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Seorabol Korean Restaurant

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5374 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19120-3248
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I've always wanted to try Korean Bar B Q and Seorabol was the perfect to introduce my palate! We had the Galbi which was a marinated prime rib steak with the bone attached, and the Pork GUI which was phenomenal!! Both meats were seasoned well. The sides were plentiful and delicious and we even grilled some of the veggies. My... More 

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Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for the past 20 plus years and can say that this is one of the best places in the entire Philadelphia for an authentic Korean dish & BBQ! Stopped here on 10/1/16 to celebrate my son's birthday. My son is a Temple Law student and has an apartment nearby. I did not have... More 

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Southwest Ohio
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

대박! I flew into Philly this past weekend and met friends at Seorabol for dinner. I love Korean food and my friends (one of which is Korean) said they eat there often as it's very good when I mentioned it. It was every bit as great as I'd hoped! We had several dishes including bulgoki and ssamgyeopsal on the table... More 

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Horsham
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Who doesn't like Korean bbq? This restaurant definitely lives up to the expectation. We were greet with kind waitstaff and our orders were taken accordingly. We had a large group so I thought the food would take longer to come out. Everyone ordered different things but it came out relatively fast. One meal came out a little later than everyone... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located in a shady area. There was an armed security guard at the front door. The overall service was good and no complaints but we weren't impressed with those food. We wanted to check out Seorabol based on social media's positive reviews. However, I was rather disappointed wig their food. We had typical Korean BBQ beef and... More 

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Thank Captkave
east coast
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

This was my first time having Korean BBQ. I am very please and will definitely be back! I went for lunch. The waiter was very helpful in helping us select a meal. They give you SO MUCH food that I had lunch for the next day as well. Everything was super yummy. The prices are great. There's free parking. All... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

While it is off the beaten path, it's worth the trip to this authentic Korean restaurant, where you cook your own Korean barbecue at the table. Large parties are common (we were a party of 7), and the staff was very gracious in helping those of us who hadn't been there prepare our food. Large menu, friendly service, and a... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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214 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Seorabol has been around forever. It's one of the first Korean restaurants I went to in Philadelphia, and it's been a staple in north Philly for what seems like decades. I've gone there after funerals (a Korean funeral parlor is up the street) and it can accommodate large groups with a handful of private rooms. On the most recent trip,... More 

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Thank David L
Philadelphia
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131 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

This is a large restaurant significantly north of Center City in a residential area called Olney. We were the only non Korean table there and it was full! Service was superb, food was very good. If Korean food is your thing then you'll likely love it.

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

We were a party of five at Seorabol sharing 6 dishes and each one was delicious. With the starting tapas-type dishes, we had more than we could eat. The bbq meat was a highlight, with the wood-fired bbq at our table. The dolsat bimimbab was also excellent and served on an extremely hot plate.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Korean, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5374 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19120-3248
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia

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