Gogi Korean Restaurant (4620 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-872-9992; www.gogirestaurantnola.com) opened earlier this month. It serves a short menu of Korean dishes. Owner Jae Kim runs the restaurant with his mother, who worked at Korean restaurants in California and Las Vegas before moving to New Orleans.
The opening menu includes appetizers such as the glass noodle dish japchae, pajeon, a type of scallion pancake, and rice cakes with spicy gochujang sauce. There also is the kimchi stew, kimchi jigae, and soon dubu, a milder tofu stew with vegetables and beef or pork. Entrees include the stone pot dish bibimbap, bulgogi (thinly sliced marinated rib-eye), breaded chicken or pork katsu and Korean-style short ribs.
Gogi Korean Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Monday.