Love Korean hangout Bibigo, in Soho? Well fans will be pleased to know that it’s opening a second venue in Islington next year with the launch of Bibigo Angel on St. John Street on 15th January – on the former site of Alan Yau’s Naamya restaurant.
Interiors are inspired by the creative energy coming out of Seoul, with a central feature being the Korean grill barbecue at which diners can see head chef Yongjae Cho and his team in action. Yongjae’s launch menu will include his special take on Korean favourite Chilli Barbecued Pork and Squid and Kimchi Rice with Chicken and Fried Egg.
A separate lounge bar area will feature an innovative drinks menu with cocktails made with soju (Korea’s most popular spirit), created by Bar Manager Raphael Thierry alongside bar snacks inspired by Korean street food.
Bibigo also has outposts in China, Singapore and Japan – all of which have been launched by Yongjae Cho and if you want any other endorsement, the Soho venue is full of South East Asian hipsters after an authentic taste of home.