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USD 50 - USD 120
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Asian, Korean, Healthy, Grill
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 19 January 2021

최근 플레이버즈 방문 경험을 공유하고자 합니다. 임형철 매니저님 덕분에 정말 훌륭한 다이닝 경험을 할 수 있었던 점에 감사 드리고자 리뷰를 작성 합니다. 사촌과 2년만에 만날겸, 식사를 위해 방문하였습니다. 약속을 기다리며 혼자 앉아있는 시간동안 정중히 와인 추천을 도와주시기도 하고 말을 걸어주시며 매우 친근히 서비스 하셨습니다. 음식의...전반적인 구성, 와인 페어링, 동선, 당일의 음식 구성 등 다양한 부분을 섬세하게 설명해주신 점이 정말 인상적 이었습니다. 다양한 호텔, 레스토랑을 방문하곤 했지만, 이렇게 친근하고 인간적인 태도로 다가와준 경우는 처음이라 특별히 기억될것 같습니다 :) I’d like to share my recent special experience in this restaurant. I visited Flavors to meet my cousin in 2 years. At first time, I couldn’t expect that my dining experience here in this hotel can be so special and amusing. I was waiting for my cousin to get off her work. She was late for our dinner appointment, so I should keep seating alone at the table just riffling the pages of wine menus. While I was spending some awkward silence alone, the manager named ‘Hyung Chul’ approached me kindly and said hello! He asked me the reason why I am waiting for someone else and talked to me friendly. I could feel that he tried his best to make me feel comfortable while waiting for my cousin at the table. He helped me decently choose the wine, also provided a chance to taste each different choice. He explains about wine and the whole buffet’s food pairing delicately and provided me some interesting facts about this restaurant very tactfully haha. After my cousin arrived in the restaurant, the manager once again came to our table and gave us some tips and useful information about the whole buffet’s menu. Even though we were at the buffet restaurant, the way he composes the explanation, was more like the way of describing any other fine-dining course. I visited various hotel buffets and restaurants, but the way the manager took care of customers and the way they compose the buffet restaurant with the server’s kind instruction was one I could never experience before. I could feel how much pride did the manager had for his duty and this restaurant. While talking and eating food with my cousin, the manager constantly gave us recommendations about today’s menu and wine so kindly. Also, he even cared about my food allergies and sometimes he brought me nice dishes that I could enjoy without any allergy concerns. It was touching. Thanks to Mr. Hyungchul’s kind service, me and my cousin could spend a memorable experience here in this hotel. Also, the food was beyond my expectation and the staffs were very professionally trained for every service. Because of this great experience in Flavors, JW Marriott, I chose this hotel for my Bday celebration and stayed here for 2 nights last week!. I’d like to say thank you to Manger, Mr. Hyung Chul for his considerate service. and would like to leave a message for the general manager of this hotel, Allen Howden that your hotel’s restaurant manager Mr. Hyungchul was a very impressive person as a service industrial employee. Thank youMore

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 15 December 2020

The staff were attentive - too much so in fact. At this price the staff shouldn't be noticeable until needed. The food isn't bad, it's just too expensive for what it is, and the place was crowded when I visited, somewhat surprising.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 12 July 2020

The Best Buffet. When I took a trip to Korea, last summer, I had to look up the best dinner buffet in Seoul, as a person who enjoys a nice buffet meal once a month. I have had my fair share of buffets, but this...one stands out far beyond any other. You must try it, if you are planning on visiting Korea. Pros: 1) Captain Lim, an attendant for table 1 through 5, is knowledgeable and attentive. He recommends not only the daily best, but also food combinations. His suggestions for main dish and the desserts are just spot on. Highly recommended to make a reservation for those tables in advance. 2) Food: Ingredients are fresh and well cooked. Some food items were a bit over cooked in my personal opinion, but you have more than supple amount of substitutions. My favorite was the Matsutake mushroom (송이 버섯, Song-Yi mushroom) stir fry. The flavors from the mushroom were just out of this world. It goes well with any meat or cooked seafood items. Clams and lobsters are cooked fresh on order (at no additional cost). The sushi and sashimi are not buffet quality. 3) Ambience: It did not feel like I was at a buffet. It felt like I was at a fine dining restaurant. 4) Personnel: All the servers and chefs are very attentive, and they will try their best to accommodate your needs. Cons: 1) Location: It was not the easiest to find the entrance to the restaurant. 2) Ingredients: While the ingredients are very fresh and natural, an unexpected encounter may rise from it. Take a look at what you are eating. TL;DR: The best buffet. A Must Try! 영어로 다 적었는데 글자수를 채우라고 하네요. 맛도 분위기도 서비스도 참 좋은 뷔페인데 리뷰하기 쉽지 않네요 ㅎㅎㅎ 이왕이면 1번에서 5번 테이블 도와주시는 임형철 캡틴님과 함께 식사시간을 가지시길 추천드려요.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

