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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (8 reviews)
“brisket” (21 reviews)
“southern bbq” (3 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
47, Noksapyeong-daero 40-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 04351, South Korea
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

At first, I thought they were closed but then i realised that I had to go up some stairs in the back. The food was good, not phenomenal but I really enjoyed it. The serving sizes were big so I had to take some home...More

Thank 868aroundtheworld
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the best way to spend a proper feasty, pig put saturday!!! Brilliant service and a perfect atmosphere. Coffee rubbed ribs are the business!

Thank BenHall2242
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I was here with my Family for Lunch and it was outstanding,the Quality of the Meat is great and the Smoked Flavors are incredible, i will definitely come back. Try the Hulk Platter for 4 People very reasonable priced.

Thank Magnus S
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I don't know where to begin but John and his staff are amazing, always make me feel welcomed and appreciated! By far the best BBQ I have had in years and I mean in comparison to United States even! Manimal s passion speaks for itself...More

Thank jesse w
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The only down side of this place is the rather high prices but this place is great for occasional celebration or special date night. I highly recommend the chicken, brisket or ribs. They never fail to be cooked perfectly and taste amazing. This place backs...More

Thank Josh H
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

If you've been away from Texas-style bbq, this will feed your soul. Solid offerings across the menu. Wouldn't be special stateside, but here, Manimals is good for what ails you.

Thank arhie
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This place has very good food. Reminds me of BBQ back state side. Sightly pricy but that may just be because of the area. Very touristy. Would go again.

Thank llj15horse
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here, came early without a reservation and was seated immediately at the bar. Interesting selection of craft beers- not cheap though but fairly standard Itaewon prices. My boyfriend and I shared a meat platter for 2- we chose the smoked chicken...More

Thank Travellerannel
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The food is out of this world. I had the pork belly and my wife had the pulled pork sandwich. They both were excellent. You can tell that they make their own buns and smoke the meat in house. If I had one criticism it...More

Thank Chickenlips79
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a great, all be it hard place to find. The key is to follow you nose. The smells coming from Manimal will pull you in off the street. We tried a little bit of everything and it was like we were eating at...More

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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,
trendy international restaurants dot the area
alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest
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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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