Loco Quan 401 Restaurant

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

As a huge fan of "Running Man" (런닝맨), I had to visit one of Haha's restaurant when I was in Seoul. (I didn't want to go to Gary's Pal Ja Mak Chang (팔자막창) because his place sells pork intestines, which I prefer not to eat.) But instead of going to the original branch in Hongdae at 23 Jandari-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울 마포구 잔다리로 23), we went to the Myeongdong (명동) one instead. Our meal at Loco Quan 401 was particularly memorable to us because it was our last dinner in Seoul before flying back home.

We didn't order much—two dishes of meat, a bowl of kimchi stew (kimchi jjigae 김치 찌개) and a bottle of raspberry rice wine (bokbunja makgeolli 복분자 막걸리). The meat was soft and tender, but they didn't give you lettuce leaves to make a wrap out of it. We figured that it was because they want us to eat the meat as is, without any other elements. Granted, it was still very good meat and I really liked the sauce they gave to us on the side. We also ordered makgeolli, but they gave us raspberry makgeolli instead which was a bit of a disappointment. No doubt the original is the best, but that was the only type of makgeolli they had. The kimchi jjigae was also really good, but it was warm (i.e., not hot) when it was served to us.

Overall, the food was ok—but not great. The interiors of the restaurant was also very down-to-earth as your would expect from a casual BBQ joint. Maybe it was just me, but I was expecting the place to be a bit more up scaled considering the amount of tourists that would be visiting. I think the place will be really good if they worked on the menu a bit more, but I'm still glad we went.

Loco Quan 401 Restaurant
41 Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울 중구 명동10길 41


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    1. Hi! I can't exactly remember which meats (or particular cuts) they have, but they have the standard pork and beef like you would find in most Korean BBQ restaurants.


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