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Japanese-Korean Restaurant Salaryman Opens in East Lake for Ramen and Bibimbap

Take a look at the menu for Salaryman

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Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Salaryman, the latest restaurant from Michael Lo and chef George Yu (Suzy Siu’s Baos, Ramen Station, Noona), is open at Hosea and 2nd in East Lake. The Japanese-Korean restaurant resides in the former Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken on the corner of Hosea L. Williams Drive and 2nd Avenue.

The restaurant offers Izakaya-style meat and vegetable skewers like Korean beef and pork meatballs and king oyster mushrooms, sashimi, appetizers such as Korean fried wings and roasted Brussel sprouts with gochujang vinaigrette, ramen, an “Asian-influenced” burger, and entrees like bibimbap. Salaryman also features a few popular dishes from Lo and Yu’s recently closed Son of a Bear Korean tavern, including its kimchi fried rice balls, popcorn chicken, hangover ramen, and a shareable platter of Korean fried chicken.

In addition to food, the bar serves a selection of sakes by the glass as well as beer, wine, and 11 classic cocktails incorporating ingredients like yuzu, lychee liqueur, and Japanese gin.

Salaryman, a term referencing a white-collar business person in Japan, seats approximately 40 people in the dining room and ten at its bar, with additional seating for 25 people on the patio.

Take a look at the menu:

The food menu for Salaryman in East Lake
The sake, beer, wine, and cocktail menu for Salaryman in East Lake

Salaryman joins Poor Hendrix, Greater Good BBQ, and Mix’D Up Burgers at Hosea and Second. The first Atlanta location of Savannah’s Perc Coffee Roasters and its cafe opens next spring at the complex.

Open Sunday - Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.

2371 Hosea L. Williams Drive, Atlanta.