Tuck into rib-sticking renditions of the Korean staple, bibimbap: a layered dish of rice, spiced vegetables and meat topped with a fried egg.
Bright colours, Ikea-style furniture and walls plastered with Polaroid snaps of happy diners mark Bi Bim Bap as a youngsters’ hangout. It’s more suited to an after-work pit stop than a lingering meal; service is quick and the food filling. There are Korean beers and spirits to try as well.
As the name suggests, Bi Bim Bap’s big draw is the stone-bowl rice dish of the same name – served in ten varieties. Classics include beef, chilli chicken, spicy pork or seafood, but veggies are well catered for too with tofu, mushroom, or brown rice, ginseng and gingko versions on offer. Some say the key to a good bibimbap is how well it’s mixed together, and staff let you do the honours here (as well as adding your own koch’ujang and doenjang sauces). In our experience, the results have always been sound, with crisp rice at the bottom and a decent amount of toppings to blend through.
Other dishes, including fried noodles, jeon pancakes and salads, can be more of a mixed bag. The wrappers on our vegetable dumplings seemed more air-dried than crisp-fried, though the chilli-speckled dipping sauce had plenty of flavour.
|Venue name:||Bi Bim Bap||Contact:|
11 Greek Street
|Opening hours:||Lunch served noon-2.30pm, dinner served 6-10.30pm Mon-Fri. Meals served noon-10.30pm Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Tottenham Court Road tube|
|Price:||Main courses £6.45-£9.95|
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Average User Rating
3.6 / 5
- 5 star:8
- 4 star:17
- 3 star:13
- 2 star:3
- 1 star:2
Ate lunch here yesterday
The Time Out Review describes bibimbap as "a layered dish of rice, spiced vegetables and meat"
Someone should have told the kitchen that the veg were meant to be spiced, I could discern no trace of any seasoning in the veg
The bowl was topped with strips of beef, allegedly "marinated", wonder what in? Any marinade had left no hint of flavour
Admittedly the rice crust on the hot dolsot bowl was nice and it went down ok with a lot of the condiment sauces (no clue as to what they were, a literal case of suck it and see)
Not awful but dull, dull, dull
Service was perfunctory (actually that's not quite fair, the waiter who took my order could barely be bothered to speak, didn't even ask me if I wanted any of the options)and said what little he did say with his back to me) The person who cleared up and took payment was charming.
Loos very good
Really don't understand the buzz around this place.
Amazing expérience, réal good place, Nice situation, Nice People. This restaurant and this food cas a really good expérience for us , really cheap. Eat + drink less 10£ Amazing
Appalling and rude service. Was there one evening and while waiting for a few friend (there was no queue), I asked if I can be seated first as my friends were on their way (about 5 mins away). First staff said ok, but after I just seated for 30 seconds, another staff came - said I can't be seated there and chased me out. Very rude and treated me like a criminal even though it was their staff who seated me in the first place. And not a single word of apology. No matter how good the food is, you can never treat a customer like this, especially being in a food service industry. Will be avoiding this place and telling all my friends and families to do the same.
A pretty nice quick lunch. Not life changing, but fairly tasty and good for the novelty of getting to (kind of) cook the meal yourself. Decor also leaves a little to be desired and its a little rammed, but definitely OK for a drop in drop out type lunch.
Cheap enough. Tasty enough. Useful for a quick lunch or evening budget pit stop, polished off my spicy pork bi bim bap bowl but it won't live long in the memory. Chance also to broaden your beer horizons with a Korean Hite or Cass, disappointingly bland though.
Well-made and cheap for London! The place is nothing special as far as venue goes and it feels at times a bit fast-foody but the dishes are big, hearty and filling and go below the 8GBP.
Spicy pork is one of my favourites although the Beef Bool-Go-gi is also really nice. Make sure you add a raw egg on top and ask for brown rice, it is better!
The only downside to the place is that they take quite a few liberties timings wise. Last time, we went there at 9.30 at night and they had already closed despite the sign on the door said they closed at 10! They were already cleaning the floors and yet, they let us get in and enjoy a quick dinner.
Food was tasty but not out of this world, I expected more considering the queue and reviews. It's a good place to go if you're looking for fresh food whilst in Soho but don't go out of your way as you'll be disappointed.
SImple menu, with great options. fast and friendly staff. great korean beer selection. Great for lunch or a pre-show dinner. Very cheap and and delicious - definitely recommended popping in! (just remember not to touch the bowl )
Friendly service, tasty food, good value if you want a quick meal while pasing through the area. Will go again.
Great food however service was slow, unfriendly and did not justify the 10% service charge which was automatically added to the bill. For wholesome Korean food on the go, Bi Bim Bap is great although for atmosphere and experience head elsewhere.
This is a little gem of a restaurant in Soho! They do the best BiBimBap's - and they do takeaway which makes them a perfect workday lunch venue. The food is healthy, delicious and filling which stops you snacking in the afternoon... Its at least a once a month treat for me. YUM!
One of my favorite restaurants in London. Great service, great food (all the bibimbap dishes are great and especialy the kimchi pancakes are to die for!), and a convenient location.