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Korean Chicken, Bingsoo, and Taiyaki Open Next at Shanghai Plaza

Plus, Miniso, Chinese Sauerkraut Fish, and more on the way

Two plates of Korean-inspired chicken wings at BB.Q Chicken, headed to Chinatown’s Shanghai Plaza.
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Boasting the “the most delicious chicken in the world,” Korean franchise powerhouse BB.Q Chicken joins another round of expansions to Spring Mountain Road’s wildly popular Shanghai Plaza.

Already a highly impressive one-stop destination for pan-Asian casual dining, the plaza continues to search for new and inventive global tenants, and will increase its retail stature with the arrival of China-based Miniso, a rival to Japanese concepts Muji, Daiso, and Uniqlo.

Miniso’s sign is already lit and the store will move into ground-floor corner space, close to the previously revealed Tai 2 Chinese Sauerkraut Fish and a few steps from Weera Thai and Noodle Papa.

Still under construction, Tai 2 specializes in a “hot-and-sour fish soup” served with its version of sauerkraut, created with pickled mustard roots and greens, not cabbage. A projected opening date has not been announced.

Slotted between both of those spaces, one of the Korea’s largest dining franchisers is quickly expanding across the U.S. and is officially on the way to Las Vegas, bringing a fast-casual menu including wings, stews, bulgogi poutine, and kimchi ramen.

Confusingly derived from the phrase “Best of the Best Quality,” BB.Q Chicken does not offer a barbecue sauce among its house options, but will debut uncommon flavors including fried chicken with a “hidden layer” of caramelized onion sauce and chicken covered with mascarpone and cheddar cheeses. BB.Q. is promised to be coming soon.

New upper-level tenants will also include two highly anticipated imports, 85C Bakery Cafe and Pepper Lunch, both expected to open their doors before the end of the year.

And in the separate building already home to Dagu Rice Noodle and Myungrang Hot Dog, hit-California brand SomiSomi will be swirling Korean-inspired soft serve into taiyaki cones, next door to its sibling concept, Sul & Beans.

Described as a Korean dessert cafe, Sul & Beans serves varieties of bingsoo, shaved iced bowls, plus creative toast dishes, including sweet potato, green teas, and choux cream topped plates.

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Noodle Papa

4258 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102

85C Bakery Cafe

4258 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102 Visit Website

BB.Q Chicken

4276 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89102 (702) 227-8646 Visit Website


19540 Vallco Parkway, , CA 95014 (408) 255-2114 Visit Website

Pepper Lunch

4258 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89102 (702) 272-0818 Visit Website

Tai 2 Chinese Sauerkraut Fish

4276 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102 Visit Website

Myungrang Hot Dog

450 South Western Avenue, , CA 90020 (213) 375-7518

Dagu Rice Noodle

4284 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Shanghai Plaza

4258 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Sul & Beans

4284 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89102 (702) 473-9629 Visit Website