Gangchu, a Korean style chicken and beer joint, soft opens in Seminole Heights


Gangchu is the newest venture from Noel Cruz who many will know from the praised and award-winning Ichicoro Ramen restaurants. The Gangchu team worked swiftly to get the space ready for an early 2021 debut at 6618 North Nebraska Avenue, and beginning February 16 the public can begin savoring the flavors of this hotly anticipated endeavor.

The posted hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday from 4-11pm; Thursday-Saturday from 4pm-1am; and closed on Mondays.

“The wait is over…well, almost. We are announcing our OFFICIAL OPENING (Phase 1) is TUESDAY FEB 16th at 4pm!!” the owners wrote in an Instagram post. “All the Korean Fried Chicken goodness of your dreams is now a reality. The Gangchu Team appreciates all the patience and is pumped to bring you good times with chicken, beer and then some.” 

Here are a few items that have caught our interest on the menu:

Beef Bulgogi Wrap: Thin-Sliced Marinated Beef, Pressed Flour Tortilla, Kimchi Rice, Cheese Sauce, Kimchi Slaw, Served with Fries

Gangchu Cheesesteak: Thin-Sliced Marinated Beef, Toasted Roll, Cheese Sauce, Charred Onions, Served with Fries

Kimchi Pancake (GF): Onions, Marinated Bean Sprouts, Sesame, Scallions, Tamari-Vinegar Dipping Sauce

Tteokbokki – Spicy Rice Cakes (Vegan Option Available): Spicy Korean Chili Sauce, Onions, Sesame, Scallions, Mozzarella

Artists Soo Jin and Chad Mize both added art to the space.

Follow Gangchu on Instagram for updates on menu items, hours of operation, and for just more sweet photos of their food. Visit Gangchu’s website to place an order for dine-in or to-go in advance.

Written by Andrew Harlan

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