Time Out says
This Korean bar and grill in Maida Vale certainly looks bang on trend - there's loads of bare brickwork, imposing chrome ducts and exposed filaments dangling over the bar. There's a contemporary feel to the food too, with classic Korean dishes often given a modern twist or two.
Traditionalists shouldn't fret, though. Dishes such as kimchi, bossam, jap chae noodles and beef bulgogi all feature, as do various dolsot bibimbaps - stone pot dishes of mixed rice with an oyster sauce. Steak tartar - here seasoned with sesame sauce and served with sliced pear and egg yolk - is an example of the more imaginative side of the menu.
A short wine list keeps the focus on big-hitting old world regions, but bottles from Argentina and Chile feature too. Cocktails include a selection based on soju (the popular Korean spirit), while beers include Asahi and Hite - the latter from Korea.
Keep an eye out for lunch deals, too.
Users say (4)
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I've never quite frequented this area in the past, but I love Korean food and was interested to try it after a friend recommended the place.
We went for lunch on a weekday so it was quite quiet.
We started off with the tasty kimchi pancake which I order in most Korean restaurants. I also was really craving some Jap Chae which they thankfully had - stir fried glass noodles with beef, vegetables and seasoned with soy sauce and sesame oil.
There were also some little salads as some of our dishes were available in the set lunch menu, which was slightly cheaper. And of course we ordered some sides of kimchi and bean sprouts.
The beef dolsot bibimbap was delicious - another one of those dishes that I love. The spicy chicken with mixed vegetables was prepared in the kitchen (for the lunch set menu) but I think you can request to have the meats cooked at your own table if you wish to do so. The chicken was really tender and the sauce was delicious - great on it's own, but even better with rice!
The kimchi fried rice was topped with an egg and was also very appetising - I just love all things kimchi-related.
Overall it's a nice and relaxing place, with good value for money. The staff are also friendly and I would visit again for some good, comforting Korean food.
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