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#117 of 3,619 Korean in Seoul
#203 of 26,636 Restaurants in Seoul


Asian, Korean, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Table Service, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed February 7, 2022

This was the worse restaurant I've been in my entire life. We order some pork which in the menu pictures looked good and we had was a big bone with a bunch of skin but no meat at all. Cost was 34000 won for 1...meal only, Food as cold and had no taste at all! extremely price for the quality of the food they offer. Place was empty, I'm wondering why! Will never come back!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Was really looking forward to trying these ribs but encountered a waitress who wasn’t happy we didn’t order enough, I had my children with me who weren’t eating and she was very insistent we didn’t order enough even though we told her they weren’t eating....Got up to leave and she then agreed to our order but by then we were over it. So unfortunate and won’t be back due to the service received.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 6, 2019

The rib was amazing! Along with the cheese, it made me full the whole day but in a very good way! But I must say the services in South Korea typically tend not be "very good", but the food was good! It's also a little...pricy compared to other dishes you can find in the city.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 9, 2019

Its a small restaurant, 2nd floor at the heart of Myeongdong! Cheese and ribs! They'll cut the ribs individually, they would wrap it in cheese and eat it with your hands, plastic gloves provided.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 5, 2019

Order ribs with cheese, many cheese or many, many cheese. Enjoy them with a beer. Fun and tastes good!

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

The cheese ribs had great flavor and the cheese blended in well with the sauce, however the ribs were lukewarm even when they were supposedly grilled in the pan by the staff, instead of piping hot. The fried rice was quite good, but service was...mediocre as the staff member only mixed the rice for a while and had us to mix it ourselves, although supposedly at other tables the staff fried it for the customers.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a place for dinner and came across this place and decided to try. Interesting concept! They only have 1 main dish of ribs in their menu, you can choose the choice of cheese which you prefer (total of 3 choices) as...well as the level of spicy ness on your meat. Ribs are tender and soft. The waitress assisted us in wrapping the melted cheese on the ribs and serving them to us. We ordered a Fried rice too and what they do is the waitress will come over to your table with the Ingredients and fry them on your stove on the table. Came here around 530/6 pm hence was not crowded and waitress was attentive. Worth a try!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed November 1, 2018

The ribs wrapped in cheese are delicious, juicy and soft. It's fun to eat here too as they provide gloves and you can eat with your hands. We were there with two kids and found that even the least spicy ribs were too spicy for...the kids so we ordered tuna mayonnaise with rice and seaweed instead. The dish turned out to be the biggest hit with our kids! They got to mix the rice which was served in a bowl as well as ate with their hands. If you come here with kids who can't have spicy food, we highly recommend the tuna mayo rice. They will absolutely love it!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

It's a must to try up this Cheese ribs. It's superb! Although it looks very cheesy but once you eat you will love it. Small place so have to go earlier. Worth waiting actually. Will definitely go back if we go to seoul.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This place is great, calm, great food and great service. its hard to find, but can use google maps to locate it, its on upper floors on meyongdog. sadly it only has 2 meats, either chicken or pork, there is no beef ribs :/

Date of visit: July 2018
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James Cheese Back Ribs Myeongdong is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4