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New BBQ restaurant to open in Boise with cook-at-your-table, ‘all-you-can-eat adventure’

Toss on more meat! The food sizzles in the center of your table at Ombu Grill.
Toss on more meat! The food sizzles in the center of your table at Ombu Grill. Ombu Grill/Facebook

Boise will get some added sizzle when two new Korean barbecue restaurants open with do-it-yourself dining concepts.

The Magnificent Garden is on track to open by December at 980 N. Milwaukee St., as previously reported.

Now Utah-based Ombu Grill expects to open in January at 3027 N. Cole Road. It will be part of the new Idaho Asian Plaza at Cole and Ustick roads.

Ombu Grill already has two Salt Lake City restaurants. It’s a fun, try-everything concept. A Salt Lake Tribune restaurant review declared that “state-of-the-art grills and ventilation turn this cook-your-own meal into an all-you-can-eat adventure.”

The menu features 33 items at lunch ($14.99)and 40 at dinner ($19.99). Co-owner Steve Ji Zhuang wan’t sure pricing whether will be the same in Boise. “Maybe,” he said.

Grills are built into the tables. Order your food, and servers bring thinly sliced meats and veggies. Toss ’em on and start cooking. Definitely blaze up some bulgogi, aka “fire meat.” A popular Korean standard, it’s delectable, marinated beef.

Ombu Grill isn’t the only restaurant planned at Idaho Asian Plaza. Peking Tokyo Asian Bistro is planning to open next door.

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