Last weekend I made my second visit to Seoul and once again left feeling more than satisfied with my experience there.
did not get off to a great start when we produced a Groupon voucher and
were told that this was invalid, as there had been some mix up with
Groupon which had since been rectified. Other Groupon vouchers were
still valid (this is worth confirming with Seoul before you visit if
your voucher is valid or not) but unfortunately ours were not. Apologies
were made and we were then told that they would understand if we wanted
to leave, it would be no problem. Having eaten there before we knew how
good the food was so we opted to stay. This appeared to be highly
appreciated by the staff, who then paid us extra attention, looked after
us for the rest of the evening beyond what we would have expected and
ensured that this second visit will not be the last.
We are both
normally adventurous eaters who like to gradually work our way through
the menu of a good restaurant once we've found one, however we had been
craving the same Bulgogi that we had on our first visit when we got
there, so opted to take the Bulgogi menu.
Depending on your
budget, EUR20.50 per person might sound expensive but I can confirm that
it is truly worth it. For this price you get a soup of the day, a set of
dumplings similar to Gyoza, a main course of Bulgogi which is cooked at
your table, or near to it in busier times, on a small gas stove, served
with a selection of side dishes including some delicious Kimchi, all
followed off with some great green tea ice cream. By the end of the meal
I was full and had tasted such a mixture of flavours and textures that
EUR20.50 was money seriously well spent. Cheaper meals are available on
the menu for those who want something smaller and more modest too.
may be an age old cliché, but when eating in a restaurant it is usually
a good sign when people from the country of origin are eating there,
but in Seoul there were many Koreans eating dinner on both occasions,
many of whom seemed to know the staff which makes me think that they are
regular customers who know good Korean food when they get it. I can
only agree with them!
The restaurant is only small so for evening
meals I would advise booking well in advance, however later in the
evening (after 8pm) seems to be quieter.
This is another little
hidden gem in Frankfurt, on a back street running parallel to Zeil, and
is a gem that I am more than happy to recommend. Delicious!
Narrow space, slow service, overpriced menu, Soon dubu soup was not tasty.
Not a good Korean Restaurant. I don't recommend going there.
Based on the highly rated reviews(only 4 though) I decided to try this place. The food was decent but not completely authentic. The bibimbap did not come with the traditional hot sauce. Also the rice was not completely cooked in the stone pot or wasn't cooked there long enough because the rice did not harden along the bowl like it's suppose to. The rice for the soon tofu was the same. The tofu was not spicy and lacked flavor.
A good place to have some Korean grub after a spot of shopping in and around the Zeil.
The food is quite good but it depends on what you are looking for - the bulgogi is quite nice and served with lettuce while the banchan is not very generous and the Bibimbap is not served in stone bowls.
In a nutshell, perfectly good for a quick bite to eat.
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