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“Very good family run Korean restaurant in the city centre”
Review of Koreana

Koreana
Ranked #359 of 2,279 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Korean
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
UK
Level 6 Contributor
514 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
“Very good family run Korean restaurant in the city centre”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

I've visited this place a couple of times now for lunch following the recommendation of friends. Located in a basement on King Street West just along the street from San Carlo and Bem Brasil near House of Fraser, this is a nice little chilled out family run restaurant of about 50 covers. Service is polite and friendly and warm throughout, these people know what they are doing and do it well. Popular with the lunchtime business crowd Mon-Fri I've thoroughly enjoyed both my visits thus far and look forward to many more. The food here is very nice, but standouts from my visits have been the excellent Bibim Bab from my first visit, the simply delicious mushroom Gang Jung from my second visit and the superb creamy home-made ice-cream on both visits! (ginger first time, then coconut). The restaurant was also very popular with lunch time takeaways as well as the many seated business lunches. I very much look forward to return visits and would certainly recommend Koreana to others.

  • Visited October 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An unforgettable meal”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

The food was fantastic! Especially the kim chi soup, which i've been searching for a good one since coming back from Asia in 2010.
The service was great!
The decor is quite simple, but doesn't really affect the experience.
And the value for money was brilliant. For 1 starter, two mains and a Saki it came to £26.
Definitely want to eat there again and highly recommend it if you want good Korean food.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank J H
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Never fails to please”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

After finding this restaurant a couple of years ago it has become a place we go back to every so often and somewhere I would always recommend to friends. The food is always great. The staff are attentive and always willing to explain items on the menu that may be unfamiliar. We went again last night and the standard is just as good as ever. Whether you are dressed up or wearing casuals, in a group, as a couple or with family, you never feel out of place here. The decor isn't fancy or trendy but that is part of its appeal and the Korean tv only adds to the atmosphere. Great value for money too. This place never fails to please.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank C L
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Southport, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
252 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“A favourite eating house”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

I have used this restaurant for years and the food is always of a high standard. My own favourite is the rice,vegetables, meat and eggs in a traditional stone dish with hot sauce. The cooking is simple and the food is very tasty. You will be given enough hot red sauce to make the meal incredibly hot, I would suggest you stir in a small amount taste then add more if you feel strong.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Wanderer191255
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manchester
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good burger”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Good burger and a regular visitor. No compliant. Handy as a resident in Spinningfields. Staff are friendly and always welcome .

Visited July 2013
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Thank dasilvafox
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