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Dallas Has a New Korean Barbecue Spot With Loads of Sizzling Meats

Koreatown’s new restaurant Nuri Grill blends American steakhouse classics like prime rib and caviar with Korean barbecue grilling

A circular metallic grill in the middle of a dining table with various meats being cooked over it.
A table grill at Nuri Grill.
Kathy Tran/Nuri Grill

The CEO of Smoothie King has teamed up with Michelin Guide-recognized chefs to open a Korean American steakhouse in Dallas’s Koreatown called Nuri Grill.

Born in Korea, Wan Kim acquired Dallas-based Smoothie King in 2012. For the new restaurant — which opened Tuesday, November 9, at 2254 Royal Lane — Kim sought the help of chefs Minji Kim and Ben Lee, who were previously recognized with Michelin Plates by the Seoul guide for restaurant, Min’s Kitchen. The duo relocated to Dallas in 2020, and have since dedicated their efforts to creating a dynamic menu and dining experience for Nuri Grill.

In the new restaurant, each table has a grill centerpiece over which various meats are cooked by trained servers. And yes, customers will be allowed the option to cook their own food on the table grill like in a Korean barbecue restaurant.

The menu features the meat cuts of a traditional American steakhouse with a Korean touch, like the marinated galbi short rib. It also includes a number of Korean dishes, such as kimchi fried rice, tofu salad, and hand-breaded sweet chicken.

Nuri Grill also has an extensive wine and cocktail list, with house drinks utilizing Asian ingredients, like the Far Eastsider — which combines Roku gin, Yuzuri yuzu liqueur, mint, and lemon.

Nuri Grill is located at 2254 Royal Lane; open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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