Top 3 Korean Restaurants in London to Dine in Post-Lockdown

Kimchee, King's Cross, ££

Address: 2 Pancras Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AG

Kimchee has two restaurants, one in Pancras Square and one in Holborn, but now only the first one opened after the lockdown. The low-lit restaurant with lounge music and wooden sharing tables is perfect for a calm and quiet dinner offering authentic Korean cuisine. Kimchee has also a variety of vegetarian main and side dishes. For spicy food lovers, the restaurant offers hot and extra hot dishes. Popular dishes include Bulgogi (thinly sliced beef, spicy pork, spicy chicken or mild chicken in a blend of ginger, Korean dark soy sauce, and garlic),

Dolsot Bibimbap (a mixture of sticky rice, vegetables, egg, red chilli paste, and sesame oil served sizzling hot in a stone pot) and Chimaek (fried chicken wings with your choice of garlic and soy sauce, hot and spicy sauce or plain served with beer).

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On The Bab, Shoreditch, ££

Address: 305 Old St, Hackney, London EC1V 9LA

Having reopened after lockdown for dine-in their branch in Shoreditch, On The Bap offers Korean Street Food in a hip restaurant with exposed brickwork and diner-style fittings with the food served in enamel serveware. Recommended dishes are the OTB Buns (bao with either beef or chicken, both offered mild or spicy, and salad) and Yangyum Chicken (Korean styled fried chicken coated in crispy batter with sesame seeds in soy-ginger, sweet-spicy, garlic mayo or seasoned spring onion flavour).

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Jihwaja, Vauxhall, £

Address: 353 Kennington Ln, Vauxhall, London SE11 5QY

Jihwaja is an authentic Korean restaurant and karaoke bar. They have the option to choose isolated private dining rooms making it a good choice for a Post-Lockdown dining-in. Jihwaja offers a variety of Korean tapas-style bites for vegetarians. More choices include hot pot, fried chicken, rice dishes, and noodle dishes. The range of sharing platters and dishes as well as the karaoke option makes Jihwaja a good spot for a friendly get-together.

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