It’s almost sausage time in Little Tokyo. Seoul Sausage Company to be specific, as the Korean sausage team behind the former food truck turned Sawtelle Japantown brick and mortar has hit the finish line on their latest project Downtown.
First announced around the beginning of the year, the tag-team project from Yong and Ted Kim, as well as chef Chris Oh, has been a long time in the making. The plan was always to land inside the AVA mixed-use building on Los Angeles Street, serving their signature sausages as well as a mix of beer, soju, and a full slate of liquor options. Well, the tap lines have been run and the place is slated for a post-Labor Day arrival.
Inside, the 45-seater is outfitted with lots of slick wood and metal accents, plus tall ceilings and plenty of glass to let in the natural light. A long bar oversees the beer selections, and while guests can otherwise choose to enjoy some communal seating as well as two- and four-tops spread across the dining area and patio. Wide doors pull open for an indoor-outdoor feel, showing off the corner location’s ample exterior seating.
As for the food offerings, the menu will not only reflect the Sawtelle original, which has Korean-inflected sausages and burgers, but also salads and other neighborhood friendly options that should appeal to everyone.
Seoul Sausage soft-opens in September in Little Tokyo, keeping lunch and late night hours alike.