The ongoing vogue for Korean food is not something that seems to be going anywhere, and at Hamgipak on Fulham Road in, well, Fulham, they are certainly in it for the long haul. They dole out steaming bowls of stew, filled with Korean favourites like kimchi, tofu, spicy beef and fresh vegetables. Head to west London – take the District line to Parsons Green – for a serving of South Korean specialities.
For many years, South Korean food was among the most maligned of Asian cuisines, languishing between the sushi and sashimi specialities of Japan and the dim sum delicacies of China. Of late though, the cuisine of the Korean Peninsula has become one of the most sought after around, and at Hamgipak on Fulham Road, you can taste some of the best of it in London. Find your way to Fulham for a feed and you won’t be disappointed.
The draw, of course, is the menu, and on this stretch of Fulham Road, they have offerings for all comers at all times. Our lunchtime recommendation would be the bibimbab – veggies with egg and, to your liking, beef – and later visitors can enjoy a range of fried favourites, Korean BBQ or one of their stews, which are packed with spice. West London is a great place to eat out, Fulham is one of the main dining areas, and Hamgipak is one of the best restaurant in that area: so book a table now.
Expensive meal (£60+for 2) but quality food and service. There are many great Korean restaurants in Soho and not many in Kensington/Chelsea and more west so this is a great option too, only wish it were a bit better value money wise.
My friend and I had a lovely dinner at Hamgipak, atmosthere is cosy and modern, all the staff are pleasant and very helpful. We got suggestions and explanations about everything we asked. The lady, dark skinned, lovely smile, who was serving us was very profesional. We had a couple of starters and table BBQ, with which we got help and lessons on "how to" from both our server and another male member of staff. I have been to several Korean places but none of them had such an atentive people looking after us. Food was delicious and my friend, who tried Korean food for the first time, was really impresed (especially about soju!), so we are coming back for sure!
Great restaurant. We had the barbecue on the table. It was really tasty and the stuff was very friendly.