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Braai Republic

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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
Updated 20-10-05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-10-05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Braai Republic serves South African home-style cooking, focusing on our own homemade sausages including boerewors, lamb chops and freshly-baked meat pies. Kitchen hours: (Monday 5PM) (Tuesday to Sunday 12PM - 9PM) Atmosphere: Open kitchen and Casual Tip: Come before 6PM - even on week days we get busy early!
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
African, Barbecue
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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All reviews lamb chops bangers cheesecake meat platter bunny chow mashed potatoes curry red wine side dishes ruddy slaw
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Reviewed January 19, 2021

it's weird how good it is here. really weird. otherwise, the menu is great for meatlovers. there are some non meat options too, but nothing stellar . also- small portions.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed November 24, 2020

The menu is looking old, and it's still confusing. Why does the main course menu have a dish which is just overpriced sausages with no side dishes? I was there just too late for lunch service. That was kind of annoying. The food was overpriced...and one paced, lamb chop plus mashed potato and coleslaw? Come on, you can do better. The decor looks a bit run down, and the South African music just sounds a bit crap.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed April 13, 2020

I like to try new food in Seoul, I always try to mix up my experiences and be adventurous in my decisions. On Sunday evening, I and my girlfriend decided we wanted something a little different and homely. We came upon Braai Republic on Kakao...maps and decided we would give it a go. We walked into a busy restaurant, but they were able to seat us. I feel this was only due to the current situation the world is going through, that they had space. I can see how this play can be full, very easily. We were sat down next to the bar, The decor is warm, wooden, and welcoming. With South African memorabilia, and authentic handcrafted tables. We dove into the menu. It took us about a minute to decide what we originally wanted, then we came into some difficulty. Do we get the Bunny chow? as I do love curry. Do we get the meat Pie? which me being from the United Kingdom, is a staple of my diet. Or do I stick to my guns, and get the meat platter? Which has lamb, my favourite meat? We decided to stick with our initial thoughts and went for the meat platter. We both decided to share a litre of red wine. Something of a rarity to get a full litre of in most restaurants in Seoul. The wine came first obviously, and we sat and talked about the day we had. The waiting time for the food was at a great leisurely time, it was not too long, but it gave us enough time to enjoy our surroundings. When the main course came, the party really started. The Lamb was flavorful and seasoned to perfection The two bangers that came with the meal were bursting with flavour. Great texture and perfect temperature. It came with a side of mashed potatoes, which is always a win. Also, it came with corn and slaw. Whilst we were eating our meal, the owner Cuyler came over to ask us how everything was. We got chatting and added a real personal touch to our experience. I and my girlfriend are both very talkative and are not reclusive in the slightest. We really welcomed this, as it is something you don't often see in Seoul. Cuyler suggested that we try the Baileys Cheesecake after the meal. Now, I love food, but I never EVER do desserts. However, with it being Easter, and it has been so great so far, I thought, why not? The cheesecake came, it was a highlight. Amazing texture, which was not too overpowering, like some cheesecakes can be. It was perfectly textured. The food and the wine went down a treat. The wine went down so well, we even ordered another 1/2 litre. We invited Cuyler to come over to talk and have a glass of wine with us, which he did. He was telling us all the stories of the restaurant. His life in Seoul, and the history of Braai Republic. We ended the evening, with a quick tour of their 3rd floor. An area used as a waiting area for a table. A very nice touch, and is a lot better than waiting outside, like other restaurants would do. I can really see that the restaurant will fill up quickly, so I would definitely suggest booking ahead if you are looking for a table. I feel very lucky that I just walked in on Sunday and got a table. Cuyler said give at least a week for weekend bookings, and about 4/5 days for a weekday booking. Overall, it was an exceptional experience which really made our day. TL: DR +Atmosphere was great +Interier homely and authentic +Food made with love and passion +Very reasonably priced wine +friendly and attentive staff, with a great personal touchMore

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

This is quite a small place so recommend making a booking. The owner (Roddy) managed to squeeze me onto the bar. Wow was I pleased he did, wonderful, freshly prepared Bangers & Mash. The home made sausages were as good as it gets. The lamb...was highly recommended but didn’t try it, it looked lovely! Great atmosphere, staff and customers all seemed happy and friendly. The only thing was that Roddy, the owner (a Sth African) only wanted to talk about Rugby and not Cricket!! Seriously, if you are away and missing some home comforts - there is no better place!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

Casual, yummy diner, with food cooked to order. The open plan kitchen allows you to watch the team at work. We enjoyed the steak and kidney pie and the ribs. Portions are large. Service is very good. The food is delicious and there is a...great vibe. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 5, 2020

My son and I were looking for interesting food and found it here. The beer was pretty decent too. Coleslaw was interesting. Fries were decent. Meats were what we went for, as this place offered things we usually don't get on our own farm. Well...prepared and tasty. Friendly service too.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

YEEEEAH! This place rocks. It’s a small joint but the standard of the food is crazy. I ordered the bunny chow curry with sour cream which is easily in the top 5 tastiest dinners I have ever had in my life. Literally speechless. GO HERE....Go on a Saturday or sunny as the weekend specials such as the bunny chow are the superior menu sat. Do it now!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 5, 2019

Great service with a typically laid back simple atmosphere. Very good menu to choose real South African food. Highly recommended!!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 26, 2019 via mobile

Holy Moses so tasty!! Simple place with friendly atmosphere and the food... Don’t miss the garlic bread.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 25, 2019 via mobile

I'm a South African who has been living in Asia for over a year so I was ecstatic to hear about a South African restaurant in Seoul! It definitely tasted exactly like home. I'm going back to Seoul next time just for this restaurant's food.

Date of visit: September 2019
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  • Yes, Braai Republic is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Braai Republic is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5