9/14/2012 07:21:00 AM
Blogger's Choice: Where to Eat Korean Food in London
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).
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).
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.
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).
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).