Sa Ri One Sushi & Korean BBQ is now open in Brandon. It’s been open for a few weeks now. I stopped by today for a bite.
The restaurant is in the old S Bar location next to Burlington Coat Factory on Adamo Dr. (State Road 60).
The inside has been changed dramatically and it now has a blue lounge feel in the Korean BBQ grilling area and the bar area of S Bar was changed into a dining room and bar for general Korean dining. The facility lost plenty of its charm in the transition, but there is certainly plenty of room inside.
I visited the other Sa Ri One BBQ in Hillsborough a few weeks ago out of pure curiosity for this new location and was not impressed with what I found there. The side dishes were bland, my server was inattentive, and the Korean BBQ meat was not very good and expensive (~$30 vs. ~$20) compared to competitors in Orlando like Izziban and Korea House.
I still wanted to see how this location was though.
Today – I decided to stick to the basics and order a soup from the menu. I had the Galbi Tang for $14.95. Galbi Tang is a beef short rib soup and perfect for this kind of rainy weather. My server Jinah was very friendly and she kept up on the refills for the ban chan and was a complete 180 from my experience at the other location.
The ban chan (side dishes) also tasted really great today. The kimchi was great and so was the fish cake and other various side dishes. I’m not sure if we can attribute my last experience to management or that this location is new, but Sa Ri One Sushi & Korean BBQ was great today in Brandon and I would recommend checking it out.
Jinah was a great server – she even caught my debit card when I almost left it at the restaurant and returned it to me before I left.
Sa Ri One Sushi & Korean BBQ has weekday lunch specials and is open 7 days a week.
Sushi was not available today as their sushi chef was apparently not in – not sure when that is going to be available either.
Restaurant Name: Sa Ri One Sushi & Korean BBQ
Cuisine: Korean, Korean BBQ, Japanese
Address: 1025 W. Brandon Blvd. Brandon, Florida 33511
Phone Number: (813) 548-0024