Popular Korean restaurant opens second venue in Glasgow

A popular Korean restaurant has opened a second venue in Glasgow's West End.

Published 22nd Nov 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023
The new Korean restaurant, Bibimbap West, is inspired by the comfort food culture of Seoul and introduces an interactive element to dining in the form of the BibimBBQ - a grill-it-yourself option.
The mini BBQ grills, which have been built into the 25 cover mezzanine level of the restaurant, allow customers to cook platters of meat and vegetables with accompanying sauces at the table.
The original Bibimbap, located on West Nile Street in the city centre, opened in March 2018 and has been popular with Glasgow’s residents for its quirky style and modern Korean cuisine.

 The eatery is named after a Korean comfort food (pronounced as ‘bee-beem-bahp’) which consists of a bowl of warm white rice topped with vegetables and chilli pepper paste, soy sauce, or fermented soybean paste.

 As well as this famous dish, other Korean treats including Kimchi, deopbap, Yum Yum fried chicken, soup and noodles feature on the menu.

Main menu dishes include Yache - broccoli, onions, mushrooms, beansprout and pak choi; Beef Udon - wok fried beef with udon noodles and mixed vegetables in spicy mayonnaise; Saeu - Korean style sweet and sour prawns; Tteok-Bokki - stir fried rice cake and fried fish cake with a sweet and spicy sauce and Jeyuk Bokkeum - spicy pork.

 The grill-it-yourself Korean BBQ set menu starts from £26.50 and includes a selection of meats such as pork belly slice, LA galbi and spicy pork neck as well as vegetables and sauces to cook at leisure. 

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The at-table grill.

Bibimbap West Head chef Bong joins the team to oversee the menu and brings with him over 18 years in the hospitality industry. The open plan kitchen places customers in plain sight of the teams culinary creations.

Founder and Restaurateur Kevin Campbell said: "Partick Bridge Street is the perfect location for our second Bibimbap site introducing the Korean Barbeque to the West End community.

"It has almost been 2 years since we first introduced Bibimbap to Glasgow and food-obsessed diners will now be able to tuck into our extensive menu featuring a range of traditional and modern Korean dishes".

Neon lights in geometric shapes evoke a downtown Seoul feel to the Instagram-friendly restaurant with vivid colours - magenta, orange, acid yellow, cobalt- echoed by up-ended parasols suspended from the ceiling.

K-Pop movies played through projectors onto the venue walls allows pop culture to meet a high-energy hub of Korean food, drink and culture.

The restaurant, which is located on Partick Bridge Street comes from the team behind Glasgow's Halloumi, Mezcal and Rioja and is open from midday to 1am, Monday through to Sunday.

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