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Linus' Bama Style BBQ

136-13, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu | Down the stairway next to McDonald's Itaewon, and straight back, Seoul 04390, South Korea
+82 2-790-2920
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (26 reviews)
“fried pickles” (9 reviews)
“skinny fries” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:30 pm Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
136-13, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu | Down the stairway next to McDonald's Itaewon, and straight back, Seoul 04390, South Korea
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think my title says it all. Huge portions perfect for sharing but sadly the ribs were dry, as if they’d been sitting under a hot plate for a while, and the onion rings over cooked and hard. There was a long queue outside for...More

Thank Dirk_Schmoker
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Took a trip specially down to try the baby back ribs but it wasn't great. Portions were unexpectedly huge so may be better for sharing. Unique mac n cheese balls :)

Thank Doreen G
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Heard about this place and had to try it. Ordered the baby back ribs and they were a great disappointment. Overcooked and dry. Friends with me confirmed the same. Beer is great as they have Lost Coast Brewery on tap. I will not go again.

Thank John G
Reviewed 22 May 2018

First the good news: Linus' Bama style BBQ is the best barbecue that we've had in South Korea after living here for 3 years. Typically, portions at BBQ restaurants here are quite small, but here, they're quite filling. My wife, daughter and I split 1...More

1  Thank Gary J
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We tried the brisket and pulled pork sandwiches. Both were excellent on par with the best in the USA. Sides were decent, 2 types of slaw, pork n beans. The fried okra was nice! Cocktail menu looked very nice but was early so we didnt...More

Thank ktc001
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Linus’ Bama Style BBQ is a foodie’s delight! Nestled in a narrow back alley off the beaten path, Linus’s doesn’t disappoint! I was a bit skeptical considering I am a die hard American BBQ lover, but this place turn out to be legit! It was...More

Thank secretagentgs
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Good selection of different cuts (ribs, pulled pork, etc). Really good sides as well. Pricing was good for western style BBQ for the area.

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

When it comes to getting a table, it may be a bit of a huzzle. They don’t take reservations, 2/3 of your company needs to be present before getting a table and they don’t really seem to try to be accommodating in this part of...More

Thank Pjeos
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I came to Linus as a couples date. Area. Linus is located in an alley in Itaewon. It is an outdoor establishment that when the temperatures are warmer you eat outside and when it gets cold they enclose it. Food. The food was high quality...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 29 January 2018

First the good. The food is absolutely fantastic. We had several dishes but the best with our group was the brisket, hands down. Of course, everyone loved the fried cheese macaroni balls too. The beer is pretty good but get ready to take out a...More

3  Thank tjys
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
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동글 선
9 November 2016|
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Response from jrh825 | Reviewed this property |
More likely to find a turkey at High Street Market, but you can always ask
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136-13, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu | Down the stairway next to McDonald's Itaewon, and straight back, Seoul 04390, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
  • Neighbourhood: Itaewon
  • Phone Number: +82 2-790-2920
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