Dubbed a Korean-Southern diner, Sobban opened for lunch and dinner on Tuesday in the former Kitsch’n 155 space on Clairmont Road.
Apparently, the name of the new concept from Cody Taylor and Jiyeon Lee of the wildly popular Heirloom Market BBQ means “Small Wooden Table Set Aside for Humble Meals.”
At lunch on Tuesday, there were a lot of people spilling out onto the front patio and into the parking lot, waiting for any kind of table.
In fact, the response may have too strong, too soon, because during a phone call this morning, we were informed that the restaurant would not be open for lunch today, but would be open for dinner and would open for lunch, again, October 8.
The opening menu included Korean fried chicken with sweet chili ginger sauce and house made pickled vegetables ($12) at both lunch and dinner. Shrimp soba noodles with daikon and crispy tempura ($9) and a beef bulgogi roll ($9) were on the lunch menu. A surf and turf combo of grilled short rib, tempura shrimp and kimchi sauce ($18) appeared on the dinner menu.
The beverage program features Sprecher soda, Southern sweet tea, an interesting selection of craft beers, including Westbrook White Thai and Gose, sake, and wine by the glass or bottle.
1788 Clairmont Road, Decatur, 678-705-4233. www.facebook.com/humblemeal.
— Bob Townsend, For AJC Food and More.