Sinsa locals are all familiar with Hanchu—and before a TV program named it one of Seoul’s “Top 4 Fried Chicken Spots,” it was a cozy, beloved neighborhood hof. But luckily for everyone, though tables may be a bit harder to come by, the popularity hasn’t tainted its two decades of excellent service and satisfying eats. Their sweet and spicy made-to-order ddeokbokki and their kimchi fried rice with egg on top remain as delicious today as they were years ago. The owner also has the knack of turning ordinary dishes into something more special: it was their gochu chicken (double deep-fried with chili pepper) that made them legendary. Continuing with the chili pepper theme, their spicy hanchu ddeokbokki is another hit you’ll want to try. Yes, you’ll get a little greasy—this ain’t no health joint. But isn’t that why you came here? Just be sure to wash it all down with an ice cold stein of cheap beer.
68, Nonhyeon-ro 175-gil
|Opening hours:||Daily 5pm–3am|
|Transport:||Apgujeong Station (Line 3), exit 4|