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“Loved the authentic Korean food”

Seoul Garden Restaurant
Ranked #630 of 2,114 Restaurants in Nashville
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Korean
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Our son just moved to Nashville and lives right around the corner. We decided to go to Seoul Garden because we love Korean food and the prices seemed really reasonable. We figured it would be good when we realized we were the only nonAsians in the place. I had the Bolgum Gogi. Wow! Excellent. Everyone else ordered soups or stews. Plenty of sides. We all enjoyed every bite. The waitress was sweet, a little hard to understand but we all managed. Really great time

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Thank annnabella
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

We've known Seoul Garden for several years, and it's one of the places we go in Nashville for a down-to-earth, good meal. It's very casual with a Nashville clientèle of varied races and ethnicities.

With most of the entrées, Seoul Garden serves small dishes of, for instance, marinated hard-boiled eggs, pickled jalapeños, pickled daikon, potatoes, bean sprouts, and kimchee-- and the servers are usually happy to bring more.

Everything we've eaten here has been excellent and the ingredients fresh. The portions are large, and the food is always satisfying. There are a lot of easy choices for the Weight Watcher, gluten-free, low-fat, or vegetarian dieter.

Seoul Garden features an up-to-date menu on the website.

Along one side of the restaurant are tables with barbecue grills at the center, and huge hoods overhead. Here, you can order plates of bulgogi (marinated ribeye, chicken, or pork) which you grill yourself. Even in other parts of the restaurant it can be a LITTLE smoky, though, depending on the number of tables using the grills.

Soups, stews, dumplings, it's all delicious. Just the other night, 2 of us had the Bibimbob (a large bowl with fresh lettuce, shredded carrots, radishes, cabbage, beef and rice); and Dak bulgogi (marinated, grilled chicken), for 2 people, with hot tea, all for $25.02 without tip. We had to take home most of the chicken which was even better the next day.

It's a funny place. Large flat-screen TV's play what I assume are DVD's of kinetic pop singers and dancers-- Korean, presumably, but I've never paid attention for long. Maybe it's a TV station. Not TOO loud, though.

There's at least one karaoke private room with grill, which is fun with a group.

Some of the servers don't speak English very well, but if you can't get your point across, they'll get one of the native speakers to help.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

As soon as you walk in the door, you sense this place is going to be good. While the decor is sort of basic, the place was full and many were Asians who all seemed happy with their food. We heard Korean, Chinese and Japanese being spoken by guest.
The staff was exceptionally friendly and although they hustled around, it was hard to get service and we experienced delays to place our orders and to get our appetizers.
The appetizers actually arrived 30 seconds before the main courses for our table, but nearby tables had less problem.
Our entrees were quite good and we enjoyed the tastes. One portion was too big, but others were normal.
Unfortunately , service was the memorable part of the visit, as it took TOO long to get our bill, and then our American Express card was not accepted regardless that the tray used to deliver the invoice was said American Express. The server did not seem to see any problem with advertising American Express and declining to accept it (she said they used to take it). We noticed other tables also were declined when they asked to use the American Express card as well.
Would I go back? Yes, but with lower expectations.

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Having just moved here, we were thrilled to find authentic Korean food. The food is great and the price is good as well. My husband is part Korean and knows the difference between true Korean food and not. This definately passed his test. This has become his new favorite restaurant in Nashville. Everything we have ordered here (and we visit regularly) has been great.

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Reviewed February 21, 2011

They have wonderful Korean dishes at very reasonable prices. I went there with 6 people group so we could try a few different dishes. Everything we ordered were very good.
I am a full blood Korean and I can tell what is good or not when it comes to Korean food.
Pretty much all my non-Korean friends I've taken to different Korean restaurants liked the meal regardless how good the restaurants were. But this restaurant I can definitely recommend to even Koreans.
If you are in the region looking for a nice decent Korean food, stop by. You won't regret it.

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Thank JamesMem
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