Roaring Bowl Restaurant Opening in Seattle Announced by The Gilkey Restaurant Consulting Group

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Roaring Bowl has opened in Seattle. The Gilkey Restaurant Consulting Group (TGRCG) is proud to announce the opening of this exciting, sleek Asian Hot Pot restaurant concept.



Roaring Bowl has opened in Seattle! The Gilkey Restaurant Consulting Group (TGRCG) is proud to announce the opening of this exciting, sleek Asian Hot Pot restaurant concept. Located at 516 First Avenue North, Roaring Bowl specializes in Shabu-Shabu cuisine, thinly sliced meats and fresh vegetables cooked tableside in simmering, savory stocks and finished in flavorful dipping sauces. Shabu-Shabu and other hot pot concepts, while a traditional Asian cooking method, is a rapidly growing restaurant trend in the United States.

Roaring Bowl’s owner was introduced to Shabu cuisine following a trip to Asia and he is now bringing his love of Hot Pot to the Pacific Northwest. The term Shabu-Shabu is derived from the “swish-swish” sound of the delicately sliced meats and vegetables stirring and cooking in savory pots of stock. The Gilkey Group created the brand, designed the kitchen, developed the menu and recipes, and led all management and staff training as well as the restaurant launch. The Gilkey Consulting Group has extensive experience designing and opening restaurants across the nation. Construction of Roaring Bowl began in September 2013 in this new mixed-use building on lower Queen Anne. The new building on First Avenue North and Republican features 275 condos, a parking garage and street level retail and restaurants.

Japanese Shabu is an interactive and entertaining experience that allows for personalized cooking and adds enjoyment to the dining experience. Roaring Bowl’s menu features three components: a Robata Grill, the Shabu-Shabu Hot Pots and Gamjatang Bowls.

Robata Grill means fireside cooking and refers to a method of cooking, similar to barbecue, in which skewered foods are slow-grilled over hot charcoal. Roaring Bowl features Robata Grilled Yakitori Chicken, Tograshi-brined Pork Belly, Korean Kalbi Beef Short Ribs, and Ginger and Shiso Skewered Salmon and lemon.

For those new to the Shabu dining experience, Shabu Hot Pots begin with the selection of the steaming broths. The Gilkey Group Chefs created six savory broths: traditional seaweed, spicy miso, extra spicy miso, Wakame, sukiyaki and Szechuan peppercorn. Using your chopsticks proteins are swished into simmering hot broths over the induction burners located at the center of each table. Protein options include Kurobuta pork belly, Painted Hills chuck eye, Andersen lamb top round, Wagyu 28-day dry aged short rib, house-made dumplings, and seafood such as salmon, calamari, clams and shrimp. All meats and seafood are sliced to order to retain freshness and texture and are all raised without antibiotics or hormones. Additionally, most ingredients are sourced from some of the Northwest’s finest purveyors. Accompanying the proteins is a beautifully arranged vegetable platters which includes fresh Napa cabbage, carrots, enoki and shiitake mushrooms, kabocha squash and other seasonally selected vegetables along with Japanese Udon noodles and white or brown rice. Each diner cooks all items to their liking then ladles the hot broth into their bowl and finishes with a dip in the citrusy Ponzu or Sesame dipping sauces.

The third menu option developed by the Gilkey Group Chefs is Gamjatang, a spicy Korean pork bone soup. The rich, red soup gets its aromatic flavors from simmering pork bones, vegetables and Korean peppers. Gamjatang Bowls also include rice and house-made Kimchee. Bento salads, desserts, beers, assorted sakes and teas round out the menu.

TGRCG developed this contemporary and entertaining hot pot restaurant after much research in Asian hot pot cooking. TGRCG’s methodology in creating restaurant concepts is to develop an exciting brand that captures guests’ attention while crafting design features and operating principles that support that brand image. Managing restaurant development in this manner creates an emotional connection with the guest resulting in brand loyalty and outstanding sales and profits for years to come.

Just steps from the Space Needle, the Gilkey Restaurant Consulting Group developed Roaring Bowl, which is the finest example of a traditional Shabu-Shabu restaurant concept in the nation. Come experience this healthy, interactive experience.

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