9/14/2012 07:21:00 AM

Blogger's Choice: Where to Eat Korean Food in London

We don't think Korean food gets the attention it deserves. The lesser-known Asian cuisine is tasty, nutritious, low in fat and full of bold flavours. Here are five of our favourite places to find it in London.

Kaya
The upmarket Mayfair restaurant is often full of people having a quick business lunch and expats reminding themselves of home (always a good sign). You definitely pay a premium for the location, but food is fresh and authentic, especially the set 10-course 'Royal' meal, which includes everything from barbecued beef ribs to jellyfish in a mustard sauce (42 Albemarle St., W1S 4JH; 020 7499 0622)

Arirang 
Go for the food, not the atmosphere (there is none), and you'll leave satisfied. Don't miss Korean-style barbecued meat cooked at your table while you watch and the delicious kimchi pancakes (31-32 Poland St., W1F 8QT; 020 7437 6633).  

Kimchi Cult 
Track down this fast-food stall on Twitter for a modern take on Korean flavours. Owners Danny O’Sullivan and Sarah Hogg spent a year travelling before launching their roaming food stall that sells Korean-inspired sliders, subs and burgers like The KBLT with kimchi, bacon, lettuce and tomato, or a pulled-pork sub with tangy ginger coleslaw or kimchi.

Koba 
One of the most popular and well-known Korean restaurants in London, Koba is famed for its excellent and well-priced barbecued meat prepared in front of you at the table. It is fun to watch, but expect to leave smelling like everything you ate (11 Rathbone St., W1T INA; 020 7580 8825).

Ceena
Open only from Monday to Friday, this casual spot caters to hungry, rushed City workers. Order the traditional cooked-to-order bibimbap (white rice topped with meat and vegetables served in a heavy stone pot) for a wholesome and hearty meal. Too busy to leave your desk? They also deliver (13 St Bride St., EC4A 4AS; 0207 936 4941).

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