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Noona and Ramen Station Owners Plan to Open an East Lake Restaurant

Restaurateur Michael Lo and chef George Yu will open Salaryman in the former Mary Hoopa’s fried chicken space at Hosea and 2nd

Michael Lo [left], and George Yu at Makan in Decatur.
Michael Lo and chef George Yu of Korean Wives Hospitality Group
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Restaurateur Michael Lo and chef George Yu of Korean Wives Hospitality Group have filed permits with City of Atlanta to open Salaryman in the former Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken in East Lake. The restaurant is located on the corner of Hosea L. Williams Drive and 2nd Avenue at the Hosea and 2nd complex.

Lo confirmed the news in an email Tuesday evening, but tells Eater Atlanta there is “nothing more [to share] at this time” on the forthcoming restaurant, including menu details.

The name “Salaryman” refers to a salaried, white-collar business person in Japan. It could indicate which way Lo and Yu are leaning, in terms of food — Japanese.

According to the restaurant’s liquor license application, Salaryman plans to open daily at 5 p.m. and seats approximately 40 people in the dining room and ten at the bar, with seating for an additional 25 people, likely on the patio.

The partners own Suzy Siu’s Baos at Krog Street Market, Ramen Station in Grant Park, Son of a Bear Korean tavern in Oakhurst, and Noona Korean Steakhouse in Duluth. Lo and Yu recently closed Taiyo Ramen (formerly Makan) after five years inside the Courtyard Hotel in Decatur.

The now closed Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken and Oysters at the corner of Hosea L. Williams and 2nd Avenue in East Lake Ryan Fleisher

Mary Hoopa’s, owned by One Eared Stag’s chef Robert Phalen, closed after a year at the complex this February. Salaryman’s neighbors in the building include gastropub Poor Hendrix and Mix’D Up Burgers as well as Greater Good BBQ across the street.

2371 Hosea L. Williams Drive, Atlanta. koreanwives.com.

Taiyo Ramen

130 Clairemont Avenue, , GA 30030 (404) 996-6504 Visit Website

Greater Good BBQ

4441 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342 (404) 303-8525

One Eared Stag

1029 Edgewood Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 525-4479 Visit Website

Son Of A Bear

350 Mead Road, , GA 30030 (404) 832-0016 Visit Website

Noona

3550 W, Lawrenceville St., , GA 30096 (678) 404-5001 Visit Website

Krog Street Market

99 Krog Street Northeast, , GA 30307 Visit Website

Poor Hendrix

2371 Hosea L Williams Drive Southeast, , GA 30317 (404) 549-8756 Visit Website

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