Every table is its own little kitchen at Omi Korean Grill & Bar. At this Korean barbecue restaurant, beef short ribs, sliced pork, and beef tongue sizzle on tabletop grills, casting aromas—but not smoke, thanks to powerful vent hoods—around the table as diners partake in the ritual of preparing their own food. The name “Omi” refers to the five flavor elements essential to Korean cooking: sour, bitter, pungent, sweet, and salty. The cooks—and diners—harness these tastes in every dish, whether the dish comes to life in the dining room or, like the Dolsot Bibimbap—a hot and spicy rice and vegetable dish served in a stone pot—arrives piping hot from the kitchen. Meanwhile, the bar offers Korean flavors in the form of libations; bartenders stock exotic liquors such as soju and bokbunja alongside wine and beers from the U.S. and Japan.