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Seoul, Korea’s Garionban Expands to Chinatown

Authentic “gukbap” Korean soup is on the way

Array of Korean dishes

The mystery of the unnamed “Korean soup” restaurant headed to Spring Mountain has been solved and it will be bringing a very authentic approach to creating “gukbap” to Chinatown.

Garionban is expanding all the way from Seoul, Korea, to the Spring Mountain Road facing side of the Mountain Point Business Park, half a mile west of the Chinatown Plaza. The 1,750-square-foot space sits right next door to California Sushi Burrito and a short distance around the corner from the 8oz Korean Steak House & Bar.

Garionban’s name is derived from an “old-fashioned Korean word which means ‘Galbi’” or commonly known in the United States as beef short ribs, and “onban” means “a warm meal.” The house specialty is “gukbap,” or soup with rice and usually served in a hot pot. The company uses a "cauldron" to boil beef brisket and create the beef both and its kimchi and kkadugi are both made in house.

In Seoul, the adventurous menu choices include bone soup with dried cabbage, seasoned beef and tripe hot pot, and marinated pork short ribs with boiled octopus.

Yet to be formally announced, a estimated opening date has not been revealed.

Also on the way for the retail center, another mystery project, the Na & Ma Restaurant that has been previously been described as a milk and boba tea concept.


어머님이 해주시던 따뜻한 국밥처럼 집밥같은 한 끼 식사를 하실 수 있도록 정성을 담아 스스로 부끄럽지 않은 백년식당을 만들겠습니다. 위치: 서울 강남구 강남대로152길 17 문의: 02-511-6514

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