Kim Hyun Joong’s Jaksal Chicken Restaurant 1st Branch (Seokchon)/Directions

Kim Hyun Joong is the co-owner of Jaksal Chicken restaurant with his elementary school friends namely Kim In Yong and Im Jun Yeon. They are assisted by Choi Min Su, Kim Jeong Jae, Yun Hi Un, and the rest.

On KBS Secret, Kim Hyun Joong said, “Some have been with me for 19 years. We are practically like brothers.”

On K-Star News, Choi Min Su said the story behind the birth of Jaksal was, “When we (with KHJ) were younger, we did a lot of part time jobs. Among them, we had many part-time jobs in chicken restaurants, so during that time we said that we would open a chicken restaurant together when one becomes successful.

Here is a video of KHJ’s KBS Secret guesting last year with his friends making a surprise visit bringing 80 chickens to the studio for the guests and staff. You can see how cool their relationship even if KHJ reached stardom. His 4Dness strike again here with the paper-rock-scissor play.

Jaksal Chicken’s menu does not only consist of chicken but also includes KHJ’s favorites Tteokbokki (rice cake stew), Omoktang (fishcake soup), Mandutang (dumpling soup).

The first outlet was opened in the vicinity where Kim Hyun Joong grew up. As of to date, they have now 9 branches and more branches to come. The branch in Ilsan is being managed by Kim Hyun Joong’s parents.

The signboard of Jaksal.

Side View of Kim Hyun Joong having a meal at Jaksal

The owners, Kim In Yong, Kim Hyun Joong, and Im Jun Yeon.

Here is a BTS video of their photo shoot with KHJ the director. I super liked the MIB concept.

Korean Address:
서울독벌시 송파구 석촌동 171-9

English Address:
171-9 Seokchon dong, Songpa gu, Seoul

Telephone # : 02-415-5413/4.
Business hours 15:30 – 02:30

How to get there:

Taxi: If in Lotte World, Olympic Park, or Jamshil station area, you can take a taxi. The taxi fee would be less than 3,000 won.

Subway: Line 8, Seokchon station, Exit 7.
If you come out from Exit 7, go straight forward about 50 meters, make a right turn to first side street, and go another 50 meters from there, you can see the signboard on your left side(corner).

The HEART represents Jaksal.

KHJ fans like me, don’t forget to visit the branch when in Seoul, you might get lucky and see him their coz he visits when his schedule permits. Meet his friends who manages the branch too. They are cool.

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One response to “Kim Hyun Joong’s Jaksal Chicken Restaurant 1st Branch (Seokchon)/Directions

  1. bubblemarai March 28, 2012 at 11:59 am

    If you read the news about Hyun Joong paying the meals of the fans in Jaksal’s Yi-sul(Sadang branch), here the direction from wonderrrgirl. I will post this in detail with pictures when I visit this branch on my trip.

    JAKSAL, Yi-sul, Sadang
    Korean address:
    서울시 동작구 사당동 708-437번지 1층 작살치킨 입니다.
    문의전화: 02-3482-5414

    L1, 708-437, Sadang-dong, Dong Jak-gu, Seoul, South Korea.
    Phone number: 02-3482-5414

    Directions: Take Line 7 and stop at Yi-sul station (이수역), exit via Exit 10. Go straight and until you see a seafood restaurant, then turn into the alley and walk straight again, and you will be able to find the outlet.

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