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Braai Republic

#11 of 12,909 Restaurants in Seoul
#12 of 13,954 Places to Eat in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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Itaewon
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63-4, Itaewon-Dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 70-8879-1967
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Braai Republic serves South African home-style cooking, focusing on our...
Braai Republic serves South African home-style cooking, focusing on our own sausages including boerewors, lamb chops and freshly-baked meat pies. Kitchen hours: (Monday to Thursday) 17:00- 21:00 (Friday to Sunday) 12:00- 21:00 Atmosphere: Open kitchen and Casual Tip: Come before 6pm - even on weekedays we get busy early!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
regte, egte boerekos...in Seoul nogal

Unpretentious spot which serves simple yet delicious South African meals. Lamb chops are great, as are the ribs. Pies also good value but sadly disappear almost as fast as they are produced. Sides of slaw and spinach for those who insist on greenery with their protein. Amarula cheesecake and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Unpretentious spot which serves simple yet delicious South African meals. Lamb chops are great, as are the ribs. Pies also good value but sadly disappear almost as fast as they are produced. Sides of slaw and spinach for those who insist on greenery with their protein. Amarula cheesecake and Dom Pedros round out a good evening. Hands-on management team ensure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very friendly. The owner sat down and chatted with us. Food was good. Definitely should get reservation. Limited seating and we were lucky to get in. Not super kid friendly if u have pickey eaters or toddlers.

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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Worth the wait and the price. The food was amazing and the staff were pretty cool. We had the lamb chops and prawns and it was delicious. I highly recommend going and have a few brews as well.

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Daejeon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

South Africans are known for eating meat. because the weather in South Africa is good most of the year we love our braais (barbeque). A braai is however not similar to an American or Korean barbeque. Braai Republic gives some taste of traditional SA braai as well as some other very traditional meat dishes very typical to South Africa. They... More 

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Guri, South Korea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The love the food this place offers. It is a little pricey but so worth it. I always try to get the lamb pie but they sell out of it fast. the bangers are also quite tasty. The owners are supper friendly and try there best to make your time there fun and enjoyable. I love their creamy spinach. They... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I went here with a group on a weeknight. Small restaurant but able to handle us without a problem. We backed up the kitchen by ordering about 7 meat pies -- I ordered lamb chops late and they came out of the kitchen first! But you would expect meat pies to take awhile to cook so I can't fault the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

First I couldn't believe that this place could meet my expectation (rank 10 of all seoul restaurants). But, after finding it (bit hard to find) it became one if my favourite places. Reasonable prices, great owner and fantastic food. I can recommend the lamb chops. I think Tuesdays was lamb chops all you can eat which was superb. Smashed potatoes... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Enjoyable a bit pricey though, Somewhat hard to find, Staff was great, food was pretty good, It's takes along time for your food to be prepared

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Just had a lovely meal here, shockingly cheap £15 for ribs and two glasses of wine. Ribs, OMG, i could only eat half of them, so if you are hungry eat here. I stumbled by accident on this place and only found it as it was rather loud ( in a nice way) its up stairs!! Other food that came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My first time eating this style of food and it was great. The owner was cool and ensured we had a good time

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Additional Information about Braai Republic

Address: 63-4, Itaewon-Dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: +82 70-8879-1967
Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
Cuisine: African, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 63-4, Itaewon-Dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
  • Neighborhood: Itaewon
  • Phone Number: +82 70-8879-1967

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: African, Pub

Description

Braai Republic serves South African home-style cooking, focusing on our own sausages including boerewors, lamb chops and freshly-baked meat pies. Kitchen hours: (Monday to Thursday) 17:00- 21:00 (Friday to Sunday) 12:00- 21:00 Atmosphere: Open kitchen and Casual Tip: Come before 6pm - even on weekedays we get busy early!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Itaewon

Neighborhood Profile
Itaewon
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.
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