Kervan in Itaewon: Must-Try on This Turkish Restaurant’s Menu

Feast on juicy kebab, lavash, or lamb chops at Kervan! Book their 2-person set at a discount here. (New users get extra $3 or ₩3,000 off! 🎉)

Highlights

  • Kervan, whose main branch is in Itaewon, is considered by many locals as the best Turkish restaurant in Seoul.
  • They serve Halal-certified dishes, from pottery kebab (testi) and casserole beef (guvec), to mix barbeque kebab and lahmacun!
  • If you’re thinking about visiting Kervan for the first time, make sure to get their 2-person set to sample the good stuff on their menu. It starts at ₩59,800 or $54, but you can book here to get a discount of at least 10%!

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Kervan in Itaewon: Most Beloved Turkish Restaurant in Seoul

When it comes to Turkish food in Korea, Kervan is clearly the standard. With more than 10 outlets in and around Seoul (they have a bakery, too!), the brand has become a household name. We visited their elegant flagship branch in Itaewon, and got their lavash, chicken shish kebab, lamb shish kebab, testi, and guvec sets — the most popular items on the menu.

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Kervan restaurant in Itaewon.

But before we talk about the food, let’s first take a look at what Koreans, foreign residents, and tourists had to say about Kervan in Itaewon. Here are some reviews from WAUG users who booked the 2-person sets of this Turkish restaurant:

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[I’m] a muslim living in Korea, and I realized Korea doesn’t have much Halal-certified restaurants. Thank you WAUG for this opportunity! Was good to have some home food in a while!
Ab********** | 2018-12-20
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Had the mix grill kebab. It came with lamb shish kebab, and it was delicious! The interior of the restaurant was also unique and fun!
노지* | Translated from Korean
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Been to turkey once and loved the kebab!!! and this restaurant actually has authentic turkish kebab and genuine turkey vibe! Great experience overall
Pl**** | 2019-01-30
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The kebabs are delicious and the halal food is good as a whole. The interior is also completely Turkish.
임찬* | 2019-09-16 {Translated from Korean}

To see more customer reviews for Kervan in Itaewon, click here!

Must-Try Items on Kervan Itaewon’s Menu

Personally, what I liked in Kervan is their mixed barbeque kebab set, the most popular menu item. It’s a combination of juicy marinated meats that are served on a copper plate. The set came with soup, bread, lavash, and drinks (instead of cola, you can have ayran), which we found very satisfying. I’d also recommend getting the testi or the pottery kebab, which is a hearty stew that’s perfect for any day.

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To sample the great stuff on Kervan Turkish Restaurant’s menu, do get any of their 2-person or couple sets (especially if you’re already plan to get appetizers and drinks). And no, you don’t have to be a couple to dine in!

1. Mix Barbeque Kebab Set

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This is a combination of tender chicken, beef, and lamb kebabs, served with fresh lavash. Definitely a platter you can’t go wrong with!

The mix barbeque kebab set costs ₩62,000 or $53, but you can book it below for only ₩55,800 or $49! (If it’s your first time to book on WAUG, then you’ll get an extra $3 or ₩3,000 off!)

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2. Pottery Kebab Set

Testi or pottery kebab is an Anatolian specialty made with beef, vegetables, and herbs. This is a stew that’s prepared in a rustic clay pot or jar (the word testi actually means jug), allowing the meat to cook slowly. I really like this dish because it’s got that perfect meaty flavor that really sticks. My mother wishes she knew how to make Kervan’s testi!

You can get the pottery kebab set below for only ₩58,770 or $51.7, from the regular price of ₩65,300 or $56!

3. Casserole Beef

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Guvec or Đuveč is comprised of beef, tomato, and other vegetables that are slow-cooked in clay casserole. Similar to testi, you can really taste the juices of the ingredients. Kervan’s guvec tastes really homey and great, but I’d still go for the bolder flavors of their testi.

Book the guvec set below for only ₩53,820 or $47.4 (regularly priced at ₩59,800 or $51).

4. Casserole Lamb Chops

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If you’re craving for some Turkish lamb chops or pirzola, then stop reading now and make your way to Kervan! My colleague who got this dish instantly fell in love with the tender and herby meats, which were served in good portions. If you’re a big meat lover — trust my friend — you can definitely finish this by yourself. It’s that good.

The standard price of lamb chops set is ₩68,700 or $59, but you can book on WAUG below for only ₩61,830 or $54.4!

5. Kervan Special Course

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Kervan’s special set comes with 13 menu items, including — ready? — soup, bread, salad, lavash, lahmacun, fries, chicken shish, beef kofte, lamb shish, kuzu pirzola (lamb chops), Adana kebab, dessert, and turkish tea. Like the first 4 sets above, this special course can be ordered by 2 people. However, it’s also available as a 3-person and 4-person set, which is perfect for friends and family. (If you’ll visit Kervan in Itaewon as a group of, say, 7, then you can get a set for 3 people and a set for 4). Definitely the best way to sample the popular food in Kervan for less money!

Special CourseRegular PriceDiscounted Rate
Good for 2₩89,000₩80,100
Good for 3₩121,000₩108,900
Good for 4₩145,000₩130,500

How to Book Kervan in Itaewon Online

WAUG is the leading travel and dining booking app in South Korea. Here are the 5 simple steps to book Kervan Turkish restaurant in Seoul:

  1. Log in or sign up for WAUG here. (New users get an extra $3 or ₩3,000 discount!)
  2. Proceed to Kervan’s booking page here. (You can set ticket prices to KRW, NZD, HKD, INR, PHP, among others!)
  3. Choose the date and provide other participant information.
  4. Check out using your Visa, Mastercard, or AMEX.*
  5. Wait for your voucher/s that we’ll send through the WAUG app, which you can download here.

Is your method-of-payment issued in South Korea? You can switch the page’s currency to KRW so you can see the other local payment options, like phone payment!

Kervan in Itaewon: Location & Hours

The flagship branch of Kervan is in Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 192. They are open from 11am-9pm.

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안녕하세요. 글로벌 콘텐츠 마케터 Kevin입니다. Hey, I'm Kevin from the Marketing Team. If you have any questions about WAUG or this blog post, feel free to send me an email!

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