We love it when we find a good Korean BBQ joint! They’re a little few and far between, especially in the hinterlands of West London, but Wimbledon and Raynes Park residents are lucky enough to have Gaya Korean Restaurant in their midst, serving up the classic East Asian grilled goodness from distinctive, suitably charcoal-coloured premises on Durham Road. Take a seat and go for broke with DIY barbecue from the tabletop grills, slurp a pot stew and call for more sides and sundries, this is Korean cuisine at its social best and a restaurant that deserves your reservation.
Gaya Korean Restaurant is beautiful before you’ve even walked through the front door. Indeed, the cool grey exterior on Durham Road in Raynes Park London is enough to draw you in, then the sounds and aromas from sizzling Korean-style tabletop BBQ will be enough to keep you happy for hours afterwards. Gaya Korean Restaurant prides itself on using the freshest produce possible, which is exactly how it should be with Korean food, a cuisine known across the world for being vibrant and absolutely booming with flavour.
There’s plenty on the menu at this London Korean restaurant that we’d recommend, particularly the Korean specialties like stir-fried octopus in a spicy sauce and the steamed beef with spring onion. Also an idea is to order a few appetisers and share them out tapas-style, or, for the most authentic Korean dining experience, get involved with the aforementioned sizzling BBQ – there’s an impressive selection of fresh meats to customise the whole thing exactly as you like. Gaya Korean Restaurant is one of our favourite spots in Raynes Park and we’re sure that locals feel the same. Reserve a table in advance to avoid any disappointment.
Small and friendly Korean restaurant tucked away in Rayners Park serving delicious authentic food. We always enjoyed their friendly service and love eating at Gaya.
good food, good service, good ambience - very happy to discover this little gem on my doorstep. Best Korean food I tried so far in London
Excellent food and delightful staff, who were extremely helpful in guiding us through a menu with which we were unfamiliar. Helpings are generous, flavours complex and interesting.