The exterior of Sweet Octopus in Duluth
Photo: Sweet Octopus Facebook page
Photo: Sweet Octopus Facebook page

Sweet Octopus to open this fall with several Asian food concepts in Duluth’s Parsons Alley

Poke Burri, Lifting Noodles ramen added to the roster

The owners of Asian culinary concepts in East Atlanta Village are partnering on a new concept in Duluth.

Paul Yuwachit, the owner of Thai and Sushi EAV, announced in June 2019 that he’d be opening Sweet Octopus as a two-story restaurant at 3559 W. Lawrenceville St. in the Parsons Alley development, with Thai being served on the first floor and a bubble tea bar on the top floor. 

Now, Yuwachit is partnering with Seven Chan and Ken Yu, the owners of KSP Restaurant Group, to expand the Sweet Octopus concept (though it isn’t considered a “food hall,” as the AJC and other outlets initially reported). 

In addition to Thai food on the first floor, Sweet Octopus will also feature poke bowls and burritos from Poke Burri and ramen from Lifting Noodles, both concepts owned by Chan and Yu. An Asian empanada bar will now join the bubble tea bar on the top floor.

The project is slated to open in October. 

Chan and Yu opened Poke Burri and Lifting Noodles in the Global Grub Collective in East Atlanta Village several years ago, and have added several locations since, both in metro Atlanta and in other states. 

The pair are currently working on the Asian-focused food hall Ph’east, which is set to open this fall in The Battery at SunTrust Park, and will open a Poke Burri location in The Collective at Coda at Tech Square in the coming months. 

Thai and Sushi EAV opened in East Atlanta Village in 2001. 

Sweet Octopus will join several other dining destinations in the Parsons Alley development including Korean steakhouse NoonaGood Word Brewing & Public House, Dreamland Bar-B-Que and O4W Pizza.

The AJC has reached out to Chan for more details. 

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