Royal Seoul House, one of Vancouver’s oldest Korean restaurants, listed for sale at $689,000

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      Korean cuisine caught on in Vancouver only in recent years.

      As Straight food writer Tammy Kwan noted in 2017, one could probably count on one hand all the Korean restaurants in the city 20 years ago.

      “Thanks to an influx of South Korean immigrants and international students, as well as the rise of South Korean pop culture (oppan gangnam–style) around the world, there is now an abundance of Korean food establishments scattered across the Lower Mainland,” Kwan related.

      Royal Seoul House was one of the first Korean restaurants to open in Vancouver.

      It started in 1990, and has been serving customers for 30 years.

      It’s now for sale.

      A listing by Restaurant Business Broker puts the price for the business at $689,000.

      The 1215 West Broadway dining establishment seats 250 people.

      Royal Seoul House includes private rooms and a karaoke or sing-along room.

      The establishment comes with a liquor license, full commercial kitchen, and 20 reserved underground parking.