How to go to Golden Pig or Geumdwaeji Sikdang (금돼지식당) :
1. Get down at Yaksu Station (line 3, 6)
2. Get out of exit 2
As soon as you get out of exit 2, you will see this
2023 UPDATE :
I went back to Golden Pig / Geumdwaeji Sikdang(금돼지식당) after seeing NCT 127 come here!!
New updates for the restaurant – since there are already a lot of people coming here they set up a machine for reservation!
NCT 127 Taeyong also went here after his Shalala promotions to celebrate! Taeyong posted an Instagram story where you can briefly spot that they were celebrating in Golden Pig!
An account that specializes in finding out where NCT went also confirmed it! https://twitter.com/ttw9090TH/status/1670716103700668416?s=20
Taeyong brought NCT 127 to Golden Pig to celebrate his birthday in 2023! Spot the video on Taeyong’s Instagram! It’s on the last slide: https://www.instagram.com/p/CuKAF0upthE/?hl=en. They ate on the 3rd floor! You can read more about the 3rd floor if you scroll down below 😄.
Jungwoo also went here and posted separately!
After checking Golden Pig’s Instagram, I also saw that G-Dragon also went to visit the restaurant!!
Last 2018, I saw fan accounts translating stories about Jungkook and Jimin going to a BBQ restaurant frequently.
Intrigued, I did all the research I could before the trip since there were not a lot of people who talked about this place. Luckily we were able to find the place!!
Trivia: Did you know that Golden Pig is part of Seoul’s Michelin Guide this 2019?? Yes, it is true!!
If you are curious, you can read the post about the place here: https://guide.michelin.co.kr/en/restaurant/geumdwaeji-sikdang/
Since we were there during lunchtime, we sat at the 1F.
After having our lunch, I was having a crisis about whether or not to ask I could take a look at Jungkook and Jimin’s autographs and how would I ask them (since my Korean is not that fluent).
I told myself, you know what if I don’t just go and ask I might never get the chance again so I googled the restaurant’s Instagram (that has photos of their autographs) and showed it to the waiter who assisted us and asked him if I can take a look.
He immediately nodded and told me to take the clear book filled with autographs, sit down and take my time!! (He was so nice)
HERE ARE THEIR AUTOGRAPHS!!!
Even if the 3F was not opened, I decided to take a peak so I could see what it looked like (plus I wanted a photo of where Jimin sat!)
all photos were taken using an iPhone and Fujifilm X-T20 18-55 mm
ARMYs and NCTzens, will you come visit here during your trip to Seoul?
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