Ong Gie

Ong Gie
22a Brougham Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9JU
  • Telephone 0131 229 0869
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–2.30pm, 5.30–11pm. Closed Sun.
  • Average price £12 (lunch); £16 (evening meal)
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Birra Moretti
Ong Gie

Friendly indoor Korean barbecue in ethnic cuisine hotspot of Tollcross.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Cooking your own tea isn’t what everyone looks for when they’re eating out, but for those that do, Ong Gie leaves the competition standing; here you can fry, boil or grill your dinner at the table. Owner Wan Koo and team are happy to demonstrate how to use your tabletop infra-red grill, assuaging any anxiety that the combination of hot surfaces and taking responsibility for your own dinner might create. For those that aren’t up for the DIY option, there’s plenty on the menu that doesn’t require self-cooking, like some splendid, shapely dumplings, and jabche, a delicious glass noodle dish chock full of finely diced vegetables and slivers of beef. But flipping slices of meat (of all sorts – pork belly, prawns, ox tongue) on the grill adds a real element of fun to the meal, and though the grill doesn’t seem to get hot enough to brown ingredients to perfection, rolling the results up in bitter lettuce with rice, kim chi and a lip-smacking bean sauce makes for a pretty tasty dinner, no matter what sort of cook you are.

  • High point: Duelling with chopsticks over the choicest bits off the grill
  • Low point: Infra-red grills don’t give the meat a satisfying sizzle
  • Notable dish: Jabche – glass noodles with beef and vegetables
  • Private dining: Up to 22 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Korean pop
  • Capacity: 42
  • Largest group: 44
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £13.95 per bottle

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