• The 12 Best Korean Restaurants In Chicago

    We are honored to be listed in Chicagoist’s latest best of article, “The 12 Best Korean Restaurants In Chicago”!

    This West Rogers Park restaurant is one of my favorite Korean restaurants in the city. Do you have a taste of pork shoulder or brisket? Gogi offers it. Intestines or pork neck? They can accommodate. Spicy chicken or pork? Again, yes. With the chill in the air signaling colder climes ahead, you should also feast on some of Gogi’s soups, like the kimchi jjigae (fermented cabbage with pork and tofu), gamjatang (pork spine and ribs with potatoes), or sundubu jjigae (tofu and seafood). The dishes here are large enough for sharing, and share you must with the bounty of flavors emanating from them.

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    When my mom and I opened up Gogi a year ago we could not have imagined the love and the support we have received from the community of Chicago. To be honest, I had no idea what to expect before opening up Gogi a year ago, but I gave it my all and that is what mattered. It was also a promise to my dad that I would do my very best at running a restaurant. It is an incredible feeling when customers come from all over the city and even the country to experience Gogi! It is a thrill when we would have customers share stories about how they drove all the way down from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, and even from New York just to eat Korean BBQ in Chicago! As a small business we have had the honor of having the deputy mayor and known personalities come in to try our food. What is the most important of all is that you came in and gave us a chance!

    I am proud that Gogi is truly a family business. My uncle from Seattle flew all the way out to help build our tables and my little sister also helped sew the covers onto the booth seats that many of you have sat on. My uncle Chris, who is our chef has done an amazing job running the kitchen. My mom, disapproving of the color scheme, painted the walls fresh at the last minute before opening up. I thought we were going to hire the professionals that painted it the first time but I came in one day and she was painting all by herself! My mom is the hardest working person I know and I could not have made it through the first year with out her. When you see my mom (Stella), give her a hug or a high five. She truly is the heart and spirit of Gogi.

    It is a great feeling to make new friends and create new jobs in the process of seeing my dad’s dream come alive. We made it happen and I’m a proud son to help achieve that. Gogi is not an individual but a team; we are a collaborative effort and I want to thank my staff for their hard work!

    Let us celebrate and cheers to another great year and beyond. Thank you so much for being so loving and supportive.


    Pete Cho


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Saturday & Sunday Lunch
12:00pm – 4:30pm
20% off all soups & stews

Monday & Tuesday Dinner
50% off one appetizer, excludes Yukhoe.
Must purchase one food item at full price.

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6240 N. California Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60659

Located in the West Rogers Park neighborhood, in between Peterson and Devon.

ph. 773-274-6669