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Little Seoul

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San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 2232 5551
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its not often that you find good cuisine from another country unless you are in that country. Little Seoul is different. Genuinely tastes like authentic Korean food. Homemade kimchi was excellent!

Thank hotelmagellaninn
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Reallly delicious food, a mix of korean and japanese! The rolls were amazing and of a considerable size!

Thank Esteban C
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2015

This place has remained quality a long time and was one of the first restaurants in Costa Rica with Sushi on the menu. But, it's a Korean joint so you got to order the Bulgogi. It's the best, the real deal not some PF Changs frozen, zip pouch. Kim Chee and other essentials served up as guessed. It's great to... More 

Thank Tommy B
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146 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015

We went to this restaurant for sushi, not Korean food. The sushi was of good quality, fresh fish and the miso soup as well as the seaweed salad were excellent. The sushi was well prepared and the fish was fresh. If in San Jose and wishing to have sushi, highly recommend this place. Service was a little slow but worth... More 

Thank LoveToTravelNJ63
Fossil, Oregon, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

I spend 6 months in Costa Rica every year. Always craving for Korean food I grew up with, and I couldn't believe how tasty, good quality food they serve. Price is a little high, but I know how the cost of living is in Costa Rica, since all had to be imported. My husband and I loved their food and... More 

2 Thank Hyon F
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2013

I tried the Korean food and it was amaaazinnngggg. One of the best I've tried. They are not so cheap, but the quality of the food is high. The srevices has always been impressive and excellent. Be careful with the levels of spice that you order. Please try the green tea ice cream. I'm addicted to it...it's so delicious!

Thank Maria A
Heredia, Costa Rica
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013

The selection of dishes is Impressive and the service is always excellent. We always enjoy eating there.

1 Thank crafterincr
Jaco, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2013

Try must try... all items I have tried were delicious and I would recommend to friends and family. Make sure to ask for medium spicy

1 Thank Iflycostarica
San Jose, Costa Rica
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Little Seoul is a great taste of Korea in San José. Like most "exotic" restaurantes in Costa Rica it is a bit expensive and the most extreme flavors (kimchi) have been toned down a bit, but everything is still very delicious, fresh, and the service is very good.

1 Thank SCCR506
Santa Barbara, Heredia, Costa Rica
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

I have been going to Little Seoul for many,many years. It is rare to find a restaurant that is consistently good in Costa Rica for so many years. Little Seoul is consistent with fresh sushi, warm service, lots of parking. It has many other Korean and Japanese dishes but the price and the preparation of the sushi brings me back... More 

2 Thank Laurel A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Sushi, Asian, Korean, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2232 5551

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?