Yen Jing Chinese Restaurant is closing at the end of the month after 31 years in business at the Korean Town complex on Buford Highway, the AJC first reported. But it appears a smaller version of the family-owned and operated Doraville restaurant could eventually open in the future.
Co-owner Ching Hsia, whose parents Shu Hsia and Hsiu Hsia emigrated to Atlanta from Korea and opened Yen Jing in 1991, announced the June 30 closure of the restaurant on Facebook. Shu Hsia died four years ago. Hsia tells the AJC, “It’s not the same without him,” calling Yen Jing “his legacy.”
She now runs the restaurant with her brother, John, who is also the chef at Yen Jing.
“We had ups and downs, the good and the bad, and Covid. We have conquered all. But, now it is time for us to take a break and recuperate for the sake of our healths,” Hsia says in the Facebook post. “This is not the end, my brothers (the chef) will hopefully open a mini Yen Jing in the future years.”
Taiwanese teahouse and dessert spot Tea House Formosa closed in November 2020 after four years at the Korean Town complex, which is also home to Be Banh Mi and a second location of Arepa Grill.
5302 Buford Highway, Doraville.