Chinatown’s ascension continues unabated, with still more and more restaurants moving into the (relatively) cheap area north of Downtown. And as it turns out, the newest name in the growing restaurant wars there is a great one.
According to LA Downtown News, none other than Jenee Kim of Park’s BBQ will be dropping a second location of her Korean barbecue bowl concept called Oleego into the neighborhood. The upcoming project will sit inside of the Jia Apartments on Broadway, a big multi-story mixed user that’s been plotting ground floor tenants for a while now, while the original location inside the Fig at 7th complex in Financial District continues on.
The fast casual concept has already proven popular downtown, mixing Parks BBQ meats with noodles, rice or greens, and then topping the whole thing with whatever sauce you’d like — and all for around $10. The 1,500 square foot restaurant should fit in well with the area, which already has a few on-the-go options.
In all, the Jia Apartments should house something like half a dozen new small restaurant concepts once all is said and done. Serial restaurateur Leonard Chan from Orange County has several options headed that way, and with Oleego looking for an early summer opening, soon enough that stretch of Broadway from the Jia Apartments all the way up to the new Pok Pok will become ground zero for great eating in the neighborhood.
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