Korean place bbbop Seoul Kitchen already has two restaurants open in Dallas, on Lowest Greenville and near Greenville Avenue and Lovers Lane. Something's working, because the company plans to launch its third order-at-the-counter shop Dec. 14.
The new Oak Cliff outpost will be the only one so far with a to-go window where customers can order the 'Bop's famous fried chicken. Called Not Your Mama's Fried Chicken (unless your mama is Korean, maybe?), it's battered and fried chicken, topped with soy ginger or spicy chili glaze. It's good.
Bbbop first became known for its Korean rice bowls called bibimbap. (Say "bee-bihm-bahp" quickly and that's the name of the restaurant, B-B-Bop.) At each location, diners can choose from suggested bowls or "build their own bop" with rice, protein and sautéed veggies.
Dallas' first bbbop was initially packed with folks in gym clothes, given its potential toward veggie-focused dishes. They weren't ordering the fried chicken back then, in 2010; it was added to the menu much later.
But: The fried chicken is worth hitting pause on your diet.
The new bbbop in Oak Cliff will have a full bar, the aforementioned to-go fried chicken window and a patio with a bocce ball court. Owners Steve Shin, Sandra Bussey and Greg Bussey will also use the Oak Cliff restaurant as a research and development kitchen, so keep an eye out for new items available only there.
New Oak Cliff shop, expected to open Dec. 14: 828 W. Davis St., Dallas. 469.248.3702. Hours are Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m., Sunday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. bbbop.com.