Nwijo (뉘조) is a Korean restaurant specializing in wild vegetable cuisine. The name ‘Nwijo’ means ‘the god of the silkworm,’ and likens wild vegetables to silkworms in that both can be eaten in their entirety. The restaurant serves original full-course Korean meals that are prepared using hundreds of kinds of wild vegetables, including special seasonal vegetables.
A typical full-course meal starts with delicious pumpkin porridge, followed by seasoned wild vegetables, root vegetable ssam (condiments wrapped in vegetable leaves), slices of boiled meat, and steamed lotus leaf-wrapped rice served with jjigae (Korean stew) and various side dishes. This kind of traditional feast is pleasing to both the eye and the palate and is topped off with sikhye (traditional sweet rice drink). Lunch specials are also available.
27, Insadong 14-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul[Google Map]
www.nwijo.com (Korean only)
Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line3), Exit 6.
Go straight for 100m toward Angukdong Sageori (4-way Junction).
Turn left onto Insadong-gil Street and go straight for 100m.
Turn left down the narrow alley at the corner of Namuhwarang (나무화랑).
Go straight for 100m and turn left. The restaurant is located 10m ahead on the left.
firstmenu: Hanjeongsik (Korean Table d'hote)
infocenterfood: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-730-9311
opentimefood: Lunch 11:30-15:00
(* Last order is one hour before closing.)
parkingfood: Not available
reservationfood: Tel: +82-2-730-9311
restdatefood: N/A (Open all year round)
seat: 50 seats
treatmenu: Hanjeongsik (Korean Table d'hote) in a wide range of prices