The Best Restaurants In Chinatown, Incheon

Katherine Lee Yik Mei

Incheon is a beautiful port city with lots of great natural resources and gourmet seafood. In this lovely city, there is a large Chinatown area located in the central district: it is a uniquely characteristic spot with independent boutiques and great restaurants. Here’s our guide to the best restaurants in the area.

Gong Hwa Chun

Gong Hwa Chun is one of the biggest and most famous restaurants in Chinatown. The four-story restaurant looks truly grand, while the interior is nostalgic and full of Chinese characteristics: there are many red lanterns and fai chun are put up as decorations. The Korean dishes are incredibly authentic and tasty, especially the traditional Korean-style jajangmyun (noodles with black bean sauce), a dish invented in Incheon’s Chinatown. The range of noodles, dumplings and buns is also worth trying.

+82 32 765 0571


2. Sim Ni Hyang

Sim Ni Hyang

Sim Ni Hyang is famous for its oven-baked mandu (dumplings) which are filled with juicy minced meat, red beans, cheeses, vegetables, or sweet potatoes. They bake the dumplings in hot Chinese pottery at a temperature of over 200 degrees. After baking, the skin of the dumpling is extraordinarily crispy, while the interior is full of sweet broth. In Incheon, you can only find this kind of dumpling in Sim Ni Hyang, so there are long queues every day.
Sim Ni Hyang, 50-2 Chinatown-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea, +82 32 762 5888

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3. Lunarssi Kitchen

Bubble Tea Shop

Lunarssi Kitchen

Lunarssi Kitchen is a homelike coffee house where you can find the most authentic Taiwanese bubble tea in Incheon. Their black tapioca pearls are incredibly chewy and soft, while the taste is fantastic as they boil those tapioca pearls freshly every morning and soak them in brown sugar. Alternatively, try the iced Chinese plum tea and the black tea.

Lunarssi Kitchen, 55-6 Chinatown-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea, +82 32 766 0734

Chinatown © Eduardo M. C./FlickrChinatown © Eduardo M. C./Flickr

4. Yeon Gyeon

Yeon Gyeon

Housed in a four-story building, the Chinese-style exterior of Yeon Gyeon looks truly grand and luxurious. Their jajangmyun is great, but you should not miss their deep-fried dumplings which are very crispy and flavorsome, tasting even better after being dipped in some red vinegar. The fried chicken with sweet and sour soy sauce and the Beijing roast duck are good picks as well.
Yeon Gyeon, 5-1 Bukseong-dong 3-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea, +82 32 766 5551

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