유라 – Yura – “Meat” Buffet at the Novotel Doksan

I went to dinner tonight with my family to a great buffet. It’s a little depressing that I seem to only be writing about buffets lately, but those seem to be where we’ve been going 🙂

유라 (Yura) is a “Meat” buffet at the Novotel Doksan (SW Seoul). This is a relatively small restaurant (public tables), but does have a large number of private rooms. The tables are great, stylish grilling tables (Korean-type with round grill in the middle). If you go, try to get one of the marble tables…really nice.

This is really a meat buffet. There are about 12 different kinds of meats available. All the usual suspects (inc. beef/pork ribs and bulgogi), plus some. I liked the “tenderloin,” thick, tender, and juicy. Good stuff. We were also able to get the hanwoo (Korean) beef, which was fantastic. Obviously, not part of the buffet, but worth it for anyone looking to splurge.

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The rest of the buffet is primarily sides and not very extensive. They have some different soups, rices, and jeon. There is also a small fruit and ddeok section, with traditional drinks. If you haven’t gotten the picture yet, it’s really very Korean 🙂

I really do recommend this place if you are in the mood for a good meat-fest. It’s really good quality meat, a great atmosphere, and great service. The price is reasonable, I think. I hedge there because my wife paid and I can’t remember whether it was 31,000 or 39,000. You could certainly get Korean BBQ for less, but there’s no way that you could get it for less in this amount, with this quality.

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