Those looking for a taste of Korea can now get their fill in Katy.

The gist

A new late-night authentic Korean restaurant and karaoke bar opened in December, bringing more options for dining after dark. LaLa Pocha owner Tim Kyung said as an employee in the restaurant industry, he would consistently run into a lack of options for dining after work, so he created his own to alleviate that issue for the community.

On the menu

The menu focuses on authentic Korean and Soju—a rice-distilled alcohol—pairings, which Kyung said some patrons may recognize from YouTube and K-dramas. Menu items include Korean fried chicken and Tteok-bboki, a spicy rice cake dish.

The restaurant is currently offering a promotion during the month of February, giving dine-in customers the opportunity to spin a wheel for a chance to win free food or drinks. Kyung said the promotions will change monthly and will be released on Instagram @lalapochakaty.

The features

The restaurant also has options for entertainment, including two private group rooms that are available to rent. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by calling the restaurant or direct messaging on Instagram, Kyung said.

The current options for karaoke rooms include a small room, which fits up to 8 people, and a large room, which fits up to 15 people.

The restaurant also has a traditional beer pong table for guests to partake in.

Stay tuned

Kyung said the restaurant is planning to open for lunch soon and is looking to launch additional menu items in March or April, including Korean-fusion pasta and grill and rice dishes. He also anticipates an expansion with an additional five to six karaoke rooms this summer.