Los Angeles chef Roy Choi confirms that he plans to open his first Las Vegas restaurant at the Monte Carlo, soon to become the Park MGM, this fall.
His yet-to-be named Koreatown-inspired concept plans to have “immersive spaces that feel comfortable and familiar, while creating an eclectic environment for people to open their perceptions to the new and extraordinary.”
“We are building this place to celebrate the fans and families that have supported us, and to welcome new friends around the world to the culture, personalities, and amazing food experiences born on the streets of L.A.,” Choi says in a press statement.
The restaurant already has an estimated $3 million in construction costs alone. Long anticipated to be expanding to Las Vegas, late last year Choi and business partner Paul Pruitt made an initial early move by creating a local company, 14 Grand Hospitality.
The revamped Strip hotel and casino will be run by MGM Resorts in conjunction with the Sydell Group, the force behind L.A.’s The Line Hotel, already home to Pruitt and Choi’s vegetarian concept Commissary and the Pot lobby bar and Cafe, which serves a fusion of Taiwanese, Korean and Latin American flavors.