Time Out says
At £3.50, you’d be hard pushed to find a cheaper bibimbap in London than the one on offer at this Korean caff tucked that's relocated from behind Centre Point to just around the corner on Great Russell Street. Pay an extra quid and they’ll add some beef, chicken or tuna to the rice, fried egg, vegetable and chilli sauce combo. Other highlights of the classic Korean menu are generously proportioned seafood pajeon pancakes – not the crispest, but guaranteed to fill you up – and fried rice dishes or spicy stews with boiled rice for around a fiver.
14 Great Russell Street
|Transport:||Tube: Tottenham Court Road tube|
|Price:||Main courses £3.50-£5.99|
|Opening hours:||Meals served noon-11pm daily|
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Users say (9)
Average User Rating
3.9 / 5
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I went here in January 2018, and again in October. There was a waitress there, not Korean, and she put me off the whole experience, it was very kind of 'can you please get out of the doorway/wait outside for me to get you' and when i asked to go down to the kpop shop, she said she'd go down and unlock the door and i waited 20 mins, went upstairs, she told me to go back down...waited another 20 mins...went back up 'go back down please' no 40 mins...waited the final 20 mins, now angry that ive waited AN HOUR for someone to OPEN A DOOR (but i realllllly wanted to see the kpop merch) so eventually went to leave in anger, and she said 'oh my, did no one open the door for you?' - i nearly lost my head. not even an apology. ended up calming down and visiting the shop, and it was bare, and not in good condition. I was SO dissapointed (i bought my little brother and sister too). Other than that, everyone dining seemed happy, and the food looks great. It must have a good reputation for a reason! just that one server girl just killed me off that day.
I've been dreaming about the cheesy kimchi fried rice ever since I first visited Seoul Bakery. It's tiny, busy, and queueing is inevitable, but it's incredible value for money and more than worth the wait. Plus you can drink Milkis with your dinner, which is always a bonus (if you haven't tried one, you have to... it's like fizzy milk and it's delicious).
This place is aighhht, not really a big fan. Not-real-cheese on rice, strange! I think sometime if it ain't broken, don't fix it. Just serve the traditional style bimbimbap, IMHO.
The staff here seem very few, but the restaurant is very small; so this is understandable. However, they do not seem to care much to talk to or help the customers; and due to the premises being so small, you can often find yourself cramped into a small spot with people you haven't met on the same table, making it sometimes a little uncomfortable if those people aren't very friendly.
However, the decor is brilliant; adding to the post it notes is fun, and it's genuinely enjoyable to be able to decorate the place you eat with a note about your time there or anything else. It makes for quite a nice thing to do as a group in this way, sharing the experience.
As well as this, the food is very cheap and delicious. Most people I know complain about Korean food being too spicy, but this is not the case here; with cheap large meals for a very low price, with any extras an extra £1, and you can choose whether to add the spicy additions or anything else you'd like. The bibimbap starts at £3.50, which is by far one of the cheapest meals outside street food I've ever seen in London; and the portion sizes are more than generous. The kimbap is also very fresh and well made, and although we ordered more than one plate we soon realised this was not necessary: one plate offers ten pieces, making it more than enough for two or more people to share.
I would definitely go back; it's definitely worth the cheap cost and it's a good thing to do with friends even if you're low on money.
Such a lovely place to eat! The staff were amazingly helpful and advised us on what foods were popular and recommended things to our specific tastes! Amazing food and amazing place. Highly recommended!!
i think this place is amazing! super cheap prices and amazing food, i quite like the soondoobu hotpot, its very delicious and satisfying. you wont disappointed when you come here :3