Bullgogi

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£25 and under
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Korean

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London’s first Urban Korean Restaurant in Notting Hill Gate! We serve some of the most iconic Korean dishes like Bulgogi, Kimchi and many more...
What 85 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food! Nice vibe and decent pricing

G
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good value for money, you get a good portion of meat to grill and the cinnamon punch was amazing!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Hello, I booked table for 2 tonight for Valentine’s Day. First of all the food was fantastic but I think having more vegetable for grilling would very good.

Our drink arrive after we have a food, which is OK maybe busy.

The service was poor. I didn’t receive all the items also very hard to get service. Also paying service charge I wasn’t happy because bad service but I don’t mind at all if customers service is very good.

Over all it’s good maybe some improvement on customers service would be really lovely.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A great Korean restaurant with all of the classic dishes you would expect, and at reasonable prices too.

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at a Korean BBQ and was very impressed. Staff were very helpful in teaching my dopey self how to use the grill.

AN
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! I love the korean soup, it was very tasty! I liked the teokbokki with fish cakes!
The atmosphere is very nice, background music has left me to the nostalgic moments. Also prices were very affordable.
Thank you.
I will definitely come again!

SJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE Bullgogi, it never disappoints. Highly recommend this little Notting hill gem.

DM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Interesting concept, great for sharing with friends. The food was excellent and plentiful and the staff very friendly. Only problem was an unpleasant email accusing us of not attending the booking despite us having been shown to the table we booked. Staff need to pay more attention to this!!

Bullgogi
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Deana, thank you for your review and sorry about the miscommunication with the booking. Probably we had got you seated without asking or marking mistake on the platform. Sorry about the inconvenience occurred. Our team will pay more attention to the reservation marking. Hope see you soon!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the staff was patient and kind, the food was very well made and a good portion and the price was reasonable

Bullgogi
Responded on 28 January 2020

Thank you for your review! Pleased you enjoyed Bullgogi. Hope see you soon!

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M
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I was happy with food and service but not overly impressed.

The waiters will insist in meddling with your grill unsolicited. I guess they are trying to keep the smoke down from over grilling but I found they are too invasive at times.

Also, too dimly lit to the extent you’ll struggle to read what’s on the menu.

Bullgogi
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Muhammad, thank you for the feedback. The reason why we clean the grills is to make sure our customers enjoy their barbecue in a pleasant status. However, we always try not to bother our customers too much. Sorry about the inconvenience and will make more effort to give you better service. Thanks

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PE
London
134 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I have been to Bullgogi numerous times, and this time we decided to go for the whole Korean barbecue experience. Our server was super helpful with cooking the scallops and the ribeye steaks, both of which were delicious. We had a nice selection of starters, including the Korean fried chicken and the seafood pancakes.

MD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They need to surf out the stairs to the toilet it’s very slippery and dangerous!

AD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food!! Really different dining experience, quality of produce great! Super delicious!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go to Bullgogi often as the food, service etc is excellent. All our guests have also enjoyed their experience.

SJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Kimchi, I always order when I visit. Beef Udon and Bullgogi Soup were delicious. No complaints. I am always excited to eat here. Venue is clean, sleek, and modern; makes you feel cool when dining. Do yourself a favour and try the Plum juice and the cinnamon juice, you’ll thank me later.

BI
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, not the cheapest but was great for a date night. Service was a bit slow around 7:30pm when many other people were being seated at the same time. Really nice plum juice.

R
London
136 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We attended Bullgogi again on a busy Friday night.
Excellent food ,good service and modern minimalist decor.
A good ethnic restaurant where half the diners looked Korean which has to bew a good recommendation

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mine and my partners first time visiting. Absolutely loved the food and experience. we got to cook our own meat but also had help from the very friendly staff. Variety of amazing flavours and dishes there are honestly something to die for! We Will absolutely be returning again ❤️

L
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The place is amazing, coozy and chilled..food was amazing, delicious and it was freshly made. I will recommend it any day and I can't wait to go back again. The only thing that needs improvement is that the lights in the bathroom should be brighter.

MS
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service.
All staff we interacted with were very accommodating.

The toilet was clean but so dim that we could nit really do our make up.

Overall, it is a very nice and affordable restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, especially the bbq platter. Very quiet restaurant with nice atmosphere, although a bit too quiet for a Saturday night. One of the deserts was extremely disappointing and a ridiculously small portion for the price. Service can be improved.

N
London
28 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great experience with the burners on table now but can get pricey . Fun with kids . Tofu is the best .

MT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Great service

AT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with amazing food and really good service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always :)

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff are lovely, the food was tasty, and the experonc was authentic in my opinion. Overall I had a great time at Bullgogi.

FP
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, both veggies and meat-eaters were very happy !

MB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I was late and the kitchen was about to close so I couldn’t experience it to the fullest, however I would recommend and the staff is really friendly and the food delicious.

XX
London
17 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a really lovely, relaxing and authentic Korean restaurant. The service was impeccable and friendly. The staff serving us was very knowledgeable and gave good advice about our order. The menu has good variety and selection. It has small dishes, starters, grill dishes, specials, vegetables and dessert. The food was fresh and of good quality. Of particular note is the kimchi pancakes and the grill dishes. We had the short ribs, pork belly and king prawns. All delicious but we were surprised that the pork and prawns were only seasoned with salt and pepper as they were being cooked at the table. Would be better if they had been marinated first. Also some dipping sauces would be nice. The chicken bimbimbap was great too. Overall high quality food at a reasonable price. Would definitely go back again.

KS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and helpfull waitresses, delicious food, really nice and quiet restaurant. I will definately recommend and go there again:)

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, lovely atmosphere, reasonably priced considered the area and quality of food, drinks especially were relatively cheap.

WD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. This is our favorite Korean restaurant!

AP
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and original food in a very reasonable price

n
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food we received was yummy, no complaints. Very tasty and flavourful.

My issue was that the service was slow and they forgot our food and the timing was a bit of an issue for me.

I would recommend this place to a friend, but with the caveat that you can not have high expectations on the service.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my dad and my friends to this place to celebrate my graduation- food was amazing, and so was service. My favorite korean place in London 100%

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Bullgogi. Me and the wife had always wanted to go there ever since it’s development stages. I wanted to have the Korean experience and I must say the food was absolutely amazing. We ordered the Special BBQ platter which I highly recommend. If it’s your first time there don’t worry the service there was great as the staff there will help you cook your food if you have never done it before. Anyways happy sizzling 👍🏼

M
London
55 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This was my second time here, the first time was during the soft opening with the 50% off food. I was extremely disappointed with pretty much everything then, especially with this woman who was working there. When we ordered food, she basically scolded us for not ordering everything at once. She demanded that we needed to order everything now and can’t order any more food later on, which we were completely shocked by. We were so offended and just decided to ignore and try the food. The food was mediocre at best and since it was half price, we ate and left.
On the second time after it’s been open for about a year, the food and the service was still below average at best. Very disappointing Korean cuisine and not very good service. I live very close and being Korean myself, I’ve been an “ambassador” of Korean food in London to all my friends. Many friends have asked me about this restaurant and sadly, I have not and will not be recommending it.

R
London
75 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Pleasant younger-scene sort of place, not far from NHG tube. Service rather off-the-case on a quiet lunchtime visit.

JG
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely dinner with my rather expert in Korean food family - the service was top notch, and we (we sort of mostly being me) enjoyed the spicy pork bao so much we ordered it again. Delightful.

V
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We didn't know Korean cuisine, so this was a new experience, and a good one. The staff made us feel at home, and explained any dish we didn't understand. The mic of main courses and boxed lunches (similar to a Japanese bento) was good. Three of us had Korean beer, which we enjoyed, and one had a glass of white wine (forget which, but a solid mainstream one). We'll definitely go again.