East meets West at Korean Dinner Party, an atmospheric new restaurant located on the top floor of Soho’s Kingly Court.
Bringing the flavours of Los Angeles‘s Koreatown to the UK capital are a host of names you’ll already know. Ana Gonçalves and Zijun Meng of TĀTĀ Eatery, the team behind Señor Ceviche, and drinks expert Cyan Wong.
The result is a place of sharing plates such as corn dogs, bacon mochi, fried chicken and Korean tacos. The slow-cooked 48-hour beef short rib, served with ssamjang, chilli relish, asian slaw and homemade wheat wrappers, sounds particularly delicious.
A-nrd studio looked after the Insta-ready design, the venue paying homage to metropolitan Korean restaurants with four-metre long neon signage and plenty of seductive colour. Stripping back the space, Korean Dinner Party features an unfinished plaster ceiling, crossing metal beams and wooden trusses, and concrete walls painted blue; exposing its history whilst adding a certain grit to the central London restaurant.
Communal seating encourages guests to socialise over the small plates and Cyan’s exceptional cocktails. The open kitchen, meanwhile, is framed by natural oak beams, gloss red tiles and hand-painted flags, and adds extra excitement to the already vibrant spot.
Finishing off the space is a tryptic artwork by Kwang Kwang, a piece hanging above cushioned fuchsia booth seating that captures the essence of Korean Dinner Party. Enigmatic and inspired.