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“Excellent food, great owner, top night.”
Review of Arang

Arang
Ranked #2,202 of 22,674 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $51
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Soho
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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“Excellent food, great owner, top night.”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

A korean friend of ours took us here, so that was a good start (we all live in London).

The actual restaurant is pretty good - nice atmosphere - mad owner (in a very good way). Very welcoming.
Immediately happy that around 90% of the clients were Korean :)

Our friend ordered for us, so I'm not sure of a lot of the names but the food was superb. I'm a big fan of kimchi, and we had 4 types (cabbage, radish etc). Phwoar.

We also had Samgyeopsal - barbecued meat at the table. They have these light/chimneys over each table that take away the smoke, so you just lift your meat off the barbecue, wrap in in lettuce leaf (with sauce and korean slaw (sorry!)). Very very tasty.

I'd never been before, but this is now on our list of places to return to regularly. Although it's in teh west end, it's not particularly touristy (unless all the Koreans were tourists!).

We couldn't finish our food, yet the bill was extremely good - especially for this bit of London (around £22 per head - and there were many dishes!).

Fab.

  • Visited June 2013
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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“A good Korean in Soho”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

A little restaurant with few tables , but nice.
The menu is large, the quality of the food is very good and service very quick.
Price are ok and for lunch time you can choise one of special menus.
A place where I will come back

  • Visited June 2013
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“Tasteless Food”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

Tried a Korean soup which looked amazing in the pic. When it came to the table had 2 stripes of beef, completely tasteless noodles and no vegetables at all. Definitely would do better buying a pot noodles at asda!

  • Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good good”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

First time going to a korean BBQ so me and my friend was slightly confused. Told them we weren't sure how to order and how it works. Think a new guy was taking our order cause he looked even more confused than us.
Guy recommended two dishes for us two to share, but it wasn't enough. In total we ordered one main meal to share, and four plates of meat for the korean bbq.
Food was really nice. Would definitely go back. Someone recommended us to go to Arang. But staff was a bit rude, not very friendly. But food was nice, there was a few other stuff on the menu looks good and wanted to try.

  • Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicous Korean food in Soho”
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

The food there is very fresh, healthy and delicious.
Most of the main courses are barbecued in front of you, at your table.
The atmosphere is very nice and the tables are quite spaced out so it doesn't get loud.
The only downside is that they don't have any deserts :( I am assuming it's traditional.

Everything else is excellent.

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