Owner swaps KimCheese for Seoul Garden



The Creve Coeur location of Asian fusion restaurant KimCheese closed on Friday, June 30, and is slated to reopen as the second location of owner Sean Moon’s other restaurant, Seoul Garden, on Friday, July 7.


Moon said he had been looking for a second Seoul Garden location for a while.


“The original Seoul Garden was at full capacity,” Moon said. “We were actually looking for a second location that wasn’t too far from the original location. Overall, the space is more a sit-down restaurant as opposed to fast-casual. We realized it would be much better to just switch to Seoul Garden.”


Not much was needed to make the switch, Moon said, and many of the upgrades, such as new tables and lighting, were done after hours over the previous month to avoid disrupting service. He said the menu would remain focused on Korean barbecue, along with other Korean dishes.


The KimCheese location in Chesterfield will remain open, and Moon said a KimCheese food truck is in the works as well.


“All we need is to get it wrapped and permitted,” Moon said. He hopes to be on the road in a month or so.


As Sauce reported last month, KimCheese has also signed on to be part of the upcoming food hall, The Eatery, at One Metropolitan Square downtown, which is scheduled to open this fall.


Matt Sorrell is staff writer at Sauce Magazine.