London's largest Korean restaurant is proof that good things can come in big packages, since its extensive menu attracts a loyal crowd of expats and foodies from across the capital. The dingy entrance next to Holborn tube is gateway to an atmospheric, low-lit basement dining room a world away from the bustle above. Many drop in here for their first taste of Korean food, but aficionados won't be disappointed because the kitchen takes its job very seriously. Well-judged, authentic dishes include handmade kun man du pork dumplings, crispy pa jeon (seafood pancakes) and sizzling bibimbap (a hot stone pot layered with rice, vegetables and beef). Show-stopping traditional BBQs cooked on hotplates at your table are also recommended. Service is more efficient than friendly and bills can escalate, though lunch deals are good value.
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