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This Shaftesbury Avenue Korean stands its ground when it comes to authenticity, & can never be accused of dumbing down. Deeply savoury doen jang jji gae soup sets the tone for a menu that
offers a full complement of native favourites, from steaming jigae hotpots & sizzling dolsot bibimbap (rice & all sorts of goodies mixed together in a hot stone bowl) to BBQ meats & sam
kyeop sal (slow-cooked pork in a sweet & spicy sauce). The kitchen also shows some flashes of creativity: classic jap chee (stir-fried glass noodles & vegetables) might be wrapped in rice
paper & deep-fried to make a crunchy, spring-roll starter. Friendly staff ensure that everything runs smoothly in the softly lit dining room, where pale wood, cream walls & subtle oriental
designs define the mood.
Naru is a small Korean restaurant on Shaftsbury Avenue. We were around the area and felt like Korean food so decided to give it a try. It didn’t disappoint. We ordered the usual; soon dubu jjigae and bibimbap and even on a hot sunny day, it was the perfect comfort food. Warming and full of flavour. The stew had a good level of spice and seafood and the bibimbap was a delicious mix of textures from the fresh crunchy vegetables, creamy egg, spicy gochujang sauce and bits of crispy rice that had caught on the bottom of the hot stone bowl. So good! Overall I liked Naru. The service was friendly and polite and the food...
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