The northwestern corner of Highway 6 and Southwest Freeway in Sugar Land will soon become home to the Houston area’s second location of Korean fried chicken chain Bonchon.
The restaurant now occupies a space in a new strip mall development on the northern end of the same parking lot in Sugar Land. The busy intersection is becoming an important dining destination in the suburb — Bonchon is just the latest addition, joining Torchy’s Tacos, Churrasco’s and Azuma on the Lake.
Like Bonchon Katy, which opened in May 2016, the Sugar Land outpost will offer a menu of Korean items such as tteokbokki, bibimbap and japchae noodles in addition to its signature Korean fried chicken. The restaurant will also offer a full bar, serving beer, wine, creative cocktails like a Korean spin on the classic margarita, and soju by the bottle.
Owners Jocelyn Patenia Huang and Jasmin Patenia, both born and raised in Houston and graduates of the University of Texas, Austin, are sisters that fell in love with the Bonchon franchise while attending a wedding in San Francisco. Designed by Level 5 Architects, this new 3,300 sq. foot location seats 91, with an upbeat, industrial feel, with mixed wood and metal furniture, polished concrete floors, attractive drop lights, with bright red and gray accents. One of the coolest features about the new space is the outdoor patio, which seats 25 and offers views of Oyster Creek.
Bonchon Sugar Land is now open at 1525 Lake Point Parkway, and will serve its famous wings from from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the next couple of days as the restaurant finds its footing. Huang says that once the soft opening phase is over, Bonchon Sugar Land will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. A grand opening is scheduled for sometime in mid-November.