Market City's newly minted 1909 Dining Precinct has a fiery new addition: an upscale Korean BBQ offering named Kogi.
Joining a fast-growing contingent of eateries in the new third floor food court — that already houses the noodle house from Mr Meng of If You Are The One and Japan's famed Yayoi — the 80-seat restaurant is plating up a contemporary Korean nosh punctuated by top quality local produce from today, Monday, April 16.
Seoul-trained chef Hang Jun Chung has designed a menu of raw, fresh and marinated proteins and vegetables, headlined by 15 primo cuts of pork and wagyu beef. This one's a hands-on food experience, with diners invited to cook directly over charcoal — right there at the table. Expect to find yourself salivating over the likes of marinated beef spare ribs (galbi) while it cooks on the grill alongside authentic side dishes. Bibimbap will be on the menu too.
With General Manager David Bae's father credited with opening Australia's first Korean barbecue restaurant in 1992, it's safe to say Kogi's got sturdy roots in the cuisine.
It's the third venue to open in the food hub, with more to follow in the coming months. These include the first Aussie outpost of Macau's acclaimed hot pot chain Dolar Shop, modern sushi train Fugetsu, and Chinese restaurant Beijing Impression.
Kogi is now open at the 1909 Dining Precinct at level 3, Market City, 9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket. For more info, visit marketcity.com.au.