Seoul Garden

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Former Location
2805 W Henrietta Rd, Henrietta, NY 14623
Hours (as of April 2011)
Closed May 2012, but re-opened as Seoul House

See Gone, But Not Forgotten

For more information on Korean food see [WWW]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_cuisine

As of May 2012, Seoul Garden has changed hands, and is now known as Seoul House.

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2008-01-05 16:42:22   I went here last night, and was totally happy with our meal. We got eel and chicken, and some shrimp appetizer - everything was delicious. The atmosphere was great, and the servers were super nice. I think I just found a new favorite place to eat! :) —HilarieLloyd


2008-01-26 10:01:32   This place is very authentic and I have lived in Korea for 2 years. The bulgogi is awesome and the kimchee is perfect. I found the bulgogi at the place on Jefferson in the market very greasy. This is the only place i go for Korean. Make this your 1st stop for Korean. —NewtonNola


2008-03-12 22:08:08   Nice service. Great dishes and well made. —LorenzoServantes


2008-03-17 12:40:26   Excellent service. Flavorful, fresh food. Great value for money. Vegetarians will not be disappointed. Ideal place to try with a group of friends. —SmitaRao


2008-06-29 09:36:48   I went last night for my birthday after looking around for a new place to try. I had never had Korean food before but it was delicious. The servers were very nice and one showed my boyfriend how he was supposed to eat his food. haha, it was pretty awkward but very helpful. I want to go back again today and get more kimchibokumbob. amazing. —EliseFouasnon


2008-09-19 16:33:58   since i moved here, I've never had decent Asian dishes in town. but fortunately i found this korean place. it's the same as i had in China. my husband and i both love it. we went there at least twice a week since we found it. they have very simple, basic korean dishes as well as awesome BBQ. they really care their food and use really fresh ingredient. the waitress are very nice and funny. we enjoy the time there a lot. i will say this is the best Asian food i had in town. both japanese food and chinese food are not that good here. they either don't care the food they cook or the ingredient is not fresh at all or doesn't have a good receipt. i feel like that i am really luck for having this place in town. —Jing


2008-09-30 16:46:59   Went to Seoul Garden for the first time recently. It was OK I suppose. My friend and I ordered two barbecued meat dishes, the beef short ribs and the spicy pork(I forget the Korean names). They were both quite tasty, and the beef was of very good quality. I was a little miffed when the waitress told us we needed to order "two of the same thing" in order to use the grill on the table. This perplexed me. So, if I alone order two helpings of short ribs, I can use the grill, but the fact that my friend and I ordered separate grillable items excludes us from using the grill? Banchan was fine. I may end up going here again, I'll have to try the other restaurants on offer first. —AlexD1234


2008-11-25 14:53:40   After many visits and offering not only my patronage but also introducing others to this restaurant, they completely spit in my face when I come in with my non-Korean fiancé during lunch time to order one entrée to share, making a scene in the middle of the restaurant when I requested just ONE small dish of kimchi (understand they would NOT bring out any panchan at all)! How could they "forget" my 40% tips in the past?! I understand the Korean restaurant business does not do so fantastic in less diverse areas such as Rochester as it does in noVA or NYC, but then is it not more important to keep their customers (especially Korean customers)? This place has completed neglected the sa-biss ("Korean service") a Korean person would expect in return for offering his/her patronage to the restaurant.

To summarize:
Atrocious service. Small portions and lesser quality Korean food than other Korean restaurants and obviously homemade food. Will never return here again. —JenFromDC


2008-11-25 15:09:24   Also for one's own enlightenment, there is no "Korean-American" food as there is "Chinese-American" food (commonly known to have been created for Americans' tastes, as far as possible from authentic Chinese food), there is just 'Korean food', and 'Korean where-the-owners-skimp-out-on-certain-ingredients-to-make-it-as-cheap-as-possible food.' Though it is understandable for the Rochester Korean restaurants to offer only the latter considering the small Korean population. —JenFromDC


2008-12-06 21:56:42   FAKE SERVICE, MEDIOCRE FOOD, OVERPRICED. I don't like this place because the workers talk about the customers in Korean, and if you understand what they are saying, you will notice that they are talking pretty ugly, mean, judgmental, and rude things about the customers, and doing it with a smile on their faces. One waitress can speak perfectly good English but acts like she can't. (The food is like a 3 or 4 out 10). After dining here a handful of times, I noticed they are insincere and treat different people differently. —MizLee


2009-01-21 17:53:48   There is a lot of negative commentary on Rockwiki from people who think they've been harmed in some way by this restaurant.

