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Seorabol Korean Restaurant

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5374 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19120-3248
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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new hope, pa
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This is the best Korean food I have ever had. Including Seoul. Food is delicious. Servings and large. Service is excellent. The hibachis are real charcoal. A little out of the way, but worth the drive. Best to go in lighter traffic hours. We usually go mid week for a late lunch.

Thank pearlmiriam
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I always make it a point to stop here on my way through Philly!! As some have stated previously, yes the neighborhood is not the best but I have never had an issue or felt nervous in any way!! This place is a gem, friendly, amazing food and a great variety of traditional cuisine. Heavily supported by the Korean community... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 

Thank lee88psu
Southwest Ohio
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 

Thank Beccah0206
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148 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

Thank Tabitha A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

Thank Captkave
east coast
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 

Thank 4Luvmy2
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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147 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 

Thank Paul S
Wilmington, Delaware
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278 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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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Restaurant Details

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Asian, Korean, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?