The place looks great and has the kitchen not too far from the downstairs' seating, and I immensely enjoy the scent of delicious food being cooked. The people are really friendly and are easy to talk to. I always order the barbecue beef or the salmon. It doesn't take long and is always delicious. They have weekly newspapers in Korean, Japanese and Chinese that are useful for any intermediate or higher learners. All in all, a wonderful place.
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Time Out says
Posted: Fri Jan 29 2010
Bi Won’s bright, wood-lined dining room makes a fine place to recharge the batteries after trawling around the treasures of the British Museum, and we’ve yet to sample a dish here that hasn’t hit the mark – from tolsot bibimbap (rice, meat and vegetables cooked in a stone pot, enlivened by added pine nuts) to jajangmyun (thin Chinese-style noodles rolled in sweet soy sauce). The crowning glory has to be the kimchi chigae, a bubbling stew packed with thin slices of belly pork, green onions, tofu and fermented cabbage, and with a powerful chilli kick: it’s undoubtedly one of the best quick lunches in the West End.
Bi-Won 24 Coptic Street
- Venue phone:
020 7580 2660
- Opening hours:
Meals served noon-11pm daily.
Tube: Russell Square or Tottenham Court Road tube
Main courses £5-£8. Set meal £17-£25 per person (minimum 2).
- 24 Coptic Street
- 020 7580 2660
- 24 Coptic Street
Average User Rating
4.3 / 5
- 5 star:4
- 4 star:2
- 3 star:0
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Small restaurant which opens for lunch and dinner on a Sunday! There was a wide selection of dishes and the food came quite quick. The Korean pancake was delicious, crispy and soft on the inside and not oily. We went for the set lunch meal which came is generous proportions. Not too pricey, would definitely recommend!
Small and cozy restaurant, owned and cooked by native koreans. Wide variety of options including the classic korean bbq, rice and noodles dishes and stews. Typical sides (kimchee, seasoned spinach, etc..) which accompany meals is priced at approx £3.50 per dish so pricy but some of the best tasting in the city. Service was good and everyone was friendly. Definitely visit vs. the awful Kimchee restaurant chain.
Excellent Korean restaurant, under new management, so all the bad comments before summer are pointless. Efficient service and one of the best Asian food I have tasted in London. Great choice!!
Had an excellent lunch here a week ago. Chatting with the lady who served us I heard that she had recently taken the place over... Hopefully the engagement of this professional owner will improve the experience and food sampled by dinners and thus the reviews. Korean food is sadly not well introduced to new diners: the restaurant owners or their staff seem to underestimate the interest and sophistication of people eating out in London. People are keen to try new things but don't want to be patronised with Fusion versions or ripped off overpriced dishes. As one reviewer has already said one of the joys of Korean food is that it is generous and really tasty when a balanced meal is ordered...
To me it's brilliant, and as an Asian who grew up eating all kinds of oriental food, this Korean restaurant is very authentic, I ordered the raw beef with rice in hot pot - excellent, other dishes are very good too. Service was very good, very friendly & homely. Good value of money I would say. Would definitely go back.
Came across this restaurant. Thought we would try Korean dishes. Fodd was not great andf portions very small. Stodgy rice. Assorted fruit as dessert was half a cut orange. The set menu at £20.00 per person represented poor value for money. Staff not very overly welcoming and seem to bring next course quite quickly which seems to be aimed at getting the meal over quickly. A can of cola was £2.50 but then I suppose it is the West End. Wish I had hunted around a little more for a better deal.