A listing of Korean food stores

by Philip Gowman on 25 June, 2007 updated 15 December, 2018

in Food & Drink | Food stores | Koreans in UK | Koreatowns | Yellow Pages

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Update 12 December 2018. The current exhibition of Jeonju cuisine at the KCC has a handy “Korean Food Map” of London, listing out restaurants and food stores in the area. It seems pretty comprehensive, so I’ve rewritten this post, which was originally compiled in 2007, using data from that leaflet, at least for London and New Malden.

For outside the London area the data has been refreshed with regional stores operated by Korea Foods / Seoul Plaza. Any of the other stores mentioned are those that people happen to have told me about over the years. The stores may no longer be there, of course.

Send me an email or leave a comment below with any additions or corrections.

New MaldenNak Won Foods89 Kingston Rd, New Malden KT3 3PA / 020 8949 6474

Area Store Address
In London / New Malden
Angel Oseyo 15 Liverpool Rd, London N1 ORW / 020 7684 7537
Camden Town Oseyo 158 Camden High St, Camden Town, London NW1 ONE / 020 3105 4857
Ealing Common Duri Mart 10 Station Parade, Uxbridge Rd, Ealing W5 3LD / 020 8752 1766
Finchley Road SK Mart 17 Goldhurst Terrace, London NW6 3HX / 020 7625 6800
Golders Green Seoul Plaza 136 Golders Green Rd, London NW11 8HB / 020 8731 7999
Morden Green Farm 43 Martin Way, London SM4 4AH / 020 8417 1123
Tottenham Court Road Centre Point Food Store 73 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1DG / 020 7836 9860
Oseyo 115 Tottenham Court Rd, Fitzrovia, London W1T 5AH / 020 7388 0160
Waterloo Oseyo 158 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8SB / 0203 417 2690
(Limited stock – primarily an eat-in cafe)
New Malden Nak Won Foods 89 Mingston Road, New Malden KT3 3PA / 020 8949 6474
Dooboo Yiyagi 27 Cambridge Rd, New Malden KT3 3QG
Mr Kimchi Unit 237, Kings Park Centre, 152-178 Kingston Rd, New Malden KT3 3ST/ 020 8949 4707
Seoul Plaza 1 36 High St, New Malden KT3 4HE / 020 8949 4329
Seoul Plaza 2 126 Malden Rd, New Malden KT3 6DD / 020 8942 9552
1 Bung Jee 121 Kingston Rd, New Malden KT3 3NX / 020 8949 0801
Korea Foods Unit 4 Wyvern Industrial Estate, Beverley Way, New Malden KT3 4PH / 020 8949 2238
H Mart Unit 1, Leigh Close, New Malden KT3 3NW / 020 3274 2020
Further afield
Birmingham Seoul Plaza 536 Bristol Rd, Birmingham B29 6BD / 0121 472 2331
Korea Foods 31 Jarvis Way, Birmingham B24 8TA
Bournemouth Seoul Plaza 336 Wimborne Rd, Bournemouth BH9 2HH / 01202 527177
Brighton Time for Kimchi 19 Church St, Brighton BN1 1RB / 07516 623630
Cambridge Seoul Plaza 3 91-93 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AW / 01223 303610
Coventry Seoul Plaza 11 Lynchgate Rd, Coventry CV4 7EH / 024 7669 3862
Manchester Seoul Kimchi 275 Upper Brook Street, Longsight, Manchester M13 0HR / 0161 273 5556
Oxford Seoul Plaza 59-63 Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1HR / 01865 248191
Reading Seoul Plaza Students’ Union Building, Earley, Reading RG6 6UA / 0118 986 1025
York Ever New 3/4 Bridge Street, York, Y01 6DD

Online possibilities:

  • OrientalMart (retail outlets in Nottingham)
  • Hoo Hing (retail outlets in Romford, Enfield, Hackney, Mitcham and Park Royal)
  • Loon Fung (outlets in Alperton, Chinatown, Silvertown and Tottenham)
  • SeeWoo (outlets in Glasgow, Greenwich and Chinatown)
  • Wing Yip (outlets in Birmingham, Croydon, Cricklewood and Manchester)

Other links:

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Raku June 25, 2007 at 2:40 pm

http://www.orientalmart.co.uk/ has korean foods on there.

koreanjase June 25, 2007 at 6:15 pm

There is also a Korean shop that has just opened behind Waitrose (Finchley Rd near Swiss Cottage), which is about 1 min walk from Finchley Road Tube station… But I can’t remember what it is called. It is quite small, but cheaper than Central London, though more expensive than the Korean shops in Golders Green and New Malden.

