Promising the "Crunchiest Korean fried chicken you've ever tasted," chef Brian O'Connor and partners including Jael DeLeonardis will open Bok a Bok (the sound a chicken makes) on June 1 in White Center at 1521 SW 98th Street Suite D.
The original plan was to also open a noodle bar called Same Same, ideally in the suite next door, but he's chosen to put that off for now due to a non-compete with the restaurant on the corner. Instead for now that space will become an exercise facility.
O'Connor who is from New York is classically trained in french cooking but has worked in many cuisines "From Asian to Creole" and has cheffed at the Skillet Diner, the Huxley Wallace Collective and Roux. He moved to Seattle ten years ago.
That kind of high end restaurant experience is being distilled into a fast casual restaurant that offers a gourmet style item at a lower price point. O'Connor is
aware that he's part of the growing trend in White Center for improved locations and foods that fit area.