Bi Bim Bap Soho

11 Greek Street, Soho, London

Bi Bim Bap Soho
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9/10 from 2 user reviews

Cheerful independent eatery offering Korea’s favourite dish

Bi Bim Bap Soho, exterior picture

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Address:11 Greek Street
Soho
London
W1D 4DJ
Map:Map & nearby
Cuisine:Korean
Region:Soho
Nearest Station:Tottenham Court Road
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Mon-Sat: 12-3pm and 6-11pm
Facilities & Info:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Background music
About: Korean restaurant in London

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"Cheerful independent eatery offering Korea’s favourite dish"

Review Rating: 7 / 10
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Named after Korea’s national dish, Bi Bim Bap offers ten variations on the perennial favourite. Appearance-wise, Bi Bim Bap is nothing to write home about, with plastic furniture, colourful walls and laminated menus on the tables suggesting it’s more swift eatery than chic restaurant.

Bibimbap is served in the stone bowl it’s been cooked in (don’t touch it unless you want a blister), and traditionally side dishes of tofu, shrimp, garlic, beef, pork, and of course that other Korean favourite, eye-watering fermented cabbage aka ‘kimchi’ are plonked on the table for diners to mix into their bowl of shredded cabbage and rice, along with fiery red pepper paste at their own peril. Here however, the ingredients have been set atop each other ready to be stirred. Options include mushrooms, seafood, and a “nutritious” bibimbap with gingko nuts and ginseng; sweetly-marinaded strips of filet beef (£9.45) are layered raw over the contents of the bowl and left to cook with the heat of the rice.

Elsewhere the kimchi pancake (£4.45) is a little on the oily side and prawn katsu (£5.45) are fleshy and fried in breadcrumbs, only let down by the accompanying sauce which is more salad cream than garlic mayonnaise. There are green teas, Korean beers, soju and mak geol li, a curious alcoholic drink made from rice that despite its syrupy appearance is fizzy like an alcopop.

Next time you’re in the mood for Oriental cuisine it’s worth your while forsaking the usual Chinese or Thai for this wholesome, cheerful eatery.



Leila reviewed Bi Bim Bap Soho on Thu 03 Mar 2011


The Latest User Reviews of Bi Bim Bap Soho


User Rating: 9 / 10
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the good londoner
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Though the menu has some rice and noodle dishes, the speciality is the bibimbap - a mix of rice, vegetables and sometimes meat served in a sizzling hot earthenware bowl. We tried the mixed mushroom, chilli chicken, beef bool-go-gi (marinated grilled beef) and the dol sot, which is the archetypal bibimbap. All were absolutely delicious – fresh-tasting vegetables and zingy meat. The idea is to mix everything up in the bowl – often you’ll get a fried egg on top to add to the mixture. As the bowls are so hot, when you get to the bottom you’ll probably finds some tasty crispy rice to enjoy.

User Rating: 8 / 10
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T.A.O
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Member since: May 2011
Posts: 10
I'd come here repeatedly for the miso sauce alone but it just so happens that I like the food too.

Skip the sides and the starters and just go for the bi bim bap, which is just a bowl of rice, meat and vegetable goodness. One of the best places for a quick slap-up meal in Soho.

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