Gogi Restaurant

4.4
437 reviews
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£25 and under
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Korean
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Casual
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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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.

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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!

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OT
London
7 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.

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

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

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

Great food. Great evening. Would definitely go back.

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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 👍

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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

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

Friend from high school visiting

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

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

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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.

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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.

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BT
London
6 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

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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!

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

Great food and service

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L
London
1 review
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.

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A
London
6 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.

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

The best Korean in London - period!

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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.

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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.

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A
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.

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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!

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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.

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

Food is delicious and authentic. Service needs to improve.

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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.

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

One of our favourites. But prices have increased

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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.

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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.

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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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DF
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit at Gogi Restaurant was a pleasure. Everything was really nice. We had a very friendly waiter, the food was tasty, the industrial style of the restaurant was interesting. We will come back.

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and as I remembered 3-4 years ago however just one small note as this was for my sisters birthday when they called to confirm the reservation I mentioned this so I could have happy birthday put on the dessert but this was not done. Also no water offered and we had to ask for this part way through

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VV
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Prices are higher than usual korean bbq and typical side dishes were not free. The food weren’t amazing but not bad.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience as always, good venue and service

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual, very tasty!

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l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Uncomfortable seating at tables unless you are very short. Staff were not particularly friendly. Food was good enough.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went there for my friend’s birthday and it was a lovely atmosphere. The food was very fresh and service was spot on!

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IB
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

I think the venue was well placed. It had a good ambience the tables were quite close but I didn’t feel intruded on by other diners. Our initially waitress was very thourough and polite. She helped us with drinks and explained the menu really well as well as checked ingredients with the chef due to an allergy. She was really patient in helping us and taking our order. After this a second waitress took over. I felt that she was too busy as she was nice but her service was poor. We had the bbq platter. Which she told us she would be in charge of grilling for us. The rib eye we asked to be done medium. She placed it on the grill and walked away. It ended up being well done and dry. The chicken she cooked for us was raw and I had to ask her to put it back on for fear of it making me sick. And the bulgogi ended up burnt as once again she placed the meat on the grill and simply didn’t return. The other items we ordered were really tasty especially the kimchi and cocktails. Overall I feel the restaurant was good. However our experience was negatively affected by our waitress who was ill attentive and seemed disinterested. We ended up spending about £100 between two people with starters, main and drinks which I think is very reasonable. In summary, good prices, good food, substandard service.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall was really good, valuefor money. Only disappointing dish was the seafood BBQ platter

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FB
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this pleace! The food is very good, it always arrives fast, the people from the service is very kind and it's not so expensive!! :)

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SJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is nice but overall there is something slightly...disappointing. Service and general feel could be better. Also expensive given the above.

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