Five Points bar Duke’s co-owners Joseph Plunket and Sara Nelson paired with Atlanta-based brothers Tim and Danny Song to open Korean restaurant Babo at 1601A Riverside Drive. The newcomer offers tradition Korean dishes like bibimbap, bulgogi, and kimchi fried rice.
Babo opens Tuesday through Saturday, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. The kitchen serves the full menu until midnight and the bar is open until 1 a.m. Now late night diners can get a bite of dumplings or scallion pancakes after most Nashville restaurants shut down for the evening.
Diving through the Instagram account, Babo looks like a laid-back place with neon signage, soju shots, tiger murals, a stocked bar, and hip patrons surrounded by banchan and other Korean fare.
Babo is located in the space that last housed family-friendly restaurant Pied Piper, which closed in February after 10 years in business.
If you’ve visited, let us know what you think in the comments.
• Babo [Instagram]