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Manimal Smokehouse

47, Noksapyeong-daero 40-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04351, South Korea
+82 2-790-6788
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“potato salad” (8 reviews)
“brisket” (22 reviews)
“smoked meat” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
47, Noksapyeong-daero 40-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04351, South Korea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a smokehouse. We decided on this restaurant because chicken is very hard to find in Korea. This restaurant came with favorable reviews from like me patrons. Neither my husband nor myself enjoyed our 2 meat platters. I reccommend if you go here just...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank planefunusa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I assume if you have nothing to compare something to, it may seem like it's great just out of the novelty of the experience, which is what I figure all these people leaving such inexplicably enthusiastic reviews are doing. If you've had, however, decent American...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank lashy03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to visit again after going there the first time in over 2 years and the place never ceases to amaze me. The succulent chicken, mouth watering brisket and corn mix had me demanding for more. Anyone in the area needs to pay a visit...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sillysammeh
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A great selection of meat (although no sausage when we were there). Well cooked and tender. A little on the pricey side but tastes good. Can't book so need to get there early if with a larger group. Excellent English

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KiwiWorld
Reviewed 16 September 2018

i went here on a blind date but he was really picky so i ate everything and never saw him again. the food was unreal and the staff were fab! Thanks!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank FayeLG97
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I smoke food regularly and I am always up for trying other foods for inspiration. Manimal was alright. They had no brisket for lunch which was 100% the reason I went there, so that was really disappointing. The other food we got was pretty decent....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mikedialect
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This is one of my favourite spots in all of Seoul. As a poutine-loving canuck from the great white north, my first experience with this cuisine was actually here in Seoul. Now, I have no proper frame of reference on which I can compare it...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Jason F
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This place is great. They really did their homework here. Great smoked meats. I had the brisket, ribs, and pulled pork. All were great. I was disappointed they were out of corn bread.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Matt K
Reviewed 20 July 2018

This place is small so be prepared to wait however it is well worth your time. The food was very tasty and the service excellent. There is no wonder why this is such a popular place for locals and expats alike. My only complaint is...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mpapanis
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Went to Manimals with a friend. Had the ribs (coffee rub), chicken, and pulled pork. They were out of brisket, cornbread, and spare ribs. The mac and cheese had a nice kick. Service was good.

Date of visit: July 2018
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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,
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 18 - USD 27
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47, Noksapyeong-daero 40-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04351, South Korea
  • Location: Asia  >  South Korea  >  Seoul>  > Itaewon
  • Neighbourhood: Itaewon
  • Phone Number: +82 2-790-6788
  • E-mail
Manimal Smokehouse is a new American style BBQ restaurant located in Itaewon, Seoul. All meats are smoked in-house daily over cured Korean oak wood in a custom built offset smoker built in Houston, Texas. Our smoker is 100% wood powered with no electrical components.
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