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Seoul Carryout - Champaign, IL

Rhea | Feb 13, 200203:43 PM

This "restaurant" on Green St. is a real chowhoundish place. A foodie friend and I went last summer and we were pleasantly surprised. We went on the recommendation of another friend who had gone to the U of I. It's basically in the basement of a building and you're obviously below street level because you have to look up to see the tires of the cars driving by on the street. It's dark with somewhat dirty, muddy floors, a large cutout where you order, menu written on a chalkboard as well as on pieces of paper tacked haphazardly on the walls and beaten up tables and chairs. You can actually eat in like we did, but I recommend carrying out. There were very few items on the menu over $5 and it's cash only. We were tempted to walk out at first, but we went to Champaign for the express purpose of eating at this place. We were glad we did not walk out. The food was very good, simple Korean fare and large servings. I don't think we finished everything. My taste buds could be fried from all the bad food I've had since I moved to Springfield, but it was definitely worth the drive. My foodie friend used to have a Korean roommate who was a great cook, so she is a better judge of Korean food and she also thought it was good.

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