A HIP Korean restaurant has announced it is to open a new branch in Glasgow’s West End.

Bibimbap, on West Nile Street, has sought out a second site which will be opening in just a few weeks’ time.

Bibimbap threw its doors open in March this year and quickly became a favourite with Glasgow foodies, serving the holy grail of Korean cuisine, bibimbap, a mixed rice noodle hot pot.

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A selection of sakis and quirky cocktails are also on offer at their quirky bar.

The new 40-cover West End restaurant is due to open in January, with the location tightly under wraps.

Announcements are expected over the festive period on the restaurant’s Facebook pages.

Pronounced “bee-beem-bahp,” the comfort food dish comprises of a bowl of warm white rice topped with vegetables and chilli pepper paste, soy sauce, or fermented soybean paste.

As well as the famous food on the menu, other Korean treats include kimchi, deopbap, fried chicken, soup and noodles.

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Bibimbap Manager Joe Cassidy spoke of his excitement at the expansion of the business.

He said: “The team has enjoyed a brilliant few months since we opened our doors on West Nile Street earlier the year and we have been overwhelmed with the feedback from our customers on our food, our drinks and culture of our restaurant brand.

“Glasgow’s West End is thriving with incredible independent restaurant operators and we look forward to joining the neighbourhood.”

Visit bibimbap-glasgow.com to view the menu.