Revel - Lake Union

4.6
32 reviews
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$30 and under
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Korean
Revel is Korean-inspired, creative comfort food served in a hip, urban atmosphere. Chef-owners Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi’s “pop-up” is landing in the former home of Josh Henderson’s Vestal. Yang and Chirchi plan to move back to their original Fremont address in 2019, once the new three-story mixed-use building at that location is completed.
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C
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was not as good as usual. Temporary location is nice but service was weirdly unsatisfying and people at adjacent tables were complaining.

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ED
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful NYE meal. Will be back for more soon!

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B
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Revel was better than I remembered it and I liked it back when it was in Fremont. The area around the location is a little dead, but that’s SLU after 6. The cocktails were outstanding. The service was spot on and the food was delicious. It exceeded our expectations.

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FJ
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love Revel. I can't wait for them to move back to Fremont so I can starting going more often again. I live for the seared tuna bowl!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

Strange spot thankfully temp.

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SB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Toyofuku is incredible! We love the crab noodle, the salads, and the dumplings. Try the motherload for dessert!

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z
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my 2 teenagers and my 11 year old. They loved it. I wouldn’t bring small children there or picky eaters. It’s more for the sophisticated palate. We had Ethiopian Duck that was the best duck I ever tasted. It was a bit dry tho. Lemongrass noodles was to die for. And I wasn’t crazy about the dumplings but my kids loved them. Great beer available. Overall I would defiantly recommend.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very unique presentation of Korean classics. Enjoyed by the whole party.

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BL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my spouse, hosting two other couples. Each one of us loved it. Well executed and presented.

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S
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I have loved Reval for years, mostly visiting their old Fremont location. The food was just as good at the SLU pop up. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys Asian Fusion type food.

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FJ
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Revel is one of my favorite restaurants. Always consistent and never disappoints. I am anxiously waiting for them to move back to Fremont so I can go more often again!

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C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried Revel with another couple and were delighted! Excellent food, with wonderful flavors. We ordered a bottle of wine- solid wine list that is reasonably priced. We will return and I plan to take- out food as well.

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b
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 2ambience 1

Food was mediocre. Waiter explained this is ‘just a pop up’. Disappointed.

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service charge of 20% is included in billing, leading to a lack of service efforts. Food is very mediocre, missing flavours. The Kimchi quality is bad. Everything quite pricey for what they offer.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe was a fantastic server!

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SH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Appetizers are the way to go. Entrees were disappointing. Service was terrible. At one point I got up to service my own water and water for my table. We waited a long time for two glasses of champagne. Our party of 4, which included two young teenagers received an auto 20% gratuity on our bill....what is up with that? Not worth the hype.

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LS
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first visit to Revel after they moved from Fremont. It was a fantastic dinner. We ordered several small plates from the Happy Hour menu -- delicious, and a great bargain. My son said the mandu dumplings were "the best ones i've ever had".
The salads were inventive and very good.
I think my favorite of the night was the Dungeness crab noodle dish -- seaweed noodles and red curry -- it was a hit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

Service fee included and you can tell. Very inattentive service and, hard to think of another word, but just straight apathy by our main servers. Others were nice, but primary server was terrible. Great food. Maybe just an off night or bad server in general.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service!

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S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Not too special. Quality seems to have degraded from the Fremont days. Got massive itis after eating so there's something heavy in the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was amazing. That is what would bring us back. Our original waiter was great. Very accommodating to dietary restrictions with our group. He was going off shift in the middle of our meal. Passed us off to a waitress that pretty much avoided us, which couldn't be easy as we sat right next to the order station. When 20% tip is built in, it's hit or miss with the service levels in Seattle. Thanks for the reminder.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Love the food here. Very filling.

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LW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting fusion of korean ingredients and recipes with northwest local food. Always delicious!

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NW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Revel is consistently delicious! Service was good, Barolo was a really nice surprise!, all great is great at this place. Can’t wait til they’re back in Fremont!

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n
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best spot in SLU for sure! We are big fans of Revel's creative cuisine, and their temporary location does not disappoint. In fact, I think I like it better than the Fremont spot. It is a bit smaller, quieter, and they now take reservations for smaller groups. Our server was fantastic--very attentive and had great recommendations about cocktails, wine, and food. And she took my peanut allergy very seriously, which I greatly appreciated.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was pretty good - warning: the kimchi was very spicy. We also ordered a rice bowl that said it came with daikon and an extra side of daikon “kimchi” but the waiter didn’t tell us that we were doubling up. It ended up going uneaten and was wasteful. The house soju was good too. It was very loud and they crowded tables together so you didn’t have room or privacy from the next table at all.

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NB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a must for anyone who loves honest full flavored food that is presented fresh and eye catching. I could go on for ever on how good the food was. you must go.

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I
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was decent, but the noise level was a bit intolerable. The tables are jammed together and then it got busy, so if you get a table of 4 on one side of you and then a table of 6 on the other side of you... you almost want to get up and leave, or at least migrate to the counter area.

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KR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Could not have been better. The staff was super friendly, efficient, and informative The food was a real treat! It was very robustly seasoned, cooked very well, and overall super yummy!!!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Too loud. Waiter wasn’t quite on his game
Food was great

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The place is OK and the service is great. Went there for valentines and tried their valentine sampler... Liked about one dish out of five. Food is just not tasty, I have had a lot better Korean.

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KS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food that you won't find anywhere else with warm and welcoming service.
Many of Revel's best dishes from the original location with a handful of delicious looking new additions--South Lake Union is in for a treat!

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