A little piece of K-Town is coming to Gowanus. Ben Schneider and Sohui Kim, the owners of Red Hook staple The Good Fork, are planning a Korean barbecue restaurant and karaoke den in an old 4,600-square-foot warehouse near Third Avenue. The restaurant will draw on Kim's background (she lived in Korea until she was 10) and, unsurprisingly, have a very Brooklyn tinge: "We really want to explore traditional Korean food with the fresh ingredients that we use at The Good Fork," Schneider tells DNAinfo. Most of the 75 tables will have grilling stations for bulgogi, and the menu will include the Korean-style dumplings that are served at The Good Fork.
The space will sport five private karaoke rooms, plus a bar/lounge that's a throwback to Chinese bars from the 1970s. Brace for "red velvet banquettes, orchid lights and all that cool stuff." Also, Schneider notes, "The dream scenario is to have a fish tank behind the bar." No word yet on which songs will be available on the karaoke juke box, but the restaurant is still a year from opening, so there's plenty of time to brush up on those ballads. 326 Douglass Street, Gowanus