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Braai Republic Itaewon

#15 of 119,681 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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19, Itaewon-ro 14-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04391, South Korea
Name/address in local language
+82 70-8879-1967
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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210 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is quite a small restaurant, note the entrance is up the stairs to the side of the building so you have to look out for the sign to find it. We managed to get a table for two straight away but I could imagine it gets filled up quite quickly at busy times. The menu is very meat focused... More 

Thank JonathanCC
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The food: I got the lamb chops.. the dish was greatly balanced the lamb racks were BIG for what you usually get in Korea well cooked and crispy. The sides with the dish are just perfect not too much not to heavy it makes you full in a rather comfortable way. The desert: Last thing I expected is the eat... More 

Thank Samer S
Melbourne, Australia
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193 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Dropped in for dinner with a work friend and despite the tables being full they made room for us at the bar. Great service and friendly approach. A small restaurant that is obviously doing well going by the reservations and locals supporting it. Overall the food was great and homely with big servings. Good value as well. Will be back.

Thank Wingz64
Beersheba, Israel
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Reserved a table for dinner on the 26.3.17 after reading about it in some blog. Had lamb chops with mashed potato and slaw and guayaba juice for main course, amarula cheese cake and herbal tea for desert. The meal was just great, very filling and delicious. The place was packed​ with people coming constantly and waiting for a free table.... More 

Thank Emanuel B
Pine Springs, Arizona
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Itaewon. I always get one of the meat pies and don't order any sides because the pies are so filing. The meat pies come in chicken, steak and kidneys (which I haven't tried), assorted meats, and my favorite, lamb. My vegetarian friend says the veggie pie is also very good. They do... More 

Thank Julia P
Whittier, Alaska
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

With many friends from SA. I was intrigued by their multiple stories of braai. What a wonderful place. Quaint. Walked in without reservations on a weeknight. Place was full. The server found us a seat within a few minutes. The service was stellar. Some of the best service ive had in recent memory. We had spare ribs with wedges, lamb... More 

Thank RobbTaylor777
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Lamb Chops and sausages are basic everyday fare for Australians but are a rare treat in Seoul. No places do them better than the Braai Republic a South African eatery with Australian Lamb. The flavours are great and the meals are hearty with tasty side dishes such as garlic mash and coleslaw. My mates like it and my 9 year... More 

Thank Sutton S
Daegu, South Korea
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Great food, excellent service and a really nice selection of beer. I am a vegetarian but my two companions are not. We ordered an assortment of entrees and sides. Each and every one was tasty and well spiced. As a vegetarian, I ordered the veggie pie. The crust was excellent. Crusty but not too crumbly, light and flaky. The veggie... More 

Thank karboe23
Seoul, South Korea
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and heard of this spot from some friends and it lived up to expectations. We came here and ordered a bit of everything it seemed like and loved it all. Even the desserts were amazing. While a bit on the pricey side, for a date night it was perfect. We have told numerous friends about this place and... More 

1 Thank Jhasel
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I never knew what South African food comprised of and I was delighted. As a Brit living here I miss proper pies, and the pies here do not disappoint. They are a totally flavour of home. The homemade sausages area delight as well. It's a reasonably small restaurant so you will need to book in advance if you are going... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
African, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19, Itaewon-ro 14-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04391, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
  • Neighbourhood: Itaewon
  • Phone Number: +82 70-8879-1967
Braai Republic serves South African home-style cooking, focusing on our own sausages including boerewors, lamb chops and freshly-baked meat pies.

Kitchen hours:
(Monday to Thursday) 17:00- 21:00
(Friday to Sunday) 12:00- 21:00

Atmosphere: Open kitchen and Casual

Tip: Come before 6pm - even on weekedays we get busy early!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Itaewon

Neighbourhood Profile
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.
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