Buffalo Wing & Bowl isn’t your typical wing joint.
Certainly, chicken wings are an essential component of the menu. The traditional or boneless wings come in 10 different flavors, from teriyaki to chili garlic.
Owner Chandra Yoon insists all sauces are made in-house.
“It tastes better,” she said. “I don’t trust things from a can or bottle.”
That means no MSG to those who pay attention to such matters.
Buffalo Wing & Bowl, which opened last week, takes over the former Bollywood Bistro location in Carriage Place, the shopping center at the northeast corner of Bethel and Sawmill roads. The restaurant is located on the west side of the Cinemark movie theater entrance.
Yoon said the place is sports-oriented, offering six beers on tap, mostly macrobrews, with the exception of Rat Tail Ale, made by Cellar Rats Brewery in Madison, Ohio. The place has a full liquor license.
But there’s another, distinctly Korean, side to the menu, featuring sizzling stone-pot rice dishes, spicy soups and savory pancakes.
Recognizing America as a sandwich nation, Yoon is serving bulgogi – a dish involving marinated, pork, beef or chicken – on a toasted hoagie bun.
Lunches are $8 to $12; dinners, $12 to $15.
The 2,000-square-foot space, which seats 56, has seen a number of restaurants come and go in recent years, from a pizza buffet to a Greek restaurant and, most recently, Indian.
In addition, there’s a lot of competition from other Korean restaurants – Min-Ga, San-Su, Silla and Kaya – which are a five-minute drive from Buffalo Wing & Bowl.
“I’m doing a different style,” said Yoon, a veteran restaurateur who owned Chandra’s Bistro in Delaware until recently selling it.
Buffalo Wing & Bowl is open for lunch and dinner six days a week, closed Monday. For more information, call 614-442-3390.
Oops: George Tanchevski’s new restaurant on Grandview Avenue is Local Cantina. An incorrect name appeared in last week’s edition of Table Talk.