Linch and dinner still good but i remember breakfast being better Hope they could have water ready just like lunch and dinner so that i wont have to ask for water every timeMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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JW_Seoul, General Manager at Flavors, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2020

Hello Jonfant, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Flavors. We are grateful for your kind comments on the general atmosphere, ambience and staff service and we much regret that our food did...More

Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

It took me by surprise that the best restaurant in Seoul is a buffet in a Marriott hotel but... It was absolutely delicious and the choice is huge. It has everything from raw fish to sushi to oysters and Korean and Italian delicacies and the...usual meats plus loads of desserts and fresh food. The service was at its best and this was an unforgettable evening.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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JW_Seoul, Hotel Manager at Flavors, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2020

Hello TroelsJ61, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Flavors. We are grateful for your kind comments on the general atmosphere, ambience and staff service and we much regret that our food did...More

Reviewed 11 January 2020 via mobile

Had some food over here. Not so much different than other places. It’s okay places in the town. Just be aware of long wait. Rest is fine recommendedMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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JW_Seoul, General Manager at Flavors, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2020

Hello fitfood7gb, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Flavors. We are grateful for your kind comments and we much regret that the waiting line was a bit long. Your comments have been...More

Reviewed 1 January 2020

Long wait to sit, poor food - and the 100+ reviews in Korean are very suspicious, most of them by people writing a first review.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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JW_Seoul, General Manager at Flavors, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2020

Hello bobb338, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor following your recent visit to Flavors. We are grateful for your kind comments on the general atmosphere, ambience and staff service and we much regret that our food did...More

Reviewed 30 December 2019

I came here 3 times and ate out with my boyfriend for dinner this time, where I figured out that there has been a 'A man telling you how to eat a buffet' service. He was outstandingly kind and told us which one was good...or not and the order of what we should eat. He checked us if our dining was fine sensitively but not botheringly, so we had an amazing dinner. I've traveled lots of countries and never got a service like this in my life. So, i'll definitely come here again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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JW_Seoul, General Manager at Flavors, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2020

Hello 44mely, We sincerely thank you for choosing Flavors and appreciate your kindness for taking the time to share your review comments. We are much honored to know that we have exceeded your expectations and provided you an excellent experience. Our gratitude to you for...More

Reviewed 28 November 2019

Wonderful selection of international foods, expertly prepared. The service was attentive but not intrusive. All the food had a delicious taste, from the Sushi, to Korean , to Pasta, and Steak. Seafood was fresh , deserts were indulgent. But bring your Amex, food at this...level is expensive. Food, Service, Ambiance, 5 stars. Value 4 stars.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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JW_Seoul, General Manager at Flavors, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2019

Hello, Brushmaker1955 We appreciate you for taking the time to share your review on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you liked our buffet restaurant at Flavors. Thank you for recognizing our quality food, and good staff service. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome...More

Reviewed 25 November 2019 via mobile

I’ve been told that this is the most expensive buffet in Seoul now and it is really worth to visit for fresh ingredient as well as attentive service. 어머니와 함께 점심 때 방문했습니다. 예상치 못했지만 아주 즐거웠던 <부설남> 임형철 captain님의 자세한 설명으로, 수많은 메뉴들 중...어느 음식을 집중 공략해야 하는지, 어떤 음식과 소스들이 최적의 조화를 이루는지와 더불어 마음써주신 special dish들까지,,매우 특별한 경험을 할수 있었습니다. 어머니는 그간 다니셨던 서울의 호텔 부페중 가장 맛있다고 하셨어요. 무한 제공되는 랍스터 구이와 평소에 즐기지 않음에도 불구하고 맛있었던 양고기, 그리고 자연산 송이와 자연산 선어회 덕에 돈이 그리 아깝지 않았습니다. 다만 일부 요리들은 제입맛에는 단맛이 강한편이었어요! 그래도 또 갈 의향은 있습니다.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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JW_Seoul, General Manager at Flavors, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4