Three separate Korean cafes and restaurants just opened under one roof in Southfield. A glorious complex of Korean delights, New Seoul Plaza features a soju bar and restaurant, a Korean barbecue restaurant, and a cafe and dessert bar serving snowy piles of Korean shaved ice, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The plaza is located in the space previously home to New Seoul Garden at 27566 Northwestern Hwy. Owner Sarah Yi purchased the former Korean-Japanese restaurant in 2016 and closed the business down just a little over a year ago to make way for her new plaza project. The 10,000-square-foot building is now devoted entirely to Korean cuisine.
Jinji, a Korean restaurant and soju bar, seats 80 people and features a 40-seat patio area. The menu features options like sweet and spicy fried chicken wings, sundubu-jjigae (spicy tofu stew), and haemul pajeon (seafood-scallion pancakes). Sharing the same kitchen is a separate restaurant, Daebak that specializes in Korean barbecue where customers can grill their own meats at the table. The whole complex is rounded out by a cafe and dessert bar called Myomee that serves Korean pastries ranging from sweet milk bread to sausage bread as well as patbingsu AKA Korean shaved ice. The piles of shaved ice are covered in toppings like red bean paste, condensed milk, and mochi.
Although the menus are still being tweaked, the new spots are open and will expand into hours seven days a week beginning Monday, September 24.
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