Next spring, Las Vegas South Premium Outlets will welcome a new Korean barbecue and street food concept into its culinary mix. Kui Korean Grill will offer a new take on Korean barbecue, taking a fast-casual approach.
“Imagine Korean barbecue served like one of those quick, to-go places, like Chipotle,” owner Daniel Chong said in a phone conversation with What Now on Friday. “Build-your-own.”
Guests will choose from Korean barbecue proteins like chicken, beef, or pork bulgogi, chicken katsu, and garlic fried chicken, plus rice, and Korean stir-fry glass noodle dish japchae. You can also enjoy your barbecue as part of a bento-style Kui Box, with steamed rice and selection of banchan like kimchi, spicy cucumber, and macaroni salad. The menu also features varieties of fried rice like Kimchi Fried Rice and Beef Bulgogi Fried Rice, plus Korean Fried Chicken with sauces like Honey Soy and Sweet Chili.
To top it off, serving up food right alongside Kui Korean Grill will be Kui Korean Street Food, offering of up favorite street foods like the ever-more-popular Korean Hot Dog, Ramen, Kimbap, and Dduk-bokki.
It’s not the first time Chong has taken this build-your-own approach to Korean food. He’s also behind Bibio, a restaurant in Gilbert, Arizona that takes the same approach to bibimbap, with guests choosing a protein and their selection of vegetables and toppings. Now, this same idea will be brought to bear on Korean barbecue at Las Vegas South Premium Outlets.
Kui Korean Grill and Kui Korean Street Food are working towards an opening on March 1.