Koryu was a welcome sight in Paris as many restaurants are trading on past glories, e.g. Chartier , it has a typically minimal decor with peach and green colours but pleasant and clean. Korean restaurants produce wonderful cuisine and Koryu was no exception. The staff, a guy from Pusan, was friendly and polite and ensured we were comfortable.
We ordered bulgogi which is barbecued beef sprinkled with spring onions and then cooked at the table on a portable stove. The scent of the sizzling beef mixed with the marinade was positively mouth watering. We were also given soup, rice and lettuce to eat with our bulgogi and four side dishes of anchovies, broccoli, some unidentified Korean type jelly and spicy kimchi. We asked for garlic slivers as well and also got scrumptious soy bean paste.
The food was completely authentic and made no concessions to the western palate. It was a reasonably priced restaurant. The bill came to 36 euros and that included 2 Hite beers and a coffee. Service was excellent and the food outstanding. We had actually been to Chartier only an hour before for food and left feeling hungry with a veritable rain cloud over our heads due to the rudeness of our waiter and the meaness of our food portions. It had been recommended by a friend and many guide books but I say find your own oasis in Paris and eat well rather than relying on the ' experience'!
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