Asian food is our favorite ethnic cuisine, and even in Istanbul we get hungry for it. We have eaten at the Seoul several times with always happy experiences. This restaurant caters to many, many Asian tour groups with a fixed menu delivered with amazing speed. We order from the menu, and our dishes also arrive in a timely fashion, but have been prepared especially for us. We are especially fond of the pork chop suey and the sweet and sour chicken. The little dumpling appetizers are also tasty.
I do have a couple of small issues with this restaurant. It is located on three floors, but for some reason I am always required to go to the highest floor. The stairs are not bad by Istanbul standards, but it is a challenge for me. There are also a couple of "tourist tricks" that they employ. When you order they will deliver the order to the kitchen and return with a tray of mezes which they begin to place on your table. It would appear that these are free samples of food, but they are not. If you let them remain on the table you will be charged.
They also add a 5TL "service charge" to every bill. The waiter cannot explain what the service charge covers, but it certainly does not cover his tip. I just find these practices annoying. I would prefer to pay a fair price for the food rather than have a bogus "service charge" tacked on to my bill. I feel like someone is taking advantage of me.
In spite of these issues we will certainly return to this restaurant. The food is good enough to compensate for the short-comings. Prices are a bit on the high side, but the restaurant is on Akblylk, and it occupies very expensive real estate. It is certainly no more expensive than the kebob places all around it.
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