The Best Restaurants In Chinatown, Incheon

Photo of Katherine Lee Yik Mei
9 February 2017

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

Chinatown | © Jordi Sanchez Teruel/Flickr

Qing Guan

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

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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