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Korean Grocery Paradise H-Mart Debuts In Katy This Month

Get ready for a food court with Korean fried chicken, teriyaki, and more

An aisle of kimchi at H-Mart in Chicago
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Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Suburbanites, rejoice — after a lengthy wait, massive Korean grocer H-Mart will finally make its debut at Katy Asian Town.

The grocer announced its September arrival at 23119 Colonial Parkway in an update to its website. The supermarket, which anchors the buzzy Katy Asian Town development, currently operates two locations in Houston proper, but this marks the chain’s first expansion into the city’s suburbs.

H-Mart is known for its extensive array of Korean groceries, from a dazzling selection of banchan and various types of kimchi to pre-marinated bulgogi and an entire aisle of instant noodles. It’s also home to a food court that will serve Korean fried chicken, soft tofu soup, and dumplings. A stall called DonkeyYaki will serve a Korean take on donkatsu and teriyaki dishes, while the chain’s bakery Tous Les Jours will prepare macarons, sweet buns stuffed with red bean paste, and more treats daily.

At Katy Asian Town, H-Mart joins a pretty expansive line-up of new restaurants and dessert shops that have either opened or are still forthcoming, including Houston Sichuan favorite Mala Sichuan Bistro, Square Root Poke, Taiwanese boba tea chain Sharetea, and Yummy Pho & Bo Ne.

H-Mart arrives in Katy on September 21. The doors open at 10:30 a.m., and don’t be surprised if there’s a lengthy line of people waiting for the free gifts, music performances, and more.