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Braai Republic

#19 of 119,798 Restaurants in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Itaewon
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63-4, Itaewon-Dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Name/address in local language
+82 70-8879-1967
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Today
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

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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 4 weeks ago 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!

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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 

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Thank jake280
Seoul, South Korea
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250 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 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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London
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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Thank Liza B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, good food. Great steaks and meat, cheese cake for dessert we had a great left wanting more.

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Thank Guy M
Jeju, South Korea
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I had lamb chop steak, boerewors (South African sausage), and grilled prawns. For me, the best was lamb chops. It was the best lamb cuisine I've ever had. Grilled prawn was also good. Sweet potato and creamy spinach were side dish for lamb chops. I enjoyed creamy spinach a lot, but sweet potato was not for me because of some... More 

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Randburg, South Africa
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

A must restaurant to visit. South African cuisine especially for those ex pats in Seoul away from home. Food was great with big servings as well.

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Thank Trevor B
Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

it's always packed with fun folks - busy kitchen staff cooking up good eats. I like the amerula cheese cake and creamed spinach, their house made sausages and however you spell/pronounce the S. African equivalent are excellent too!

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Thank dougholden
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Delecios and fair deal Wine is good and not to expensive Friendly staff and owner Barbecue at high Level

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Cuisine
African, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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
Itaewon
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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