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Vietnamese and Korean Market in or near London

gtrekker2003 Aug 22, 2009 06:40 AM

Any recommendations of where I can find a vietnamese or korean market / grocery store?

  1. Lina Aug 28, 2009 04:08 AM


    And there's a new (6 month) Korean market called the Korean Centre on Charing Cross road. Very central.

    The Korea Centre, 71-73 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0NE

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    1. re: Lina
      DollyDagger Aug 28, 2009 07:48 AM

      Great info - thanks for posting this!

    2. Lina Aug 28, 2009 04:07 AM

      For Korean ingredients, these are my go tos:

      1. Hanna Supermarket
      41 Store Street
      London WC1E 7DB
      020 7636 4118

      2. Centre Point Food Store
      21 ST. Giles High Street
      London WC2H 8LN
      020 7836 9860

      3. Seoul Mate
      29 Museum Street
      London WC1A 1LH
      020 7636 4787

      4. Arigato Japanese Supermarket
      48-50 Brewer St
      London W1F 9TG
      020 7287 1722

      5. Nippon and Korea Centre
      9 Wardour Street
      London W1D 6PF
      020 7454 1777

      6. Longdan Express
      25 Hackney Rd
      London E2 7NX
      020 3222 0118

      7. The Japan Centre
      212 Piccadilly
      London W1J 9HX
      020 7255 8254

      I posted more details here if you are interested: http://www.yelp.co.uk/list/finding-ko...

      1. oonth Aug 24, 2009 03:05 AM

        For the Korean, check out Seoul Plaza, they have a few locations including one on High Street, New Malden. If you're based in North London like me, then the one on Golders Green Road is most convenient.

        For the Vietnamese, there's a relatively new and impressive store on Hackney Road called Longdan. They carry lots of Vietnamese items but also more generally pan-Asian items - it's a good store with a good range and decent prices.


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        1. re: oonth
          sphamilton Aug 24, 2009 06:03 AM

          There is also a Korean supermarket just facing the row of Korean restaurants on St Giles' High Street near Tottenham Court Road tube, almost underneath Centrepoint.

          1. re: sphamilton
            greedygirl Aug 24, 2009 07:13 AM

            And one in Store St in Soho, iirc.

            1. re: greedygirl
              DollyDagger Aug 24, 2009 08:48 AM

              Yup, Hanna Supermarket. (Has a small cafe in the basement - very popular with UCL & SOAS Korean students).


              1. re: DollyDagger
                limster Aug 24, 2009 11:37 AM

                And another downstairs in the basement from Tomoko (a Korean restaurant on Charing Cross Road).

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          t_g Aug 22, 2009 07:16 AM

          there are a lot of vietnamese grocery stores on mare st in hackney, the best one is prob star night market

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          1. re: t_g
            PhilD Aug 22, 2009 07:28 AM

            ....and New Malden Hight Street for Korean, there is a very large Korean population in the area.

            1. re: PhilD
              gtrekker2003 Aug 22, 2009 09:36 PM

              I went to New Malden High St and saw plenty of Korean restaurants but didn't see a supermarket. Must have missed it. Would it be away from the high street? would really love some thinly cut beef ribs for Kalbi.

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