At long last — the GoGi 92 Korean BBQ restaurant has announced that it will hold its grand opening this weekend. Even better for fans of KBBQ who just can’t wait — it is starting a soft opening today, Wednesday, June 16.
The Burn first broke the news that GoGi was headed to the Village at Leesburg center way back in January 2020. Like everything else in that crazy year, plans slowed during the peak of the pandemic, and picked up pace again this year.
Now, the restaurant has announced that it will hold a soft opening Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 9:30 p.m., followed by its grand opening on Friday, June 18. Soft openings allow staff to get their feet wet and managers to make sure everything is functioning smoothly.
Korean barbecue restaurants are popular across Northern Virginia. The star of the show is the burner found in the middle of every table where customers cook their own meats. Prime rib, pork belly and beef short ribs are some common examples found at Korean barbecue restaurants in the area, such as Sō Korean BBQ in Centreville or the Honey Pig BBQ chain.
For those of you wondering about the name of the new Leesburg restaurant, we’re told the word “gogi” means “meat” in Korean and the number 92 is pronounced “goo-ee” in Korean, which sounds like the Korean word for “grill.” So GoGi 92 — when said aloud in Korean — means “meat grill.”