Jey Oh, the chef behind Sushi Huku and Krog Street Market's Craft Izakaya, appears to be looking beyond Atlanta for his next project. Multiple tipsters in the know tell Eater Atlanta Oh is planning to open an izakaya in Athens. Details are scarce, and Oh hasn't been reached for comment.
Oh took over the kitchen at Sushi Huku in 2007 and built a solid reputation over the years. That led to Craft Izakaya, which was the second restaurant to open at Krog Street Market after The Luminary in August 2014. The Japanese eatery has proven popular with diners and critics alike, garnering three stars from Creative Loafing and two stars from Atlanta Magazine. Though, the future may be a bit murky.
There's no telling how much time this new project might require from Oh, and Craft founding partner and general manager Richard Tang left the restaurant last month. Tang is working on a new venture of his own: Char Korean Bar & Grill, which should open in the coming weeks at Inman Quarter. Oh is not a partner at Char, but he's been serving as a consulting chef.
Update: January 6, 12:30 p.m. Reached for comment by email, Oh tells Eater Atlanta he is consulting on an Athens restaurant for a friend, and "future employment is not in talks yet."