Gogung (고궁) | Jongno-gu, Seoul


Gogung, which translates to ‘old palace,’ first opened its doors in South Korea’s Jeonju province. Since 1996, it has expanded to other locations around the country and has several locations right in Seoul, one of which is in Insadong in the Jogno district.

Gogung offers both Jeonju bibimbap and dolsot bibimbap. The Jeonju bibimbap comes in a gold metal bowl, whereas the dolsot bibimbap is served in an extremely hot stone pot, from which the Korean word “dolsot” stems.

Though the prices here are a bit steeper than other bibimbap spots (11,000-37,000 won), Gogung is an absolute must-try according to both locals and online reviews.

Monday11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM