Asian restaurant shuffle in Boise: 1 to close, 1 to move, 1 to open

Noodle Korea will close, Wasabi will move and a new Korean restaurant Gangnam will open.

•  Noodle Korea, 2325 S. Apple St., in Boise will close at the end of June. It’s the second restaurant owned by Yoi Tomo Sushi owner Kenny Jeon. It serves wok-style Korean and other Asian cuisines.

•  Its space will be filled by the Japanese restaurant and sushi bar Wasabi, which will moving from its space at 303 N. Orchard St., on the Boise Bench. Owners Sukie and Hee “James” Cheong opened Wasabi in 2014 and now want to move it to a larger spot.

•  The couple will open a traditional Korean restaurant called Gangnam in the current Wasabi space. Sukie’s sister Helena Jeong recently relocated to Boise from Seoul to become its chef. It will serve Korean cuisine in traditional style. It also will continue to serve the Wasabi hot menu of tempura, katsudon (deep fried pork cutlet) and other Japanese dishes.

Here’s how it will work

Wasabi will close June 8 for remodeling. Gangnam will open around June 24. Wasabi will reopen in its new location off ParkCenter Boulevard in early August.