New Korean Restaurant in NoMa Plans January Opening

by Sean Meehan December 2, 2015 at 1:40 pm 1 Comment

SeoulSpice Rice Bowl (Photo via Facebook/ SeoulSpice)

(Updated at 1:55 p.m.) NoMa residents may soon be able to enjoy Korean rice bowls and “korritos”–burritos wrapped in seaweed instead of tortillas–just steps from the NoMa-Gallaudet University Metro Station.

The owner of Korean restaurant SeoulSpice announced in a press release today that he plans to open the eatery in the last week of January at 145 N Street NE. The restaurant is part of the Two Constitution Square office development, which is mostly occupied by Department of Justice offices.

SeoulSpice will offer made-to-order service, allowing customers to build their own rice bowls, “korritos,” tacos and salads with their choice of Korean-inspired ingredients. Eric Shin, the restaurant’s owner and founder said in a statement that the menu is inspired by Korean comfort food.

“I take traditional recipes that have been handed down from many generations in my family and add a spin from modern American cuisine,” he said. “Our goal is to present Korean food in an accessible way, preserving the authentic and vibrant flavors of the Korean cuisine.”

The eatery’s menu includes beef, chicken, spicy pork and tofu with toppings like kimchi, bean sprouts and Korean radishes. All of the food is gluten free, according to the restaurant’s website.

The restaurant will also serve Asian soft drinks, house-made juices and alcoholic beverages, including Korean soju, Japanese saki and local beer from Atlas Brewing Company. Shin plans to keep the restaurant open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Update: This story initially said that Two Constitution Square is the future home of the Department of Justice. In fact, Two Constitution Square currently houses Justice Department offices and the Department of Justice will expand into Three Constitution Square in the future. The post has been updated to reflect that correction. 

Photo via Facebook/ SeoulSpice


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