Ahri's Kitchen, a new casual Korean restaurant coming to Downtown Jersey City, launched a kickstarter yesterday.
Andrew and Aena, the force behind Ahri's Kitchen, decided to open their restaurant after finding a lack of quality Korean food in the area. They've named it after their daughter and to keep it a true family effort, Aena's mother, who has restaurant experience in Korea and China, is coming from Korea to handle the kitchen so we should be able to count on authentic, homemade dishes. Currently, they're anticipating having items like kalbi, bulgogi, jeon, and Korean ramen on the menu and will be serving not only meat-oriented Korean dishes, but traditionally vegetarian and vegan ones as well.
Ahri's Kitchen will be located on 7th Street and Erie, in the space formerly occupied by the 7th Street Deli. The lease has already been signed and they are currently working on permits and instructions. The money from their kickstarter will be going towards repairs, construction costs, and kitchen equipment.
They anticipate opening in December of this year. The kickstarter will run through the month of September and rewards include Korean Nori rolls, lunches, dinners and more.