Gogi Restaurant

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£25 and under
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Korean

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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 October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there with a friend and loved it all. The food was still great and the ambience was perfect. Will definitely be going back there again.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Bad Customer Service. Not worth it.

Bottom line up front: There are so many other Korean BBQs in London don’t make the mistake we did. Food is good (not mind blowing) but good so that’s not the issue. The service on the other hand? Not worth going to this restaurant with bad customer service when you’re going to be spending at least $200 USD for drinks and BBQ for three. Pick another place in SoHo or Covent Garden. Guarantee the restaurants of that caliber won’t kick you out while you are in the middle of having your meal like this place did. I tried to give the restaurant the benefit of the doubt and wanted to like it but the rudeness of not just not one but 2-3 of their staff is something I’ve never experienced before. Read the other reviews and you’ll see it’s not the first time people have encountered this type of bad service at Gogi. Advice to Gogi? Train your employees in customer service and tact and don’t accept reservations after 1:30pm if you’re going to be forcing your patrons and paying guests out less than an hour after their reservation began. Won’t ever be going back.

S
London
34 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food & variety.
Many vegetarian options.
Service was little slow.
Place was packed & noisy. A good ambience.

TK
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, friendly service and an attractive venue.

MN
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I enjoyed the food, but honestly the service was so poor that it really affected our overall enjoyment of the meal. The waiting staff were not very attentive at all, we were served the wrong platter of meat, had to repeatedly ask for the grill to be cleaned or replaced, were never offered drinks after we finished our first, and basically we were constantly having to try and get someones attention, and remind them of things we had already asked for. I won't be going back and wouldn't be recommending it to anyone either.

d
London
28 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, great value, staff very profesional and kind...

O
Hertfordshire
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Nice food and atmosphere

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, menu is fairly priced and with a member of staff cooking for you all you gotta do is enjoy the presence and food

PH
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience of a Korean barbecue. Lovely area nearby for drinks after too!

NP
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Authentic Korean food. Been there about 10 times and never disappoints. Service needs refining but this is just a minor thing. Very enjoyable experience . We have taken friends and everyone has always had a great experience.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was more than good.
Service was timely and not disturbing.Would come again.

JE
London
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Really good food and great atmosphere, I think service charge should be removed when we cook our own food

SB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really great and my wife ans I thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at a Korean Restaurant.

C
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for traditional Korean BBQ, food was very tasty and service was great if you like the BBQ cooked for you in front of you. Peraonally would've preferred if they'd give the option of allowing you to cook yourself (guess partly my fault as I could've asked) as the meal seemed kind of rushed.

Food prices were good value but drinks were really expensive (even for non-alcoholic drinks) for tiny portions.

RU
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very pleasant restaurant with good Korean food!

HQ
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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

Really nice experience in a atmosphere. Will definitely come back

f
London
1 review
Dined on August 16, 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 August 14, 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
34 reviews
Dined on August 14, 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 August 11, 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 August 10, 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 August 7, 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 July 31, 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 July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 16, 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 July 13, 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
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 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 July 12, 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 July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

Great food. Great evening. Would definitely go back.

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

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

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

Friend from high school visiting

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

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

TD
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on June 18, 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 June 16, 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 June 15, 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 June 15, 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 June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 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.