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“Great BBQ”

Seoul Country Korean Restaurant
Ranked #99 of 151 Restaurants in Banff
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Excellent value and great food. Very hospitable folks at Seoul Country made for a very enjoyable evening. The seafood BBQ was excellent - great array of mussels, shrimp, fish. Try the Japchae - it was great.

1  Thank Russ S
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Seoul Country is situated in the middle of Banff Avenue at the back end of the mall behind the Fudgery. The restaurant is able to provide simple, vibrant, and delicious meals that are reasonably priced. Evolving with the changing seasons, so too are your choices of Korean food. In the winter you can have comfort foods including soups, hot stone rice bowls, and warm dumplings. In the summer you can have cool and fresh foods including cold noodles. Of course all BBQ meats fit all seasons and are the highlight of every meal.

Unfortunately, service suffers and is very poor especially when owners are not present. You can expect to to be turned away when the restaurant has a tour group, it will often have the closed sign showing during peak times, and the doors locked even when the open sign is on. Don't count on being able to order a beer let alone a second one. The fight you will have with yourself is whether the food is that good that you can look past the poor service. Good luck with that...

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1  Thank Lucy S
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We have been coming to this restaurant for years, this as far as I know is the only Korean restaurant in Banff so we always go to it. This last long weekend we were turned away 3 times, the 4th time we actually came back and were able to get a table at 8:30 pm after we came back from the hot springs. The restaurant is really busy as they seem to only serve large groups of tourist from Asia. They had signs saying closed until 7:00 or 8:00 pm since they are too busy with the larger group. My complaint is why are they only serving people coming from Asia or from large tourist groups? What happen to locals and folks from Calgary? These are people that will keep coming when and if there is a downturn with the economy. We have been coming here for years and they have always been able to accommodate the big parties and walk-ins. Not sure why they can't do the same, perhaps they don't need the $$$? Business is too good? If not for my wife I wouldn't even bother going to this restaurant as it is not the most convenient and service is average at best. There are plenty of other restaurants in Banff that won't turn people away.

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3  Thank Jimmy C
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Just your typical average Korean restaurant, albeit in Banff. So it's going to be priced according to Banff standards, which means expensive... We waited approximately 15 minutes before getting your table and the restaurant was filled with 80%+ Koreans, which is typically a good sign.

We ordered the hot pot for two with beef, assorted other veggies and noodles. It was quite typical and decent - nothing special or bad. The portions are quite large and there was more than enough food for two people. I would recommend this place over some other Banff restaurants as the other Banff restaurants are even more overpriced than this one.

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1  Thank lsli88
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Normally when in banff we stop here for the experience of getting the food cooked on your table. Food was fine but service was crap. Got our orders he brought he food and initial water. Never seen him again. No water. I wanted another beer. Usually the stirr the food up while it's cooking and turn it down after. Nothing. Portions were small Food and sauce. Just a waste

5  Thank Easyivan
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