In January 1998, Owner/Chef Yongae Lee left Seoul for Iowa, not knowing what her future would hold. It was there she began to develop her recipes as she recreated dishes from back home for her family. Now we get to share them with you!

Seoul Mama opened its doors on January 30, 2019 as the first Korean restaurant to open in the greater Bloomington-Normal area in over 30 years! Despite the polar vortex, our wonderful Bloomington-Normal community showed up for our opening day. We are so blessed to live in such a supportive community and strive to create the best food and experience every day for our awesome guests.

If you’re craving food that tastes like home, come on over to Seoul Mama!