Soju, Korea’s signature rice liqueur, is a casual social drink to be shared among friends. Similarly, Soju Korean Kitchen offers diners an informal, inexpensive and friendly option for Korean cuisine. Simple, clean furnishings, including tables fitted with grills, encourage family-style eating and table-top cooking. Traditional dishes such as kalbi and bulgogi, together with street-food favourites (tteokpokki) and Korean-Chinese dishes (tang su yuk: deep-fried pork or beef strips in a sweet and sour sauce) are incorporated into a satisfying and extensive menu. Crisp and well-seasoned namul made a tasty beginning to our meal, served alongside fresh kimchi that exhibited more of a pickled tartness than the usual pungent spiciness. Sizzling in a stone bowl, the tolsot bibimbap was packed full of vegetables and was gleefully mixed table-side by our smiling waitress. Soon doo boo jigae (silken tofu casserole with seafood) was flavourful, but had us hunting for the bits of shellfish hidden within. Service was the highlight, provided by warm and welcoming staff who gladly gave detailed explanations of dishes to the curious Korean food novices seated next to us.
Soju Korean Kitchen
|Venue name:||Soju Korean Kitchen||Contact:|
32 Great Windmill Street
|Opening hours:||Meals served noon-11pm daily.|
|Transport:||Tube: Piccadilly Circus tube|
|Price:||Main courses £4.90-£18. Set lunch £6.50. Set meal £8.90-£9.90.|
Average User Rating
2.3 / 5
- 5 star:1
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:3
- Terrible food, tasteless and nothing like proper Korean food - Appalling service (confusion in the order and forgot some dishes) - Place was damp, smelt bad and was cold and dark, odd atmosphere - Very expensive, totally not worth it (should be closed down)
Shabby place. It was also freezing inside and smelt of mold. We were charged more than £25 each and got out so hungry that we went next door and bought something else. Mediocre food. Forgot half of our order (grateful for that though, we could get out quicker) and the rest took ages to come. One of the worst place I've been in London!
The food was alright but the service was appalling. We had to ask for things multiple times and actually go up to the little bar at the back to demand them. Even when they did remember things it was incredibly slow. White wine was brought over warm. It wasn't even that busy, so there was no excuse. We would simply have walked out, except for the difficulty of finding a table somewhere at 7.30 in Soho on a Saturday night.
I have been on several occasions and every time it's a lovely, relaxed experience. The food is consistently very very good and the service is great. I completely disagree with the first two commenters. I definitely recommend it.
Totally disagree with the comments below. Had a really great meal here. The service was excellent and the food very tasty. Enjoyed the whole experience and would definitely go again.