Seorabol Center City

4.7
88 Reviews
$30 and under
Korean

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One of the most anticipated restaurants, Seorabol Korean Restaurant - Now in Center City!
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vipDaceyD
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was fine overall, not spectacular. The banchan may have been the best we’ve ever had. But from there it was downhill. Seafood pancake meh, mandoo kind of greasy, squid in stir fried squid was very overcooked/tough although the sauce was good. All together, if this is best of Philadelphia, ok, but it’s not great. Except for those amazing banchan.

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Kamryn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff made for an excellent dining experience! Would highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t do the spicy chicken challenge

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Seorabol was just like dining at my grandmothers house. The food and atmosphere is just like you’re in someone’s home the service was great. The waiter helped us with suggestions and how much to order. I can’t wait to come back for more !!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the price was great for what we got. Excellent service. Would do a first date there again.

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Craig
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice dining experience, excellent food, and good service. Highly recommended!

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MaryJean
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seorabol was wonderful! We loved the pom soju - the carafe was a great buy! They were willing to adjust the level of spiciness, and the hemul dolsat, mildly spicy, was fantastic. Haemul pajeon and soondubu jjigjae were also excellent.

Covid measures were also excellent - tables were spaced and their were outside tables available.

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JCarpe
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good, authentic Korean food!

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KorY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! We thoroughly enjoyed it. My parents lived in Korea for awhile and thought it was very authentic :)

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Sarona
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. We had the kimchee pancake and the yummy sweet garlicky fried chicken, as well as the SRB Galbi which was yummy. We sat outside just for fresh air which was fine, no ambiance, but fine. The service was amazing, very friendly, always thinking about what we might need, refilling drinks, second helpings of the little appz. Great place. Thanks!

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MelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed having our Easter dinner at Seorabol. We came into town to meet up with relatives and had a great experience. Because of covid the seating was separated and we felt relaxed and safe. The waiter was wonderful; kind, funny and helpful! The food was so good. We all had different dishes and enjoyed every single one. Would recommend for locals or a quick Philly stop!

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Christine
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal and we so happy to chat a bit with Chef Chris Cho and thank him for the perfect meal and the cooking inspiration on his Instagram.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Complimentary hot tea and traditional sides plus excellent service made this a wonderful experience!

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vipTraveled
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Conveniently located, very nice staff, good food. Waiter gave us an excellent recommendation on what to have. Good to go before a show, quick in and out.

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Shani
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So great, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We walked in and sat quickly. Looks like the place filled up shortly after we got there. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Food took a little while but that was expected considering it was a holiday weekend with several large parties. The food came out better than expected and reminded me of my mom’s cooking. Definitely would go back.

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StephanieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Disappointed in the food.

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DanS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

To me, this was Americanized Korean food. I've been to the North Philly location which was far more worthwhile and the same basic prices. The happy hour deals are great, but otherwise it's a bit expensive for what it is.

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vipTruthBeTold
Philadelphia
259 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice Center City dining room. Authentic Korean cuisine. Close to the theatres .

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the few places without a wait and I don’t know why because the food and service was outstanding. If I lived in Philly this would be a regular go to dinner.

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Martin
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place we had bibimbab and deonggang ggigae? Bean soup it was legit Korean place. I would love to go there again.

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KenH
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent modern take on Korean food in center city.

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Jenergy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great, authentic Korean food with happy hour specials and friendly service. Staff also gladly and proudly explained everything to friends who were new to Korean cuisine.

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vipBklynDrGi
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Casual dining near theater

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vipluv2d9
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointed this visit with both service and food.

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vipChloelulu
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The banchan were perfectly cooked and delicious - and well suited to what we ordered. The dolsot bibimbap with chicken was excellent, the spicy chicken was tender but not really spicy and had a bit too much soy sauce, to my taste. The charred onions in the black bean noodles were a bit too charred, also to my taste. Service was friendly and welcoming and attentive. Seorabol is a much needed addition to the center city Korean dining scene, with its casual ambiance, homey menu, reasonable prices, and yummy food.

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LauraL
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as good as the original North Philly location. Would come back again and again.

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FrancesM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

we all enjoyed Seorabol a lot... We thought the BiBim BOp was excellent. Also we loved the ricecake rolls... WE will be back. THanks
Fran meyer

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Msjs325
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, not great. Not enough meat in dumplings or enough veggies in noodle dish. Prices high for what it was.

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vipCaleb2011
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

More on the contemporary side of Korean cuisine. Very pleasantly surprised for the excellent quality of all the dishes we ordered. Nice ambiance, good service as well. Good location in the center city. Definitely will go back!

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BrianD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We were going to the theatre and so had limited time. The waiter recommended bibimbap, which I had eaten in S. Korea. I didn't think it was as good as I had eaten previously but it did come quickly and we did make the theatre.

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AaronD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess was very cheerful and welcoming + 1

The restaurant was clean and comfortable. The decor was modern and colorful + 1.

The food was tasty and had a large portion (of dolsot bibimbap). I enjoyed the nice selection of banchan too. + 1 (Although there were four of us and it might have been nice to get 2x each banchan dish. Just a suggestion...)

The prices were a little high, IMHO. But maybe that's par for the course now in a big Northeastern city?

(And like I said, the portion was quite generous. I couldn't finish all of it. So I'll still give +1 for value... especially because of no-charge for refreshing barley tea, served iced or hot.)

The service from the waiter was quite good as well - fast and friendly. + 1

It's also very convenient if you're going to an event at the Kimmel Center...basically right across the street. And easy to get in and out quickly.

Highly recommended!

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EricH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time. I’ve been walking by this place for months I wish I came sooner. A note to anyone ordering something described as hot- it will be super spicy, unlike many restaurants that label hot as a precaution. Enjoy!

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Reenie1
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous happy hour bowl, icy cold sake, and superb service.

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vipKarenP
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The Happy Hour Food was way better than the entrees. Assumed with the starters the meal would be good. Downhill from there Found entrees to be bland and pedestrian.

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vipsunnyr2
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Cheapskate overall, quality and quantity
Will not go back.
Too americanized as well. Judging by ban chan. 6 people with 4 tiny dishes of banchan.
The other Seorabol is superior in every way.

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vipDoug
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Exceptional caring waitress!

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MarG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

SRB Galbi and What the Dduk were our favorites. Mandoo deserves an honorable mention. Highly recommend happy hour - makes good value a great value. Come hungry!

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vipAdam
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great spot for a quick bite and lovely service and affordable

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VeGa
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice place to have some moments with your loved ones. Nice Ambience and food. Not many entree options with Veg and Chicken. Overall a nice experience though a bit pricey for the taste.

FAQs

Seorabol Center City does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Seorabol Center City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 608-8484.

Seorabol Center City is rated 4.7 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.