Bowl’d BBQ Korean Stone Grill Now Open in Oakland

Bowl'd BBQ dining room 1Bowl’d BBQ Korean Stone Grill, now open in Oakland, California, serves Korean grill-centric meat, fish and vegetable dishes, providing the Temescal neighborhood with a delicious and unusual new dining option in the location formerly home to Copan.

The restaurant showcases at-the-table individual stone grills that allow guests to prepare some of their own food, adding an intriguing interactive element to a menu that is accessible, diverse and affordably priced, with many choices including upwards of a dozen small sides, plus dipping sauces and soup, all at no extra charge. Gluten free and vegan options are numerous.

Among the signature items ($7.00 to $24.00) on the small plate focused menu are kimpbop (Korean sushi), and savory pancakes made with house made kimchi. A specialty of the house is Korean Fried Chicken, Pork Belly Barbeque (5 different types), and customizable rice bowls called Bibimbop “The Works”.

The core menu concept is based on centuries of family recipes passed down to two sisters who today also operate Bowl’d Korean Rice Bar in Albany and Spoon Korean Bistro in Berkeley.

The beverage list at Bowl’d BBQ includes wine and beer with a number of Korean imports such as fruit infused unfiltered rice wine, as well as fruit slushies, tea, soda, and bottled water.

The design of the 90-seat Bowl’d BBQ dining room reflects the engaging, contemporary nature of the restaurant. Highlights include a color scheme of earthy yellow, charcoal gray and taupe, stone tile flooring, a high ceiling with a skylight, wall murals by artist David Kim, decorations including framed ceremonial purses and clothing adornments, traditional antique furniture accent pieces, and numerous wooden communal tables.

Bowl’d BBQ Korean Stone Grill is located at 4869 Telegraph Avenue, between 48th and 49th Streets, in Oakland, California. Daily service is continuous, running from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Neighborhood street parking is often an option. The web address (site under construction) is www.bowldbbq.com. For more information, call Bowl’d BBQ at (510) 654-2000.