5108 Grand Lp Tacoma, WA 98402
A love letter to the food and culture of Seoul
A new Korean gastropub and brewery from the mind behind Seattle’s Magnuson Café & Brewery, will be opening its doors in Point Ruston.
Named Kobrew, the new concept will feature a tapas-style menu designed for sharing. “We are creating a restaurant experience that showcases Korean food and its flavors through a diverse menu of both classic Korean dishes like bibimbap, bo ssam pork belly, and galbi, and Korean-inspired brewpub fare such as sliders, tacos and famed Korean fried chicken,” said founder Cody Cluff. “Our goal is to create a Korean gastropub experience that is for everyone.”
Cluff is partnering with London chef Andrew Hales to develop the menu. “Korean ingredients and flavors can be intimidating to those unfamiliar with the cuisine, so our challenge is to make our menu accessible to all, yet authentic,” explained Cluff.
The gastropub menu will be complemented by Kobrew’s onsite brewery and 14 rotating taps of Kobrew beers. Head brewer Carey Dixon will focus on classics from Northwest IPAs to easy drinking lagers, as well as some creative beers that bring unique Korean flavors to life. In addition to the brewery and beers, Kobrew will offer a full cocktail menu with several drinks featuring Korea’s favorite, Soju. Diners should also save room for the Korean desserts!
Cluff plans to open Kobrew, a love letter to the food and culture of his wife’s hometown of Seoul, by late May. Located on the water with plenty of outdoor seating, the family-friendly restaurant’s interior is designed to make the Korean culture of eating together come to life, including a group dining area for parties up to 40. Photos of the construction progress posted to the Kobrew and Magnuson Instagram accounts offer a glimpse of what diners can expect when Kobrew officially opens.
Kobrew will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. In Point Ruston, Kobrew will join WildFin, Farrelli’s Pizza, and Stack 571, among others.
For updates on Kobrew’s progress and opening, please follow @kobrew or visit their website at www.kobrew.com