Since I’m married to a Korean I think that gives me some authority on Korean food…and Bibigo’s modern take on Korean dining is absolutely refreshing. The restaurant is a little too trendy to be considered casual but nothing you need to wear your Beverly Hills best for either.
This week commemorated Bibigo’s one-year anniversary at this location, which unlike Westwood and Century City has featured cocktails and a fantastic half-off Happy Hour until 7 PM.
All the dishes are made to be shared and here is my ideal meal:
Start with a Korea-a-Pear: cocktail made with gin, soju, and topped with slices of pear.
*Shrimp Pancake: This gets my must-have star of approval! Absolutely delicious and every bite had a shrimp somehow!
Golden Garlic Brussel Sprouts: Not exactly a traditional Korean dish, but a completely addictive combination of garlic and sweet prunes.
Steamed Bun: Reminiscent of a Vietnamese Bao
Bulgogi Beef: Goes without saying at I think…
Braised Ribs: Fall of the bone fantastic
Bibimbap: Comes with a choice of 4 sauces and different rice choices. Our waiter recommended a mixture of two which made it slightly milder and I prefer the Black Rice combination.
Dessert: A Korean Sweet Pancake
My favorite part of Bibigo is that you can have all the benefits of Korean meal without the manual labor of cooking at your table…which for this girl means a lot less small fires. Plus you leave without smelling like you spent all day in the kitchen.
Bibigo is the place to go