Status: Opened July 5
Phone: (626) 644-1299
Osek, a new Korean restaurant in Old Pasadena, opened last Friday, taking over the former Yujean Kang space. Osek, which means "five colors" in Korean, refers to five color food, or a balanced cuisine that uses various ingredients for a healthy balance. Founded by Susan Hae Kyung Kim and Brian Chin, the former has experience running a Korean BBQ and seafood buffet in Koreatown.
Some of the featured traditional dishes include braised beef ribs, seafood and green onion pancakes, spicy beef stews served in earthenware bowls, and bibimbap. A fully stocked Yelp page that's acting like a de-facto website shows even more classic dishes like galbi, bulgogi, and soontofu. This is a nice boon for Old Town, which only has a small scattering if decent Korean restaurants. Hours run Sunday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. on the weekend. [Eaterwire]
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