Bi-Won's bright, wood-lined dining room proves a popular venue for British Museum visitors astute enough to hunt this out amid the plethora of average local alternatives. Expect a menu filled with Korean and Korean-fusion dishes.
That means options such as dolsot bibimbap (rice, meat and vegetables cooked in a stone pot, enlivened here by added pine nuts), jajangmyun (thin Chinese-style noodles rolled in sweet soy sauce) and kimchi chigae, a bubbling stew packed with thin slices of belly pork, green onions, tofu and fermented cabbage.
24 Coptic Street
|Opening hours:||Meals served noon-11pm daily.|
|Transport:||Tube: Russell Square or Tottenham Court Road tube|
|Price:||Main courses £5-£8. Set meal £17-£25 per person (minimum 2).|
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Average User Rating
4.4 / 5
- 5 star:9
- 4 star:3
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:0
I have many korean friends who told me to visit Biwon. Although I don't really like korean food, I went with ambiguity. I like quiet and antique type of place to eat and Biwon was it. The food doubled my experience which was unexpected. I had Japchae and Spicy rice cake as a starter. (I eat a lot) I then had seafood pan fried noodles as my main. These were god damn amazing. Thank you for the food and I will come back soon.
Thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of our family during our visit to the Biwon Restaurant. You and your staff were so very accommodating and informed about our special dietary needs. The food at Biwon was always delicious!
My son had a wonderful time and liked that he could order special food and the chef would make it so he could eat it. If you wouldn’t mind telling me how you prepared the fish, I would like to try making some for him at home, since he enjoyed it so much.
Thank you also for having the special gluten free items for my mother. I tried the bibimbap and it was delicious! It was so nice to know we didn’t have to worry as much about our food while on vacation, and that we were able to order it and not have to bring a lot of food with us.
Once again THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything! We had a great vacation, and you and your staff helped to make it that way! We will be back next year! I’ll be sure to let you know in advance before we come again.
Thanks again for all your hard work and consideration,
It was my first time trying Korean food so I was a little scared at first but the waiter has helped me a lot. Without him I probably could not enjoy the food as much as I did. I was vegan and did not like too spicy food, but I absolutely loved the food when it came. Compared to Swedish food back in my home, this is like a new whole world to me. I will definitely come back here!!
This Korean restaurant is brilliant, I ordered the beef with rice in hot pot (Dolsot Bimbibam?) lunch set and it was excellent. And the Kimchi is also really nice. Service was really good and friendly. I would definitely recommend and I would go back.
should go if you are looking for good Korean!!!
Every time I miss my mother's food I go there. I tried most of Korean restaurant in central London,
but I think Biwon is the best one both taste and price compared to other restaurant.
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.
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.
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