Ogam

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Cuisines
Korean
Ambience
Cool, Dark and moody, Lively
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Counter dining, Vegetarian options
People
Dates

About Ogam

When it comes to dining in Islington, most people immediately gravitate towards restaurant-heavy Upper Street, which is home to big names such as Chick ‘n’ Sours and James Cochran’s 12:51. Just a few minutes’ walk down the road however, is the slightly grittier Chapel Market, a parade that boasts plenty of hidden gems, often offering great value for money.

One such restaurant is Ogam, which opened its doors in December 2019. Ogam is a rather unique proposition, billing itself as a Korean tapas bar – that is, serving classic and contemporary Korean dishes in the traditional Spanish small-plates style.

The intimate restaurant only has room for a handful of diners, most of whom sit up at the counter. Ogam is a minimalist space featuring a central bar flanked with stools, as well as some counter seating by the window if you are in the mood to people watch. Otherwise, the dining room consists of dark wood accents and a slate-clad wall.

On the food front, you can expect to find three set menus for under £20, each of which includes a cocktail. You will begin your meal with a green salad with yuja or omija dressing. Next up, you can choose between rice cakes or sweetcorn with cheese on top, or an assortment of jeon (a fried potato cake that also includes kimchi and courgette). Your final course will see you tuck into either Korean fried chicken, pork shoulder or kimchi jjim with pork ribs.

The set menus change with the seasons, but you can always expect to find both traditional and contemporary Korean dishes to choose from.  It’s not all about the food though, as Ogam also takes its drinks list very seriously. Owner Tae Yeol Kim is passionate about traditional Korean alcohol, so expect to find plenty of intriguing spirits and innovative cocktails.  

Location for Ogam

10 Chapel Market, Islington, London, N1 9EZ

Opening Times

Lunch
Mon 11:30-15:30
Tue 11:30-15:30
Wed 11:30-15:30
Thu 11:30-15:30
Fri 11:30-15:30
Sat 11:30-15:30
Sun 11:30-15:30
Dinner
Mon 18:00-23:00
Tue 18:00-23:00
Wed 18:00-23:00
Thu 18:00-23:00
Fri 18:00-23:00
Sat 18:00-23:00
Sun 18:00-23:00

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Anon

Food uncooked and arrived in a freezer bag - restaurant owner came to harass us at our apartment
11 January 2021  

We ordered a fried chicken dinner from Ogam which arrived in an old freezer bag (delivery driver said restaurant had ran out of bags). The driver just handed over the delivery one item at a time, never seen anything like it. When we tried the food the chicken was uncooked. We called the restaurant to complain and the owner wanted to come by to check the chicken. We were puzzled and told him not to do that. He refused to give a refund without coming by to check the chicken himself, so we contacted Just Eat to request a refund. Half an hour later the owner showed up at the flat out of the blue. He harassed us and demanded to check our bin to see whether we had eaten our order or not! I argued with him for a while but we couldn’t get him to leave, so we actually ended up giving him the bin bag so that he would leave us alone. He opened the bag outside on our doorstep and actually went through it. We were absolutely shocked... 

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