OMONI MEANS MOTHER IN KOREAN
My Omoni’s big, bold adventure began in 1963 when she left behind her family, friends, and country and arrived in Indiana. As a child, I asked her what she missed most about Korea and she surprised me. She said, “The food.” In those early years, there were few sources of Korean food and products. She often told us stories about how BIG Korean grapes were! How JUICY and round the pears were! After a while, they seemed like fairy tales to my brothers and me.
Finally, one day my mother handed us GIANT Korean pears. As she stared at hers, holding it in both hands, she looked as if she were in another world. Another time. Maybe she was a young girl in her Omoni’s kitchen sharing a meal with family and friends. I bit into the fruit and the juices flowed down my chin and neck. I spun around to hide the tears streaming down my face, salt mixing with sweet, both taking me by surprise. “Do you see now what I was talking about?” I nodded slowly with a new understanding. My Mother was sharing more than just a piece of fruit. It was her history, her culture, her family, her heart.
My Omoni offered her family fresh, wholesome, and satisfying foods to nurture the body, as well as the soul. She was bold, adventurous, and passionate, much like the food she cooked. Anybody who sat at her kitchen table left with a full belly and a smile on their face, always eager to return.
With OMONI, I want to share these bold, adventurous, and fresh flavors of my childhood and pass on to others what my mother shared with me. It is more than just food. It is powerful and full of heart.
Fresh Bold Flavors
OLD WORLD FLAVORS & NEW WORLD EXPERIENCES
While raising a family in America, my Omoni found ways to bring two dramatically different cultures with vastly different flavor palates together. She was usually successful in finding a happy medium.
This is reflected in our food at OMONI. The flavors and dishes we share with you are the flavors my Omoni shared with her family, bringing the best of both worlds together.
Today food culture is easily shared and they influence each other in amazing ways. People are eager to discover fresh, flavorful, and wholesome new foods at a fair price, and easy to get on-the-go. I know it's what I wanted for my family.
Thus, OMONI Fresh Fast Korean Grill was created to bring new and exciting flavors in a way that makes it easy to experience. We hope you enjoy it!
Catering & Events
ENJOY FULL FRESH FLAVORS - EFFORTLESSLY
If you have an event, let us do the work! Whether for your small family gathering, or your big event, we can help provide delicious and wholesome food to meet all your needs. We can even host your event in a private room for up to 30 people. Contact us to get more details!
/ TEL: 317-810-1668
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Thank you for your interest in OMONI Fresh Fast Korean Grill!
OMONI Fresh Fast Korean Grill
13710 North Meridian Street
Carmel, Indiana 46032
We look forward to seeing you!
Monday 11 am - 8 pm
Tuesday 11 am - 2 pm
5 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 8 pm
Thursday 11 am - 8 pm
Friday 11 am - 9 pm
Saturday 11 am - 9 pm
Sunday Noon - 7 pm