JenfromDC you are at a restaurant, just eat your food. If there is a civil rights issue here, talk to the attorney general. The people at Seoul Garden have always been friendly. What incentive would make them dislike you? Maybe it's all in your head.

I'm not from Rochester. I've been here for a job and I have had "Korean food" all over this country and in Korea. I have to say Seoul Garden is among the best and most authentic around here for the price.

Don't listen to the drama from some prior ignorant posts.

Seoul Garden is worthwhile. It is not the best value, but when eating out, it is certainly one of the best alternatives in Rochester.

The food is authentically Korean and I've never personally had any complaints about the service or the food. Nor has anyone I know. —StuartWolf


2009-03-16 14:15:23   Had their vegetable pancake, it was pretty good. fairly priced. Would go there again. Nice service. —SaRoyal


2009-05-15 01:19:03   The food here is serviceable but not on the same plane as Young's. Service was fine for me. —JohnHavard


2009-09-19 16:54:55   Service is kinda bad. Food is decent, but not really anything worth coming back to. Better off at Sodam Korean Restauranth1d3m3


2010-04-30 22:06:39   THE MOSTT WORSTT RESTAURANTT IN THE WORLDD! they aree just the ruddeeeestt out of all the restaurant i've been to. they made me pay tips when i don't want to and don't give enough, maybe if they were to be nicee i would give them more but nopee they just had to stand around look at our table, givingg me and my friend a dirty look and talk shitt. PLEASE DO NOT BE FOOL BY THEM, THEY WILL TALK ABOUT YOU IN KOREAN!!!!!!! DO NOT GO HERE!! the price is just ridiculous expensivee and the worst service. they'll only be nice to you when they see you have money or you look rich or have money. that's how asian people are. they aree rudeee. —jackie585


2010-04-30 22:08:00   still can't get enough of how rudeee and bad this place iss. OMGG i wanted to walk out on them last time. —jackie585


2010-05-13 09:50:02   First off...Jackie585...that was an extremely racist, ignorant, uneducated comment ("that's how asian people are"). And being Asian, I take great offense to your commentary in your review.

Secondly, I think this restaurant was very good. It had some great authentic dishes and service was good. I am looking forward to returning. —Sara1102


2010-09-26 23:31:04   The WORST SERVICE i ever had in any restaurant... the food was bad, the server rude and was not at all welcoming.. nor did she bother to bring our drinks. I would rather prefer to go to Young's. Would never ever go back there. —AparnaP


2010-11-14 18:35:59   To say some nice things about this restaurant, the interior looks nice and clean, and I believe they are the only ones who have tables with built-in grills for cooking at the table as I don't recall seeing tables like that at Sodam or Young's. But foodwise, my first choice is Young's, followed by Sodam, putting Seoul Garden in third place. —KairakuShugisha


2011-01-01 21:59:18   Sub par. Why go here when Young's and Sodam are in town, it doesn't even come close. Maybe this is for those with fast food palates, but if you want actual flavor in your Korean food in Rochester, there are better options. —jberna


2011-05-03 10:19:45   My wife and I would go here fairly frequently and often brought friends. There are a few dishes that are quite tasty. The service, however, is pretty awful. Once we were accidentally given an extra portion of rice, the owner threw a fit and began yelling; she yelled at us that we should have paid for the rice. It was pretty humiliating, but we later forgave when we began to hunger for Korean food. The final straw was when the owner made an error and did not add our tip to the credit charge before closing her register. She told us we had to pay next time. Next time was almost a month later when she added $4.00 to our bill without asking us!!! We paid the bill, but will NEVER go there again. I hope that someone from Seoul Garden reads this post. You just lost hundreds of dollars in business for four stinking dollars.

P.S. The servers do an awful lot of whispering in Korean. —walternmoss