10,000 Won Michelin Restaurant in Seoul: Oreno Ramen

I previously wrote about Gubok Mandu and the Michelin Guide Awards in Korea. but, luckily, I found another affordable Michelin-star restaurant in Seoul! This time, I went to Oreno Ramen, a deliciously fresh Japanese-style ramen shop.

Michelin Guide

The Michelin Guide Award is an internationally recognized award in which critics recognize restaurants for their dishes’ technique, taste, freshness, and foremost – price.

Michelin-star restaurants are notoriously expensive. However, the Bib Gourmand categorization recognizes everyday affordable food that is exquisite.

Visiting restaurants on the Bib Gourmand guide not only is a great way to get amazing food for cheap, but also an excellent way to get to know restaurants without locals’ recommendations.

For a list of Bib Gourmand restaurants, Click Here.

Oreno Ramen

Oreno Ramen now has a few stores around Seoul. All of the places are very similar in style, and size. Of course, the menu is the same, but what changes are the working hours.

My favorite unit is the one by Hapjeong. It is the original, award-winning location. And, they have no break time, which allows me to go on off hours and avoid long waiting times. Regarding waiting times, some units are more crowded than others. If you go between 11 AM and noon, or 6 PM to 8 PM, you might have to wait a bit. But for me, it was worth it.

The Hapjeong location can serve around 10 tables at a time, and the staff is incredibly well-prepared. Ordering is also easy, since you can use a kiosk to do so.

Menu

The menu consists of four different ramen. On the menu, you’ll find the Tari Paitan, Kara Paitan, Shoyu, and the Tori Shio.

The most famous is the Tari Paitan. It has a meat broth with super tender chicken meat, freshly made noodles, toppings, seasonings, and an egg.

I love everything about this dish. Plus, the serving is super well-proportioned. To top it off (introducing my favorite point about Oreno), they allow refills of noodles! Which, even comes with a few extra pieces of chicken! You can also choose rice instead of noodles.

Prices

Every dish is only 10,000 Won, which definitely shows the Bib Gourmand concept. And do not forget the refill for free!

Units and Addresses

Like I said before, Oreno has five units in Seoul, so you can definitely plan to go to the one closest to you. Here are the addresses and the respective working hours:

Oreno Ramen Hapjeong Main Branch (오레노라멘 본점)

Address: 361-1, Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Korean address: 서울 마포구 독막로6길 14
Operating Hours: Fri-Wed:  11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Thu: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Oreno Ramen Gangnam Branch (오레노라멘 강남점)

Address: 28-9 2F, Teheran-ro 1-gil,Yeoksam 1(il)-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Korean address: 서울 강남구 테헤란로1길 28-9 2층
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Break Time: 2:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Oreno Ramen Insa Branch (오레노라멘 인사점)

Address: 159, Anguk-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Korean address: 서울 종로구 율곡로 49-4
Operating Hours:  11:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Break Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Oreno Ramen Songpa Branch (오레노라멘송파)

Address: 42-6 Songpa-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Korean address: 서울 송파구 백제고분로45길 17-3 1층 102호
Operating Hours:  11:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Break Time: 2:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Oreno Ramen Eunpyeong Branch (오레노라멘 은평점)

Address: 366 Bulgwangcheon-gil, Eungam-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
Korean address: 서울 은평구 불광천길 366
Operating Hours:  11:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Break Time: 2:40 PM - 5:00 PM

Conclusion

Oreno Ramen is for sure on my list of favorite restaurants. The level of deliciousness paired with the affordable price, made me go back more than once. If you enjoy ramen, I would put Oreno on your list!

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🇧🇷 Dani Quintana

Hello ~~ I'm Dani, a Brazilian student living in the countryside of South Korea. I'm happy to be sharing any fun experience here and I hope to be helping other people to find exciting activities around SK!