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Cha Iyagi

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Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Seating, Waitstaff

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Reviewed 17 November 2018

The reviews below state how hidden this place is, and keep in mind that the sign isn't in English but in Korean. We were able to find it by using the local Korean version of Google Maps. Inside, don't be put off by the appearance...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank EmmaVestrheim
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Great classic Korean barbecue and soju experience in a small setting. I also appreciated that the menu was limited. Portions were perfect for 2 people, and my friend was able to order a vegetarian stew/soup. As far as service, we only knew a few phrases...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ced140
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

A 1st time experience for authentic Korean bbq. All side delicious were delicious, the meat was great and the service was terrific.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank AOZ05
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Like most good spots to eat, this little gem is tucked away in an alley way in Insadong. I’m so glad we were able to find this place, as the address can be difficult to locate (2 connecting addresses, 1 restaurant). The server was amazing,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank cvaldez88
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We went here based on reviews from TA. The photos that people have posted of the front was the only way we found it. The bamboo rice was delicious! We got 1 pork set and 1 beef set. They were both good, but the cuts...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Garfieldluvr
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

The meat costs 15.000 krw per 100 gram. At the street kitchen it is around 10.000 krw. However, the meat was lovely and tasty, and you get a lot of side dishes as well which are free, along with a spicy soup. The restaurant is...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Annemette Ø
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I have been going to this place for 10 years and it never disappoints. Good quality meats, great variety and quality of salads, very fragrant rice steamed in bamboo, and friendly service. The old hanok adds to the charm of the place too. This place...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank benjaminc702
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Found your recommendatuons near our hotel. Service is excellent and very good food. Yes do order the soju.. Rice wine to go with your meal. Beautiful ceramic wares too!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Ffifo
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Cha Iyagi serves, in my opinion the best Korean food. As we entered the restaurant, there weren't many tourist just locals. To me that says a lot of the place when only locals know about this place in bustling Seoul. The bbq pork and beef...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Eugene G
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This place isn't hard to find; ust look for the spinning BBQ sign on Insadong 10-gil and you’re there! There was one other table occupied when we arrived, but the place was fairly busy by the time we left. The ladies running this restaurant were...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank divebunny1
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27 March 2018|
Response from Eugene G | Reviewed this property |
Cha Iyagi, Insadong 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea Do use Google maps when you're at the area. It's by a small alley on one of the main roads. Enjoy !
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