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“Relaxed atmosphere, good food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan

Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan
651 Itaewon 2-dong Yongsan-gu | Myungsan Building 1st Floor, Seoul 140-834, South Korea
+82 2-794-2537
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Ranked #129 of 12,951 Restaurants in Seoul
4.0 of 5 stars 62 Reviews
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: At Craftworks Taphouse & Bistro, our mission is simple: to provide high-quality, freshly prepared food and drinks at reasonable prices, using local or organic produce, sustainable seafood, and humanely raised meat and poultry whenever possible. Our brews are made the old fashioned way... By hand! They are unpasteurized, unfiltered, and follow the Bavarian Law of Purity, containing only fresh springwater, the finest barley malt, hops, and yeast. Come on in and try the best beer in Seoul!
Ko Tao, Thailand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Relaxed atmosphere, good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We went twice to Craftworks because the first time they were setting up for Thanksgiving dinner. We asked if we could have a drink anyway and it was no problem.
The second time we came for a late lunch and it was delicious.
Service was excellent, the wraps we had were very tasty and there is a nice atmosphere. Looking around us all the food looked really good.
Great place to go and would definitely recommend to go here if in Seoul!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Craftworks, Owner at Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thanks for the nice review, Beachfan! Guests like you make it all worthwhile :)
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English first
Seoul, South Korea
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great Craft Beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

If you enjoy beer, then this is the place. The food is ok, they nickel and dime you for everything, so beware.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Craftworks, Owner at Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thanks for the positive review, Warrior. We hate being nickel & dimed too, but Seoul is an incredibly hard place to do high-quality food and beverages, as ingredient costs are through the roof and suppliers are predatory. That said, we do try our best to remain reasonably priced.
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Bucaramanga, Colombia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great ex-pat hangout”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is a great spot to hang out with friends, eat a delicious burger and relax. The Southwest Burger and the Cheese Lovers Burger are my favorites, but the salads and pizzas are also delicious. The nachos do not impress, so don't bother; however, they are the only thing on the menu that has been disappointing.

If you like a good brew, this is surely the best place in Seoul. I've only frequented the Pangyo location, but I imagine the Iteawon location is equally delicious. The oatmeal stout is great, and I love the seasonal pumpkin ale.

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Craftworks, Owner at Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thanks for the love, Goal60! We'll work on the nachos...
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Stockholm
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great beer in Seoul”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Go to Craftworks for proper ales! It's worth it. You won't find Cass, OB or Kimshi dishes here, they do have their place in Seoul, of course, but Craftworks is for when you miss a proper bitter.

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Craftworks, Owner at Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thanks for visiting us, Magnus! Always happy to serve fellow beer lovers!
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Seoul
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“Very knowledgeable and friendly staff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Every time I go to Craftwork, I have a great time. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The beer selection is impressive. Craftworks has a good vibe and seems to attract a fun crowd of people. Thank you for all of your hard work!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Craftworks, Owner at Craftworks Taphouse and Bistro Namsan, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for the love, fellow traveler! Guests like you make it all worthwhile!
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