Our team has gathered some Korean Restaurants with the most delicious food, amazing atmosphere and friendly staff.
It is estimated that over 10,000 Koreans live in New Malden. There are multiple Korean supermarkets, cafes, and restaurants. We will tell you more about our favourite places that you need to visit.
- Han Restaurant
The interior is divided into four traditional Korean pavilions which are made from wood and resemble a galleon. The atmosphere looks and feels luxurious but despite that, the prices are normal and affordable. There is a small courtyard area to eat on the outside. At night their basement becomes a karaoke and cocktail bar.
The interior is cheerful and has Korean advertising posters all over the inside, their raw beef stone bowl rice is a favourite dish of the restaurant clients’. Their double-fried chicken that can be served plain or doused in a sweet and sticky sauce is also amazing.
- Bingsoo Cafe
It looks like a basic English tearoom but it specializes in Korean desserts known as bingsoo – comprised shaved ice and sweetened condensed milk or fruit syrups, toppings (such as strawberries, chunks of rice cakes, jelly bits, adzuki beans).
- K J
Customers are really impressed by their Korean casseroles and specifically the haddock roe Tang which is a spicy, pungent stew made with chunks of fish roe and is served with rice and pickles. At night, they offer a charcoal barbecue menu.
- Yami Restaurant
Their menu is probably the most extensive one out there. They are also one of the few places that offer table-top barbecue at lunchtime. If you are not a fan you can try bossam – a pork belly dish, or one of their rice porridge dishes, including nurungji that’s made with scorched rice.
This restaurant is one of the only ones that offer biji jigae which is a creamy stew made with the soya pulp or lees leftover from the process of making soya milk. They are closed on Mondays.
- Sorabol Restaurant
This is one of the oldest and most traditional Korean restaurants in New Malden. The interior is dark wooded. They offer the Korean beer OB Lager as well as Hite. They also have Korean wines and spirits including soju and baekse-ju. Their specialty is galbi – beef or pork ribs marinated overnight in soy, garlic, and sesame and cooked on a charcoal barbecue.
- Jin Go Gae Restaurant
Always packed, they are famous for their charcoal barbecue, their gejang – a dish of crab marinated in Korean chili sauce. They also offer the biggest portions of banchan.