A new Brentwood neighborhood restaurant serving up Korean barbecue and authentic tofu soups has opened its doors. An Nyeong K-Tofu & BBQ is located at 5011 Burnet Road, Austin, in the former Citizen Eatery space.

On the menu

For starters, An Nyeong’s menu features seafood pancakes, tofu salad and tteok-bokki—rice cakes served in a sweet and spicy sauce.

Main courses include Korean barbecue beef short ribs; beef, spicy pork and marinated chicken; and a variety of soups, including:
  • Seafood tofu soup with oysters, shrimp and clams
  • Kimchi tofu soup, which includes beef, pork or chicken
  • Ham and cheese tofu soup
  • Two vegetarian options
Guests can choose the spice level on a scale from one to 10, with 10 being super hot. The restaurant also serves rice, protein and vegetable dishes served in hot stoneware.

The backstory

During the throes of the pandemic, An Nyeong owner Jeehyun Dong said he quit his day job and worked as an Uber and Lyft driver in Austin while making his business plan. Dong aspired to follow in his uncle’s footsteps, who has owned Korean restaurant SDG Tofu House in San Jose, California, for over 25 years. With the help of his uncle and two long-term friends, Dong learned the craft of Korean cuisine and restaurant management.

Dong acquired the Burnet Road space in December, shortly after vegan restaurant Citizen Eatery closed.

Dong and his team settled on the name An Nyeong, which means “hello” in Korean, and officially opened on March 11.