Food & Drink

A guide to London's Korean food

Published On 01/22/2014 Published On 01/22/2014
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1. Cah-Chi 394 Garratt Ln, Earlsfield, SW18 4HP

These guys are masters of the traditional Korean BBQ, cooking up authentic cuisine right in front of you on a grill on your table.

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2. BiBimBap 11 Greek St, London, W1D 4DJ

This place serves a myriad of Korean dishes, and unsurprisingly, they specialize in Bibimbap, a specialty Korean dish that is usually served in a large bowl with rice topped with veggies, meat, chili paste, and a raw or lightly fried egg.

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3. On The Bab 305 Old St, London, EC1V 9LA

While Shoreditch has long been a hotspot for Korean chow, On the Bab introduced the concept of Anju -- quite literally, "food for drinking." This tiny eatery is always packed to the brim, but seating moves quickly, so you’ll be gorging yourself on fried dumplings, kimchi arancini, or fried chicken in no time. On the Bab also does great take-away service, for when you want bulgogi beef without having to deal with a crowd.

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4. Jubo 68 Rivington St, London, ec2a 3ay

Jubo serves up "Korean drinking food" in Shoreditch's Bedroom Bar.

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5. Kimchee 71 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6EA

Just opened in Holborn by the owners of fast-casual sushi-slinger Wasabi, Kimchee presents Peninsular cuisine in a minimalist well-windowed space featuring angular black wood tables, an open kitchen, trellis-style partitioning, and a tranquil bamboo water