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Seorabol Center City, Philadelphia, PA

Seorabol Center City

4.7
4.7
146 Reviews
$30 and under
Korean
One of the most anticipated restaurants, Seorabol Korean Restaurant - Now in Center City!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sat 3:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 608-8484

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris Cho

  • Catering

    http://srbevents.com

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    13th St & Broad Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 146 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia

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  1. J

    Joyce

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE FOOD AND SERVICE ARE EXCEPTIONAL! I love everything there and will definitely revisit :)
  2. L

    L1nda1106

    Philadelphia

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We not that familiar with Korean cuisine, so we were initially disappointed when the QR code on the table took us to a rather spartan menu with little description. It took a while for a server to come but, once they did, we got much better descriptions of what we were ordering. We were very pleased with the food, which came with an unbilled array of relishes, which was fun. Portions were generous and, if we weren’t going from the restaurant to the theater, we would have taken home leftovers.
  3. EW

    ElizabethW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place with plenty of food. The staff were fun and courteous
  4. JS

    JenniferS

    Philadelphia

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was delicious — especially the Kalbi (marinated beef BBQ) and Bibimbop with egg. Clean and simple set up, very good location and service was very good overall. Nothing fancy but very good food and reasonable for Center City, when you don’t have enough time to get down to Chinatown. Will come again !
  5. S

    Smart3kids

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was in Philly for a quick trip and since I follow Chef Chris on Facebook, I had to go to Seorabol Center City. lol. He wasn’t their, but the food was still delicious. Party of 4; we ordered: SRB Galbi, Bulgogi, and Kimchi Rice (with and without shrimp). The Galbi was sooooo good; Bulgogi was good and the Rices are in a distant third. Friends had a few drinks, which they loved. I would definitely return to eat at Seorabol.
  6. M

    Megan

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend came to visit over the weekend and wanted to try Chef Chris Cho's restaurant. We are big fans of Korean food! There were 3 of us dining and we ordered to share among the table. We ordered the Mandoo, Galbi Tang, SRB Galbi, Jiajang Myun, and Jaeyuk Dolsot. The Mandoo were so crispy! The Galbi Tang was rich and savory without being too salty. The SRB Galbi was tender and succulent. The Jayuk Dolsot was great being served in the stone bowl so the rice got extra crispy. We liked the Jijang Myun, with the noodle texture being the best part - the sauce was also good, but a little different than what we're used to. But I think the best part was our server Clarence. He was incredibly funny and accommodating! I will go back just for the SRB Galbi and Galbi Tang.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    186 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    186 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very authentic Korean food with great service. Well worth the visit.
  8. ML

    MargaretL

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, as always!!
  9. AK

    AbeK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was MAGNIFICENT! Service was stellar overall, waitstaff attentive, knowledgeable, and communicative. 10/10 can’t wait to go back!
  10. BK

    BritainKnee

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, incredibly friendly waitstaff — can't want to go back!
  11. ZH

    ZariaH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience
  12. LB

    LadyB

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything we ordered was excellent and piping hot. Soondubu jigae (seafood and pork varieties) ox bone soup, and spicy stir-fried pork were flavorful and good portion size. Rice served on side with banchan of chicken hot dogs, kim chee, takuwan, fried tofu cubes and broccoli. Service was very attentive. Would definitely return!
  13. NJ

    NJNeil

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great new Korean option convenient to the Kimmel Center/Avenue of the Arts. We had the bulgogi and the chicken bi bim bap in the hot stoneware bowl, and both were excellent with generous portions. The restaurant provides a range of small relish plates (all were tasty, from kimchi to hot dogs in bbq sauce!), and we appreciated that the waiter told us we didn't need to order an appetizer to have plenty of food. The bill without drinks but with tip was $30/person, which seemed very reasonable given the quality and quantity.
  14. ML

    MargaretL

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy the dolsots there (I had bibimbap with beef, dining partner had the hemul (spicy seafood)). Clyde and the team provide great service and the banchans are delicious.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Galbi not grilled well— not caramelized. Last time we tried going, we were asked to confirm reservation the day before (which we did), but restaurant was closed when we arrived— no call, not even a note on the door to explain. Gave them a second chance but was disappointed with the food quality
  16. B

