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Fearless Critic restaurant review
Casual restaurant

Mon–Sat 11:00am–10:30pm
Sun 5:00pm–10:30pm

Features Kid-friendly
Bar Beer, wine, liquor
Credit cards Visa, MC
Reservations Accepted

North Dallas
2502 Royal Ln.
Dallas, TX
(972) 484-6090
Seoul Garden
Good food, bad ventilation

Some Korean places do BBQ best, some do spicy tofu soups best, and some, like Seoul Garden, just do everything okay.

Food and service here are alright, and sometimes that’s just all you need. Everything is decent enough if not really stellar—barbecue, soups, seafood pancake, banchan, and so on. None of these stands out among the best in town, necessarily, but none are the worst versions of these dishes, either.

So, what is actually worth going out of your way for here? That would be yukhoe, Korean-style steak tartare with Asian pear (“hoe” refers to raw dishes in Korean cuisine). Not found everywhere, and sadly not something a lot of folks might order, this is a delicious dish. Rich meat, crisp and sweet pear, and well-balanced seasonings (usually a combo of soy sauce, sugar, salt, sesame oil, spring onion, minced garlic, sesame seeds, black pepper) make this dish a winner.

Be warned: this is one place where you walk out smelling like you’ve been grilling food for a week. Don’t wear clothes that need to be dry cleaned, or you’ll be sorry.

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