Seoul's interior is quiet, clean and neat. Service is very friendly, and the waitstaff are very good about explaining what each dish is.
It's no exaggeration that one could make a meal out of the appetizer listing alone. The dumplings (fried or steamed) are filled with vegetables and pork, the fried calamari's coating is light and the squid tender, not chewy. The Du Boo Kimchi has boiled tofu mingled with pork or vegetables.
Choosing a heat level is mandatory, but, disappointingly, the "hot" is not overly so. Most people go to Seoul for Hot Pots (be forewarned: You have to order two, so take a friend along), "Bibimbob" (most Korean places have it listed as "Bibimbap"), and Korean BBQ. The beef Bulgoki (A.K.A. Bulgogi) is definitely the winner of the BBQ. The meat is tender and cooked perfectly, and the sauce was not overly sweet, with a nice tangy aftertaste.
For the timid, the fried rice and noodle & rice cake dishes are perfect, with a wide variety of meat, fish and vegetarian selections. Everything is served with a selection of dipping sauces and toppings, ranging from seaweed to Kimchi to spicy mustard. Don't be afraid to ask what each item is. It can get a little crowded on your table when all the dishes and plates are laid out for your meal.
Dessert offerings are green tea ice cream and mango ice cream.
Seoul is a very good Korean restaurant for those who have never had Korean and want to be introduced to it slowly and mildly.
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2178 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Hours: Mon - Sat Lunch: 11.30 AM - 2.30 PM Dinner: 5.00 PM - 10.00 PM
Smoking : No
Children's Menu: Yes
Parking: Small lot or street (some free)
Celiac-Friendly selections: Yes
Low carb//no carb options: Yes
Vegetarian selections: Yes