Edinburgh restaurants: Bibimbap to open new ‘grab and go’ style Korean-style diner in city centre

Bibimbap’s menu will include a variety of well-known Korean dishes
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You've heard of soul food, but have you ever tried Seoul food? Edinburgh foodies will be able to do just that when Korean restaurant brand Bibimbap opens this spring in the city centre.

The new 'grab and go' style diner will open on Hanover Street and will offer hearty street food inspired by the culture of South Korean capital.

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Bibimbap Edinburgh will open in the former Pakora Bar location and the venue is currently undergoing refurbishment.

Bibimbap Edinburgh will open in the former Pakora Bar location on Hanover Street.Bibimbap Edinburgh will open in the former Pakora Bar location on Hanover Street.
Bibimbap Edinburgh will open in the former Pakora Bar location on Hanover Street.

The venue diner will offer space for up to 20 customers to sit-in and both takeaway and delivery kitchens will be available at all times.

Bibimbap’s menu will include a variety of well-known Korean dishes that will be freshly and lovingly prepared to order right in front of you for a big hit of taste and flavour.

Other Korean treats on the menu will include Kimchi, deopbap, Corn Dogs, Yum Yum fried chicken, soup, and noodles, in addition to the famous Bibimbap dish.

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Main menu dishes include Yache (Broccoli, Onions, Mushrooms, Beansprout & Pak Choi), Beef Udon (Wok Fried Beef with Udon Noodles & Mix Vegetables in Spicy Mayonnaise), Saeu (Korean style Sweet & Sour Prawns) and Tteok-Bokki (Stir fried Fish and rice cake with a sweet & spicy sauce and Jeyuk Bokkeum - a spicy Pork).

Young Lee, the head chef at Bibimbap Edinburgh, has over 20 years of hospitality experience and will oversee the opening.

He said: “There is huge appreciation right now for Korean cuisine in Scotland – with mouthwatering foods dominating the internet and K-pop enjoying enormous popularity.

“Foodies in Edinburgh can now tuck into our extensive menu, which includes a variety of traditional and modern Korean dishes and enjoy tastes of downtown Seoul in a vibrant, colourful venue that plays homage to K-Culture.”

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The original Bibimbap, located on West Nile Street in Glasgow, opened in March 2018 and has been very 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.

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