I was so excited to take part in a tasting of the new Korean/Asian/Mexican fusion restaurant and tapas bar, Urban Seoul located in the Diamond Jamboree Center; and I'm even more excited to share my foodie experience with you. 

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Brought to life by chef Kacy, he intermixed his life experiences, heritage and LA upbringing into tangible culinary, cultural delights with the Urban Seoul menu.  

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 burger

 Could a burger be anymore flavorful and juicy? The Kalbi burger sliders are made of marinated beef and pork patty, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, and a secret sauce (which adds a slight spicy kick) on a morning bun. Inspired by the In-N-Out Double Double, these sliders are sure to have your taste buds doing a double take.

taco
The Pork Belly Tacos, influenced by the street tacos of LA, has cripsy pork belly, kimchi, dress lettuce, queso fresco, gochu jang aioli, and house hot sauce (all sauces are made in-house!) I love the combination of the crispy texture and spicy flavor!
ricecake

I have a sweet spot for quail eggs and crispy foods, and the Spicy Rice Cake dish is the best of both worlds bringing together crispy rice cake, fish cake, onions, boiled quail egg, spicy sauce, and green onions.


quesadillas

The kimchi pancake quesadillas are a refreshing take on the classic quesadillas; these are made of a special kimchi pancake batter stuffed with grilled chicken, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, and kimchi sour cream. 


Chef Kacy and the Urban Seoul staff are very welcoming and well versed in the stories behind each dish on the menu. The prices are great, I totally dig the community atmosphere (be seated at a table or at the bar with open kitchen) and industrial decor mixed with vibrant artwork, and most importantly, the food!

drinks 

 Check out more details for Urban Seoul here and other great restaurants in Irvine on Destination Irvine's 'Where to Eat' feature page!