    Bettina

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly service, casual atmosphere, and delicious food. The whole family loved it!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Poor and condescending service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was an amazing experience. Glad I went here for a first date with someone. Very special night
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! Authentic and staff was really accommodating! Will return, thank you!
  20. a

    afbf

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been here many times, first review. Attractive decor for a small, neighborhood place that does a great take out. Servers are friendly and helpful. Costs are very low, especially considering the quality and quantity of portions. This tables are safely spread apart. This has been a pandemic find for us.
  21. JL

    JessicaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The drinks were my favorite part and our server was a delight
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff. Very accommodating and great recs. Always a good time w good food
  23. m

    msptango

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place with good service and a good balance of menu choices. The KBBQ was excellent as were the stews we ordered. Prices were decent for Center City/Korean food. Great for a social night out with friends!
  24. JB

    JeniB

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! We had a nice dinner. Attentive server and staff. Convenient location and nice ambience.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant and delicious food!
  26. T

    Tori

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Staff was super friendly and accommodating. I just thought it was a little overpriced.
  27. e

    emka

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff members were very nice! It was also our colleague’s birthday so we brought cupcakes and candles in advance and they put the candles in the cupcake and lit them up to surprise her! Very nice of them. Also very tasty food (coming from a native Korean!)
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    So let's cover some points - Service: attentive. Water glasses were filled, check ups made, etc. Which is fine: we were the only people in there, other than one other couple, food came out on time. -Food: quality good. The food was good. If you like Korean barbecue, you will get good quality Korean barbecue, or what I assume is good quality. It certainly tasted good, good flavor, good spice. Keep reading though. -Drinks: Not impressed. Expensive for the size, and how much alcohol they give you. MUCH more affordable (and tastier) cocktails in the surrounding area. Price: Alright, so you know when you eat out, and you have have a meal that makes you go "Yum, that was worth what I paid for it?" Not the case here. In comparison the DOZENS of other restaurants in the immediete surrounding area, the quality was NOT worth what I paid. Not to mention, then some serious false advertising going on. Theres a "fake" website, with this business's name, phonenumber, address, AND EXACT same menu, but with their most popular things being about being about $20% cheaper. Somehow, this "fake" website looks more professional than their "actual" website. Was offered the weakest possible excuse when I pointed this out. Look, I get it. Everyone had to raise their prices in covid. But I should not pay $30 dollars for a single entree, BEFORE drinks/appetizer/tip, recieve what I did, go somewhere else a block away, and immedietly feel like I was ripped off. Tldr: expensive for an average experience. Cant say I recommend. Walk literally a block in any other direction to get your money's worth elsewhere. PS: WE WERE NOT ASKED TO SHOW COVID VACCINATION. EVERY other venue we went at that night asked for vaccination proof EXCEPT this establishment.
  29. E

    Eric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and ambiance are excellent. The menu could describe dishes better but other than that this place is amazing.
  30. SC

    SimonC

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and service. This place is kinda loud at night time, tho. Be aware.
  31. R

    Ratoncito22

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was good. They checked for vaccination card and ID. Not very crowded. Tables were separated nicely, not next to each other.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Not really any atmosphere. There was a big screen TV playing a football game. Food is served from a buss cart. The fish Pam lake was inedible. It made the Eater list but I’ve had much better Korean Food.
  33. JP

    JulieP

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. We loved the General Tso's and the Beef short ribs house specialty. Spicy pork rice dish was great too. Very good service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was great!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value, low key dining experience. The staff were friendly , attentive, but not obnoxious. My go -to spot for Korean food when I visit the city!
  36. KG

    KenG

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Korean barbecue and appetizers for a very reasonable price.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff, yummy food.
  38. G

    Goat

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. The food, service and atmosphere is wonderful!
  39. K

    Kobe

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The kimchi pancake was great, but the haemul dolsot was a bit underwhelming. It was missing crispy rice, and it was overly sauced in my opinion. The quality of the dishes did not match the price. We also received the small dishes at the start, and found the kimchi to have an off taste, and found a fly running around in the pickle dish. Hope it was just an off day.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bibimbap, bulgogi and all of the sides that came with the dishes was excellent. My only disappointment in the food was the Korean ribs. They were just not as flavorful as everything else. I’m not a big tofu person but the tofu they served in the side dishes was delicious! Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and gave great recommendations. He was friendly to our kids and helped calm them down. Overall, I highly recommend this place and plan to return.

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 146 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Seorabol Center City

1326 Spruce St, #C3, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    13th St & Broad Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sat 3:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Korean, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Cho

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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