Dak & Bop, a cherished culinary name in Houston, synonymous with its scrumptious double-fried wings, is excited to announce its triumphant return to its original location at 1801 Binz St, in the Museum District.
The establishment was initially brought to life by Jason Cho in 2014 and quickly won the hearts of many with its distinctive fusion of traditional Korean flavors and modern culinary creativity. The successful inception of a second location on 18th Street in 2020 marked a new chapter in Dak & Bop’s journey, and now the brand is poised for further growth with the unveiling of a 2,000 square foot restaurant back in the Museum District.
Cho expresses his excitement, stating, “This is a homecoming for me. When we opened our 18th Street location, I never had any intentions of leaving, but then COVID hit and we were forced to make tough decisions. When the space became available, I knew I had to take it. This is a chance to bring back some of the magic that started it all.” The new location, nestled between Hermann Park and the Museum District, promises a menu that harmoniously blends timeless classics with innovative new dishes.
Guests can look forward to indulging in the renowned double-fried wings, flavorful bulgogi mac and cheese, signature kimchi fries, and a mix of new and returning favorites, all served in a space thoughtfully designed to offer a fresh yet familiar ambiance. This aligns seamlessly with the recent renovations of Parc Binz, enhancing the overall dining experience.
This reunion between Dak & Bop and Parc Binz highlights the significance of strong partnerships and community backing. “Christopher Balat with Parc Binz gave me a shot when no one else would,” shared Cho. “When I opened my first restaurant in 2014, I didn’t have any experience and it was a risk for a landlord. He took a chance on me, and I am excited to return and share with our loyal customers all the great things that the newly renovated Parc Binz location will bring to the neighborhood.”
The tale of Dak & Bop is one of resilience, determination, and a heartfelt homage to Cho’s father. Inspired by the concept of Korean fried chicken, Cho embarked on a mission to introduce it to Houston, overcoming personal setbacks and honoring his father’s memory.
Embodying Houston’s rich cultural diversity, Dak & Bop is “more than just chicken and rice.” It’s a vibrant expression of blending authentic ingredients with a contemporary touch. To stay updated on Dak & Bop’s exciting journey and the upcoming Parc Binz location, follow them on social media and visit their website.
Set to open doors in late 2023, this comeback signifies a full-circle journey to where the flavorsome adventure began.