Fast-Casual Korean SEOULSPICE Opens Latest Location in Navy Yard

Customizable offerings at fast-casual Korean SEOULSPICE. Image credit: Kate Michael

Fast-casual Korean comfort food spot SEOULSPICE opened its seventh location in Navy Yard (1251 First Street SE) earlier this month.

Like other Seoulspice locations around the region, the menu features original recipes from owner Eric Shin’s family which showcase Korea’s vibrant flavors with tasty, healthy options.

Everything — rice bowls, japchae noodle bowls, salads, and Korritos (gimbap burritos) — are 100% gluten-free and made with ingredients raised and sourced responsibly.

The menu, which is fully customizable with bases, proteins, and toppings, does contain some suggested featured combinations. (Pro tip: Try the Kimchi Krunch Salad Bowl with Chicken, an unexpected favorite.)

A Korrito is wrapped at SEOULSPICE’s 7th location in the Navy Yard. Image credit: Kate Michael

Korean staples like bibimbap rice bowls with sushi-grade white or purple rice are popular, but more adventurous diners will want to try Korean-style burritos (dubbed Korritos). Wrap your choice of protein and selection of vegetables in a roasted seaweed shell for a fresh take on the go.

Part of what makes SEOULSPICE so sensational is the four gourmet sauces made in-house (Korean Hot Sauce, Creamy Sriracha, Ginger-Carrot, and Cilantro-Lime Ranch) — so don’t miss these enhancements.

A mural by Peter Chang | No Kings Collective at SEOULSPICE Navy Yard. Image credit: Kate Michcael

There’s also a visual feast in store! The Navy Yard is SEOULSPICE’s largest location yet — and it gets back to the brand’s roots by featuring a mural from talented DC artist, Peter Chang of No Kings Collective.

“No Kings Collective created the mural for our very first store in 2016,” Shin explained. “Now, seven years later, as we prepare to open our seventh store, we wanted to reconnect with NKC to bring that synergy to future locations in DC and beyond.  Peter and his team have created a bold mural that incorporates the traditional colors of Korean Hanbok and homage to the Nats!”

SEOULSPICE serves customizable meals which range from $6 to $12.99 and is open from 11 am to 10 pm.