Roaring Bowl Opens in Queen Anne

Fresh and Interactive Asian with Shabu Shabu, Gamjatang and Robota Grill

For Immediate Release
January 28, 2014

Seattle, Washington—After months of preparation, Roaring Bowl has officially fired up its stoves and opened its door. Located in the Expo Building near Metropolitan Market in Lower Queen Anne, this small Asian inspired restaurant specializes in shabu shabu. Japanese for swish swish, shabu shabu is an authentic cooking technique that lets diners cook thin slices of meat, seafood, or vegetables quickly and immediately in a flavorful broth.

Owner and Northwest native, Sean Kaywood first discovered shabu shabu while studying in the Bay Area. His passion for this interactive Asian cuisine quickly inspired him to visit Asia, traveling solo around Korea, China, and Japan and exploring the nuances of shabu shabu and hot pot. Those taste memories now form the heart and soul of Roaring Bowl.

With its simple Asian-inspired décor, Roaring Bowl features an open kitchen and a menu highlighting three main Asian concepts—Shabu Shabu, Gamjatang, and Robota Grill. Each concept is designed to offer guests an interactive dining experience and one that lets guests cook the dishes according to their preference and tastes. The highest quality ingredients are sourced seasonally and locally and feature products such as wild salmon, kurobota pork belly, and Painted Hills beef.


The Shabu Shabu bowls are the restaurant’s signature dish and they allow guests to choose a cooking broth, select a protein, and then cook their creation tableside using chopsticks, tabletop cooker and ladles. This is a unique cooking technique that offers a communal and interactive tableside experience using fresh and flavorful local ingredients.


An all-natural spicy Korean pork bone soup, Gamjatang gets its red color and rich aromatic flavors when pork bones are simmered slowly with Korean peppers and vegetables. At Roaring Bowl, the tender braised pork is partnered with seasonal vegetables to highlight the flavors of Korea.


For those who crave the flavors of the Asian grill, Roaring Bowl offers their Robota Grill. Grilled by their chefs and served kushiyaki style, it features chicken marinated in a traditional yakitori, beef short ribs marinated in a sweet spicy Korean kalbi, or a salt, sugar and tograshi brined pork belly grilled to perfection.

Roaring Bowl: Located at 516 1st  Avenue North,  Roaring Bowl is Seattle’s shabu shabu restaurant, highlighting interactive Asian cuisine using local and seasonal ingredients and three main concepts: Shabu Shabu, Gamjatang and Robota Grill. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, Roaring Bowl is conveniently located in the Expo Building in Lower Queen Anne and is only steps from the Seattle Center, the Repertory Theatre and Key Arena. One hour of complimentary parking is available at the Expo Building.

For additional information contact:
Tamara Wilson
Tamara Wilson Public Relations

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