Koreander, a “fusion” restaurant offering a mix of Korean and Japanese food, opened at the corner of Watchung and North Fullerton Ave on Saturday. The restaurant, occupying the former space of Qba and Orbis, was bustling with lunch patrons this afternoon. One diner, tucking into a fried dumpling (which comes in a choice of shrimp, chicken, beef or vegetable), pronounced it delicious and had a large doggie bag to take away, too.Choices range from Bibimbab burger (at $8.99), a twist on the egg and veggie-topped Korean rice dish, to Kimchi or Bulgogi Taco at $5.99 and $6.99, as well as a ream of sushi rolls. Koreander will likely get a hearty welcome from fans of Asian food, though perhaps, not so much from a rival that’s also located in Watchung Plaza – Sushi Koshi, which celebrated its first anniversary recently.
Baristanet review to come.