Ddobagi 또바기 치킨 (Sangsu-dong, Hongdae, Seoul)

Just wanted to share one of my favorite chicken joints near my Seoul home close to Sangsu Station in Hongdae. I can’t say this is the best fried chicken joint in Seoul, but I can say with absolute certainty that this is hands-down the best fried chicken joint for the price (9,000 won for regular). If the regular doesn’t work for you, they also have a nice selection of other recommended fried birds like Soy Sauce Fried Chicken (9,000 won) and Hot Spicy Fried Chicken (9,000 won). Like most Korean fried chicken, it’s got a perfect egg-shell thin exterior that keeps the insides juicy and tender, while the seasoning is even more perfect with an interesting peanut butter like aroma coming from each bite. Whenever I make a visit to Seoul, I always make sure to visit this place at least once as the customer service is always personable and prompt, plus the place gives off a comfortable, chill vibe for anyone looking for a no-fuss, get your hands dirty (or greasy) type of meal. The sides and drinks are the usual suspects (as well as old school decor), making it the perfect place for a little chimaek action. Note: the place is pretty busy every night so don’t be surprised if there’s a short wait. 🙂

I can’t vouch for other locations except this main branch in Hongdae, but I do know they have many outlets scattered across Seoul. Check the official website for a location near you.


Food: ★★★★½ out of 5 stars

Service: ★★★★ out of 5 stars

Ambiance: ★★★½ out of 5 stars

Value: ★★★★★ out of 5 stars


Ddobagi 또바기 치킨 

328-10 Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울 마포구 상수동 328-10)

Phone: 02-3142-0991

Hours of Operation: Open daily from 5pm ~ 2am

Official Websitehttp://www.ddobagi.co.kr/

Click here for directions: http://me2.do/G8juS8B0

Regular Fried Chicken @ 9,000 won.
Chimek Time! Chicken + Maekju (Beer) = Chimek! Maekju (Beer) + Soju (Korean Vodka) = Somaek! ^^
KFC with sweet n spicy sauce.
Soy Sauce Fried Chicken @ 9,000 won.

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