Goduban Restaurant: Handmade Clay Pot Tofu, Crafted the Traditional Way

Welcome to Guduban (고두반)

There’s a special place in the heart of Gyeongju City, a land that carries the legacy of the Silla Dynasty, where local farmers uphold a tradition of crafting delectable meals using homegrown ingredients. Allow me to introduce you to Guduban, a name that symbolizes the ancient, the bean, and the meal – a perfect representation of the culinary experience you’re about to embark on.

A Glimpse into the Past

Gyeongju has a rich heritage tracing back to the Silla Dynasty, with a distinct tradition of cultivating beans. Evidently, even the ornaments on the crowns of Silla’s kings symbolize beans, illustrating the significance of this humble ingredient in the region. Guduban, a local favorite, pays homage to this history by producing tofu from locally grown beans and serving it in traditional dishes.

Location and Operating Hours of Guduban

  • Address: Daegisil 3-gil 11, Gyeongju City, Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • Operating Hours: Open all year round from 12:00 to 20:00
  • Closed: Every Monday
  • Telephone: 054-748-7489

A Taste of Tradition

At Guduban, every dish is a testament to their slogan: “Traditionally made gamasot hand tofu feast.” Here, you can savor the unique flavors of hand-made tofu prepared in a traditional Korean cauldron, offering a dining experience that will transport you back in time.

So why wait? Embrace a culinary journey filled with the rich flavors and traditions of Gyeongju at Guduban.