Down a nondescript stairway in Seoul’s bustling Itaewon area lies Linus’ Bama Style Barbeque, a rustic, Southern-style restaurant with picnic benches, craft beer, and classic dishes such as brisket and pulled pork sandwiches—served with a side of coleslaw of course.
Opened by Korean American Linus Kim, who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, this was originally a pop-up shop. But word spread that this was authentic and delicious Southern barbecue, and the joint became an Itaewon staple packed with Koreans looking for a new experience and expats searching for a little taste of home in Seoul. Don’t forget to try the fried okra and the bacon jalapeno mac balls.
56-20 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul