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
If you like spicy food, head to Qing Guan. They offer diners a wide range of authentic Sichuan-style dishes which are usually hot and savory. Their deep-fried prawns with sweet and sour sauce, and the soup with rice crust are both very tasty, while dishes of fresh seafood are equally brilliant and attractive. You can also try their Korean dishes, like the famous jajangmyun.
Qing Guan, 41-1 Chinatown-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea, +82 32 772 5118
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
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
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