Myung Ga

Address: 1 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PA, United Kingdom
Telephone: 020 7734 8220

- Mid-range

3

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
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Service
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Food and drink
3.5
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Value for money
3.5
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Ambience
3.5
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Location
4
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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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Stag / hen parties
  • Shopping
  • No fuss

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