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“Great food, disappointing atmosphere”
Review of Min's Club

Min's Club
Ranked #327 of 123,529 Restaurants in Seoul
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Insadong
Reviewed August 22, 2013

A recommendation from the Lonely Planet guide took us to this Korean fusion restaurant just off Insadong, one of Seoul’s main tourist thoroughfares. Converted from the home of a senior minister, it had considerably less charm, style and ambience then we were expecting. However, the food was exceptionally good.

We avoided the 3 main set menus, principally because we weren’t that hungry for a five course meal and most of the starters were fish based – which is not a preference for my partner. Instead we opted for the a la carte and chose the soup of the day (potato) and the Hanwoo (similar to Japanese Kobe beef) tenderloin steak. The steak was extraordinarily good. We asked for medium/well done and, after it had arrived, I was tempted to send it back for being too pink. That would have been a serious mistake – it was perfectly cooked, had great texture and a superb flavor.

The wine list was more than reasonable in its selection, but I thought it was overpriced, so I opted for the house red (Chilean merlot, estate bottled). It was more than acceptable, we both thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was a great match for the steak.

So absolutely to be recommended for the food and wine – light on the atmosphere, but we would certainly go back on a next visit to Seoul and so would offer it as a recommendation to Trip Advisor readers.

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1  Thank Peter_R_Smith
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We were taken here by Seoul locals as we would never have found it otherwise. We had dinner in a private room which in addition to the table had armchairs and interesting things like old typewriters. The service was attentive, The food was delicious, beautiful and incredibly well cooked.

Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Kowhaikiwi
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

An amazing, authentic Korean dining experience. Outstaniding atmosphere. Fine dining in a historical building - great place to take a date. Outstanidng bibimbap, steaks were small but perfectly cooked. A little pricey but not unexpected for the atmosphere. As I brought my children, they moved us to a separate room that didn't interfere with buisness people or people on romantic dates.

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2  Thank Lee M
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

I can highly recommend this beautiful historical place for excellent service and cuisine. A hidden jewel !

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Thank Laurasinga
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Sure this is an expensive restaurant for Seoul but the restaurant exudes classic elegance and is a truly unique place in terms of decor as it is located in a historical abode. The food is contemporary French based with a touch of Korean fusion elements. More upscale restaurants in Seoul should learn from this place and not attempt to be inspired by international styles without understanding the ingredients and methods involved. It was a lovely and memorable experience - once in a lifetime. Highly recommended.

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Thank Luxecarol
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