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Gooi Nara

Town CentreAsian, Korean
Excellent
5.2/6
15 Reviews

About Gooi Nara

Located on Whitley Street, Gooi Nara is bringing a fresh new concept to Reading’s dining scene, offering Korean barbeque as well as an array of other authentic Korean specialities. At this stylish restaurant, diners can cook their own food right at their very own table. Choose from an array of fresh veggies, seafood and mouthwatering meats, or alternatively, go for something from the a la carte menu like the seafood pancake or bibimbap. The perfect place for an intimate dinner date or for celebrating a special occasion with a group of friends, spaces at Gooi Nara can fill up quickly, so we recommended making a reservation in advance to avoid missing out!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday
Closed
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Address

Gooi Nara
39 Whitley Street, Town Centre
Reading RG2 0EG

Menu Highlights

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Appetizers

Hae-cho Salad

Seasoned seaweed salad with sweet, sour and spicy sauce
£4.90

Chicken Mandu

Five deep fried chicken dumplings
£5.50

Yuk Hwae

Slightly frozen seasoned raw beef strips with cucumber, egg yolk & pear
£9.90
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Mains

Gam-poong gi

Deep fried chicken or prawn with spicy garlic sauce
£8.50

Jae-yuk Bokum

Pan fried pork and vegetables with spicy sauce
£8.90

Tang-sooyuk

Korean style sweet and sour beef or pork or chicken
£8.90
Don't miss out on a table!

15 Gooi Nara Reviews

Excellent
5.2/6
15 Reviews
Atmosphere:Excellent
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Food:Outstanding
Service:Excellent
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"Excellent"6/6
Sara L.3 months ago · 1 review

First visit here and I was not disappointed! Lovely food, very fresh, attractively presented. We chose to use the table bbq and it was a great idea. They have a good range of food - caters for vegans and vegetarians too. Staff very friendly and atmosphere relaxed and welcoming. Will go again for certain.

"Excellent"6/6
leah m.7 months ago · 1 review

Brilliant food and no waiting around, superb staff, excellent selection of drinks and was a brilliant experience to cook the food at the table. Great.

"Excellent"6/6
Melanie H.9 months ago · 3 reviews

Second time, will definitely be back again! Such tasty different food :)

"Excellent"6/6
Melanie H.10 months ago · 3 reviews

Very helpful staff, very tasty food and a really decent price. Would definitely go again. Just wish the BBQ meals could be made for one not two or more

"Great"5/6
Rose N.10 months ago · 2 reviews

Having not had Korean BBQ before we weren't sure what to expect. The waiter & waitress helped us to decide and explained things to us. Shame we didn't get to BBQ the food ourselves but may be due to health and safety. Food itself was beautiful and a reasonable price. Will go again.

"Good"4/6
Jason B.a year ago · 1 review

Overall we had a good time at Gooi Nara as the food was good and the restaurant itself was nice but the staff could have been a bit more helpful with the menu

"Great"5/6
Jocelyn L.7 months ago · 3 reviews

Yet another enjoyable dinner at Gooi Nara. Good food, ambience and service. Highly recommend anyone who wants to try authentic Korean food in Reading !

"Excellent"6/6
Teresita R.a year ago · 1 review

My family are impressed about the service. Very helpful Staffs, clean facilities and lovely food that the whole family can enjoy it. Definitely will recommend to our circle of friends here in Basingstoke. Keep it up guys!

"Excellent"6/6
Katie W.a year ago · 1 review

The food was amazing and the staff were very friendly. Would definitely recommend visiting this restaurant. Already looking forward to trying other items on my next visit

"Great"5/6
Gabrielle S.10 months ago · 1 review

A nice tasty meal, good service, and a pleasant environment, however there is no dessert on the menu. What point is the word minimum when you have nothing more to add?