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The SOJU, Reading
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The SOJU

8.2/10
175
King Street, RG1 2TF Reading
Korean
Average price £25

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The SOJU

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Lightly seasoned or pickled vegetables | 나물:Namool - bean sprouts | 숙주나물:Sookjoo Namool  - The SOJU, Reading

Lightly seasoned or pickled vegetables | 나물:Namool - bean sprouts | 숙주나물:Sookjoo Namool

£3.5

Lightly seasoned or pickled vegetables | 나물:Namool - spinach | 시금치나물:Sigeumchee Namool - The SOJU, Reading

Lightly seasoned or pickled vegetables | 나물:Namool - spinach | 시금치나물:Sigeumchee Namool

£3.5

Restaurant menu

Dietary optionsGluten free, Lactose intolerance, Locally produced, Nut allergies, Peanut allergy, Vegan dishes, Vegetarian dishes
Sweet sour | 탕수:Tangsoo - vegetable dumplings | 야채만두:Yachae Mandoo 8pcs
£8.5
Lightly battered strips with a sweet and sour sauce
Sweet sour | 탕수:Tangsoo - pork | 돼지고기:Dweji Gogi 11pcs
£9
Lightly battered strips with a sweet and sour sauce
Sweet sour | 탕수:Tangsoo - squid | 오징어:Ohjinguh 11pcs
£10.5
Lightly battered strips with a sweet and sour sauce

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Reviews

8.2/10
Very good175 reviews
8.8/10

Food

7.5/10

Service

7.7/10

Ambience

9-10

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What diners said about this restaurant:

Good value for money
Short waiting time
Moderate noise level
  • Peter P.7 reviews

    February 18, 2024

    5.5/10

    Strange meal. Service good but awkward as difficult to understand the waitress. Drinks very limited, wine prices good but Korean beer expensive. Did not try the soju but again seemed expensive. Fried chicken, king prawns and cheesy sweetcorn very good. BBQ chicken tasty but very small portion, as was the boneless beef rib. 5 large king prawns good value. Mixed vegetables tasty but again a very small portion. Lettuce ok but should have been dryer. Left feeling full but rather soulless experience.

  • Steph T.1 review

    February 17, 2024

    4/10

    Ordered using the QR. code in the table and paid for extras in our portions in our stew. Not certain that we got them. Once our order was brought out, that’s where the service ended. Our group ran out of drinks shortly after food arrived and our stew needed more broth. Very disappointed in service this time around.

  • Dezman F.1 review

    February 14, 2024

    9.5/10

    I wanted to share my thoughts on The flavors were absolutely amazing, and I couldn't get enough of the dishes. The entire experience was fantastic, from the friendly staff to the cozy atmosphere.

  • Luffy G1 review

    February 13, 2024

    5/10

    Old waiter was just moody and rude from the start ignored our water request and had to ask the young waiter who was very kind to bring it. Only good thing is the food, service needs to improve drastically won’t be coming here again.

  • Tanisha J.1 review

    February 7, 2024

    10/10

    Great restaurant food was amazing, so delicious - cant wait to go back

  • Lee H.2 reviews

    January 24, 2024

    10/10

    Great restaurant!

  • Simi O.1 review

    January 21, 2024

    6.5/10

    Restaraunt was

  • Stewart H.1 review

    January 13, 2024

    9.5/10

    Food was great. Good portions and very tasty. Not sure they should write their reason for a 12% surcharge, as it does pit them in a negative light. Been a few times and nearly all the staff are friendly but one lad always seems so miserable and just seating you at a table seems an effort for him.

  • Ocean W.1 review

    November 25, 2023

    9/10

    Everything went well, except for the lack of alcohol free beer. The rice is delicious. The portion sizes are reasonable IMO.

  • Dawn M.1 review

    November 25, 2023

    9.5/10

    Had to wait a while to order but after ordering the food came quickly

  • Sophia M.2 reviews

    November 24, 2023

    9/10

    The food here is always delicious. We got KBBQ and bibimbap and tried some Korean wine. The staff were a bit all over the place and forgot to give us some of our order but it was Friday and it was busy. Will definitely come back again.

  • Hay Tung C.1 review

    November 23, 2023

    8/10

    The cuisine is satisfactory. My partner and I opted for the pan-fried vegetables with squid & pork in chili sauce and sweet and sour squid. They pair nicely with white rice :) While the service isn't exceptional, if you're seeking a speedy meal, this restaurant is a viable choice.

  • Alpesh K.3 reviews

    November 15, 2023

    3.5/10

    The restaurant did not honour the 50% off food deal. They stated that it was only for the first 10 people in the day. That was not clear when booking. The waitress was miserable, abrupt and a bit rude.

  • Rosa T.3 reviews

    November 4, 2023

    5/10

    Very slow service. Had to ask for our drinks twice. Everyone looked moody, only went to try the hotpot because I had a 50% offer (which they didn't seem too happy to honour). Won't be back in a hurry

  • Manohari S.8 reviews

    November 4, 2023

    7/10

    This is our second time visiting the restaurant. First time we loved every bit of it so decided to go again. Food is amazing but service was poor due to being so busy. We had to wait 15 minutes to order and when we asked for more soy source, never got any Even then, we loved the food.

  • SJ J.

    SJ J.1 review

    November 3, 2023

    6/10

    Poor customer service, we didn't get our drinks until we were halfway through our main course.

  • Jacqueline G.2 reviews

    November 3, 2023

    9.5/10

    Came for my grandsons birthday as his favourite restaurant but our first time . Thought the steak and lambs chops were amazing so were the size of the noodle dishes ! Staff were lovely and he loved his birthday surprise . Thanks for making his 13th so special

  • Annmarie r.10 reviews

    October 21, 2023

    10/10

    Very lovely,food was amazing

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  • Kate H.1 review

    October 21, 2023

    5/10

    Had to order on line, not straight forward. No option was offered to take an order, especially as we were a table of 8. Good was sporadic coming out, either wrong food served or missing good, had to keep chasing. Expensive for what it was.

  • Sophia M.2 reviews

    October 13, 2023

    10/10

    I love the Soju. Great food and drink.

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM

How to get to the restaurant

King Street, RG1 2TF, Reading, United Kingdom

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About the restaurant

The most known Korean Restaurant in the heart of Reading, Berkshire.

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