- Telephone 0141 334 5566
- Food served Mon–Thu noon–2.30pm, 5–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–10.30pm. Closed Sun.
- Average price £12 (lunch); £18 (evening meal)
- Website www.shilla-edinburgh.com
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
Shilla is the sole Korean restaurant in Glasgow and the sister venue to the Edinburgh venture of the same name. This small unassuming space is located in the perennially up-and-coming cool neighbourhood of Finneston. A handful of tightly packed beech wood tables dominate the compact dining area while plastic red high stools line the white windowsill. The menu is large and can initially confusing, but all dishes have an English translation underneath to allow for some level of comprehension. Try gun man do – a starter of crisp, fried homemade wheat pastry parcels containing a flavoursome mix of minced pork, tofu, spring onions and rice noodles, accompanied with rich sweet soy. Sae woo gu yi is also excellent, with beefy king prawns grilled and served with a sweet and spicy mayonnaise style sauce. Mains may not be quite as successful as starters, with some meats being slightly chewy and rice dishes tasting a bit flat; however, specials are available every night and may include an accomplished crisp pork belly stir-fried with punchy garlic and aromatic chilli.
- High point: Tasty starters
- Low point: Little room to move
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
- Private dining: Up to 20 covers
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
- Music on stereo: Korean pop
- Capacity: 40
- Largest group: 20
- Open since: 2009
- House wine: £11.50 per bottle
- BYOB: £5, £15 spirits, £2 beer corkage
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