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Braai Republic

#16 of 119,791 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
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63-4, Itaewon-Dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Name/address in local language
+82 70-8879-1967
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Gwangju, South Korea
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not real African... but who cares? I've been touched by their lamb dishes even though I'm such a hater of the lamb smell. And their African drinks are quite interesting.

Thank 동글 선
thebiltongguy, Owner at Braai Republic, responded to this review

Hi! Glad you liked the lamb! Just curious why you mentioned that the food is not African? All 3 owners, and the original chef who created many of the recipes, are South African, and the food we serve reflects the food we grew up with in South Africa. Of course, South African food has many influences from other cultures, notably... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Initially found this restaurant here on Trip Advisor. We were looking for some thing different in the Itaewon area and went here for our anniversary dinner. We didn't have reservations but the hostess sat us at a great table on a busy night. The food was incredible. Unique, very tasty, cooked perfectly and full of flavor. We both really enjoyed... More 

Thank Jason N
Suwon, South Korea
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69 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

HOWEVER, it was still very delicious. I ordered the ribs and potato wedges and I received large portions of both. In fact, I was not able to finish the ribs as I was too full. The meat was soft and tender and the wedges had the proper crunch factor. Higher priced,but that is to be expected as it is Seoul... More 

Thank Austen G
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff with an unusual menu (for Korea) very enjoyable experience with some good South African Beers and Wines

Thank David5529
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349 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great food! The spinach was amazing. The lamb and sweet potatoes were pretty good as well. I paid 25,000 for a great dinner! I would possibly come back

Thank Samuel D
Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Very reasonable prices and quality food and drinks! Always busy, Braai Republic will consider reservations on weekdays, but first come - first served on weekends. Well worth the trip.

Thank prkouri
Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Louie, one of the owners, walked us through the menu, and through the history of the restaurant -- made for a personal and pleasurable experience. Delicious shrimps, home made sausages were great, and the lamb was first rate! Hard to find down the back alleys of Itaewon, but well worth the trip!

Thank hbnem
Seoul, South Korea
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Having lived in Seoul for years, I have visited most restaurants both new and old. Braai Republic is hands down the best place for a hearty meal. The meals range from handmade meat pies to bunny chow. The meat platter is a go to meal if you want a variety of meat: lamb chops, boerwoers(SA Farmers Sauce), and maple sauce... More 

Thank jake280
Seoul, South Korea
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275 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Our friend was leaving and there was only one place she wanted to go, Braai Republic. I had the lamb potjie and it was delicious. Both the ladies had the lamb and they loved it. Braai is so popular I'd highly recommend reservations. Check out there web site for all the info.

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113 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

After enjoying lovely Korean food for a few days, we craved something more familiar. I found this great restaurant through TripAdvisor. It is a lovely rustic place with a true African feel to it - including the South African background music, and Springbok rugby memorabilia. We ordered the lamb chops that were cooked to perfection! The sweet potatoes and cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
African, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63-4, Itaewon-Dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
  • Neighbourhood: Itaewon
  • Phone Number: +82 70-8879-1967
Braai Republic serves South African home-style cooking, focusing on our own sausages including boerewors, lamb chops and freshly-baked meat pies.
Kitchen hours: (Monday to Thursday) 17:00- 21:00
(Friday to Sunday) 12:00- 21:00
Atmosphere: Open kitchen and Casual
Tip: Come before 6pm - even on weekedays we get busy early!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Itaewon

Neighbourhood Profile
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.
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