The slick interior design immediately sets this place apart from its neighbours. Architect turned owner Insu Kim has given Seoul Soul an industrial feel, with white tiled walls, raw concrete floors and wire light fittings. The design also makes it clear that it’s all about the barbecue at Seoul Soul, with table grills dominating the restaurant space alongside a larger grill to sit around street side.
There’s also “Korean tapas” on offer, which features bite-sized dishes like grilled tiger prawn skewers and deep-fried dumpling that are perfect to go with the selection of Korean beers available. This tiny Korean joint is a welcome change to the usual suspects on Melbourne's pho mile.