DINING FEATURE Miso
when you order online or on our mobile app before 5pm* Delivery & pick up Same Day as beef bulgogi—stir-fried beef and vegetables served with white rice. Bestselling sushi rolls include the Miso, with shrimp tempura, tuna, salmon, avocado and cucumber; and Fire in the Hole, with spicy tuna, salmon, red snapper, cream cheese, avocado and spicy ponzu sauce. “We attract dierent kinds of customers,” Soon said. “Some people come for the Korean food. Some customers get excited about our full sushi bar. There is something for everyone here.” The name of the restaurant is a nod to the types of cuisine served as well as to the family’s desire to ensure customer satisfaction, Soon said. “Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup, and our customers often think about this connection when they see our restaurant’s name,” he said. “Also, it’s a little bit of a pun because [‘miso’] means ‘smile’ in Korean.” Waving goodbye to a departing patron, he added: “We work hard to make sure everyone leaves with a smile.” Family-owned restaurant serves Korean and Japanese cuisines W orking the lunch crowd on a recent Monday, manager Hyukki Soon seats customers and waits tables alongside his sta at Miso, a Korean and Japanese restaurant in Round Rock. Meanwhile, his father, Youngho Soon, prepares sashimi behind the sushi bar, and his mother, Okhwan Han, whips up Korean cuisine in the kitchen. “We are truly a family business,” Soon said. “We want the customers to feel good, to have a good experience here. We think that’s really important, that they are happy with the food and the service.” The family rst opened the restaurant in July 2017 with a purely Korean menu, Soon said. Over time, they began incorporating Japanese entrees and now oer a full sushi bar as well. Customer favorites include Korean entrees, such BY TAYLOR JACKSON BUCHANAN
From left: Okhwan Han serves as co-owner; Hyukki Soon, as manager; and Youngho Soon, as co-owner of Miso. (Photos by Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Miso roll includes shrimp tempura, tuna, salmon, avocado and cucumber.
The restaurant’s full sushi bar includes a selection of sashimi, nigiri and sushi rolls.
Beef bulgogi is a Korean dish composed of stir-fried beef and vegetables served with white rice.
Mandoo is a pan-fried Korean dumpling served with a soy-based dipping sauce.
Miso 2400 S. I-35, Ste. 150, Round Rock 512-465-2754 www.misoroundrock.com Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., closed Sun.
Curbside Pick Up Available at Select Locations!
*Some restrictions apply. You must be 21+ to shop and order online, receive delivery, or pick up in store. All deliveries require in-person verification of a legal photo ID at point of delivery. Orders will NOT be left unattended. Limited delivery area and pick up only available at select locations. All in-store promotions and pricing do not apply to online order. Exclusions apply. Please drink responsibly.
ROUND ROCK PFLUGERVILLE HUTTO EDITION • NOVEMBER 2020
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