Seorabol Center City

4.3
76 Reviews
$30 and under
Korean

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Pre/post Theatre
One of the most anticipated restaurants, Seorabol Korean Restaurant - Now in Center City!
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
48 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
249 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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vipKenH
Philadelphia
48 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
21 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
27 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.

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vipErikC
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Banchan was terrible, bogolgu was okay but not "good", will look elsewhere next time.

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YoonC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I wish meat dish comes with lettuce, which is customary in Korean restaurants.

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HGPark
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall very nice, while a bit salty...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved the variety of items to choice from the menu. We had the bulgogi. Tender and juicy. We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The sides were very good, but the main food for us was bland, not sure if that is just Korean food or not since this was our first time trying it.

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mjamespa
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and very close to food I have eaten in Seoul. I question the tofu in the Sundubu Jijgae (one of my favorite parts of my soup). In Korea, the tofu was very creamy, liquidy, and velvety (I think it comes in a tube?), the tofu here was silken tofu in cubes and smaller pieces like softly scrambled eggs. It was tasty, but, not an improvement over the traditional.

The kimchi was very good--just spicy enough.

We really enjoyed and will be back.

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RebeccaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, attentive (but not too attentive) service. I've liked everything I've had there. My favorites are the stews.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Casual atmosphere and delicious meal. Bring s date here to show a chill night with Great food

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great little spot, reasonable prices, but noise level so high it was difficult to carry on a conversation. Adding some sound baffling to walls would help.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Restaurant had an ad to get us in the door. Did not honour the deal, citing it only applied to certain items. Not indicated in the text, which manager agreed with but nevertheless did not honour. Food was mediocre.

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Great
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was absolutely delicious! Would go again!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was only okay, bbq was over cooked. Portions are small. Would not go back

FAQs

Seorabol Center City does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and 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 4.3 stars by 76 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.