London’s queen of Korean cuisine Linda Lee (of On the Bab and Mee Market) launches her seventh restaurant in Covent Garden on 2 February. On the Dak (Dak is Korean for chicken) will feature plenty of poultry with soups, noodles and rice, as well as fried chicken and dumplings to eat in and takeaway.
On the menu: four flavours of Korean Fried Chicken; spicy or mild Chitang, Korea’s soul-nourishing chicken soup noodles; Chibun, spicy Korean bbq chicken or fried chicken with cabbage; and Chibab, chicken and salad with rice. A meat-free Chibab is also available, served with mushrooms and house soy. Sides include various kimchis as well as salads, rice and chicken dumplings.
On the corner of Monmouth Street and Neal Street, facing onto Shaftesbury Avenue at the gateway to Covent Garden from Soho, On The Dak will be a new, exciting and affordable way to discover Korean cuisine in London, with main dishes starting from £5.50 and sides all at £2.80 or £3.20.
On the first day of opening, Friday 2 February, On The Dak will celebrate by giving away 100 portions of their signature Sweet Soy Korean Fried Chicken from 11.30am until 1.30pm on a first-come, first-served basis. They will also be donating 50 hot meals to Rhythms of Life, a homeless charity based on neighbouring Tower Street.
On The Dak will be the seventh London venture for restaurateur and entrepreneur Linda Lee, following Koba, her long-established Korean barbecue restaurant in Fitzrovia; four branches of On The Bab; and Seoul-style ‘Korean rice-bowl deli’ Mee Market in Soho.