Seoulju Korean Kitchen and Bar

4.9
63 Reviews
$30 and under
Korean
Seoulju Korean Restaurant and Bar is a late night soju focused bar serving Korean comfort food. Our Korean Fried Chicken was voted Best of ATX 2020 by Austin Monthly Magazine. We welcome you to come in with an open mind and explore the drinking culture of Korea. We'll SOJU a good time!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 63 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our birthdays last night and seoulju never disappoints! They go above and beyond to make sure you have a great time and that we did. Food, drinks, and staff are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE JASON!!! BEST SERVER!!! 10/10 WOULD RECCOMEND THIS DUDE!

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JayP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty! Soju was great and service super friendly

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CrystalG
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite place to eat!! I took my son for the first time and he loved it!!

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Andrew
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The draft Shiner was flat, but they had the class to remove it from the bill without being asked after I informed them. The spicy chicken...unenjoyably spicy... chicken was poorly cooked...sauce wasn't tasty. The kimchi fried rice was wonderful though. If you know what's good here I think you'll really enjoy it. When we left they told us to try the fried chicken next time. They sat us in quarantine practically in a little area with three tables on the left...no one else sat in this area...

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best! Excellent service and amazing food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Seoulju. Food was great, service was great.

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CrystalA
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for one of my best friend's birthday. It was amazing! The food, service, and staff were great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and staff is excellent and made perfect recommendations. Bulgogi fries are top notch. Lychee soju was superb. Rave review for kimchi fried rice with pork belly. I forgot they add automatic gratuity so our server got some extra tip but that’s never a bad thing. Make a reservation and enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. They are being very covid safe while providing a fun environment!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seoulju has become my favorite restaurant of all time. The service and staff are beyond amazing. They make you feel like a part of the family. Not to mention, the karaoke room is ALWAYS a hit. Great drinks, great food, even better people. If you enjoy having the best nights of your life, come here. They’ll Seoulju a good time ;)

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and and drinks amazing. I would recommend the house special if you go.

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JulieG
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun!! The food was to die for, especially the ribs

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Tasnuva
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my husband wanted to have an authentic Korean food experience and Seoulju Korean Kitchen and Bar served the purpose very well. We ordered the chicken wings (were very tasty and crispy), beef bbq and bulgogi. I would recommend the bbq because it was so tender and juicy. They have a limited menu but quality of the food was great. Would go there again!

JM
JaiM
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, nice employees!!

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Kait
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were made to feel so welcome at Seoulju! From the wait staff, to the owner coming by several times, everyone wants to make sure you are having a good time. The food is PHENOMENAL (try the bulgogi kimchi waffle fries and the fried chicken, you will thank me!) and the atmosphere is very fun. We tried soju for the first time and really enjoyed it! We will definitely be coming back

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Victor
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and the staffs were very nice! You have to make a reservation to eat at this place, and the con is that they open very late. Overall, very good place with good food.

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HeatherB
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere! They played Kpop which I personally love, especially dining by myself it added a bit of entertainment. The staff was very friendly and their donation to AAPI is what initially drew me to their location!

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KristiV
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! The food isn't your traditional Korean food. It's a great spin on Korean and American bar food. I recommend the cheddar corn! It's AMAZING!

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VictoriaC
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, food and environment. A must visit in Austin... can't believe it took us this long to go!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like family. I loved it

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and our waiters were great

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Rathan
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is exactly what you expect from a Korean style dining experience. quality of the food is fresh and delicious. Will be coming back to try other items in the menu. I’ve worked in the customer service industry and they are doing great keeping ppl happy!

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AnnissaB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was okay, fried chicken was ofc really tasty. Their "spicy" isn't very spicy imo just red bean paste. House made Soju was easy drinking and they sell it togo (bonus). Adding a 20% gratuity to a 2 person table seemed odd considering the price of the food was kinda high. Short ribs for $18 no sides other than a bowl of rice. Next time we'll stick to the fried chicken.

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vipChelseaA
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a unique experience with delicious, comfort-style food. Service was excellent, ambiance was fun. Would 10/10 recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is absolutely incredible and paired with the nicest waitstaff I’ve encountered in Austin. Couldn’t recommend it more

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service. On a mission to try everything on the menu.

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Pushermania
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken at Seoul Ju is incredible and they have Hite on tap which is a plus for sure. The K-Pop videos running non stop were also fun to watch. The room itself is classic and old school Austin meets Korea. And North Lamar is a million times cooler than Central Austin or even the highly gentrified South Lamar. This place is a must visit for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff, great ambiance, excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Glad we shared entrees so I could try everything! Will be going back! Some of the drink flavors are really sweet so be warned, but they’re delicious.

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Daniel
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the customer service was just as awesome. I would recommend anybody to come here.

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NicholasD
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, great service, great food, wonderful atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super safe health measures put into place for COVID-19! Reservations required, they take your temp at the door, and tables/seating are spaced out comfortably for your own little dining experience. Food was delicious and fresh as always, and it was a very relaxing vibe. Servers all worked together to tend to your needs and were very friendly!

JM
JordanM
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was like the best version of a sports bar type environment. Food was amazing. Wings possibly best in the city. K Pop music videos made for a great atmosphere if that’s what you’re into. Wish we had stayed for karaoke

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Zoey
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

amazing spot great deals great service! would recommend 10/10

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DanielV
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service the only thing is that the place /decor/ ambience is not that nice, you are just going there for the food.

CB
vipCorinaB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service. Don’t let the location fool you. We have the best time every time we go.

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Jackson
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall mood, kind and helpful staff, spectacular food and drink! I will be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this find which will have us coming back many more times. Amazing Soju, chicken, seafood pancake and more! Go!

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AustinOutsiders
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and the experience at Seoulju! The service was top notch and the food was superb. Go here if you like friendly staff that loves to chat and help you indulge on the experience. The fresh house made strawberry lemonade soju is the best I’ve ever had.

FAQs

Seoulju Korean Kitchen and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 382-1858.

Seoulju Korean Kitchen and Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 63 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.