Petra 페트라

Petra 페트라
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  • Petra 페트라
  • Published on: May 24, 2009
  • Last modified: March 21, 2018
  • Ambience
    Editor: 80%
  • Food
    Editor: 85%
  • Service
    Editor: 60%
  • Value
    Editor: 85%

Review Summary:

One of the oldest restaurants in Itaewon and still going strong, Petra gives you a good value for your money.  This Middle Eastern style restaurant serves some great home cooked meals.  Well... the Jordanian general I dined with said it was the most home cooked he had eaten in Seoul.  Petra serves all the classics in Middle Eastern cuisine.  It's popular with Korean, too, who even order the lamb dishes.  The lamb at Petra tastes clean and non-gamey.  The yogurt drinks are satisfying, and the Turkish coffee will knock you off your feet.   Petra was also one of the first restaurants in Seoul to provide hookahs for smoking, using the British/Jordanian slang term, "Hubbly Bubbly." The fruity smoke is not annoying and is actually relaxing and pleasant.

Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Reservations: No
Suggested Items: Sultan Lamb, Miza, The Hubbly Bubbly, Turkish Coffee

Other Amenities: English menu

Phone: 02-790-4433



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4 thoughts on “Petra 페트라”

  1. This place is super-delicious, the best Middle Eastern that I've eaten in Seoul. I'm not such a fan of the atmosphere though, kind of tacky and definitely not a place for a romantic date.

  2. I am a longtime fan of Petra, and I went for dinner last night. I was really disappointed! The portions are noticeably smaller and more expensive now, while the service was abysmal. I had some incredibly rude Russians as waitresses, who kept trying to interfere with our orders. When we first ordered, one waitress told us it wasn’t enough food (it was, in fact, more than enough in the end) and then she tried to dissuade me from ordering one of the beverages I order every time I go there). I honestly don’t think I’ll go back again after that service. The food is still tasty, but it’s disappointing to see that the portions have shrunk so much.

    • That is a shame, last time I went (a while back) the service was awesome, the food was great, prices were very reasonable for quality and quantity of food. Shame to hear it’s gone downhill. Sadly many restaurants in Korea seem to open up and slowly get worse rather than better.


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