Koba, Fitzrovia

I find it increasingly exciting that I can still go to a restaurant in our fabulous city and see something completely new and inventive. Shuang Shuang, Pharmacy 2, Hoppers; all completely different yet wonderful. Koba, a Korean BBQ restaurant in Fitzrovia is a new one for the list. I’m sure Korean BBQ is no new thing, but at chef/restaurateur Linda Lee’s recently refurbed Koba, with … Continue reading Koba, Fitzrovia

Shackfuyu, Soho

I first visited Shackfuyu (from the guy behind Bone Daddies and Flesh & Buns) back in 2015 and loved it, but it was only a pop up then. It has since undergone a refurb and the lease has been extended meaning it’s a permanent fixture on Soho’s Old Compton Street. Gone is the previous owner’s pizza oven and there’s a new bar at the front … Continue reading Shackfuyu, Soho

Jinjuu, Carnaby Street

Jinjuu is a new restaurant from ex-head chef of the Playboy Club and star of her own cookery show on the Food Network, Judy Joo. The menu sounds rather good with a kind of Korean/American mash up but sadly, it didn’t quite do it for me. We were seated in the ground floor bar area which, as ALWAYS seems to be case these days, was … Continue reading Jinjuu, Carnaby Street

Hurwundeki, Bethnal Green

  Hurwundeki is a Korean cafe and hairdressers in Bethnal Green not far from Corner Room and Viajante. It’s an unusual combination but one that totally works as both are so bloomin’ good. I’ve been getting my haircut there for a while so when I was invited to come down to try out the food I kindly obliged. It’s not much to look at from … Continue reading Hurwundeki, Bethnal Green