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|Now closed; was a small Korean cafe/restaurant in [[Locale Wealdstone|Wealdstone]] (previously located in [[Oriental City]]). As of mid-2012 the premises are occupied by an Italian restaurant called [http://www.fiorerosso.co.uk/ Fiore Rosso].
||Small Korean cafe/restaurant in [[Locale Wealdstone|Wealdstone]], ex-[[Oriental City]]. They also do takeaway and delivery, and you can order online [http://www.just-eat.co.uk/restaurants-koreana/menu-9367 via Just-Eat].
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The information below is retained for people who want to know what Koreana was like.
Small Korean cafe/restaurant in [[Locale Wealdstone|Wealdstone]], ex-[[Oriental City]]. They also do takeaway and delivery, and you can order online [http://www.just-eat.co.uk/restaurants-koreana/menu-9367 via Just-Eat].
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category='Ex-Oriental City,Now Closed'
category='Cafes,Ex-Oriental City,Korean Food,Restaurants,Step-Free Access,Takeaway,Takeaway Delivery,Takeaway Order Online'
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hours_text='noon-3pm, 5pm-11:30pm Mon-Fri; 5pm-11:30pm Sat; 5pm-10pm Sun'
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summary='Now closed; was a small Korean cafe/takeaway in Wealdstone, ex-Oriental City.'
opening_hours_text='noon-3pm, 5pm-11:30pm Mon-Fri; 5pm-11:30pm Sat; 5pm-10pm Sun'
phone='020 8515 8000'
summary='Small Korean cafe/takeaway in Wealdstone, ex-Oriental City.'
It's quite small inside, with seating for just 18 people. Despite the colour photo display of dishes above the counter (perhaps a nod to its origins in the Oriental City food court), the ambience is quite nice, with stained-wood tables, box lampshades, a couple of potted plants, and a bead curtain hanging over the window.
Kake visited late on a Thursday lunchtime in March 2009. There was only one other customer. Music was playing on the radio (Magic 105.4). Service was friendly enough.
I was offered the cheaper set lunch menu (which starts at £3.80) but decided to go a la carte instead, with a soft tofu and chicken stew (dak soonduboo jjigae) for £6.50 including rice and banchan (side dishes) photo.
The stew wasn't bad, though the tofu had the characteristic flavour of the aseptically-packaged stuff rather than being fresh, and the chicken didn't taste of much either. I'd chosen the mild version of the stew; perhaps the spicy one is better. The banchan were good, though; a dish of kimchee, a dish of cold cooked beansprouts, and a couple of slices of rolled omelette/pancake. Green tea (£1) was made with a teabag but was actually pretty good.
Kake's verdict: Might come here again if I was in the area; the tofu was kind of offputting though.
Accessibility: No step to get in, everything on one level once you're in, though the single unisex toilet cubicle is very small and cramped. You could probably fit a wheelchair at the tables if the place wasn't too full. Some but not all of the chairs have arms and are fairly narrow.
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