i'm not sure how often this thread will be added to but it seems better to have a catch-all thread than one for sorabol, a korean restaurant in new malden. new malden is in the kingston-upon-thames borough and is apparently the korean capital of london, england, and possibly even europe. it's as close as london has to a koreatown. we ate there with the friends we were staying with in kingston in june and found it to be quite creditable. herewith my brief writeup on the blog.
from an impressionistic survey (i.e wandering and taking buses on the streets of london) it does not appear that korean restaurants are a big thing in the city. we saw some in touristy areas but that seemed to be it. accurate/inaccurate impression?