Friendly indoor Korean barbecue in ethnic cuisine hotspot of Tollcross.
If you’re a first timer to gogigui (Korean barbecue), walking into Ong Gie can feel pretty unfamiliar. With groups of diners frantically fighting for a shot on the table-top grill and raw meat coming out the kitchen, it’s not your typical neighbourhood restaurant. But after a brief explanation, it's pretty exciting. The heat on the grill is cranked up while starters are served, meaning there’s no messing about when mains arrive. Kimchi jeon is full of texture with a subtle spice and the pork dumpling filling comes beautifully seasoned. Tuck into gan poong ki to keep you going while the meat’s sizzling on the barbecue – the crispy batter is glazed with sticky chilli soy sauce and the chicken is tremendously tender. There's terrific depth of flavour in sesame oil and crushed garlic barbecued beef, and knowing it’s come fresh from the griddle in front of you makes it all the more satisfying. To finish, glutinous mochi rice buns are a must.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Asian music
- Capacity: 42
- Largest group: 44
- Open since: 2013
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £14.95 per bottle
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