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Little Seoul

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Japanese, Sushi, Korean
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San Jose, Costa Rica
2232 5551
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
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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NJ
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102 reviews 102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Fossil, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 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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Heredia, Costa Rica
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Jaco, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Santa Barbara, Heredia, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 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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Paraiso,Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 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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san jose, costa rica
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

The place is a bit run down, they make an effort though. More than can be said for alot of places in CR. Its like they added to the place a few times so be careful going to the mens bathroom, the floor changes height 3 times in the hall.... I think what they are going for is a mix... More 

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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, Sushi, Korean
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?