The purpose of this study is threefold; Firstly, to review previous journal articles comprising the key words ``selective attributes of hotel restaurant``; Secondly, to review these in the light of research methodology; and Lastly, to offer suggestions for future research. In terms of methodology, the study critically reviews the research purpose, hypotheses, sample size/sampling, the subject of investigation, as well as selective attributes and analytical techniques described within the Korean journals in relation to hospitality and tourism. The evaluation reveals that some research has been conducted with inappropriate or insufficient explanation or verification of sample size/sampling. In addition, the implementation of a limited range of locations and types of hotel restaurants researched did not provide sufficient insight into the selective attributes of hotel restaurants. Importantly, by solving these problems, the levels of validity and reliability of the research would be enhanced. Future research should consider using a proper sample size and sampling procedures.