Myung Ga

Price guide: Mid-range

1 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PA

Price guide: Mid-range

Myung Ga on Kingly Street

By Jenni Muir, your London expert

I write for AA Travel Guides, Time Out. Read more
#113 of 115
expert-rated restaurants in London
Expert overall rating:3.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.5
3.5
Ambience:
3.5
3.5
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4
4.0
Value for money:
3.5
3.5
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Stag / hen parties, No fuss, Shopping

Expert review of Myung Ga

If you’ve never tried Korean food before, this friendly spot is a great place to start.

Myung Ga has been serving authentic Korean food to expats and Londoners for over 20 years. It’s a cuisine I think of as Japanese-plus-chilli – lean and mean! It’s best known for kimchi (fiery fermented cabbage), as well as stone bowl bibimbap (a dish of rice, vegetables and a little protein, served in a scorching-hot stone bowl – a perfect one-dish meal for eating alone); and meat cooked on tabletop barbecues (great for dining in groups).

Food and drink: 

The tabletop barbecues are put to good use grilling classic cuts of beef, pork, chicken, squid and prawns. I always order a large banchan (selection of vegetable side dishes and kimchi) and adore both the bibim naengmyun (buckwheat noodles with hot, spicy sauce) and chapchae (stir-fried glass noodles with vegetables). Try a smooth soju to drink.

Ambience: 

Stylishly homely – it’s much more attractive inside than out, but aim for the front dining room.

Service: 

Bright, friendly, helpful, encouraging and usually rapid.

Location: 

Just a few steps from Regent and Carnaby Streets – handy when shopping.

Price advice: 

Order prudently and you can have a fairly cheap meal, but prices vary widely. Samhab, a traditional Korean sociality of steamed pork, spicy raw skate and kimchi, is £25, whereas straightforward bibimbap is £8.50.

More information on Myung Ga:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Korean
Address:
1 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PA
Telephone:
020 7734 8220
Website:
http://www.myungga.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm; Sun 4.30-10.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Myung Ga? Would you recommended it?