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Dutum | Seoul Station

Dutum, The Best Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

Haemin Yim
3 months ago

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

Today, I visited Dutum, a famous pork belly barbecue restaurant near my house. The word dutum (두툼) means 'thick' in Korean. As its name suggests, the thickness of their 21-day-aged meat will have your mouth watering. No wonder there were always people lined up whenever I passed by the restaurant.

I finally made time to visit this popular eatery today!


Information

Address: 서울 중구 중림로 10 1층
1F, Junglim-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

Hours: 15:30 - 22:00

How To Get There: A 12-minute walk from Seoul Station exit 15
A 3-minute walk from Chungjeongno Station exit 5


Menu 

English
Korean
Price (KRW)
Grilled Pork Belly 170g
두툼삽겹살 170g
14,000
Grilled Pork Neck 170g
두툼목살 170g
16,000
Grilled Pork Shoulder 170g
껍데기항정 170g
14,000
Grilled Korean Beef Sirloin 150g
채끝등심 150g
23,000
Marinated Pig Skin
껍데기
11,000
Hot Pepper Paste Stew
고추장찌개
6,000
Ale Beer
에일맥주
7,000

Review

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

Although we rushed to arrive at 5 p.m., we had to wait 10 minutes because there were people who came earlier. Usually later in the evening, the wait time

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

You must order 2 servings of the same meat for your first order (Ex: 2 servings of grilled pork belly). You can order 1 serving of different meats if you order in addition to your initial order.

We ordered two servings of pork belly as soon as we took our seats. (Most of the meat is ₩14,000 per serving and weighs 170g)

The basic side dishes such as mayonnaise salad, kimchi, wasabi, pickled garlic leaves, salted fish, and seasoned scallions are quickly set up after you order.

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

A thick pork belly was served after a five-minute wait. 

Mushrooms are free for all customers.

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

A thick pork belly (2 servings) 
14,000 KRW / 1 serving

At Dutum, the staff will cook all meat themselves except the marinated pig skin.

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

The meat is done at last!

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

The staff puts aside meat that is done for you.

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

The meat was amazing when I ate it with the radish salad!

*It also tastes good when you eat it with other sauce or side dishes such as white kimchi and wasabi.

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

Since 2 servings of pork belly were not enough, we ordered 1 serving of pork shoulder.

*Pork Shoulder: The part connecting pig's neck and shoulder. The fat is spread evenly, so it is savory and soft.

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.Pork Shoulder 170g (16,000 KRW / serving)

I always try pork shoulder when it is served at a barbecue restaurant. 

Old or poorly managed pork shoulder smells bad, but the pork shoulder here was delicious without such smell. 

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

While we were busy enjoying the meat, the owner gave us a free hot pepper paste stew (6,000 KRW / 1 serving) as a gift for our first visit.

My friend didn't expect the stew to be good, but she found it delicious and devoured it all!

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.Hot pepper paste stew (6,000 KRW / 1 serving)
May be served for free on your first visit. 

We already had 2 servings of pork belly and 1 serving of pork shoulder, but we thought we had to try other meats.

So, we ordered 1 serving of marinated pig skin.

(Marinated pig skin: often ordered as a dessert(?!) meat because it is savory and soft.)

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

1 serving of marinated pig skin (₩11,000 / serving) 
3 slices in 1 serving (picture was taken after we ate 1 slice)

The marinated pig skin is also soft, savory, and golden. 

I can't help but recommend every meat menu!

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

If you enjoy drinking beer, I recommend the ale.

Most of the barbecue restaurants only serve bottled beer, but we had the joy of drinking craft beer at Dutum. (We liked everything here!)

Must-Eat Pork Belly Restaurant in Seoul|Dutum The No.1 Pork Belly Restaurant Most Famous To Seoulites.

Ale (7,000 KRW)


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