“We are truly a family business,” Soon said. “We want the customers to feel good, to have a good experience here. We think that’s really important, that they are happy with the food and the service.”
The family first opened the restaurant in July 2017 with a purely Korean menu, Soon said. Over time, they began incorporating Japanese entrees and now offer a full sushi bar as well.
Customer favorites include Korean entrees, such as beef bulgogi—stir-fried beef and vegetables served with white rice. Bestselling sushi rolls include the Miso, with shrimp tempura, tuna, salmon, avocado and cucumber; and Fire in the Hole, with spicy tuna, salmon, red snapper, cream cheese, avocado and spicy ponzu sauce.
“We attract different kinds of customers,” Soon said. “Some people come for the Korean food. Some customers get excited about our full sushi bar. There is something for everyone here.”
The name of the restaurant is a nod to the types of cuisine served as well as to the family’s desire to ensure customer satisfaction, Soon said.
“Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup, and our customers often think about this connection when they see our restaurant’s name,” he said. “Also, it’s a little bit of a pun because [‘miso’] means ‘smile’ in Korean.”
Waving goodbye to a departing patron, he added: “We work hard to make sure everyone leaves with a smile.”
2400 S. I-35, Ste. 150, Round Rock
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., closed Sun.