I am probably 1 1/2 years late in reviewing this place. This is the cat’s pajamas. The bees knees. The whatever of foodie meccas in Seoul. Errrrbody loves Brooklyn. There are
hundreds thousands millions of reviews online (big ones, small ones, itsy bitsy blurbs) about the holy grail of burgers in the world of kimchi. But, this was my first ever visit so the world is getting one more review. 😀
It seats 22 people. You must wait to enter. It’s located in the French section of Seoul, Seorae, for some reason. If there wasn’t a line outside you’d probably walk by it the first time.But, it is just what a burger lover needs, as we run low on grease and cheese coursing our veins, and it is worth any obstacles that required hurdling to get one of these burgers.
Let me break this down a bit. Here is why Brooklyn is the creme de la creme of burger restaurants in Seoul:
- They make their fries from real potatoes. These aren’t some Orida, or Korean equivalent, bullshit. These are the real deal. They’re cooked in what tastes like nut oil, giving them a delicious, crispy taste. They honestly give you too many. Between two of us we couldn’t finish. Wha??
- The burgers are cooked medium well as the standard. I’ve already complained in reviews past that the “American” style burgers I’ve had in Korea are generally dry and tasteless. If they’re not dry, they taste almost like a meatloaf as I assume there are additives of bread or breadcrumbs. It’s not authentic and it doesn’t taste that great. These are all meat, pure beef, and cooked to a perfect pink which means its retained juice. And juice means flavor.
- The taste of everything is wonderful and fresh. The strawberry milkshake, which I only sampled, tasted like real strawberries. The horseradish mayo on the C.R.E.A.M. burger was amazing and the toasted, buttered buns were legendary.
- The cheese is real, at least on what we ordered. It wasn’t some processed garbage (which is actually quite American style but I hate that).
- The pickles are dill and I ate all of them! No sweet pickles at this place, my friends!
- Full napkins. Let me repeat, FULL NAPKINS.
Check it out. Don’t be late or you’ll be waiting like your visiting a doctor in the States. It’s a bit difficult to navigate through the maze that is Seorae. Plug it into Google maps. You should be good.
- Hours: 11:30a-9:30p, Closed on Mondays
- 551-32 1F Banpo-Dong Seocho-Gu Seoul