Oseyo, the new Korean restaurant on East Cesar Chavez, will officially open on Tuesday, May 28 with dinner service, beginning nightly at 4 p.m., and plans to open for lunch and as well as a Korean brunch in the coming weeks.
Oseyo, meaning “Please come in” in Korean, draws inspiration directly from Owner Lynn Miller’s mother’s Korean home cooking, with the menu featuring her tried and true recipes, coupled with Executive Chef Mike Diaz’s diverse culinary background.
The menu will feature small plates, rice and noodle dishes, and wood-grilled items, in addition to Korean extra-small plates, called banchan. With traditional Korean dishes at the forefront of the Oseyo menu, Diaz and the culinary team collaborated with Miller’s mom along with friend Rene Ortiz to develop the restaurant’s recipes. The menu will feature small plates, rice and noodle dishes, and wood-grilled items, in addition to Korean extra-small plates, called banchan, which are side dishes that function much like condiments to offer complementary and contrasting flavors to each bite.
Traditional banchans, like kimchee and soybean sprouts, will be featured alongside chef-inspired seasonal items that are inspired by Korean flavors. Small shareable plates will include pa jeon, savory scallion pancake, and tong dak, spicy-sweet Korean-style fried chicken wings. Wood-grilled items will include Oseyo’s bo ssam, a slow roasted pork belly, to be served with a bright scallion salad, perilla leaves for wrapping, and a soybean-paste dipping sauce. Alongside traditional Korean dishes like bibimbap, kimchi jigae, and wood-grilled Korean BBQ, lesser-known Korean dishes like hwedup bap, a rice bowl with assorted fresh raw fish and seasonal vegetables, and Korean-Chinese noodle dishes will be served. Oseyo also offers a parent friendly setting for families with a kid’s portion-size of every menu item.
The bar menu features a selection of beer and with a focus on local craft beers and wines that pair well with the spicy and flavorful notes of Korean food. Specialty cocktails will feature Korean ingredients. Flavors and ingredients like the lesser known version of miso, called doenjang, which is a more rustic and funky soybean paste; gochujang, Korea’s mainstay chili pepper paste, which is featured in a spicy tequila-based cocktail; and soju, Korea’s national liquor, is elegantly balanced with a Lapsang syrup and lemon in a specialty cocktail.
Oseyo is located at 1628 East Cesar Chavez and will be open for dinner Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays from 4pm to 10pm, and Thursday through Saturday from 4pm to 12am. For more information, please visit www.oseyoaustin.com.