The best Korean we've tasted in London. Move aside Kintan too, Yan Ji's grills are embarrassing you.
Deep in the heart of Shoreditch (Bethnal Green) you’ll discover Yan Ji Barbecue – great tasting authentic Korean barbecue located on Bethnal Green Road, E2.
Yan Ji prides itself on delivering Korean Barbecue at its very best, using the finest and freshest ingredients that pack a real punch.
High spec, hand-made, built-in charcoal grills, for which Korean Barbecue is known for, dimly lit ambient lighting and intimate booth style seating with individual extraction fans ensure each and every customer can get the most out of their dining experience. The decor is somewhat a dads rendition of what a Shoreditch restaurant should look like, never the less, it’s clean, smart and feels fresh.
An authentic yet varied selection of starters, skewers, BBQ plates and main dishes fill the menu at Yan Ji, ticking the box for play-safe Westernised taste buds to the more well-travelled adventurous and advanced palates.
Entry-level starters of king prawn skewers – cooked on the grill, Kimchi pancake, homemade dumplings (with various fillings), crispy chicken wings and slices of pork tenderloin sit alongside traditional pig’s trotters, chicken heart, lamb kidney and pig intestine, before giving way to rice, noodle and broth-based dishes.
You HAVE to taste the kimchi pancake when you visit, it’s inviting look leaves your mouth watering for more.
Spicy stir–fried pork belly with kimchi, spare beef ribs in clear broth, hot pot sausage with tofu and Korean style cold noodle soup round things off nicely and deliver a more than satisfying feeling.
Open seven days a week, for lunch and dinner, 12:00 – 22:30 (22:00 Sunday), Yan Ji Barbecue caters for all, whether it be solo or communal dining, larger private parties can hire out the basement PDRs accommodating up to 12 people per room.
Gaining popularity in London but also worldwide, the search for top-tasting Korean barbecue has just got a whole lot easier.
153 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG, London
T:020 3971 1244