23 Romilly Street, London Chinatown, London, W1D 5AQ
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Today is the second time I've visited this branch of Assa and whilst the food is incredibly tasty, and pretty reasonable, I do have a few qualms about the menu.
My Cousin and I arrived around half two and were promptly seated, which is pretty standard for a Tuesday Late Lunch and we ordered the Spicy Tofu broth and the raw fish roe stonepot rice from the lunch menu. We also tried the Kimchi...more
oh dear...I am Korean and was a bit disappointed, but I kindof expected that because I was in London (coming from Los Angeles). Everything was overly spicey, which kindof numbed some of the flavors, especially the tofu soup (tooboo jiggae). I was sweating and my mouth was burning like I swallowed a jalepeno. The side dishes they bring before the meal (panchan) was ehh lacking in variety,...more
* Ambient Volume: B. Reasonably loud; the restaurant was crowded and everyone was talking, but it was possible to maintain a reasonable conversation without shouting.
* Decor and Lighting: B. Simple modern decor; dark theme. Lighting was a little dim -- extensive use of directional lights. There were many diners in the room, but it did not feel cramped. Tables were big enough but...more
Fortunately, I didn't read the bad review of this restaurant on another website before going here as my experience of this branch of Assa was pretty good.
The banchans were free, as one should expect in a Korean restaurant - the seaweed was moist and tasty, the beansprouts and carrots were perfectly good. They brought new ones when the previous two plates were gone too. And all for free. The...more