Up the western finish of James Street, throughout from Russell Square, Sura provides an in depth vary of Korean influenced dishes. A comparatively bland however giant and open eating room is spruced up with a contact of cartoon wall artwork, whereas the service is by way of a buzzer on the desk that produces a reasonably immediate response and the meals comes out shortly after orders are taken.
It is unlicensed however BYO is ok and wine glasses are available.
Maybe we should always have made it clearer that we needed our meals to return out in levels, relatively than abruptly, so subsequent time we gained’t be confronted with such a full desk.
Anyway, I notably take pleasure in Korean pancakes and the seafood variation we had was no exception – a big cake, crisply fried, crammed with moist and tender seafood – squid, prawns – a number of slices of chilli on prime and a pleasing, zesty dipping sauce all got here collectively to supply an excellent pancake certainly.
My selection of essential – and remember even the only serve mains are extraordinarily beneficiant in measurement (no approach might I end this) was the black bean noodle stir fried seafood, extraordinarily spicy. It was served in a wok type dish, full with scissors to cut up the noodles. Those have been properly cooked in a spicy black bean sauce, and with loads of seafood items all through, together with onion and inexperienced peas. The spice degree though described as extraordinarily spicy fell a great distance in need of that, however we ordered chilli on the aspect which zipped it up a notch. All in all a reasonably nice dish, though a lot too giant for one individual.
Similarly, my mate’s selection of rice on stir fried beef and potato noodle with black bean sauce and spicy seafood soup – one other generously sized dish – loads of rice, noodles, black bean sauce and tender beef stir fry – with a bowl of seafood soup on the aspect. Again, a superb dish, however an excessive amount of for one chap to eat.
Sura is properly value a go to in the event you take pleasure in Korean meals, however it’s in all probability best in a gaggle the place a variety of dishes might be tried and perhaps have an opportunity of getting by way of them, such are the dimensions of the dishes on supply.