A new restaurant focused on the Korean method of hot stone cooking is preparing to make its Katy debut.
The restaurant, Stone Age Korean Grill, is a project from Pascal Choi, longtime co-executive chef at Soma Sushi. It is expected to open in the next month or so at 20940 Katy Freeway, in the Gardens at Westgreen development.
Unlike many of Houston’s Korean barbecue joints, which make use of tabletop gas grills, Stone Age will focus on hot stone cooking, using a flat volcanic stone about 1 inch thick to cook everything from proteins to stews. According to Stone Age’s website, this allows diners to experience tabletop cooking with less heat and smoke than conventional Korean gas grills.
“In my heart, I always wanted open a Korean concept,” the chef, a native of Daegu, Korea, told Eater.
Choi said he has yet to finalize his menu, but Stone Age’s website teases dishes like sous vide short ribs, sashimi tacos, bouncy udon with tempura, and foie gras toast. Choi said steaks will also be on the menu, prepared in the kitchen and then finished on the table. The restaurant will also feature house-made desserts from Choi’s wife, Hui Lim, a pastry chef at the St. Regis Hotel.
In the meantime, Stone Age is staffing up, and Choi is finalizing construction on the restaurant and the menu. Stay tuned to Eater for an exact opening date.