Bibigo Kitchen opened today at the Westfield Century City. The restaurant is aimed at a growing middle market that is familiar with the Korean restaurant group’s more fast casual offerings, but is looking for a more robust overall experience with larger dining-in capacity.
Whereas the name Bibigo traditionally means cardboard bowls or boxes served during a hurried lunch, Bibigo Kitchen will lean further into hot stone bowls and full plates of bulgogi, vegan dduk galbi with housemade plant proteins, and a variety of salads and noodles. This new outlet will also carry beer and wine, and do soju-based cocktails, though customers will still order at the counter before taking a seat either inside (at booths or a communal bartop table) or out on a small patio abutting the Westfield Century City’s walkways downstairs. Grab and go meals lunch meals will still also be available. The opening menu is below.
If all goes well, Bibigo Kitchen hopes to expand in conjunction with the more downmarket Bibigo proper, which also has a takeaway presence inside the food court at Westfield Century City, not far from other operators like Wexler’s. This Friday, the company is giving away a free plate for the first 50 customers in line. Expect daily hours moving forward from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Bibigo Kitchen. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Century City.