A long-vacant spot on Beacon Street in Brookline will finally get a new tenant this week. Bab Korean Bistro (1374 Beacon St.) arrives in Coolidge Corner on Wednesday, March 28, per a tip on Twitter, taking over the space once occupied by Zenna Noodle Bar, which closed down late in 2013 and was briefly replaced by Shanghai Jade.
While Bab Korean Bistro maintains a low profile online with only a fledgling Facebook page and Instagram page, it’s ready to open to the public and will have a grand opening at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
The 40-seat restaurant secured its license in January and is set to operate Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Owner Sangwan Lee told Brookline’s Select Board that he has previously worked at another Brookline restaurant and will be working with a past partner and chef at Bab.
Brookline doesn’t have much Korean food yet, but nearby in Allston, there are many options, from Korean barbecue to fried chicken to bibimbap.
Eater has reached out to Bab Korean Bistro for more details on the menu and will post any updates as more information becomes available.
• Bab Korean Bistro [Facebook]