Kimchee, the Korean casual-dining concept and sister brand of Wasabi, will open its second restaurant in London’s King’s Cross before the end of the year.

The Dong Hyun Kim-led Korean barbecue concept will open a site at Two Pancras Square

The company, which operates c40 Wasabi sites, currently operates a 165-cover flagship Kimchee site in Holborn, plus two To Go express units in New Oxford Street and The Strand.

The company had originally planned an additional 12 sites under the Kimchee to Go brand by the end of 2015, but has so far failed to add to the original two sites.

It added a 1,000sq ft, 100-cover lounge bar to its Holborn site at the end of 2013.

It will be joined at King’s Cross by D&D London, which is opening a new restaurant in the historic German Gymnasium building; Jamie Oliver, who has taken a space in the Fish & Coal Buildings and Wharf Road arches and Granger & Co, which is set open in Seven Pancras Square this spring.

Theo Fordham at Lunson Mitchenall acted on the King’s Cross deal.