1 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PA
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Stag / hen parties, No fuss, Shopping
Expert review of Myung Ga
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).
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.
Stylishly homely – it’s much more attractive inside than out, but aim for the front dining room.
Bright, friendly, helpful, encouraging and usually rapid.
Just a few steps from Regent and Carnaby Streets – handy when shopping.
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:
- 1 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PA
- 020 7734 8220
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm; Sun 4.30-10.30pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards: