Korean Food USA is a new series that showcases Korean and Korean-inspired eateries all around the nation.
Seattle’s newest Korean-American fusion restaurant Revel just opened late last year, but it has already been garnering rave reviews. During his recent visit to Seattle, food writer extraordinaire Frank Bruni took the time to pay a visit, and described it as a “sleeker, sexier Momofuku Ssam bar.” The Seattle Times also praised it as trademark Korean street food gone upscale. Run by husband and wife chef duo Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, the restaurant joins their two other establishments, Joule and Quoin. The menu is pared down, with roughly 18 items, but there is also another menu exclusive to brunch, a popular dining option at Revel.
The small menu is carefully curated, with 3 different types for each category: salad, pancake, dumpling, rice, noodle, and sweet sandwich. Stand out items include the short rib dumpling with scallion and shallot, a pork belly, bean sprout, and kimchi pancake, and a bibimbap garnished with asparagus, pistachio olive chutney, and radicchio. Brunch offers equally innovative and tempting dishes, particularly the chocolate pancake with salted peanut brittle and chili cream.
The restaurant offers a fresh, modern take on traditional Korean cuisine, and is definitely on our list of top eateries to check out.
403 N 36th St., Seattle, WA 98103