Chelsea Market’s ‘Mokbar’ is Opening a New Ramen Shop on Allen Street

Posted on: October 3rd, 2016 at 5:11 am by

163allen-people

The northern terminus of Allen Street is about to get its second ramen joint. In due course, Chelsea Market staple, Mokbar, will debut some sort of stand-alone brick-and-mortar slurp shop at 163 Allen Street.

While there is no official mention of the expansion online, the venture is confirmed by application paperwork submitted to Community Board 3. Chef-owner Esther Choi is listed on the materials, and seeks to pair the ramen dishes with beer-wine offerings. Our request for comment was not immediately returned.

Mokbar was founded back in May, and is a ramen bar that “combines traditional Korean soups with fresh Japanese ramen noodles for a unique noodle experience.” Choi counts ilili, La Esquina, and the Food Network on her resume.

163 Allen Street was previously home to People Kitchen & Lounge, which occupied the space for more than a dozen years until its closure last spring. The watering hole debuted in 2003 before the hyper-gentrification of the area really took hold. The “Kitchen” aspect of the business didn’t happen until nine years later.

Recent Stories

As One Bowery Restaurant Supply Business Goes Bust, Another Takes Over

AAA Quality Restaurant Supply – a well-known equipment supplier at 272 Bowery – went out of business at the end of last year. The three-and-a-half-year-old Sunrise Rainbow Kitchen Supply, located two doors away at 276 Bowery since 2013, recently signed the lease and has taken over (and dropped the Sunrise). This small section of the Bowery […]

Essex Street Market Welcomes Speciality ‘Olive and Spice House’ Vendor

Essex Olive & Spice House is the latest vendor to take up residence inside the Essex Street Market. As its name suggests, the new business peddles just that – olives, olive oil, and shelves of various spices. The business took the last sliver of empty space left behind by Jeffrey’s Meats all those years ago. […]

Drilling in Rear Yard of 151 Ludlow Street Worries Neighbors

One month after 151-153 Ludlow Street changed hands in a $15.5 million transaction, all signs are pointing to potential property redevelopment. Drilling in the rear yard was enough to raise the antennae of neighbors worried about the future here. Two contractors were spotted in the backyard of 151 Ludlow Street with a makeshift rig to, […]

TV Personality Eddie Huang Returns to LES with another ‘Baohaus’

Eddie Huang is headed back downtown, reviving his Baohaus concept in Chinatown. The entrepreneur, also a TV personality behind Fresh off the Boat (ABC) and Huang’s World (Vice) announced the news via Instagram earlier this week. Huang chose 48 Bowery for the comeback, located inside the Chinatown Arcade. This second iteration of the Taiwanese restaurant seeks a […]

The ‘Supermoon Bakehouse’ Rises at the Old Schapiro’s Bar on Rivington Street

Sugar Sweet Sunshine will soon have some company on the block. Indeed, a new bakery is currently readying 120 Rivington Street, the one-story building previously occupied by Schapiro’s. Workers onsite reveal the identity of the newcomer as something called the Supermoon Bakehouse. However, there isn’t much else known about the place just yet. All we […]