SO Urban BBQ has been a year in the making, and has now finally opened its doors to the public. Serving up an array of Korean tapas and charcoal grilled items, this Korean BBQ restaurant is one to keep on your radar.
At the helm of SO Urban BBQ is wife and husband, Rose and Seth Heo, partners both in crime, and seriously good Korean food.
You may recognise Rose and Seth from their former restaurant BA:M Food & Drink, the late night Currie Street modern Korean hot spot.
SO opened in mid-October, and is quickly gaining traction for their amazing Korean BBQ offerings, with Rose telling us that the restaurant already has a few regulars.
SO Urban BBQ takes inspiration from Seth’s charcoal barbecue past in Korea’s Jeju Islands, one of the largest and most beautiful islands in South Korea.
Koren BBQ restaurants are famous for letting guests grill their own meat right on the table. Rose tells us that SO offers this option, but if that seems a bit daunting, you can choose to get the kitchen to chargrill your meal with the outdoor grill instead.
“We wanted to make it authentic as possible but still enjoyable for people who may not have had a Korean BBQ experience before,” Rose says.
SO, which is the Koran word for cow, offers a lot more than just beef. Rose tells us that fan favourites have been their Give me Five! Pork Heaven set menu, where you get to try five different flavours of pork marinade (original, wine, garlic soy, Korean Miso and spicy).
Other menu highlights include pulled beef bao, cherry smoked duck, chargrilled eggplant, Mandoo dumplings and their papaya salad. There is also tasty homemade kimchi up for grabs (one that Rose highly recommends).
SO also has a range of inspiring cocktails to sip on, such as a Mango Martini and a Soju Bloody Mary.
If you’re the city looking for lunch, SO Urban BBQ has your midday cravings sorted, with a selection of Korean-inspired ciabatta rolls and a range of more Australian-esque brunch hits such as smashed avocado.
There’s also a range of pastries and croissants that are baked by Seth every morning. Seth, may we note, was once the head pastry chef at the Hilton Hotel, so you know these sweet treats are gonna hit just right.
SO interior was designed by Rose, with the new restaurant boasting locally made wood tables, the biggest a mammoth six meters long, able to seat up to 20 people.
Pink neon litters the establishment, and hints of dried flowers give SO a luxurious yet fun feel.
Starting Saturday 21 November SO, will be putting on an epic bottomless brunch soiree, the first in a series set to continue each Saturday this summer.
SO Will also be hosting a special Christmas menu kicking off in December.
SO Urban BBQ is open Tuesday to Friday from 11am ’til 2:30pm for lunch and Tuesday to Saturday from 5:30pm ’til late for dinner.
Find SO Urban BBQ at 397 King William St, Adelaide.
Read more at www.sourbanbbq.com