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Myung Ga has enjoyed an admirable run, serving authentic Korean specialities from its prime Soho spot for more than 20 years. However, it is now struggling to keep up with the competition from younger challengers, and long-time fans have noticed a deterioration in the kitchen’s output and service of late, with regular complaints about ‘rude’, careless staff and the mandatory service charge; the plainly furnished, ‘noisy and stuffy' dining room has also seen better days. However, there is still fun to be had with classic dishes such as light yet stridently spicy kimchi pancakes, golden nuggets of Korean sweet-and-sour chicken or emblematic bulgogi (BBQ marinated beef cooked DIY over tabletop hotplates). In a sop to the tourist trade, the menu highlights some of its more familiar dishes as ‘European favourites'.

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Myung Ga

1 Kingly Street ,London W1B 5PA

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Forcing customers to pay service charge

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May 2013

We have been here so many times. This time the servings are smaller, the food no longer have taste, the manager is very arrogant and we are forced to pay service charge even if we did not like how we were treated by the manager when we questioned the very high mandatory tip of 12.5%. WE WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THIS RESTAURANT. You are better off at BurgerKing where at least the burgers have some taste.

Will G.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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Myung Ga

1 Kingly Street ,London W1B 5PA

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Forced to pay tip even when not satisfied

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May 2013

We have been at this restuarant so many times since about 2006. Food quality and customer seems to be deteriorating. After having the same meal in the past 2 other visits, we told the waitress that the food does not taste as good as before and maybe they changed chef. We were told it is the same chef. Then we got the bill, I do not really want to pay the high service charge. The manager came over and told me it is mandatory even if you are not satisfied with the food and service. She was very arrogant....

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Will G.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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Myung Ga

1 Kingly Street ,London W1B 5PA

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Terrible service and raw food

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Mar 2013

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

We didn't make a reservation, but we were willing to wait for 45 min to get a table for three. After 45 min we were still waiting so we asked when the table will be free since we saw several table weres free. Apparently they forgot about us and asked us to wait for another while. After 10 min more we finally got seated. No sweat we thought, we could finally order our dishes. The seafood pancake was a bit off than the usual ones, but it still tasted good, only we couldn't find any seafood in it despite...

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Hana K.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 4

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Myung Ga

1 Kingly Street ,London W1B 5PA

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Terrible management, overcharged, wasted police time!

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Mar 2013

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

After frequenting it and recommending it for over ten years I'm afraid to say I will ACTIVELY DISCOURAGE people from eating at MYUNG GA Korean restaurant on Kingly St in Soho. After overcharging our group (and we're all quite good at adding up!) the manager CALLED THE POLICE when we quibbled politely about the bill. Initially they refused to remove the over-charge (which we proved we were correct about by consulting the menu), so we said we'd just not-pay the service charge (optional by law anyway)....

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Rohan M.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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Myung Ga

1 Kingly Street ,London W1B 5PA

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by   (1)

Aug 2012

Food is fine, quite a home-made taste, not too overpowering or artificial as some other Korean restaurants. But then, nothing spectacular beyond that. Service is good, although no better than other Korean restaurants. The restaurant is quite loud and stuffy, and is slightly on the expensive side given what it has to offer. Overall, it is an OK restaurant, but not impressive enough to consider a revisiting.

K Y.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 5

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Myung Ga

1 Kingly Street ,London W1B 5PA

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by   (1)

Jun 2011

What a terrific place, the food was wonderful and the service polite, efficient and faultless. I took a friend here who spent a year living on the chinese/korean border and had a real hankering for the rice bowls that she had come to know and love. She was lost for words with how great the food was. For a fantastic taste experience try the carpaccio of beef (the description of raw beef mixed with egg can sound a little scary), the combination of pear, cucumber and beef was out of this world, and...

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Dan P.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 9

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Myung Ga

1 Kingly Street ,London W1B 5PA

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by   (3)

Apr 2010

I love Myung Ga. This was the place that I really discovered Korean Food. The best thing that you have to try is the Bulgogi Beef, marinated slices of beef cooked on the BBQ on your table. you wrap the beef in a lettuce leaf with some miso paste. A-mazing. Also the spicy beef soup (hot!), kimchi pickles and the spinach and beansprout namul. All delicious. For healthy types its great because Korean food is actually very lean indeed. It's not a trendy restaurant, but it is nice inside with attractive...

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Lucy R.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 7

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