New Korean Street Food Restaurant Opening in Grand Rapids Area
A new spot to experience authentic Korean street food is coming to the Grand Rapids area!
Crain's Grand Rapids reports that K-Pocha Restaurant is opening up at 5751 Byron Center Ave. SW in Wyoming.
The new restaurants is at the site of the former Windy City Grille.
Owners husband-and-wife team of Lam To and ThienHa Phan are partnering with their friend Phong Nguyen, owner and executive chef of Monsoon, a Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids.
To tells Crain's Grand Rapids they noticed a lack of authentic Korean street food in Grand Rapids,
It’s something that we’ve always wanted here in Michigan. The closest place you can get it is Chicago. If you go to Chinatown or Little Saigon in Chicago, there’s those small vendors and stores that only sell one thing, a street food type of item, and that’s what we crave. It’s something we miss.
According to Crain's Grand Rapids, K-Pocha will serve made-to-order Korean corndogs, in which customers choose their filling, meat, cheese or both, and the batter seasoning: original, potato, ramen, Hot Cheeto or dragon breath.
K-Pocha's menu will also include:
- Bingsu (Korean shaved ice)
- Grilled skewers
- Fried skewers
- Bibimbap (rice with toppings)
In April, the owners shared the progress on the new restaurant:
While an exact opening day has yet to be announced, they are anticipating a June grand opening.
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If you're interested in working at K-Pocha, you can apply here.