Ahead of Oseyo’s opening on May 28, Eater got an exclusive look inside the restaurant, which owner Lynn Miller called “an expression of my Korean-American story.” Oseyo is Korean for “please come in,” and the restaurant on East Cesar Chavez exudes this welcoming feel.
Miller’s goal was a space with “understated and organic beauty with elements of industrial grit and fun.” Elements like the concrete bar top and bar stools mix with calming and personal touches like rich teal colors, antique Asian textiles and art, Korean masks, and knick-knacks from Miller’s travels. The centerpiece is a custom basket sculpture chandelier created for the restaurant.
There’s lots of wood throughout the space—the patio in particular has a table and benches made of large pieces of natural wood. The tucked-away private event space has 52 seats, including lounge seating.
The menu for Oseyo, which is helmed by executive chef Mike Diaz, was made in collaboration with popular Austin chef Rene Ortiz (Launderette). The bimbibap, with seasonal veggies, bulgogi, fried egg, and gochujang sauce, is served in a hot stone bowl, and there are traditional banchan (small plates) like kimchi and soybean sprouts. There’s also a kids menu, with dumplings, bulgogi, and japchae, which also features mocktails.
Eater photographer Courtney Pierce took a tour of the restaurant to capture all the chic details. Check it out below.