Kay and Steve Kim brought their best game from DC to Charlottesville in 2018 and quickly won the admiration of downtown’s hungry public with MARU Korean Restaurant and Bar. Voted one of the best new restaurants by C-Ville Weekly in 2019, this restaurant has brought a delicious diversity to lunch and dinner scenes on The Downtown Mall.
Maru, which is an idiom for “a family room to eat and gather” in Korean, is a modern take on traditional Korean food! Favorite dishes include the Kimchi Jeon and a classic Bibimbap.
Bustling at lunch-time when the business community is active, MARU Korean Restaurant and Bar has an open-kitchen style that adds energy to a menu loaded with Korean flavors and creates a unique and memorable dining experience.