A sign finally has popped up for the new establishment, and it appears there’s an added twist to an operation promising karaoke in nine private rooms: Muzette will also serve Korean food.
Korean dishes are not foreign to the area, of course. The decent Mandu is just down the way on 18th Street NW, though I doubt the place is quaking in its kimchi over the thought of a Korean restaurant where the diners are more interested in impersonating Carrie Underwood.
Then again, maybe Mandu is. Muzette looks to be specializing in noraebang, which is karaoke designed to limit public humiliation. Guests book the private rooms and sing only to their own group. Throw in a little bibimbap and bulgogi, and Muzette may have just tripped upon a concept that appeals to the Adams Morgan crowd looking for self-styled entertainment and some good, cheap food.
I have a feeling this will go over big in the neighborhood.