Del Seoul

Restaurants, Korean Lincoln Park
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
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This taco shop’s similarities to Kogi—the L.A. food truck that spawned the Korean taco craze—may not work in Del Seoul’s favor when the two are inevitably compared. But judged on their own merit, these Mexico-by-way-of-Korea tacos are pretty tasty: soft corn tortillas piled with soy-marinated beef short rib, grilled pork carrying the earthy flavors of gochujang or plump shrimp rolled in panko and fried. Solid bibimbap ($8) is a vibrant value, and the kimchi fries (cheese fries topped with pork belly and kimchi “salsa”) are one thing on the menu truly charting new territory.

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Venue name: Del Seoul
Contact:
Address: 2568 N Clark St
Chicago
60614
Cross street: between Wrightwood Ave and Deming Pl
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-9:30pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am-10pm; Sun, 11:30am-9pm
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Diversey, Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton. Bus: 8, 22, 36, 134, 143.
Price: Average main course: $10
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Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

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tastemaker

The restaurant tries to make ordering, food delivery, etc. very efficient; which I appreciate, however; I think a lot of people don't follow ques and I've been there when it can get a little hectic. With that being said, I'm enamored with the food. My biggest complaint is that I can't resist my favorites to even venture over to something new so there are still a couple things I need to try.

My favorites are any of the bahn mi, kimchi fries and the short rib fries, but if you're torn between the two fries - I mean, just go splitzies with someone so you can get both. Of course if that is a real dilemma, I suggest you go for the kimchi fries.

Although, I just thought of the BEST reality dating show premise... Finding someone to splitzie things on menus at various restaurants across the city. Start filming at Del Seoul!!!!! I can put together the logistics, get at me.

Tastemaker

If you wanted to try the best Asian Fusion in the city, Del Seoul would probably be your best bet. Their play on traditional Korean dishes and modernizing them for the American palette is spot on, reminiscent of the Asian Fusion scene in California. If you are going with a group of friends I would recommend trying a little bit of everything to get the whole experience, typically those dishes would be the kimchi fries, korean fried chicken wings, bibimbop and a variety of their tacos. Their tacos are the perfect grab and go meal, my personal favorites would be the kalbi, shrimp and fish tacos. And for their affordable price point in an area as expensive as Lincoln Park, you literally can not go wrong with any item off of their menu. Parking may be a tad difficult on the weekends and during the summertime when more tourists come through just as a heads up. A must go-to spot for visitors and locals alike!

tastemaker

This is my go to Korean restaurant when I'm craving some rich bowls of hot deliciousness. I love the vegetarian bi bim bap - its loaded with fresh veggies including super savory mushrooms and when it's served in the hot stone the rice gets perfectly crispy and crunchy at the bottom. The tofu tacos hit that perfect sour spot with plenty of kimchi. For the price, the bowls are huge too and I definitely had some left over for the next day.

tastemaker

OMG I am obsessed with this place. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. SO GOOD. Go and try one of each of the tacos, now! And the fries!! I crave it once a week and I live nowhere near here. MMMMMM. OK, I'll try to write something comprehensive and useful now: definitely try the fish and shrimp tacos. They are fried and just absolutely loaded with incredibly delicious and drool-worthy Korean condiments. The price is right too, as it usually is with the superior sandwich (taco).