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Gooi Nara

39 Whitley Street, Reading RG2 0EG, England
+44 7491 873843
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Barbecue, Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
39 Whitley Street, Reading RG2 0EG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, but also really enjoyable experience. You can barbeque your own food! And the prepared dishes are also brilliant, generous portions and quality food.

Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I've been there 3 or 4 times and it has always been amazing! Good quality, good service, good price and beautiful place. I have tried Naengmyun (noddles in a cold soup) in different parts of the world, such as Paris and Vienna, but these were...More

Thank Kike P
Reviewed 22 February 2018

My son took me here last night, his third visit, my first. We ordered steamed chicken dumplings, kimchi, and we were also brought a bowl of beansprouts. Amazing! I adore steamed dumplings and these were some of the best I've had, very light and full...More

Thank sleeandall
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Went for my first Korean BBQ experience with around 20 colleagues. They accommodated us very well, we got to try many different meats and cook them to your own preference. Food and dips/sauces were great. Might be worth asking staff to recommend some dishes as...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 9 January 2018

You can't imagine my joy when I found out that this Korean restaurant had opened up closer to me. I used to live in Staines and visited their sister restaurant Sushi Nara regularly!!! My parents are both Korean and I constantly miss my mother's cooking,...More

Thank ozwestwing
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I love the food at Gooi Nara - it’s so delicious! I’ve been to eat here since it opened to today and it’s just as delicious if not more! And I’m so happy to see that they’ve even expanded their menu to serve sushi! Which...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I had never had “ Korean BBQ “ before, but now I can’t wait to have it again ... if it’s always as good as at Gooi Nara . I didn’t have a hand in the ordering , but every fine sliver of meat (...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Gooi Nara is a petit restaurant on Whitley Street in Reading. I have been here twice and will definitely go back. The first time I had the salmon set (£12.9) and an additional salmon and avocado uramaki (£5) - which comes with 6 pieces, the...More

Thank Ilaria C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

It was a pleasant dinner experience All staff was very friendly and helpful We had Tukpokee "spicy rice cake" - it is very spicy but tasty too. Chicken bibimbap and 2 plates of beef for bbq Yuzu and green tea for drinks total we paid...More

Thank Darren Y
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

A late lunch with awesome Dolsot Bibimbap and a couple of other dishes. As always the food and service here are fantastic. We love this place and come here often - this the the best and most authentic Korean restaurant in the area by a...More

Thank Tracy D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Whitley Street, Reading RG2 0EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 7491 873843
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