The restaurateur and founder of Koba, On The Bab and Mee Market — Linda Lee — has announced that she will open a seventh London site at the end of this week. Where Koba specialises in at-table barbecue and On The Bab is focused principally on rice dishes, On The Dak will be oriented around Korean chicken (‘Dak’ is the Korean word for chicken.) The new restaurant will open on Monmouth Street in Covent Garden on Friday 2 February with a menu that includes Korean fried chicken, chicken noodles, and chicken soup — all will be available to eat in or for takeaway.
- Four flavours of Korean fried chicken, available in three size and at two levels of heat.
- Chitang: Korea’s nourishing chicken noodle soup.
- Chibun: Spicy Korean barbecue chicken or fried chicken with cabbage.
- Chibab: Chicken and salad with rice. (A meat-free Chibab is also available, served with mushrooms and house soy.)
- Sides include various kimchis, plus salads, rice and chicken dumplings.
Main dishes will start from £5.50 and sides will all be priced at £2.80 or £3.20.
About the opening Lee said: “Koreans love chicken, whether it’s fried, in soups, on noodles or with rice, and in all my restaurants chicken dishes are among the most popular. So I wanted to bring all my favourite chicken dishes, plus some new ones, under one roof.”
To coincide with the opening on Friday, On The Dak has said it will donate fifty hot meals to Rhythms of Life, a homeless charity based on neighbouring Tower Street.
The restaurant is Lee’s seventh London venture, following Koba, four branches of On The Bab, and the ‘Seoul-style Korean rice-bowl deli’ Mee Market which opened at the end of last year in Soho.