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This newly opened Korean barbecue restaurant in Soho is bringing the pyeon beak steambox to London – a three-tiered box made from hinoki wood, a type of cypress. It's taken over the site formerly occupied by Chinese restaurant YMing in Greek Street, and is named after Cheongdam-dong, an affluent – and foodie – district of Gangnam in Seoul. There's also a private karaoke room if that's your thing.

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On the Soho-fringe site of the much-lamented YMing (RIP), this April 2023 newcomer is a Korean BBQ bringing the pyeonbaek steam box to London – a three-tiered box made from hinoki wood, a type of cypress. It’s named after Cheongdam-dong, an affluent – and foodie – district of Gangnam in Seoul. It opened too late to inspire survey feedback – reports please!

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35-36 Greek Street, London, W1D 5DL

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Harry C
Best Korean BBQ I've had in the UK & I have...
Reviewed 7 months, 21 days ago

"Best Korean BBQ I've had in the UK & I have eaten everywhere, portions are smaller than would like but overall quality of the produce and the execution of some of the dishes, the beef tartare especially is second to none."

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What the Newspaper Critics are saying

The Observer

Jay Rayner was faintly disturbed to try a new venture on the site of a Chinese restaurant he adored, Y Ming. But as he noted life moves on, and this Korean barbecue turned out to be just the sort of place he likes – a hands-on affair involving the searing and charring of cuts of meat and vegetables that “cloud the air above our table with an intense savouriness. I live for clouds of savouriness above my table”.

Chung’dam “styles itself as a refined version of the clattering tabletop barbecue places to be found across Shaftesbury Avenue, and it’s priced accordingly”; on the day Jay visited, it also had an “entirely Asian clientele who clearly know what they’re doing”. 

It is “huge fun but, unlike previous Korean barbecue experiences, it is also low maintenance, save for the slippy metal chopsticks which challenge our dexterity.” And, added Jay, the refinement means “your hair won’t smell” when you get home.

Jay Rayner - 2024-06-23


Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £85.00

Starter Main Pudding
£3.00 £18.50 £8.00
Wine per bottle £28.50
Filter Coffee £0.00
Service 12.50%
35-36 Greek Street, London, W1D 5DL
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑12 am
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑12 am
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑12 am
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑12 am
Friday12 pm‑12 am
Saturday12 pm‑12 am

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