There’s a lot going on at the new Oiso BBQ Pit in Fort Lee. First off, Oiso means “Welcome” in a Korean dialect, which is just how you will feel after you walk in. What may not be as clear up front is their style of authentic Texas barbecue. But their mission of sharing southern flavors doesn’t end there; they specialize in both wood-smoked meats and Cajun-style seafood boils.
After renovating the 1,300-square-foot space where JD’s Steak Pit used to be, Oiso BBQ Pit is now open. Decked out in barn-style décor, Oiso seats 100 plus has outdoor seating at the back of the restaurant. Owner Yusung Hwang designed the space to feel casual, with rustic wood paneling and lights hanging from the exposed, industrial-looking ceilings.
Texas Barbecue Meets Cajun Seafood at Oiso BBQ Pit
At Oiso BBQ Pit, their signature BBQ dish is the hickory-wood smoked brisket; they smoke the meat for 10 hours and use a rub that consists only of salt and pepper. Of course, they serve this authentic Texas-style dish juicy and tender with a strong, beefy flavor.
Meanwhile, their Cajun-style seafood boiling pot is also a big hit. The pot boasts fresh snow crab, crawfish, shrimp, clam, mussel, calamari, sausage, and shell pasta, served with corn and potato. They then coat the seafood with Louisiana Cajun seasoning, which offers a unique kick with tasty homestyle flavors. Finally, you can pair your meal with their selection of beer, wine, and cocktails. The signature cocktail, for instance, is the Oiso Sour, a Korean Soju cocktail.
For large groups who can’t decide between land and sea, Oiso BBQ Pit also offers two combo-style menu options. Combo tray A includes pulled pork, spicy thick slab bacon, kielbasa sausage, beef rib, baby back ribs, a chicken quarter and three sides (cornbread, coleslaw, and baked beans). Combo tray B features all of Combo tray A, plus a boiling pot. Click here to see the full menu.
If you can’t make it to them, Oiso BBQ Pit can come to you; they offer takeout as well as catering services.
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