About The SOJU

Chic and sophisticated, The SOJU is changing the food scene one dish at a time in Reading. This BBQ Korean restaurant in the heart of the town centre is chic, sophisticated and home to one of the most exciting menus around. You’ll find a bevy of dishes including spicy marinated pork, ox tongue, fresh salmon and butterflied short ribs that are served sizzling and loaded with flavour. This Asian haven is located on the Kings Walk and as you might expect, it’s recommend you reserve in advance to avoid disappointment.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm


9 - 11 Kings Walk, Town Centre
Reading RG1 2HG

Menu Highlights



Mool Neng-Myun

Cold Noodle in Beef Stock Soup

Kim-Chi Jji-Gae

Kim-Chi & Pork Belly Spicy Strew, Served with rice

Dak Bok-Geum

Stir-fried Sliced chicken thigh and vegetables in spicy sauce, served with plain rice


L.A Gal-Bi

Sae-Woo Gu-Ei

Sam-Gyup Sal


Main Menu

Korean Table B.B.Q


Starters and Side


Main Menu and Noodles


Hot Pot


Drinks Menu


28 The SOJU Reviews

28 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Good value
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Jenifer L.2 months ago · 1 review

Brilliant as always. Authentic korean food at affordable prices. Food served quickly and always fresh. Staff always friendly and helpful. This is now our go to restaurant when in Reading.

Michelle T.2 months ago · 1 review

Great atmosphere and food! Will be back🍗portions were generous and service swift. I’d say they should throw in dessert if possible but their spicy Korean fried chicken takes top notch!

Marlou P.2 months ago · 1 review

Good atmosphere, polite service, fast delivery and the food was amazing! Definitely a great choice for my brother's advanced birthday celebration. Would definitely go there again.

Lucy T.2 months ago · 2 reviews

Great food and very socialable idea, will eat here again! Recommend this restaurant to anyone, vegetarian and meat lovers! The marinated beef was the best!

Yu Jing C.4 months ago · 1 review

The food was delicious but due to us being early we were put into little soju, the cafe. They still had grills but the service was a bit slow for there only being 3 tables. It also got really smokey as if there were no extractor fans working. Other than that the food was great and our server was very friendly.

Nanika P.4 months ago · 1 review

The food was good, especially the spicy rice cake and the BBQ beef. Staff was also very nice and I loveeee the songs in the background. Overall, I enjoyed the experience and it is usually my go to if I am craving for some Korean food :)

Carley C.4 months ago · 1 review

Very good service - always willing to help. Good food as and well - BBQ well marinated and large food portions. Busy at most times. Definitely recommend and will go again

Charlotte W.2 months ago · 1 review

Really enjoyed - food was quick. A little pricey but worth it for the experience. Customer service was fine - they all seemed to be sprinting around the room rushing, but it was a Saturday night. They weren’t overly friendly just to the point.

Simone G.7 months ago · 1 review

Friendly staff, fresh food and fun way to eat. We’ve been half a dozen times, just the two of us or with all four of our children who love the Korean bbq style of eating.

Natalia F.6 months ago · 1 review

Great food, everyone enjoyed their choices. Loved the Korean BBQ! The staff were friendly and helpful and we had a good time. We will come here again.