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#152 of 26,560 Restaurants in Seoul


US$18 - US$27
American, Barbecue
Dinner, Lunch
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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

맛있는 믹국식비비큐 전문점!!! 훈제양동이와 닭고기, 돼지고기, 갈비, 소시지... 모두 맛있고 훌륭한 사이드과 맥주와 함께 제공되었다. I bring my Korean friends and international visitors here to enjoy a genuine smokehouse experience.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

Great spare rib and brisket. Gets along pretty well with beer they have. Looks a bit pricey but the portion size is relatively big compare to other restaurants in Seoul.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 13, 2019

The bbq was good. Not as good as I’ve had in Texas, but worth a visit. The Mac and cheese was delicious. We arrived when they first opened and had the place to ourselves our entire meal. Unfortunately, the wait help did not seem to...know how to wait tables. They never came to our table, unless we flagged them down for something.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 28, 2019

My husband and I are originally from Florida, but have been on Guam for the past 2 and a half years. Taking a vacation out to Seoul, my husband saw this place on DigitalSoju and swore he had to go if it was the last...thing he did. We went and were absolutely not disappointed. He ordered the brisket and pulled pork along with mashed potatoes, coleslaw, and Mexican corn. I had smoked chicken and broccoli. The brisket was super moist and melted in our mouth, the chicken was super juicy and tender. Finally the pulled pork had an excellent dry rub to its skin and the sides had an authentic homemade taste to them. to sum up the food, it was the best BBQ we have had since leaving Florida, and that includes the 3 years I was stationed in California (so 5 1/2 years). The staff was super lovely and the next time we vacation in SK this place will be a required stop. This restaurant’s pitmaster should be proud of the quality he is able to produce so far from the states.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 31, 2019

Tonite I tried what my friends have raved about for months, Manimal Smokehouse. And it lived up to all the rave they spoke about. I ordered the brisket dinner with a side of Green Chili Mac and Cheese. What arrived were two large sections of...the brisket which had a good smoke ring, tender meat, and wonderful smoky flavor. The brisket fell apart under the fork making for a delicious meal. With the meal it was suggested to me to try the green chili mac and cheese so I did. And what I found was comfort food with a kick. The green chilies blended into the macaroni with a hard crusted baked cheese topping held true to what I was told. Along with the meal I ordered the sweet tea which rounded out the whole meal providing a sense of being back home in Texas. Good meat, awesome side, and sweet tea. Doesn't get much better than that. Now getting to this place can be a slight challenge as it is set back off the main road leading into Itaewon. So go forth and venture onto the side road and climb the steps leading to the restaurant and enjoy a great meal.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

We wanted to try it, but the restaurant decided that it was closed for some reason. According to their own website they were supposed to be open, but nope. If your mission was to p*ss off customers who went across town to eat here, then...mission accomplished. You won’t see my money.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed April 25, 2019

Popular BBQ joint with outstanding food and service. Everything we tried was a homerun. They have a good system as customers come in to be seated.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

This place was recommended for the bananamal dessert (banana pudding/banana ice cream/banana slices), but they changed the menu. They have NO DESSERT! With that said, the bbq potion was amazing. The Pit-master platter was just enough for our group. I would also recommend the Kickin’...Mule. If they had dessert, I would have given 5.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Just as I was craving a good smokehouse, we discovered this place. Chicken was a little on the fatty side, but it was NOT over cooked. The house sauces are delicious and their sides were an amazing surprise in every bite. 10/10 will go back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed November 29, 2018

This is a smokehouse. We decided on this restaurant because chicken is very hard to find in Korea. This restaurant came with favorable reviews from like me patrons. Neither my husband nor myself enjoyed our 2 meat platters. I reccommend if you go here just...have a meal in side dishes. I had the garlic mashed pot and creamed corn along with slaw. All mu sides were exceptional. For meat I had pulled pork and chicken. The chicken was all fat. I left most of my meat behind as did my husband. He has the brisket and antiolle sausage. This expensive restaurant was a waste of money and I dont recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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  • Yes, Manimal Smokehouse offers takeaway services.

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  • Manimal Smokehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 3.5