Korean Chain Bibigo Kitchen To Open In San Diego's Fashion Valley Mall On May 24

May 19, 2019

Korean bibimbap chain Bibigo Kitchen will open a full-service restaurant in San Diego's Fashion Valley Mall on Friday, May 24.

San Diego’s diverse dining scene continues to flourish with the opening of Bibigo Kitchen, a fine-casual concept from South Korea-based CJ Group, which also operates fast-casual Bibigo Fresh Korean Kitchen in Westfield UTC in La Jolla. Bibigo Kitchen will offer a menu of modern Korean dishes from In Jun Hwang, a veteran chef with over 18 years of cooking experience. Bibigo Kitchen’s menu will offer familiar favorites such as beef bulgogi bowls and Korean BBQ, as well as new dishes like the Octopus Kimchi Soup and the Seoul Bibimbap. Bibigo Kitchen also features a selection of vegetarian options such as the Vegan Dduk Galbi, made with the Impossible Burger, black beans, corn and spices and finished with a soy Gochujang sauce. 

"Our goal is to invite the world to enjoy modern Korean cuisine, all in a relaxed restaurant environment," commented Executive Chef In Jun Hwang. "The menu at Bibigo Kitchen is meticulously handcrafted, yet fun and delicious. We hope it will allow our diners to experience these unique flavors in an entirely new way."

Unlike the fast-casual, food court location at Westfield UTC, the new Fashion Valley Bibigo will feauture a more elegant dining room, with a Terrazzo marble finished counter where guests can place their order while watching the chefs prepare food in the open kitchen behind giant grills and steaming Mandu stations. After ordering, guests can take a seat in the dining room or catch the sunshine and cool breeze on the patio. Wood finished cabinets fill the space, offering a modern and warm vibe for the fine-casual space.

Bibigo Kitchen is located on the lower level at Fashion Valley Mall below the AMC Theatre. The restaurant will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner from 11am-10pm. To celebrate Bibigo Kitchen’s grand opening, the restaurant will offer free beef or vegetable Mandu appetizers for every guest during opening week. For more information about Bibigo, visit bibigousa.com/bibigokitchen.