Located just a block and a half down from the entrance to Ook-ill apartments is the first stop on the Chicken Strut: Noo Nah Hol Dak (누나홀닭). This restaurant is relativity new to the Jochiwon area so it is the perfect first stop for us.
Our group of chicken eating experts went to this restaurant on a Thursday night. It wasn’t too busy and it was easy to find a table for all 8 of us, but we would suggest going with a group of 10 or less. The atmosphere is clean and friendly, with an unfinished wood look, good lighting, and interesting English sayings to read on the walls. We sat down to look at the menu and saw that Noo Nah Hol Dak serves sushi and other dishes along with its chicken in case you are a vegetarian or dining with one.
Our group ordered four dishes 바사칸순살 (Crispy Chicken), 촉촉한손살 (Baked Chicken) 양념순살 (Sauce Chicken), and HOT순살 (Spicy Sauce Chicken). These are the first four set items on the boneless chicken page of the menu. We also got an array of beers, and some cider. Soju, Coke, and water are also available.
The food took a long time to come out (maybe because of the number of dishes we ordered) but it was worth it. All of the chicken had a good taste and quality. Those who preferred baked chicken (촉촉한손살) over deep fried (which the other three dishes were) really liked the plain baked dish. The meat was tender and cooked well and the chicken wasn’t too greasy. Those preferring fried chicken really liked the spicy (HOT순살) fried chicken dish. The sauce wasn’t too sweet and the spice had a very nice habanero kick to it.
The dipping sauces and fries were excellent quality as well. The fries were crispy and not too greasy. The sauces, while still a mystery as to their actual names or ingredients, included a BBQ type sauce for the plain baked or fried chicken and an odd looking, but absolutely delicious, grey, almost gravy-esque sauce that went well with anything.
Overall, for 4 chicken dishes (with fries), beer, cider, and the free pickles our bill came out to be less than ₩90,000 total for the 8 of us (that’s about ₩11,000 each) . The service was friendly and the food was delicious, well-priced, and overall high-quality so we highly recommend this restaurant for your own chicken tasting adventures. They also offer delivery and do take-out!
Until we strut again…
Directions: From the Paris Baguette across from Ook-il, walk straight past the CU about two blocks, Noo Nah Hol Dak will be on your left.
Price Range: ₩16,000- ₩17,900 per chicken set (Chicken with fries)
Dish Picks: Spicy Sauce Chicken (HOT순살) or the Baked Chicken (촉촉한손살)
Hours: 6pm-1am daily
Address: 259-8, Chimsan-ri , Jochiwon-eup, Sejong-si