Oseyo, along with Bun House, has opened in Chinatown London.
Rebecca Wayman

Chinatown London welcomes new Korean and Cantonese venues

Shaftesbury has welcomed Korean food and culture hub Oseyo along with Cantonese-cuisine Bun House to London’s Chinatown.

Oseyo has opened its latest supermarket at 73-75 Charing Cross Road, part of Shaftesbury’s new Central Cross development in London’s West End within Chinatown.

The 2,600 sq ft store offers dishes like kimchee, noodles, mochi and a fresh ingredients section, as well as commodities such as imported Korean cosmetics, K-pop albums, stationery and Korean household appliances such as ‘talking’ rice cookers.

Julia Wilkinson, head of group restaurant strategy at Shaftesbury, said: “Oseyo and Bun House are both fantastic additions to this thriving part of the West End.

“Oseyo’s eagerly anticipated launch has been a great success, with their modern Korean offer perfectly complementing Chinatown London’s current lineup of Asian supermarkets.”

Located next to the recently opened e-sports café, Wanyoo, the supermarket has been designed by an in-house team and features a Korean pancake station exclusive to the Central Cross store.

Bun House has relocated from Soho to 26-27 Lisle Street, taking a 1,300 sq ft unit located in the heart of Chinatown London spanning two floors with space for a total of 56 covers.

Isaac, Kweon, operations coordinator at Oseyo, added: “With its position to Chinatown and fantastic footfall, we couldn’t think of a better location than Central Cross for our latest supermarket.

“We are delighted to bring Korean food, music and culture to London’s West End, and with our new site, will offer even more products manufactured by the Oseyo brand, offering tourists, office workers and local Londoners an exciting new all-day grocers.”

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