Gogi Restaurant

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411 reviews
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Korean
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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i
London
1 review
Dined on May 6, 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
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 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 May 4, 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
Zurich
1 review
Dined on May 2, 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 April 13, 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 April 9, 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 April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience as always, good venue and service

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

Fantastic as usual, very tasty!

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l
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 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
Brighton
1 review
Dined on March 30, 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 March 24, 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 March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 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
London
1 review
Dined on March 22, 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 March 16, 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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FG
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It truly is one of the best Korean restaurants in London. The dishes are authentic!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Still one of the best Korean grill in London

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DA
London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably one the best spots I’ve been to in a long time, very cosy, ambiance was superb, staff were amazing an overall 10/10 experience.

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G
London
27 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good - the welcome was a bit weird - the guy checking is in simply said ‘you have the table for 2 hours’. Not very welcoming!

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A
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this place... Great food and service! The atmosphere in the restaurant is nice and chilled. Very clean!

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SL
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, unpretentious, lovely informal ambience created by 80s background tunes - great location- will go back for sure.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was reasonably-priced but well marinated and did taste nice. The personnel in the restaurant were the ones who would grill the meat for you so it wasn’t bad for what we paid although we did lose the experience of grilling it ourselves. It was a great night for us, the reason for the 4 stars was because the time placed for each table was timed (which I would understand considering that a lot of people go here) so it felt a little rushed.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The restaurant was surprisingly dimly lit to the the extent that we did not know if it was open at first. We ordered the BBQ set for £27+ for two ppl, but the serving was so small. Not worth the price at all. We also did not get the experience of bbquing on our own as the staff helped us do it (there’s only a few pieces of meat) . Overall an unsatisfactory experience. Very disappointed as the location was bad and we thought it would be compensated by good food.

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WD
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down this is the best Korean rest in London. We love our Korean food and have been to several in and around the area. We love Gogi!!!

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food but can be pricy.
Service ok.
Location not convenient unless if one lives nearby

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Really good food and vibe!

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R
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service and amazing decor. Would recommend the Gogi moscato

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l
London
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fast

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great, vibes was cool. But servers seemed unhappy, and as they stand aat your table and cook your food for you, it was a little off putting.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Interesting experience with tabletop cooking but restaurant is overpriced and overrated for the quality of food

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HJ
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, attentive staff, lovely atmosphere. Definitely going back!

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D
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good, ambiance good as well, but I felt under pressure because several waiters attempted several times to cook my barbecue, altought I have clearly indicated at the beginning that I will cook it by myself. Also, after the main course, we were not even asked if we would like coffee or dessert...

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B
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We ordered a bbq platter which had pork, chicken and beef pieces. We had the choice of grilling it ourselves or have it grilled for us. We chose to do it ourselves. The meat was decent tasting, however I would have ordered more sides with it. I’d also recommend going as a group as it is quite a nice experience, however a little underwhelming. We also tried the Korean cocktails with soju, the blueberry was a bit too strong and bitter for my taste however the lemon zest one was very yummy!! The staff were nice, we went on a Wednesday evening and it was very quiet. It’s quite a small venue but spacious seating.

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SM
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Terrible food. Tried the spicy beef soup and it was floating in oil. Meat was overcooked. Also had the bibimbap and it was tasteless. The seafood pancakes were decent but overall not impressed at all.

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LC
London
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff is super kind! Really! Food is good.. the ambiance.. it’s a bit dark but I loved the restaurant and the overall experience!

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RP
Inverness
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice local restaurant serving proper Korean BBQ with a good selection of meats, seafood and vegetarian. Service is good but sometumes can get really busy. Booking in advance is necessary

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M
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We visited last sunday and one of the staff Who was a korean guy grilled our ribs for us and it was fantastic, i have visited gogi before but no one had cooked beef like he did and he even pick the meat from the bone. What a wonderful service. 12.5% service charge was included and i truly hope he could have those service charge because he deserves it not some sneaky managers or owners. Bbq is nice all the time.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Barbecue is quite good however main dish is acceptable.
Recommend ordering their pork belly barbecue there .

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MK
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good, but the meat wasn't as fresh as they should be, my husband and I had unsettled tummy the whole afternoon

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PW
London
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was really good, but service was mediocre. We ordered a bottle of red, but on tasting it it had definitely oxidised. I was told this one was "meant to be fizzy"... They did in the end replace with a different variety, but charged for the slightly more expensive one. Once ordered the food also took a long time to come, and then arrived all at once (i.e. we got our mains before starters were finished).
However, I would still recommend the restaurant and I think we were just unlucky slightly! The staff were very good about my friend running quite late.

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