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Sobban Korean Southern Diner

1788 Clairmont Rd. Send to Phone
678-705-4233 | Menu
Southern American and Korean fare share a fondness for pork, and that shapes this Decatur restaurant’s menu.
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Sobban Korean Southern Diner Restaurant Review

: Jiyeon Lee and Cody Taylor, who own popular Heirloom Market BBQ in Smyrna, have continued their theme of “Southern-and-Korean-meet” at Sobban, which they describe as a Korean Southern diner. Lee says a “sobban” is a “small, ornate wooden table used for humble meals during the Lee Dynasty” (1392-1910). Try the kimchi deviled eggs for a good take on how this melding of cuisines is going to proceed. Catch the spicy Korean pork Sloppy Joe at lunch, made with pasture-raised meat. We also like the lunch specials based on classic Korean bowls, founded on tasty rice with greens and the house-made tofu -- so good it will make tofu lovers out of the most ardent carnivores. Kimchi is made in-house, of course. Fried Korean chicken wings would make a good starter for a table to share. Pork belly, crisp and sweet from the surrounding fat, is to be dipped into a slightly sweet pecan-studded "ssam" sauce. Desserts are inspired by Korean street treats; go for the bingsu, based on shaved ice. The short wine list offers very sound choices, and there are other alcoholic quaffs as well. This establishment, housed in a former Arby's, has expanded to accommodate 80-90 guests.

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