Friday, January 28, 2011

Del Seoul - Chicago, IL

Del Seoul opened a few months ago in Lincoln Park and they serve Korean-style tacos.  Kogi truck in LA has spurned many similar restaurants or food trucks and it's about time, it's come to Chicago.  

I've since been to the actual store, but my first taste of Del Seoul came courtesy of our friend Gook.  He picked up some food for us to try since he had tried it a few nights before and loved it.  

Here are three of the Korean BBQ Tacos.  Gook got us one of each: spicy bbq chicken, kalbi, spicy bbq pork and sesame-chili shrimp tacos.  They each come with cilantro-onion relish, chili-garlic "salsa" and secret slaw.  Each taco is $2.50 or $2.95, which is a great deal for the size of these tacos.   

They also have banh mi sandwiches that comes with pickled daikon and carrots, jalapeno, cilantro and korean red pepper aioli.  Gook got one of those but I forgot to take a picture.  Also equally good.

We also had kimchi fries, which came with sauteed kimchi, onions and pork belly, scallions, melted cheddar and jack cheese, and sour cream.  Why didn't anyone think of this before?

We also had Seoul Style Street Dumplings, steamed handmade pork dumplings with sake-soy dipping sauce.  These were really tasty, but given how everything had a Korean influence, whether it be tacos, banh mi or cheese fries, I kept wondering what was different about these dumplings.

Turns out they are your standard pork dumplings.  lol.  They also serve bibimbop in stone pots and kalbi plates.  They have a wide array of items to choose from, which will hopefully satisfy all of your cravings.  Now if only they can include some dessert items on their menu.  But fear not friends, Molly's Cupcakes is just down the street.  :)

Del Seoul
2568 N Clark St
(between Deming Pl & Wrightwood Ave) 
Chicago, IL 60614


  1. omg, i love french fries... and those looks funky yet still yummy! hahah

  2. Yes they are delicious, we'll go next time you're in town. :)

  3. hey where's the best korean taco place in LA. i feel like i gotta try it when i go this time.

  4. I think korean tacos have already had their hay day in LA now. lol. If I were you, I'd check our Roy Choi's newer ventures like Chego or A-frame. Chego has more rice based dishes and A-frame has a little bit of everything, with an Asian twist. I haven't been to either one but they are definitely on my list. You can try them and let me know if you like them.