- Telephone 0141 334 5566
- Food served Mon–Thu noon–2.30pm, 5–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–10.30pm. Closed Sun.
- Average price £18 (evening meal)
- Website www.shilla-edinburgh.com
This review is taken from the current (2014) edition.
Obviously capitalising on the fact that its Glasgow’s only Korean restaurant, Shilla’s tiny dining area can be packed with customers perched on casual red plastic stools at the windows or at the cramped tables on the ground floor and mezzanine. Main courses come from different areas of the kitchen: chicken and potatoes in the chef’s special sauce from the hot pot; sizzling mackerel with Korean radish mustard from the chargrill; or one of the chef’s specials like salt and chilli king prawns, almost delicious but the whole dried red chillies when stir-fried don’t add much flavour and are chewy. To start, pork dumplings with tofu and glass noodles are warm and satisfyingly fatty. For a side order try Korea’s answer to coleslaw, Kimchi: a cold, fermented cabbage dish in a chilli sauce which is pleasingly spicy and sour at the same time. As with many Asian restaurants, expect the food to come out when it’s ready and the service to be a little haphazard.
- High point: Tasty pickled vegetables appetizer
- Low point: Not that welcoming
- Notable dish: Egg fried rice with vegetables
- Private dining: Up to 20 covers
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs
- Capacity: 40
- Largest group: 20
- Open since: 2009
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
- House wine: £11.50 per bottle
- BYOB: £5, £15 spirits, £2 beer corkage
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