Korean Chain Bibigo Kitchen Shutters In San Diego's Fashion Valley Mall

September 18, 2020

Korean bibimbap chain Bibigo Kitchen has permanently shuttered its full-service restaurant in San Diego's Fashion Valley Mall after less than a year in business.

Opened in May 2019, Bibigo Kitchen was 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 offered a menu of modern Korean dishes from In Jun Hwang, a veteran chef with over 18 years of cooking experience. Bibigo Kitchen shuttered its elegant dining room when the COVID-19 pandemic forced most businesses to close in mid-March 2020, and the eatery never reopened. We received word today that the restaurant had surrendered its liquor license and will not return. Fashion Valley Mall does not have a replacement tenant yet in place for the space.

Bibigo Kitchen was located on the lower level at Fashion Valley Mall below the AMC Theatre.  For more information about Bibigo, visit bibigousa.com/bibigokitchen.