New Malden, home to the largest Korean expatriate community in Europe, is the place in London to get an authentic Korean barbecue experience. Marinated beef, chicken and pork are cooked before your eyes at the table. Wash it down with a shot of soju or a glass of makgeolli in true Korean style. Here are five of the best Korean barbecue establishments in town.
New Malden’s K-Town is London’s first buffet-style, all-you-can-eat (AYCE) Korean barbecue. It offers meats, seafood and bibimbap, and part of the fun is cooking your own barbecue at the table. The restaurant has an industrial vibe and can get very busy, but it’s good value for money – the barbecue buffet costs £20 with an added 10 percent service charge, and has plenty (40+) of fun food options to try out. Give it a try to see if you agree with K-Town’s motto, “You can’t buy happiness but you can buy K-BBQ and that’s sort of the same thing.”