A Big Move for One of Seattle’s Most Compelling Restaurants

Dishes like Paju’s yellowtail in naengmyeon broth will come along for the ride.

One of Seattle’s most compelling—and, dare I say, under-hyped—restaurants is making big moves. Paju, lower Queen Anne’s den of modern Korean food, will relocate to a more prominent new address in South Lake Union.

Owner Bill Jeong and his former partner opened Paju in 2019 in a location their bootstrapped budget would allow. “Our plan was to get out of the space in two years,” says Jeong. Of course, the pandemic’s onset upended that schedule and all the tidy financial projections that supported it.

Paju’s tight quarters didn’t stop it from gaining attention. The

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