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Kogi Korean BBQ Fires Up At Market City

April 17, 2018 Dining No Comments Email Email

Market City is today delighted to announce two new updates for the progressive rollout of 1909 Dining Precinct.

Artisanal Korean BBQ restaurant, KOGI, has officially opened in Market City’s new 1909 Dining Precinct, forming part of the stunning transformation of the retail hub’s evolving food offering.

The latest dining concept from the team behind popular Vietnamese restaurant chain, Bun Me, this 80-seat restaurant delivers a contemporary taste of Korea. KOGI offers restaurant-goers a hands-on dining experience whereby they cook their meals directly over hot charcoal, featuring the best new technology in grill plates to ensure perfectly seared meats every time.

Curated by Executive Chef, Hang Jun Chung, who hails from Seoul and has honed his barbecuing skills over the past 35 years, the menu features an array of raw and marinated meats, fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables. More than 15 premium cuts of wagyu beef and pork grace the menu, such as the signature Galbi marinated beef spare ribs and the marbled wagyu platter, paired with a tempting fusion of side dishes.

Other hero offerings include Korean favourite, bibimbap, a mouth-watering bowl of steamed mixed rice with sautéed vegetables and meats. The deluxe food selection is complemented by a raft of beverages including local and international beer and wine, plus soft drinks.

The restaurant concept pays homage to General Manager, David Bae’s father, who founded the first Korean BBQ restaurant in Australia, in 1992. His father introduced the innovative concept of cooking meat on charcoals to the restaurant dining table scene. Bae said Market City’s 1909 Dining Precinct is the ideal location for the first KOGIrestaurant.

“Market City has long held a reputation as one of the city’s most authentic Asian food destinations. This is very befitting of KOGI, which takes its name from a direct translation of ‘meats’ in Korean.

“We’ve spent the last year developing the restaurant concept, with a focus on the premium quality ingredients, married with the delicate flavours of modern Korea, to create the ultimate BBQ experience.”

Destination Flavour host, author and long-time Market City supporter, Adam Liaw, said he is thrilled to be the official ambassador for the new 1909 Dining Precinct.

“I’ve been a big fan of Market City for years. It’s always had a reputation for great Asian food, both in terms of shopping and dining, but the 1909 Dining Precinct is a game-changer. It’s the complete Asian dining experience.

The thing that really impresses me about 1909 is the range. It’s a bit like a greatest hits of everything we love about Asian food – Korean barbecue, Cantonese yum cha, hotpot, sushi, Japanese lunch sets, and even the intricacies of Sichuanese cuisine which has taken the Asian food world by storm in the last few years,” he said.

The third restaurant to go live in 1909 Dining Precinct, KOGI joins a stellar line-up of nine leading restaurants including hugely popular Chinese noodle restaurant, Mr Meng Chongqing Gourmet, by famed If You Are The One host, Meng Fei, as well as fabled Japanese Teishoku restaurant, YAYOI. 1909 Dining Precinct is also home to The Eight, a modern Chinese yum cha restaurant on level three offering a variety of authentic regional delicacies

Six other exciting international and local dining concepts, which range from premium dine-in to more casual fare, will open in the coming months, with the precinct expected to be open in its entirety by mid-year.

Featured restaurants will include Dolar Shop, a Macanese hot pot restaurant chain making its Australian debut with a 200-seat restaurant, as well as Chinese eatery Beijing Impression and contemporary sushi train restaurant Fugetsu. Two yet-to-be-announced concepts are also set to open, rounding-out the offering.

Ultra-convenient, Market City is offering diners free undercover parking from 6pm with more than 600 bays available. It is also easily accessible by public transport including bus, light rail and train with Central and Town Hall station in close proximity.

1909 Dining Precinct, Market City is open seven days a week until late.

For further information and to plan your visit, go to and to join the conversation, visit Facebook, Instagram or We Chat #MarketCity #1909DiningPrecinct.

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