Joo5il

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“I wanted to start a place where I could work five days a week; hence the name,” said Lee Kang-wook, who owns Joo5il with his wife, Ko Il-hyun. The restaurant, which opened this past November, literally means “five days a week” and it’s one of the few non-Korean eateries in the neighborhood. While there are Korean-inspired and fusion dishes, such as the spicy beef and eggplant rice, most of the dishes have been inspired by months of travel to countries ranging from the Czech Republic to Turkey. One of the most popular items on the menu here is their take on the Hungarian dish, goulash. Served more on the soup end (as opposed to a thicker stew), this hard-to-find-in-Korea dish made with pork, vegetables and a lot of herbs and spices is memorably savory.

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Venue name: Joo5il
Contact:
Address: 89, Poeun-ro
Mapo-gu
Seoul
04009
Opening hours: Tue–Sat 11:30am–2:30pm, 6pm–9:30pm.
Transport: Mangwon Station(Line 6), exit 2.
Price: Goulash and bread 11,000 won, eggplant butter chicken curry 9,000 won
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