijjim (별당김치찜)

  • Station: Sinchon Station 
  • Address: 서울 서대문구 명물1길 2
  • Open hour: 11:00 to 19:30 (Lunch Break 16:30 to 17:00)
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

Hidden in the alley of Sinchon, Seoul, there is a shop where you can enjoy kimchijjim or stir-fried pork just at ₩4,000. Not only is it cheap, but it is also delicious. Kimchijjim for this price is quite amazing as it takes a long time to make great kimchijjim

8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

Dadam (다담한정식)

  • Station: Jonggak Station 
  • Address: 서울 종로구 청계천로 35 B1
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00-20:00, Lunch break 14:30-17:00
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

For ₩7,500 per person, the following small dishes can be refilled endlessly (except for the main dish). It’s homemade food that is healthy and yummy. Many office workers come here to have lunch as it remind them of their mother’s cooking when at home.

8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

Cochon Tonkatsu (꼬숑돈까스)

  • Station: Sinchon Station
  • Address: 서울 서대문구 명물1길 2
  • Hours: 11:00-20:00, Last order at 19:30, lunch break 16:30-17:00
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

This place is right next to Byeoldang Kimchijjim and has a cheaper menu costing just ₩3,000. They sell Tonkatsu with miso soup, rice and side dishes. Note they only accept cash so bring some along with you. 

8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

Yookssam Cold Noodle (육쌈냉면)

  • Station: Sinchon Station
  • Address: 서울 서대문구 연세로 19 B1
  • Hours: 10:00-22:00
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price
8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

Eating cold noodles with grilled meat is an unbeatable combination of food for Koreans, and it only costs ₩7,000! This restaurant is a franchise, so you can find this place at Hongdae, Myeongdong, Korea University and many more. 

8 Super Cheap Food in Seoul Here are 8 restaurants where you could enjoy a lovely meal at a low price

Who said cheap food is not good? Who said Korean restaurants cost a lot of money? Visit these places and enjoy good quilty of food for the low price. I’m sure you’ll love this Korean food as many locals do.

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