Fast-casual Korean restaurant Seoulspice opens today, slinging its first round of “korritos” (korean burritos), tacos, and bowls in Noma. The 50-seat restaurant celebrates its debut with free meals for the first 100 customers, starting at 11 am.
This is the first restaurant from owner Eric Shin (fun fact: he’s also a percussionist in the National Symphony Orchestra). The customizable menu emphasizes naturally gluten-free options, such as the korrito, wrapped in seaweed instead of a flour tortilla, and corn-based taco shells. Guests can design their own dishes with marinated ribeye, organic chicken, pork, or braised tofu, and add a variety of veggie toppings inspired by Korean banchan, small sides traditionally brought with a meal. Rounding out the options are house-made sauces like creamy Sriracha, and extras such as avocado or the soy-marinated eggs often found in ramen.
Seoulspice offers a bigger selection of beverages than your average quick-grab spot, including Asian soft drinks like Ramune Soda, and a variety of house-made juices. Look for beer (local and Korean), wine, and soju cocktails on tap in about a month.
Seoulspice. 145 N St., NE. Open daily 11 am to 10 pm.