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Yan Ji Korean BBQ Restaurant Bethnal Green Road

Yan Ji is a Korean BBQ Restaurant on Bethnal Green Road, London E2. You’ll find booth seating inside, and downstairs they have two private dining rooms. We sat outside on the pavement to soak up the sun and buzzy atmosphere of the street. It’s a fun restaurant because you can barbecue your skewers at the table. We tried the vegan and vegetarian options, which were all excellent. If you’re looking for Korean Restaurants near Brick Lane, the best restaurants on Bethnal Green Road or places to eat Korean BBQ, you’ll love Yan Ji.

yan ji korean bbq restaurant bethnal green road vegetarian dishes

“Yan Ji is a small Korean BBQ restaurant near Shoreditch High Street station. It’s a great place to meet a group of friends where you can barbecue tasty skewers at your table,” Homegirl London.

Yan Ji Korean BBQ Restaurant Menu

Starters include Chicken, Prawn and Vegetable Dumplings. We sampled the Veggie Dumplings, which were delicious. Korean Fried Chicken and Spicy Squid are non-veg starter options.

yan ji korean bbq restaurant bethnal green road veg dumplings

I love Kimchi Pancakes, and the ones at Yan Ji are incredible and super tasty without being too overpowering or greasy. They also have Seafood Pancakes, should you prefer those instead.

yan ji korean bbq restaurant bethnal green road kimchi pancakes

My partner loves Kimchi, so he ordered a plate of fermented cabbage for himself. He said it was exceptional, so that’s high praise indeed. You may also like the Cucumber Kimchi and Kimchi Fried Rice.

yan ji korean bbq restaurant bethnal green road kimchi

BBQ Skewers are the main attraction. You can BBQ the skewers yourself at your table, which is fun. Skewer options include Chicken, Pork Belly, Pig Intestine, Squid, King Prawn, Quail Egg and more. If you’re with a group of friends, you may like to try the BBQ Specials of ten Lamb or Beef Skewers. Other BBQ meals are thin slices of marinated Beef, Spicy Pork and Short Beef Ribs.

yan ji korean bbq restaurant bethnal green road enoki mushroom

We chose the Enoki Mushroom under the BBQ Skewer section, which I recommend. However, the mushrooms weren’t on a skewer, but we were sitting outside with no grill at our table, so maybe they cooked them for us? We also had the Sweet Corn, which was presented as though out of a tin and didn’t have a barbecue taste. The sweet corn was the only disappointing part of the meal.

yan ji bbq restaurant sweet corn

If you’re not in the mood for Skewers, you’ll probably enjoy a Bibimbap, a traditional rice pot with beautifully arranged, colourful toppings and stir in chilli sauce. We shared the Vegetarian Bibimbap minus the Tofu. Other options are Beef, Pork, Chicken, Seafood and Tofu. Udon with Beef, Chicken or Tofu, and Spicy Soups are also on the menu.

yan ji korean bbq restaurant bethnal green road bibimbap

To give you an idea of prices, Starters and Sides cost £4.97-11, two BBQ Skewers cost £3.75-5.30, 10 BBQ Special Skewers are £20.35-22, and Bibimbap is £11.55-13.20.

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Helpful Information About Yan Ji Bethnal Green Road

To find out more, visit the Yan Ji Website. The restaurant address is 153 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG. Shoreditch High Street is the closest station, or you can walk from Bethnal Green Station. Current opening times are Tuesday to Saturday from 12 noon until 10.30 pm and Sunday from 12 noon until 10 pm. Please refer to the website for recent opening times.

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I recommend this restaurant for lunch with your partner or a fun evening with a group of friends if you want to BBQ skewers at the table. The décor has a light industrial vibe. You’ll find two private rooms in the basement for an intimate dinner party.

yan ji korean bbq restaurant bethnal green road interior

If you want to explore the area further, please read my Ten Things To Do In Bethnal Green article.

yan ji korean bbq restaurant bethnal green road private dining room

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. I only write about restaurants where I had a good experience. I recommend you do further research as restaurant standards fluctuate, as do opinions. Please check if the restaurant is still in business and the opening times before you go. If you discover this restaurant has closed, contact me to remove it from my blog.