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Owner of East Atlanta Korean Spot Gaja Acquires Simply Seoul Kimchi

Simply Seoul’s kimchi stall closed at Ponce City Market in January

Gaja Korean Bar in East Atlanta Village
Gaja in East Atlanta Village
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Ponce City Market kimchi stall Simply Seoul closed its doors on January 8 but alluded to kimchi production continuing elsewhere through another local business. Atlanta Magazine reported Thursday that Tim Song, owner of East Atlanta’s Gaja Korean Bar, has acquired Simply Seoul.

Song, who is of Korean descent, later confirmed the acquisition news via the restaurant’s Instagram page.

While the recipes may vary slightly from those of previous owner Hannah Chung, Song plans to keep the name Simply Seoul and continue the small-batch, all-natural kimchi production.

Simply Seoul kimchi can be found at Whole Foods, Buford Highway Farmers Market, Candler Park Market, Grant Park Market, Little’s Food Store, Rainbow Natural Foods, Wahoo Wine & Provisions, and the newly opened Decatur Market.

Gaja in East Atlanta has acquired recently shuttered kimchi spot Simply Seoul
Tim Song

Ponce City Market

675 North Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 900-7900 Visit Website

Gaja Korean Bar

491 Flat Shoals Avenue Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 835-2126 Visit Website

Candler Park Market

1642 McLendon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 373-9787 Visit Website


491-A Flat Shoals Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 (404) 835-2126 Visit Website

Grant Park Market

519 Memorial Drive Southeast, , GA 30312 (404) 330-8014 Visit Website