daeguowl June 26, 2007 at 3:30 pm

You can get korean food in Southampton quite easily as well and there is even a Korean restaurant in Bournemouth as well.

flashparry July 9, 2007 at 12:06 am

In York there is:

Ever New
3/4 Bridge Street,
York,
Y01 6DD

Downstairs has lots of stationary/gifts from Korea. Upstairs is a Korean supermarket (plus Japanese and Chinese food too). Opened last year – I no longer have to drive 200 miles down to New Malden for kimchi 🙂

jojobaby May 19, 2008 at 8:56 am

This chinese supermarket is ok for oriental food in general. They are quite local to me, and I can usually get what I need just by popping in. The other korean shops in bristol are really small, and tend to stock a lot of things out of date, so I don’t bother. Has anyone else found this problem with korean shops in UK?

jojobaby May 19, 2008 at 8:56 am

http://www.waiyeehong.com/

sorry – here’s the link!

Jean-Pierre December 14, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Wing Yip – Chinese & Oriental supermarket. Mostly Chinese food, but also some Korean products (& Japanese, Thai etc). There are several stores around the UK, with one in Cricklewood, NW London, and one in Croydon.

http://www.wingyip.com

Jen Lee October 23, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Hello,

I am a student who just came to London (Camden) recently, and I am hoping to find some good korean restaurants, super markets, and possibly korean church near Camden, London. Obviously I don’t know much about the areas in london and etc., so I’d really appreciate if anyone could give me some advices on which ones are good and which ones would be the closest one from the camden area.

Thanks for all of your help and time in advance, and hope to hear from you soon!

=)

Philip Gowman October 24, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Well, you’re on the right page for food stores (Hanna Supermarket in Store Street is probably your closest) while there are too many restaurants to mention. My own favourite is Asadal at Holborn tube, though there are plenty of places very near Tottenham Court Road tube. Churches is a project I’m working on, but there used to be a Korean church in the Gt Portland Street / Warren Street Area. Google Korean Anglican Community Centre to see what comes up.

regina November 5, 2009 at 6:51 am

Hi, what is the nearest Korean grocery that I can buy short ribs for Korean bbq??? I live in SW London. Many thanks for the help!

tiffany July 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm

I’m also looking for short ribs for korean bbq too, can’t find it at any uk supermarkets, please advise if u know where i can get it, thanks a lot!

M Bhadra July 9, 2010 at 10:21 am

One school boy (age 14); my relative suddenly had some brain problem. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Mixed). I have heard one medicine may cure this boy, which is Moranbong Carbonate Friut Juice. The juice is of Korean origin. Can anybody please help if this is available in UK. Kindly advice.

Thanks and Regards
MBhadra

Ken July 9, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Where can I buy – white asparagus spears – canned or in jars near to Wimbledon ??

Any help appreciated please – Ken

piano September 14, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Can anybody tell me where to find a Korean Grocery Store in Bristol that sells Mugwort powder, Frozen Rice Flour, and Dried/skinned Mung beans? Thanks.

June September 20, 2010 at 8:00 pm

I am looking for Mugwort powder (쑥가루) to buy. Anyone knows where can I buy it? I live in North London.

O' FOOD May 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Please check another New Korea Grocery shop in Piccadilly Circus.
24-25 Denman Street, London, W1D 7HU
0207 494 9660

Adrienn Magyar February 21, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I am looking for a kimchi spice. Anyone knows a good korean grocery in Pimlico or in Kensington?

Thanks your help in advance!

pepperofreak July 11, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Thanks for this list ! There is a great oriental supermarket in south east london where i live called FLK Chinese Groceries- they have a pretty good product range of korean, japanese, thai , chinese, indonesian , vietnamese goods, all sorts, as the owner is pretty knowledgeable in trendy asian food.
I go there for korean dumplings, gojujang, kimchi, peppero, instant noodles/ramen, and i can always get advice on the products suited for me ( i love spicy sauces). Its great if you are a newbie to korean, japanese, chinese food, as the staff offer experienced advice on the products and recipes. I always recommend it to friends who want to make korean food at home!

Adan Sow October 3, 2015 at 12:48 pm

I was wondering if someone could tell me where in London is a Korean bookstore(s)! And now, last but not least, I have in possession some Korean and English classical and opera music books and a couple of Korean classical music books to sell…

Please, feel free to contact me. Thank you for your time and consideration.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Taeyeon November 3, 2016 at 11:21 am

There is also Singki stores in Leeds and Bradford in West Yorkshire!

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