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Reviewed 30 June 2019

Every time we go to Busan we always visit Lable. We have never been disappointed, the food and service is consistently excellent. Would highly recommend a visit to this wonderful little restaurant if you are in the area.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

After reading several reviews about Lable, I was expecting to walk out happy. Unfortunately this was not quite the case for me, as I personally found the portioning, like the service, on the meager side. The food is delicious, without a doubt, and the chef’s...impressive skills are all on display, but value for money is lacking here, and there are many areas where they can improve. If I’m gonna pay 70,000 won (about 62 USD) for two soups, two mains and one domestic beer, my expectations tend to rise. First of all, at a place like this one should NEVER have to flag someone down to place their order. Servers on the floor should be attentive enough to know when to approach. Also, at these prices, dishes should NEVER come out one at a time, not even at just a two-minute delay. That’s just a basic standard of service that many upscale places in Korea still have not yet mastered. Also, how about checking back with your guests after a few minutes to ensure everything is fine? Didn’t get that either. And, if I am to pay 8,000 won for a soup (however delicious it might be), why not serve a bowl of it instead of just a cup? Or at least serve a bread roll or some crackers to go with it? Other service points: how about checking back with your guests post-meal to see if they might want dessert, and then bringing the check to their table? How about adding some nice hospitality dimensions such as a moist towel to freshen up, a few mints with the check, or maybe a relish tray for snacking while waiting for the mains? Thoughtful touches such as these are not practiced here, which is disappointing for such an “intimate” high-end restaurant that almost always requires reservations for dinner. Instead, I walked out feeling that the owners are either too arrogant, or resting a bit too comfortably on their laurels, to see where they fall short. I even had to pry them for the door code after I discovered the inadequately-equipped washroom was access-restricted (why can’t they provide that at the outset, or the wi-fi code for that matter?). In sum, businesses like these need to learn that running a restaurant is so much more than just kitchen skill......it’s about making people happy through effective and comprehensive service, generous hospitality, and appreciating your clientele so that they can’t wait to come back. As for me, the next time I want to pay that kind of money for a meal, I will look elsewhere.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I ate here two days in a row. Couldn’t ask for anything more. Great food. All freshly made. Very small. Only 5 tables so make reservations. Great staff

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We were staying at the Paradise hotel, but its grill restaurant was expensive and the food disappointed. So the next night we looked for an alternative. This restaurant serves really good dishes with a nice house wine and the price is also good. We drop...by at 18:30, but it is a small restaurant (5 tables). So better book a table, as it is understandably popular.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

We ate well here, an authentic Italian and European menu, well cooked and served. This is a good place for a rest from the ubiquitous kimchi meal.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

I was curios about this restaurant aftee reading so many good reviews and the only way to proof it is to try it ourself. It was not so easy to book, but its even make me more curios! And it was beyond what i expected!...The atmosphere, food quality, nice view & great services! I loved all about it! Definitely i will be back and try more foods! ^^More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We were traveling in Korea for a weak and never having that truly wonderful meal until we discovered this restaurant in Busan. The food was delicious and the staff super nice. Awesome value for money. Be sure to arrive before 20h because it closes at...21h30.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

It’s so hard to find a great restaurant that maintains some consistency in Busan and the food here is simply delicious. Sometimes , it can take a little while to get the food BUT it’s totally worth it ! Onion soup is yummy for a...starter , I always have it ! It’s a great restaurant to visit when in Busan and they are English speaking friendly!More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Recently we discovered this restaurant and already had dinner twice there as we were pleasantly surprised. The dishes we ordered were cooked to perfection and service was discreet and gentle. The pasta was al dente and the taste was really delicious. Please note that service...takes a bit longer than other italian restaurants as they only use fresh ingredients which his not the case for the majority of other italian restaurants in Korea. They also have a nice wine list. The atmosphere is pleasant with great views of Haeundae beach . As an expat living in Busan , I would highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The smoked salmon appetizer was delicious, but the service, value and clam pasta were lacking. The clam pasta was fishy and lacking flavor. When I complained the waiter just shrugged and charged me the full price. I watched a group wait for their food, food...sitting under a warmer for far too long, before the waiter finally reappeared. He was missing more than present.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Worth the time and money right on the beach!! Enjoy with 6-7 friends or as a couple! As expat living in Pale de cz i consider Lable to be my private kitchen! High class Chef with excellent crew of waiters! Will definately miss this place.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Walked many times past, wondering what Lable meant (lab-to-table). One evening we gave it a try...and certainly didn't regret it. I had a mouth-watering salmon with greens starter and absolutely delicious gnocchi for main. Only "regret", the portions were so generous, I was unable to...sample the desserts. The young chefs are to be complimented!More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. They had incredible food and service. The seafood pasta and the smoke salmon dish was one of the best food that I have had in Korea. Also, the view of the beach was perfect. A place worth visiting.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

One of the benefits of living in Paladecz is the easy access to one of the best white tablecloth restaurants in Haeundae. Excellently prepared meat, soup, salads, pasta seafood dishes. Also a good wine list. Only 5-6 tables and perfect for 2-4 people. Reservations are...a must and get their early as the food preparation takes some time but absolutely worth the wait. Service is excellent and the direct beach view creates excellent ambiance for an intimate and inspiring evening meal with family or close friends. Once tried you will be back^^More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Having pretty much set my sights on the Park Hyatt for dinner, I came across Lable just an hour before setting out. The reviews made me change my dinner plans and luckily I was able to book a table (there are only five). What I...experienced was a complete surprise, and certainly unexpected in Busan and even in South Korea as a whole. The food, wine and service was absolutely divine - the best French onion soup (authentic) and steak I've had in a very long time. Chef Kim is extremely talented, having crafted her skills in France, and her attention to detail is amazing. Would definitely book again at this restaurant - highly, highly recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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I guess so..we requested to exclude some ingredients and they made it! You better give them a call if you have any doubt..the lady speaks english fluently. Most of the time the place was fully booked, better to reserve in... More
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