Revel - Lake Union
Five of us went to Revel to celebrate a friend's birthday. The service was very disappointing. The restaurant was not very crowded while we were there, but we were treated with impatience and were neglected when we asked for a knife to cut the pancake we ordered as an appetizer. Since there are no utensils other than chopsticks at the table, we could not cut the pancake which came in 4 sections while there were 5 of us ( we could easily have been served a pancake cut into 5 pieces, had that been an option offered to us ). We finally had to get up and find a knife to cut the now cold pancake. We were treated with condescension when we were trying to figure out the very odd way the bill was divided up among all of us. Despite my having mentioned it was a dinner to celebrate our friend's birthday when I made the reservation, no staff acknowledged this until we were leaving and they wished her a happy birthday. Very disappointing.
Excellent food. Sliders are super tasty
Food was not as good as usual. Temporary location is nice but service was weirdly unsatisfying and people at adjacent tables were complaining.
Wonderful NYE meal. Will be back for more soon!
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.
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!
Strange spot thankfully temp.
Chef Toyofuku is incredible! We love the crab noodle, the salads, and the dumplings. Try the motherload for dessert!
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.
Very unique presentation of Korean classics. Enjoyed by the whole party.
Birthday dinner for my spouse, hosting two other couples. Each one of us loved it. Well executed and presented.
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.
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!
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.
Food was mediocre. Waiter explained this is ‘just a pop up’. Disappointed.
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.
Joe was a fantastic server!
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.
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!
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.
Amazing food and service!
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.
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.
Love the food here. Very filling.
Interesting fusion of korean ingredients and recipes with northwest local food. Always delicious!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
Too loud. Waiter wasn’t quite on his game
Food was great
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.
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!