Seorabol Center City
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.
The food and staff made for an excellent dining experience! Would highly recommend this place.
Don’t do the spicy chicken challenge
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 !!
Food was great and the price was great for what we got. Excellent service. Would do a first date there again.
Very nice dining experience, excellent food, and good service. Highly recommended!
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.
Very good, authentic Korean food!
Amazing food! We thoroughly enjoyed it. My parents lived in Korea for awhile and thought it was very authentic :)
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!
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!
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.
Complimentary hot tea and traditional sides plus excellent service made this a wonderful experience!
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.
So great, as always.
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.
Disappointed in the food.
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.
Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice Center City dining room. Authentic Korean cuisine. Close to the theatres .
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.
Amazing place we had bibimbab and deonggang ggigae? Bean soup it was legit Korean place. I would love to go there again.
Excellent modern take on Korean food in center city.
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.
Great food. Casual dining near theater
Disappointed this visit with both service and food.
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.
Just as good as the original North Philly location. Would come back again and again.
we all enjoyed Seorabol a lot... We thought the BiBim BOp was excellent. Also we loved the ricecake rolls... WE will be back. THanks
Food was good, not great. Not enough meat in dumplings or enough veggies in noodle dish. Prices high for what it was.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Fabulous happy hour bowl, icy cold sake, and superb service.
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.
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.
Exceptional caring waitress!
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!
Great spot for a quick bite and lovely service and affordable
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.
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.