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“Good Warm Food On A Very Cold Day”

Seoul Korean Restaurant
Ranked #6,113 of 13,539 Restaurants in Istanbul
Cuisines: Korean
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Sultanahmet
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
211 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Good Warm Food On A Very Cold Day”
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Good veggie mountain Bibim Bap
Very tasty hot sauce
Nice variety
Will return to try other dishes
Helpful staff

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank John S
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Save us from more kebabs”
Reviewed 22 March 2013

I am glad we went here at the END of our trip rather than the beginning.

We passed by the restaurant repeatedly during our first days in istanbul in sultanahmet and thought it was a curious thing to have a korean place in the middle of restaurant row. We are also from LA, where there are extremely good Korean restaurants. To be honest if I were to compare it to a korean place in LA, this would ranked a 2 at best in terms of taste and quality.

However, after 2 weeks in Turkey and having all manners of kebab, more touristy turkish food seemed just so repetitive, and since we didn't know where the locals went, we decided to try to this korean place. We arrived for an early dinner on our last day. The restaurant was spacious, 3 floors, and had big TV's in each one. Service was slow, and the tofu soup was such a welcome change of pace from our previous 2 weeks that we scarfed down every bite. We had one of the tofu soups and and the beef ribs. Their choice of ban-chan was a bit odd, but we were starving for anything remotely Asian. This alone bumps the star rating up to a 4.

Highly recommend this place if you've been in turkey for a while and want a change of pace. Would not recommend this place if it's your first few days in turkey, especially if you came from a place where korean or chinese food is commonplace.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank HC_LA
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Canberra, Australia
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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Nice break from kebabs and kofta”
Reviewed 20 February 2013

We need a change of diet and this place was close by. An uninspiring facade and a cafeteria style interior, but the food was excellent and very reasonably priced. the only other diners on a wet and windy knight were some Korean students and they were eating things not on the menu.

very authentic and a welcome change. Highly recommednded

Visited February 2013
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Thank alundj
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Women's bathroom was very dirty”
Reviewed 15 February 2013

The food was ok with good banchan but the women's bathroom was filthy. It smelled very bad and I almost threw up when I entered and immediately left. The poor state of the bathroom does not speak well to the cleanliness of the restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
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2 Thank Greenfern437
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Singapore River, Singapore
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Korean Food in a foreign place”
Reviewed 2 January 2013

We were there early on 2 Jan 2013 and so did not has problem with the service. Sure they do have tour group and they are in a tourist place and that's to be expected. Food was good with fresh fish. We asked for a taxi since we were tourist and they oblige willingly.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank tfphang
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