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“Dongdaemun is full of Indian food--you can do better!”
Review of Everest

Everest
Ranked #182 of 122,596 Restaurants in Seoul
Cuisines: Indian, Tibetan, Nepalese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Seoul, South Korea
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11 reviews
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“Dongdaemun is full of Indian food--you can do better!”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

I first ate here in 2004 and returned again in 2012 when I moved to that part of Seoul. In Dongdaemun you have many choices for Indian food, though most of it is rather low quality.

On my last visit to Everest, I was surprised to see that the interior hadn't really changed at all in the 8 years since my previous visit. The walls are splattered with food, and the furnishings are stained. It's really a gross interior and should have been refreshed years ago. Then again, maybe this is part of the experience you're looking for. It was also uncomfortably hot inside. The air was stagnant and made dining something we wanted to do quickly so we could leave to get fresh air outside.

As for the food, it was one-dimensional. We ordered various curries, and they all tasted about the same. One of the curries was ridiculously spicy--and we eat spicy food all the time, as is the case for most living in Seoul--but the spiciness was the only thing you could taste in that curry.

In the end, between the dingy atmosphere, uncomfortable air, and terrible food--we left. We never leave an Indian restaurant with food on the table, but this time we did, and we headed over to Namaste for what we knew would be an excellent meal.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Stuttgart, Germany
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best Indian In Seoul!”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Wow! The trip advisor reviews didn't disappoint! Best Indian restaurant in the city and 1/3rd of the price for same meal as Agra in Itaewon! Food was phenomenal with generous portions. Naan bread was huge and Tikka Masala Chicken was perfect. Highly recommend - make sure to have reservations if going for dinner on Friday or Saturday.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Julie N Lee M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Indian Food”
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Good Indian food at an affordable price in Seoul, limited choices but tasty ; Great service and nice amibence

Visited June 2013
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Thank W1bb1e
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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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45 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“my favorite restaurant in Seoul”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

the food is delicious and lots of variety. Never had a mediocre meal here. Sometimes we make up excuses to come to Seoul so we can eat here :)
the staff is super friendly as well.

Visited May 2013
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Thank glennyglenn_13
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Jeju, Jeju-do, South Korea
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent, authentic food”
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Excellent, authentic Indian food in a friendly informal setting. Superb service - they couldnt do enough to make us feel welcome.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Nicholas H
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