I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this restaurant.
Boy 1 found it first and told us we needed to go - he said it was the BEST Indian food he had ever eaten.
We didn't really listen to him because well, this is the only Indian food he has ever eaten.
Then one day I was on Tripadvisor and ran across it.  It was listed as the #1 Indian restaurant in Seoul.  I thought to myself - 'WHAT?! Is our boy onto something?' And we planned our first date there....then our 2nd, then out 3rd and so on. It is our FAVORITE Indian Restaurant in Seoul, hands down.
The food is great, the prices are good, the service is wonderful and the chef comes out and chats with you when he has time.

First thing they bring out Papadum an Indian cracker bread of sorts.  I like it dipped in the green sauce - raita - I don't think you are supposed to dip it in the green sauce, but really I love the green sauce and have been known to eat it by the spoonful.
Their tandoori chicken is the bomb.  It is so moist and juicy - then slather it with raita (green sauce) and man oh man...
We have had many, many dishes here.  All of which are fabulous.  The chicken tikki masala is my favorite and their mutton ROCKS.  The vindaloo dishes require the yogurt on the side because you will be ON FIRE.  Rogan Josh is fantastic...really everything has been exceptional! 
I'm writing this at 9AM and my mouth is watering.  If they were open I would happily go for breakfast.
Don't get me started on the naan....the butter garlic naan....
oh baby.
I love food.
Good food.
This last time we went the chef showered us with a few goodies....extra naan...he was trying out a cheese naan.  It was good, but garlic butter naan is and always will be my favorite.  At the end of our meal he brought us dessert.  Brown balls in a yogurt sauce.  I have no idea what they are really called, but this dessert was delicious!  The brown balls were super sweet, but the sweetness was offset by the tartness of the yogurt sauce. I could have easily eaten two.
So if you are looking for good and not overpriced Indian food in Seoul head on over to Jyoti (<--click the link) and you won't be disappointed.

To get there:
Subway line #2 to Sinchon Station
Walk out Exit 5
At the VERY FIRST street turn RIGHT (about 10 steps!) and look up...you will see it 1 block back.

31-4, Nogosan-dong, Mapo-gu,
3rd Floor Seoul Korea
Phone: 02-703-3535

Open 365 days a year
11:30AM - 10 PM
12/22/2013 09:03:08 am

I'd have to agree with you. We loved Jyoti! Now I am craving a good curry and you KNOW I will not be so lucky here in small town Altus, Oklahoma.

12/25/2013 12:39:12 pm

Looking forward to trying this place. The link doesn't work, just so you know.

1/16/2014 10:19:07 am

I fixed the link! Thanks for letting me know!

Kojl from Indina ( living in Seoul)
1/7/2014 12:38:49 pm

We've been in Seoul for over five years now and have had the opportunity to try multiple Indian restaurants. One day I came cross the Jyoti, since then it becomes the only best place for my family. Jyoti is very much popular among Indians (Our Indian community go there). The food is really authentic India with affordable price, ambience is very soothing. . They have free parking facilities (just left of the restaurant : changcheon sports center) easy close from the Jyoti. Highly recommend visiting this restaurant with all your family and friends.

1/16/2014 10:20:04 am

Thanks for the parking info! We are going to drive there today!

1/10/2014 05:56:39 am

Is this this restaurant we went to when I was in Seoul, loved that place, the food was great!

1/16/2014 10:20:48 am

Yes! This is the one we went to!

1/15/2014 03:48:17 pm

Nice and yummy. We will visit soon ..can`t wait to try Jyoti

1/17/2014 01:30:56 pm

Hi Trish, Thank you for this awesome blog post. We wanted Indian tonight and will be checking this place out. Do you need a reservation? Is it a long wait if not? Also, what did you order to get the four sauces on the burners? Thank you!

1/17/2014 02:37:14 pm

Oh my goodnesss....you are going to be so happy!!
I love the chicken tikki masala, there is a lamb dish some the green one was our waiters favorite dish and a butter chicken curry. (Sorry, I don't remember the specific dishes...if I had a menu I would be able to tell you.... :) I have never made a reservation and we have never had to wait...we typically get there by 6:30PM. I do know they take reservations though and they speak English. :)
Let me know how you like it!

5/11/2014 03:15:21 pm

Jyoti Restaurant is without doubt, one of the best restaurants in Seoul.They have there are dozens of non veg and non-meat curies offered with naan. we love their beer kingfisher and chicken tikka + samosa.
The staff is affable, and can speak English. We enjoy their free parking facilities , WIFI and lemon tea ( sometimes indian milk tea + even dessert).

1/9/2017 01:01:44 am

The brown balls are called "Gulab Jamun". (Gulab is Rose, Jamun is Indian Black Berry, though not related...).


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