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#90 of 26,636 Restaurants in Seoul


Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

AVOID, AVOID, AVOID, AVOID AND AVOID. I have read the reviews and I have seen many bad ratings but decided to ignore them and still go to have my own opinion. What can I say… We haven’t even dined in. I was there with my...wife and 15 months old baby daughter. At the door they told us we can go have a sit at one of the tables but without the bay stroller, surprisingly enough, they had no baby chairs to offer. So no stroller and no baby sit. I looked at the floor and was wondering may be it is made of a special wood or something and it turns out this was pure racism, rudeness and arrogance. I even tried to speak to the manger to see if a solution can be found but it turns that the guy I was speaking to was the manager. The waiter was arrogant, rude, had an attitude and was basically the incarnation of the most basic and primitive from of racism. It is a shame to notice this sort of behavior and that the racism was stronger that the desire to welcome someone… This is a place to avoid…More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed January 3, 2022

Entered the shop and showed the waiter (chap with big round specs) our Covid Pass. We were told NO, as we were vaccinated with Sinopharm. In our 7days since entering Korea on the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) that SIngapore has established with Korea, we have...not had any problem entering malls and restaurants once we show the Covid Pass which shows that we are fully vaccinated. Who would have thought that this shop would discriminate against WHO approved vaccines when the Korean government has not. Unbelievable! No point arguing with someone so ignorant. We had a lovely dinner at another place. The loss is theirsMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed December 27, 2020 via mobile

Popular Korean family restaurant serving traditional teppanyaki chicken with Korean rice cake. Staff are helpful to assist guests in mixing the ingredients in the frying pan. Delicious spicy dishes with lots of choices. A bit crowded when the restaurant is fully seated.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 24, 2020 via mobile

Famous for its stir-fried chicken in spicy sauce (Dak Galbi), this restaurant is always very packed whenever we visit. Lucky for us, we are able to get a seat quickly this time. We ordered the mix set which comes in 2 portion - spicy and...non-spicy. The spiciness of the spicy version is just right and the non-spicy version is marinated in a sweet sauce. Both taste exceptionally good especially when mixed with the generous amount of cheese. Higly recommended and definitely a restaurant of a great value.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

Came here with my husband last spring...and he loves the food! It's a bit spicy but tolerable. The food is cooked in front of you. There is also unlimited side dishes. Price is affordable.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed January 23, 2020

We visit this restaurant every time we're in Myeongdong area for a buldak fix. Don't forget to order the cheese. Service could be better but understandle since its not a fine dining restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 16, 2019

My first time trying Yoogane was a lousy one. Staff was unfriendly and unapproachable. They did not pay attention to our table and our food was left unattended until it got burnt.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

Terrible service! Rude waiter and waitress! When we had difficulty understanding what a particular waiter was trying to tell us in Korean, he kept repeating the same thing in Korean over and over again without making an attempt to seek help from his fellow colleague...who could speak basic English. We were exasperated even before the start of a meal. We asked for the WIFI password and the waitress replied “NO WIFI” in a mono tone and gave us an expressionless look. Very unfriendly. To top it all, the food was not fabulous. Our 1st and last time there.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 7, 2019 via mobile

Ate here with my 10 yr old. He doesn't like spicy food. Waitress recommended chicken bulgogi with rice and cheese. Ohhh it was really really good. They have free veggie salad and barley tea. Price is very affordable. Highly recommended for families.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 24, 2019

They prepare everything on a hot plate on the table but Koreans are used to spicy food so you come out smelling like spicy BBQ. I am sure that the food is not bad but after a while everything you taste is spicy, even the...water. The second time we asked for non spicy and they still made it spicy. I think that everything is ready in the kitchen and they don't want to make special orders. Their self service water station has hot water but you have to boil it yourself.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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February 3, 2018|
Response from Affaz O | Reviewed this property |
It doesnt hv halal cert, but its pork & lard-free. Therefore i suggest you order seafood instead of meat.
October 4, 2016|
Response from Ghado T | Reviewed this property |
I think 9 a.m until 10 P.m
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Yoogane Myeongdong 1st Store is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5