October 10, 2013

First Taste of Sobban

I finally made it over to Sobban for lunch this week. Though, I suppose I needn't say finally, since they've been open just over one week. Too many new eats to try lately, and just not enough time.
In case you missed it, Sobban took over the spot most recently occupied by Kitch'n, and had previously been an Athens Pizza express and an Arby's. It's located in that sort of no-man's (person's?) land on Clairmont between North Decatur Road and Druid Hills. Sobban, the latest restaurant from the team behind the kickass BBQ at Heirloom Market BBQ, chefs Jiyeon Lee and Cody Taylor, is billed as a Korean-Southern Diner. Here are a few pics from lunch.
Kimchi Gogi Mandu--filled with local ground beef, kimchi, chives. Spicy dipping sauce.

Salad with crunchy rice-cake crouton, sesame leaf ranch dressing, and spicy pepper. I really liked this salad. Great flavor in the sesame dressing and a good contrast in textures. Simple, but tasty start.
Fried Kimchi and Bologna Sandwich with Korean mustard and sticky-glazed white sweet potatoes. This dish was strong. House-smoked bologna was tender and showed a good bit of smokiness. I want more of this one.
Nori Corndog with hot mustard and spicy bimbop sauce. Playful. Tasty, but maybe a bit unremarkable. Below was one of the lunch specials, bulgogi roll with kimchi remoulade and pickled veggies.

No complaints on anything we tasted and nothing I wouldn't order again. The bulgogi, house salad, and bologna were standouts. Take note, if you want to try Sobban, get there early as they have been drawing huge crowds from day one and you could very well find yourself waiting for a table at both lunch and dinner.
Sobban on Urbanspoon

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