Was disappointed in the meal - the spicy octopus was not spicy and very chewy. The different kimchi’s were interesting and some quite tasty. The beef soup was underwhelming. Seaweed salad was probably my favorite.
August 2018 by Cathy B.
This place looks like a total dive from the street but I can't stop thinking about it. The small accompanying dishes were so good and so varied. kimchi and egg dishes were particularly memorable. We had bibimbop and I'm not sure I would ever be able to force myself to order anything else. But the beef that you prepare yourself looks like a lot of fun. Really a great find.
July 2018 by Ashley C.
I love love love Seoul Garden and it is probably one of my favorite restaurant if not my favorite in Cleveland. They are very kind and attentive with bonchon (the small side dishes), asking if you want more. I even got to take some home with my leftover dinner! I always get 2 meals out of a single plate with korean food. Many dishes are family style if you are looking to share, and that with other side dishes always making a Korean meal feel very warm and cozy feeling. The interior makes you feel cozy as if you are in a resort with the wooden panels. It is truly a Cleveland gem that you would not expect to know as an outsider looking into the restaurant. We went for a friend's birthday, and the staff were kind enough to hide a cake we brought for her in the back and supplied us with more dishes, forks, and knife after our meal. They help pack your additional food and are always so so kind. I tried their deokbukki for the first time here and this is the best I have ever had. It is spiced so right with a great balance with the sweetness and spice level with some tangyness. They are also so large and fun to eat! Out of other Korean restaurants I have been to including Korea House, Miega, and Ha Ahn, Seoul Garden beats the others hands down and I would never mind driving the extra 10 or 15 minutes to come here, especially when the prices among them are all about the same. At the end they also give you the sweet yogurt drinks which is such a cherry on top! Although I no longer drink them as a health freak, they remind me of home and my childhood of pure asian sugar and deliciousness and this place just feels so nostalgic. This is such a good deal, come for the food, experience, family/friends, and atmosphere.
July 2018 by Henedine
If you drive by too quickly, you will miss it! And you will be sorry. This place looks like nothing outside, but the food here is to die for--the best authentic Korean food in the area, I believe…just look at the cars packed into its tiny parking lot…and all the Korean faces inside. I recommend calling ahead for reservations, especially if you have a big party. There is usually only one or two servers working at a time, so they are hopping…but we have never had an occasion to complain…if you need something, don’t be shy to ask. Anyway, you will be in for a treat here, so be prepared—the servings are truly generous! Be warned: any entrée you order comes with a wonderful assortment of specially prepared sides—steamed eggs, kimchee, seaweed, cucumber, potatoes and more—a treat for the taste buds! But in all the times we have been here, we never mind over-ordering, because we can always take the scrumptious leftovers home. Our favorites: Gop Dol Bi bim Bap, Grilled Eel, Kalbi Jim, and we never fail to order their amazingly large Seafood Pancake! We also like their Bulgogi, Yaki Soba and Grilled Salmon. If you come for lunch, you will save by ordering from their lunch menu. And everyone gets a cold tiny plastic bottle of Yakult for dessert. It is yummy like a yogurt, and it helps with digestion! This place is a hidden treasure in plain site! Don’t underestimate it by how it looks on the outside.
July 2018 by J K.
Omg seoul garden is jam-packed. I might be the only Korean here tonight. They know what they are doing. It is worth driving an hour for my Korean fix ;) every single time