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“AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING FOOD”
Review of Zelen

Zelen
Ranked #170 of 122,591 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Eastern European
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Itaewon
Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING FOOD”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Went there for a special dinner and true to the promise, this place made the evening very special. The ambience is classic romance. The food is excellent (with quite a heavy emphasis on meat and cheese) and the desserts were amazing. I highly recommend the chocolate fondant as it was perfectly prepared and delicious. Prices were high but not unreasonable for the value received. Will definitely return for another special evening.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank SOLTATIO
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“terrific food... incredibly slow service”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

We expected so much more from reviews and friends' reports. We waited over 2 hours for our LUNCH - good thing we had time. Whereas the food was delicious, I am not sure it was worth the wait. The staff seemed uninterested and bored. No, it was not too busy or crowded. International guests in all tables.

  • Visited May 2012
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3 Thank Kennellyadventure
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Seoul, South Korea
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Excellent Itaewon Restaurant”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

If you are looking for something different from the Main Street Bars and Restaurants in Itaewon, then Zelen's is a place to check out. Very nice atmosphere. The wait staff is very helpful and the food is prepared with fresh ingredients and served nice and hot. A nice wine list (by Korean standards). We have eaten there on weeknights only, and did not have to wait for a table. Can not speak as for weekends.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank AlaninSeoul
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Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Itawean has a bevy of unique restaurants tucked in tight, many of which you would not know were there if you weren't looking for it. This is one of them. It is a must find! For fine dining, it is most reasonable, at 80,000 won for two to each three courses and have drinks.

  • Visited July 2012
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3 Thank Michael V
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Seoul
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Favorite restaurant in Seoul”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

I have been here several times with friends and family visiting from abroad. The food is always great when I go there. Highlights are the moussaka, meatballs and pork with spinach.

  • Visited June 2011
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1 Thank stingey
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