Double K night
Located just off Tottenham Court Road, Han Kang is a traditional Korean restaurant that specialise in BBQ food with karaoke rooms at its basement. It is a shame that since the government decided to expand Tottenham Court Road tube station, most of the Korean restaurants in that area were forced to closed down and Han Kang is now one of the very few classic Korean restaurants left. For a special birthday celebration, a group of us booked in for dinner and in one of its private karaoke room.
|raw beef with pear|
|soft shell crab|
|Korean glass noodle|
The in-trend Korean fried chicken was really average, it was really sour and the heavy dressing made the crispy batter soggy, which made you wonder how fresh was the cooking. Out of all the BBQ items, I found that the galbi beef stood out with its great seasoning, it had a lovely rich savoury taste without dominating the flavour of the beef. Bibim bab hot stone rice pot was as classic as you can get, the mixture of vegetables mixed so well with the raw beef, the tiny hint of nutty and spicy aroma infused in it made it a magical dish.
|bibim bab with raw beef|
It was a decent meal overall, most of the food were between a decent to good level but the service was slow, although that is expected from most Asian restaurants in London. We paid £18 each, between 12 of us with no alcohol was a standard value compared to other Korean restaurants in London. Do bear in mind that the whole karaoke system is in Korean language only so don't waste your time to book the karaoke room unless you understand the language.
What I paid:
Average cost without drinks and services:
16 Hanway Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1UE