Street food, food trucks and pop-ups usually have some of the best food people have ever tasted. Sometimes these spots don't stay around or they move spots very frequently, so once they're gone, they're gone. A popular Japanese pop-up in Atlanta is finally getting its own brick-and-mortar restaurant and ATL residents can get their Japanese fix any time.
OK YAKI is a mobile food truck in Atlanta that stops around to various locations bringing authentic Japanese eats to the big city. The official website says they specialize in regional street foods from Osaka, Japan.
Earlier this month, the pop-up filed plans to have a permanent location in East Atlanta. The owner is set to build the first shop within The Seville, a community of food spots and retail stores, currently under construction.
This pop-up has been up and running since 2016. Some locations this eatery has been to include 97 Estoria, Ria's Bluebird, Eventide Brewing and Wild Heaven Brewery.
The restaurant is estimated to be about 1,400-square-feet. It'll cost around $85,000 to actually build the eatery in the popular shopping strip as reported in WhatNow Atlanta.
There hasn't been an announcement for an official opening date so locals are encouraged to follow the eatery’s social media accounts to stay up-to-date on all coming news.
Some menu items include Okonomiyaki, which is a pancake with protein, cabbage, a special Japanese bbq sauce, Kewpie mayo, seaweed flakes and bonito flakes and Yakisoba, which is fried noodles with protein, stir-fried in a special sauce with ingredients mixed in.
Soon Atlanta residents will be able to have authentic Japanese cuisine at any time they would like, instead of waiting for an event pop-up to feed their cravings.
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Why You Need To Go: This pop-up authentic Japanese eatery is getting its own brick-and-mortar restaurant.