The new bbbop Seoul Kitchen on Lowest Greenville isn’t big, but it’s bright and open. Almost everything is a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) project, which gives the room a homey vibe: the tables were custom-made with an art technique that allowed designers to transfer print designs onto the wooden tabletops; the hanging lights over the tables were created out of old kimchi jars, and the shelves were built from recycled wood pallets. “We believe in doing as much as we can ourselves,” says co-owner Steve Shin. “We were in the planning stages like, ‘This could come out really cool or really bad.’ ” Luckily, the end result is everything the team hoped it would be. Shin heads up bbbop along with his sister, Sandy, who has been a private chef for 10 years, and brother-in-law, Greg Bussey, who was most recently executive chef at The Joule Hotel and Victor Tangos. This is their second bbbop location, and they are planning a third in Oak Cliff. The original location is also in East Dallas on Upper Greenville near Lovers. The new Lowest Greenville menu is slightly different from the Upper Greenville menu. It includes new recipes, although the menu still revolves around the Korean rice bowl concept that put bbbop on the map. Don’t forget to stop by bbbop’s sauce station where guests can choose from several sauce options (half of which are gluten free). The Lowest Greenville location also serves a selection of Asian beer, although you might not want to miss out on the chance to try bbbop’s hibiscus limeade soju, which doesn’t need alcohol to be deliciously tangy and sweet.
bbbop Seoul Kitchen
2023 Greenville Suite #130
Price range: $4.50-$9.75
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 11 a.m.-midnight
Sun: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Did you know? bbbop’s first Korean rice bowl wasn’t well received until they Americanized it. Once bbbop became popular, guests wanted a more traditional option, so bbbop reintroduced the “Old School Bop.”
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