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Little Seoul

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Japanese, Asian, Korean, Sushi
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San Jose, Costa Rica
2232 5551
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Sushi in San Jose

We went to this restaurant for sushi, not Korean food. The sushi was of good quality, fresh fish and the miso soup as well as the seaweed salad were excellent. The sushi was well prepared and the fish was fresh. If in San Jose and wishing to have sushi, highly recommend this place. Service was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This place has remained quality a long time and was one of the first restaurants in Costa Rica with Sushi on the menu. But, it's a Korean joint so you got to order the Bulgogi. It's the best, the real deal not some PF Changs frozen, zip pouch. Kim Chee and other essentials served up as guessed. It's great to... More 

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62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We went to this restaurant for sushi, not Korean food. The sushi was of good quality, fresh fish and the miso soup as well as the seaweed salad were excellent. The sushi was well prepared and the fish was fresh. If in San Jose and wishing to have sushi, highly recommend this place. Service was a little slow but worth... More 

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Thank LoveToTravelNJ63
Fossil, Oregon, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I spend 6 months in Costa Rica every year. Always craving for Korean food I grew up with, and I couldn't believe how tasty, good quality food they serve. Price is a little high, but I know how the cost of living is in Costa Rica, since all had to be imported. My husband and I loved their food and... More 

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1 Thank Hyon F
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I tried the Korean food and it was amaaazinnngggg. One of the best I've tried. They are not so cheap, but the quality of the food is high. The srevices has always been impressive and excellent. Be careful with the levels of spice that you order. Please try the green tea ice cream. I'm addicted to it...it's so delicious!

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Thank Maria A
Heredia, Costa Rica
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The selection of dishes is Impressive and the service is always excellent. We always enjoy eating there.

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1 Thank crafterincr
Jaco, Costa Rica
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Try must try... all items I have tried were delicious and I would recommend to friends and family. Make sure to ask for medium spicy

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Little Seoul is a great taste of Korea in San José. Like most "exotic" restaurantes in Costa Rica it is a bit expensive and the most extreme flavors (kimchi) have been toned down a bit, but everything is still very delicious, fresh, and the service is very good.

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1 Thank SCCR506
Santa Barbara, Heredia, Costa Rica
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I have been going to Little Seoul for many,many years. It is rare to find a restaurant that is consistently good in Costa Rica for so many years. Little Seoul is consistent with fresh sushi, warm service, lots of parking. It has many other Korean and Japanese dishes but the price and the preparation of the sushi brings me back... More 

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1 Thank Laurel A
San Jose, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Brilliant! I can't read anything on the menu, but it's all great. It's really Korean. I know the Korean embassy has events here. It's hidden in a side street so people don't think much of it, but YOU SHOULD VISIT! Great food. Not cheap, but fabulous.

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1 Thank Montserrat A
Paraiso,Costa Rica
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The fish was all fresh, excellent 'love boat' sushi platter for 2. Highly recommend it! The service was also very good. Waiters were very attentive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 2232 5551

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Korean, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?