Char Korean Bar & Grill from Richard Tang, who helped debut Craft Izakaya in Krog Street Market, is set to open for dinner tonight at Inman Quarter in Inman Park.
Executive chef Ryan Catherall and sous chef Shaun Byun will offer takes on Korean BBQ, with marinated and grilled meats, including bulgogi, short rib, brisket and pork belly, plus seasonal banchan side dishes.
Bar bites and small plates are also a big part of the food and drink mix, along with house cocktails, spirits, beer, wine, sake and soju.
The space, which is decorated with dramatic Asian murals and some irreverent bits of satirical art, features contemporary Korean table grills with arching, steam punk-like vent hoods suspended from the ceiling.
Tang says the concept aims to be inviting to non-Asian diners, while upping the game with the bar program and American-style service.
“I want authentic Korean food, but I also want a good drink and good service and everything else that comes along with that,” Tang says.