Y’all know how much I love Korean BBQ.
Y’all know how much I’ve been craving it since coming back from New York. Well… I finally got my chance when Mutay and I munched on KBBQ a couple of weeks ago at this amazing restaurant called Arirang.
We had been looking for a good Korean BBQ spot since coming back from New York and having some of the best KBBQ whilst over there.
Set just off Oxford Street, we stumbled across this restaurant whilst coming back from a friend’s birthday dinner. We immediately made plans to come visit and booked a table! In hindsight, we probably didn’t need to because the restaurant wasn’t that busy.
We were seated downstairs and our orders were immediately taken by the friendly waiter. We went for the set menu A, which included:
– soup of the house
– bulgogi (sliced marinated beef B.B.Q)
– sewoo tempura (deep fried prawns)
– dak bokum (pan fried spicy chicken)
– chap che (mixed vegetables with vermicelli)
– mixed fruit with coffee or tea
Absolutely delicious! I was a bit worried about the portions being small, as some restaurants have set menus with a minimum order of 2 and the portions aren’t that great. However, Arirang knows how to fill your belly. They cook the meat for you, which is a bonus and the fruit afterwards is a nice touch.
I especially liked the pan fried spicy chicken and deep fried tempura. The green tea we were given did taste a little burnt, but that was my only complaint. If you’re looking for some relatively cheap Korean BBQ then you should definitely visit this place. They also have Japanese food, if that tickles your fancy.
The music was good (got to love some K-pop!) and we really liked the ambience. The waiters who served us were very friendly, and I will definitely be making this a regular spot. I actually got shunned for my love of F.T. Island because apparently, they’re too old school. The waiter started talking about CNBLUE though, and they’re just as old – so BYE! Haha.
Can’t get enough of the kimchi!
31-32 Poland Street