Sodaeng

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Sodaeng
94 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9NH
  • Telephone 0131 629 1190
  • Opening times Mon–Fri noon–3pm & 5pm–9.30pm; Sat noon–10pm; closed Sun.
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–3pm, 5–9pm. Closed Sun.
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Sodaeng

Superb and varied Korean food presented by this unassuming Southside gem.

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Buccleuch Street has become the go-to spot for good Korean, and Sodaeng is a star within its class. Simple and understated, the décor gives a low-key vibe. Gun man du, fried dumplings stuffed with pork and tofu, ooze flavour from their crisp jackets while the saeng sun jeon – homemade fish cake in breadcrumbs – is delightfully tender, light and crunchy. Mains feature a wide range of hotpots for those who enjoy active participation at the table and are a popular option. Still, don’t let that distract you from the delights of maekon saewoo, deep-fried king prawns stir-fried with chilli and soy sauce; absolutely crisp with not a whisper of greasiness to compromise those sweet, tender prawns. Equally satisfying, but on the serious comfort food end of the scale, is jap chae – stir-fried glass noodles with minced beef and vegetables. The noodles are a springy pleasure and the beef a low rumble of resonance that's so satisfying that you may want to order extra to take home. Service is pretty low-key so be prepared to kick back and relax.

The List's rating
7.2

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Courtney Hyde Peyton visited Sodaeng on 7 February 2019
  • High point: Those maekon saewoo prawns are worth the trip along
  • Low point: Service really is relaxed
  • Notable dish: Maekon saewoo prawns
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £16 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Korean pop
  • Capacity: 24
  • Largest group: 6
  • Open since: 2014
  • BYOB: £1.50 corkage (Corkage charged per person, not per drink)