Holy Moses “Mr. Hilton plans to open a Korean barbecue restaurant with Erik Bruner-Yang, known for his ramen shop Toki Underground”

2014 9th Street, NW

Massive news from a New York Times profile about Eric Hilton:

“Next, he gestured to No. 2014 next door, a shuttered rowhouse where Mr. Hilton plans to open a Korean barbecue restaurant with Erik Bruner-Yang, known for his ramen shop Toki Underground on H Street. It is one of four restaurant projects Mr. Hilton has underway.”

Stay tuned for more info on this and the other three projects underway.

9th Street looking north towards 9:30 club

9th Street looking south towards U Street/Florida Ave

12 Comment

  • Please have a range on the table or a briquet grill or some kind of cast iron doo hickey like they have in a real Korean BBQ place so we can cook at the table. I hate going to a place that promises Korean BBQ and it turns out that all the grilling takes place in the kitchen. No bueno.

    And do radish wraps alongside lettuce wraps.

    And have a decent selection of banchan. More than three. Don’t be cheap on the banchan.

  • justinbc

    Awesome. It will be great not having to go out for VA for good KBBQ.

  • Well… Good luck with the anc.

  • This is going to be so successfully. I am so glad somebody is finally filling this niche.

  • palisades

    I really can’t believe this is the first kbbq place in DC. It seems so obvious to have them. Obviously, the only correct way to do it is with the grills at every table and absurd amounts of meat.
    Having said that, I am not going to be holding my breath. Kbbq’s beauty is the value. You can get unlimited delicious meat for like $30 in annandale. I have a hard time believing they would have a remotely similar set-up here.

    • It’s going to be like $30 for one serving. And only 4 plates of banchan. I guarantee it.

      • And they will probably charge you for banchan and lettuce refills.

        • palisades

          So true. And so sad.

          • justinbc

            Yes, but one of the best things about KBBQ is also its late night accessibility (e.g. Yechon), and not many people drinking on U Street on Friday / Saturday night are going to want to cab it out to Annandale (unless of course they’re coming into DC from VA and it’s on the way home). So, that’s the cost of convenience.

    • Ashy Oldlady

      Considering what they charge for tacos at El Rey, you’re probably right. Though people around here will literally line up to overpay for food and drink, so I’m sure it’ll be a success.

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