Gogi Restaurant

4.5
449 reviews
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£25 and under
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Korean
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
GOGI restaurant is located in Maida Vale, romantically overlooking the Little Venice Canal. Its extensive menu offers traditional Korean cuisine with a modern twist and specialises in Korean style barbecue cooked on individual grills at your own table. The interior decor is modern yet intimated, with a private section at the back perfect for large group bookings.
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Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very pleasant restaurant with good Korean food!

HQ
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been a few times and never disappointed. Good food and popular.

TP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice experience in a atmosphere. Will definitely come back

f
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The spicy meat platter was to die for! Also the spicy squid starter. I’m general food was good and I would go again but not in any rush to go back. Service was average at the start but then got better as our waitress began to talk to us. Overall it was a fun experience and food was good so I would recommend!

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, lovely and friendly staff, service is relatively quick. Everything seems fresh and as a bonus point for not smelling like barbecue afterwards!

LM
London
29 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked a birthday meal at Gogi largely on the basis of its high OpenTable rating — and definitely were not disappointed.
We started with a seafood pancake, fried chicken and some mixed pickles, which are not only classics, but provide great benchmarks for comparison with other eateries. They were all winners. The chicken was deliciously crisp on the outside, flavoursome and succulent on the inside. The pancake was just the right mixture of soft and crisp, but with a bigger hit of seafood than is often the case. Pickles provided contrast and crunch, without excess acidity.
For mains we focused on the barbecued meats — cooked on a burner in the centre of the table. The rib-eye was delicious, and cooked exactly as ordered, and the pork belly was so good we ordered seconds. We managed to find room for a seafood bibimbap, which was delicious, though too moist to create the usual crust — or perhaps we stirred too soon.
Puddings included Western and Korean options, but we were done.
Overall, we were very impressed. The food was excellent, and side, particularly were much better value than some of the Korean barbecue restaurants in central London. As Arnie said, we'll be back.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We were three mins late as parking was a little difficult and the man from the restaurant called me up asking where I was. I said I have just parked I am walking in... he had a go at me for being a total of 5 mins late on a SUNDAY where there was hardly anyone in the restaurant. The food was very small portions and very bland a very expensive and bland/boring g dinner

PN
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visitor. Came with my family for my brothers 40th birthday. Definitely recommend booking beforehand as it gets busy. Food is delicious. I'm vegan but my family eat everything and we all left very happy. Staff were lovely. Would for sure go again. Great for dates, catch ups and occasions.

AO
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had a wonderful time at Gogi. The food was amazing, especially the BBQ, and the service was excellent. The staff treated was very well and even helped was take pictures.

SL
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & good service. A little surprised that side dishes of kimchi were not free with your meal like how it is in the US and there are not that much variety of side dishes to choose from. But I will still come back the next time I visit London. My favorite Korean BBQ place!

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, good value for money. Would definetly recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good. The staff friendly and the atmosphere was very nice. They did forget to give us one of our side orders but we also forgot about it as well. We didn’t remember until we had finished eating but as we didn’t receive it they took it off the bill. Would definitely recommend that you go if you are looking for Korean food.

CG
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely well maintained restaurant. The menu is sufficiently large the range of drinks available is similarly large with some distinctly korean offerings as you would expect.
The atmosphere is great and happily the noise isn't too much.
The service is exceptional with table side service should you order barbeque, the staff are very capable and polite. Barbeques have their own extractor fans so you wont get hot or smokey in case that is a concern.
Food quality and taste was excellent and I would happily reccomend it to anyone, particularly the beef!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

It has been our family dining spot. However, we noted quality has dropped recently and flavour of food inconsistent of late.
Overall was fine.

E
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

They do not serve the real korean bbq. Service is really bad and waiters are arrogante and not helpful. Ypu have to pay for everything that usually in included something more. Our meat was not cooked and really bad.

LG
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and staff! Would recommend. Will definitely be going again

BS
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great evening. Would definitely go back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good to get this time booking as always full as 7.30pm happy to return for another try 👍

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, we’ve already recommended Gogi to friends and family - the choice is so good

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend from high school visiting

AD
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience, friendly staff, lovely atmosphere. Definitely will be back.

TD
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was average. Our server wasn't that attentive, i.e. one person ordered the bbq while others got a standard entree. The bbq was not even powered on until after the three entrees arrived. This caused the food to still have to cook while other three were eating their entrees. The menu was definitely interesting but to be honest I'm not sure I would go back . This is probably not indicative of the normal experience here but it was unfortunately ours.

GI
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent korean food and perfect service. I really recommend it and kids friendly.

BT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very delicious and friendly staff. Love the BBQ concept embedded into the tables

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food here is great! Decor is lovely and our service was good! The only things about this place is the time keeping is very strict, when you book a table you have a limited time there. So when your time is coming up they will grill your food for you and serve you to rush you out. I completely understand that they are running a business but it would be good to know when booking that this is a strict time window, because I'd hate to be the person after who booked and the other person is going over their time slot. Best to just know beforehand. Especially if you know you always have a late friend or relative!

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good, fresh and tasty, with several different options. Prices were also fair. Nice location near the Regent's canal.

A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Had to ask for water 4 times over 30-45min until it finally arrived at the 4th time of asking, very quick to bring out the alcohol - arrived a full 20 min before the water. I'm not sure if they were expecting the heavily pregnant women at the table to drink that too? Also I made a note for 5 people but seated at table for 4. Not great value given location and service. Dessert was nice enough.

MP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Korean in London - period!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the staff were great. I’m so glad that they cooked our meal on the hot plate. Everything tasted brilliant.

A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Very good food but slow service. Noisy music doesn't fit in with a relaxing meal.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was good, I would have liked the music to be at a lower volume, and more napkins.

AH
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time in London and second time at this restaurant.
Great food and very friendly staff.
Recommend the Korean BBQ that will be grilled at your table.
Walk to the restaurant via Little Venice and take a drink along the way.
We will be back!

KS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great restaurant with amazing food. The staff is really Nice and are willing to help with everything you need.

JP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food is delicious and authentic. Service needs to improve.

NP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food amazing!!!a good choice for vegetarians. Will go back again. This was our third time and we took our friends and they loved it.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

One of our favourites. But prices have increased

i
London
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent raw beef bibimbap. Reasonable prices for the area and very friendly staff.

SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very fresh and delicious, the meat was very tender. We were not pressured to buy more drinks. Our waitress was attentive and pleasant.

AS
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good service and lovely food. Spending a lit of time in Korea as I do I found this restaurant to be a good attempt at the authentic Korean experience.

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